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Academic Excellence Overview

UPES faculty comprises academicians from world-renowned institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Yale, MIT, Cornell, Columbia, Imperial College London, IISc, IITs, IIMs, National University of Singapore, Tokyo, etc., and includes Rhodes, Fulbright, Commonwealth, Chevening, DAAD, Eiffel and Erasmus scholars. Path-breaking research has paved the way for a rich learning environment at the university.

World Class Faculty

42 UPES faculty members are on the list of the top 2% researchers in the world, according to Stanford list and 5 of these researchers have found a place in one of the most coveted ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ lists published by Clarivate.

Learn From The Best

Dr. Ram K Sharma

Vice Chancellor


Dr. Ravi Shanker Iyer


School of Computer Science

Dr. Padma Venkat


School of Health Sciences and Technology, UPES

Dr. Abhishek Sinha

Associate Dean

School of Law, UPES

Prof. Phani Tetali


School of Design, UPES

Prof. Rahul Nainwal


School of Business, UPES

Industry In The Classroom

UPES has been bringing professionals from various industries into the classroom to share their insights, experiences, and knowledge with students. This approach aims to bridge the gap between theoretical learning and practical application by providing students with a deeper understanding of how concepts are used in real business or industry contexts. At UPES School of Law, one of the important elements is to focus on clinical legal education, which involves learning the practical skills of research, court craft, advocacy, counselling skills, negotiations, and legal drafting skills. Understanding the market practice and the commercials around the transaction differentiates a regular lawyer from a sought-after lawyer. The Bar Council of India and UGC recognise the involvement of practising advocates and professionals in the teaching and learning process of law schools. Towards this end, UPES School of Law has a policy on the appointment of PoPs, which essentially is an engagement of senior practising advocates and eminent legal professionals. This is in line with international best practices followed by several top foreign universities and law schools.

Research Output

Embracing a culture of research and innovation, UPES fosters initiatives like internal SEED funding for testing research ideas, developing state-of-the-art in-house synthesis and characterisation facilities and high computation facilities.

Capacity-building initiative Anusandhan keeps faculty and students updated with the latest developments around the globe, while the dedicated IPR cell focuses on technology transfer opportunities through patents and copyrights. UPES's commitment to cutting-edge research is evident through collaborations with prestigious organisations such as CERN and KEK in Switzerland and Japan, respectively, enabling its partnership in the Future Circular Collider (FCC) and Belle II projects.

UPES is probably the fastest growing university in India by research output with the current publications output being about 4 papers per faculty per year with average citations of the recently published papers similar to top institutions globally such as MIT, NUS, Oxford and Cambridge University and better than top research institutions such as IISc Bangalore, IITs, etc. UPES is one of the best globally, with nearly 54% of its publications, in 2024 (as on May 28, 2024) having international co-authors.

The scholarly output has grown by more than 370% since 2018. The Field-Weighted Citation Impact was 1.76 in 2023, and in 2024, until May 2024, it is 1.59, with 30% of publications in the top 10% journals by CiteScore percentiles, showcasing UPES's impactful contributions to research.

UPES academic community has leading scholars and researchers such as a Nobel Prize Nominee, Rhodes, Fulbright, Chevening, Commonwealth, Erasmus, Eiffel and DAAD scholars, trained at some of the best institutions in the world such as Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, University of California Berkeley, Oxford, Cambridge, National University of Singapore, Indian Institute of Science, IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) and so on. Forty-two UPES faculty members have featured among the world's top 2% of researchers in their respective fields, according to a research study published by a Stanford University-based research group.