In the Fall Semester of the Academic Year 2020, UPES, Dehradun rolled out its new curriculum for the new cohorts enrolling at the University. The curriculum was the outcome of many months of deliberations based on feedback from students, faculty, alumni and most importantly, the industry that employs the UPES graduates. As an institute of higher learning the curriculum at UPES has always been learner centric and industry focused. With a mandate since its inception, UPES has always looked to fulfill the needs of both the learners and the society and future that awaits them. The University believes that learning is life long and the young people who leave its portals appreciate the value of this.
As a rule, realignment of the curriculum is the norm at UPES. An inherent part of its academic process and continued growth. As an University we believe knowledge and learning are both dynamic and organic. In keeping with this, the Academic year commencing in September 2020 introduced some major realignment in the curriculum to coincide with the NEP 2020. Keeping the meta-learning needs of the 21st Century global citizen in perspective, the curriculum framework was restructured to focus on the student’s core curricular needs along with options for focused subject specialization. Simultaneously to allow for the intellectual breadth and depth of an university education, Minor/Exploratory subject options from other Schools at UPES are now a compulsory part of the students learning journey. Also based on the multifaceted needs of the global workplace and evolving lifestyles the curriculum offers Signature# and Life Skills* courses through its newly instituted School for Life. To round off this learning experience, the students are also required to do 3/2 mandatory internships in the social sector, government/public sector and the industry.