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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

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

Learn From The Best

Dr. Ram K Sharma

Vice Chancellor


Dr. Ravi Shanker Iyer


School of Computer Science

Dr. Nalin Mehta


School of Modern Media, UPES

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

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay


School of Liberal Studies, 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

From 2 publications per faculty in 2021 to 3.5 publications per faculty in 2022 is possibly the highest jump for any university in one year. It is also more than triple the global average of one paper per faculty per year.

SCOPUS (the world’s largest abstract and citation database of scientific literature) indexed research output for UPES was 1173 in 2021. In 2022, it was 2098. The university has grown twelve times in research output in the last seven years.