UPES currently offers scholarships (part and full tuition fee waiver) in specific programs, as decided by the University from time to time. This may differ from year to year and is decided after the students complete their registration at the beginning of each academic year.

The scholarships are awarded purely on the basis of academic merit cum means, and are at the sole discretion of the Scholarship Committee, whose decision is final and binding.

25% concession on Tuition Fee for Uttarakhand domicile students on merit-cum-means basis, to be decided by the University, subject to fulfillment of the following conditions by the student

The student’s gross annual family income should not be more than Rs. 3 lakhs. The student should possess necessary documents attesting the fact

The student should be in possession of a valid ‘Sthai Niwas Praman Patra’ (domicile certificate) from the State of Uttarakhand

The student should have done schooling & passed Class X and Class XII from Uttarakhand (this condition may be relaxed for wards of Defence personnel subject to production of posting certificate outside the state issued by competent authority)

UPES has a formal tie-up with two of India’s leading nationalized banks. State Bank of India and Oriental Bank of Commerce are there to facilitate students’ access to easy education loans. The Education loans provide coverage for expenses including program fees and hostel fees.

A University’s worth, it’s ‘greatness’, should be judged by its value to the society. A number of key characteristics that will help us to define how this value might be measured are identified in the body of the Plan. It is vital though to begin by placing the essential elements on the platform to achieve greatness i.e. to build UPES as a truly Research and Innovation led University.

Since its establishment in 2003, UPES has been among India’s pioneering innovation driven University. We have a fine tradition of developing domain specific and industry ready graduates. However, after getting our teaching and learning processes in the right direction, we must continue to harness our research potential as well.

We have come along with the creation of 12 virtual research centers and winning more than 40 research projects from various Funding Organizations; both in the public and private sectors. This must motivate us to further develop and nurture our R&D ideas in broad range of spectrums ranging from fundamental to applied research.

Following are 12 research centers:

  • Institute for Alternate Energy Research
  • Robotic Institute
  • Institute of NanoScience & NanoTechnology
  • Computation Research Institute
  • Environmental Research Institute
  • Center for Earth Sciences
  • Automotive Research Institute
  • Aerospace Research Institute
  • Center for Energy Economics Research
  • Centre for Infrastructure & Project Finance
  • Center for Supply Chain Research
  • Centre for Energy Law Research

UPES, with its strong R&D base and consultancy activities, has been the destination of choice for corporates who wish to conduct high quality and cost effective research in the energy and allied sectors. UPES undertakes research and consultancy projects related to the Energy and Allied sectors through its sister concerns.

During last more than five years, there has been a significant growth in the external funded research to UPES. We have completed projects funded by various agencies, such as, the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India; Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India; Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC); Uttarakhand Council of Science & Technology (UCOST, International Association of Universities (IAU). Indo-French Center for Pure and Applied Research (IFCPAR), World Bank, European Union and so on. These projects includes Solar-Thermal Pyrolysis of waste to convert in biofuel, Grey water treatment technologies, India-France collaborative research for nano-technological solution of contaminated drinking water, modelling of oil reservoirs, Novel Electrode for Biofuel Cells, nano-biosensors for agricultural applications, solar induced water splitting for hydrogen generation etc.

Following is the brief list of projects:

S.NO. Title Agency
01 Estimation of shelf life of polymer based Chemicals for drilling and production of hydrocarbons KDMIPE,ONGC
02 Technical Performance analysis of diesel ethanol blends in DI diesel Engine DST
03 Establishment of jatropha de-oiled cake based biogas plant UCOST
04 Compliance Monitoring of Asha Puram Mines (Raigarh, Maharashtra) Ashapuram Mines
05 Physio-chemical characterization of Gasoline samples of Maruti Udhyog Ltd MUL
06 Product Penetration of consumption pattern of Automotive Lubricants – Environment concerns in Uttarakhand UCOST
07 Development of Lab Facility for Biodiesel Production Centre DST
08 Research Capacity Development in Renewable Energy LEADHER
09 Conducting a "Sensitization workshop and skill development training on sub megawatt scale biomass power generation" UNDP
10 BDTC, Dehradun MNRE
11 CSTR Technology for Biogas from Jatropha whole plant MNRE
12 Development of Catalyst and Process for Isomerization of n-pentene and hexene hydricarbon in single step and Dimerization of n-butene to iso-octane in single step IOCL
13 Study of Energy Consumption pattern of Rural Uttarakhand UCOST
14 Assessment of HSE issues in small scale industries in Uttarakhand UCOST
15 High Order Numerical Solution of Some Differential Equations Arising in Engineering using Non Standard Numerical Techniques UCOST
16 Analysis and Improvement of Oxidation Behaviour of Bio-Diesel DST
17 Installation of Novel Biomass Pyrolysis Pilot Plant and its Performance Evaluation for Bio-oil production using different biomass feed-stocks DST
18 Performance enhancement, evaluation and analysis of an IDI diesel engine using Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) by H2 supplementation MNRE
19 Establishment and Demonstration of H2 production and utilization facility through photovoltaic electrolyzers system at the Solar Energy Centre MNRE, IOCL, SEC
20 Catalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol: Search for Improver catalysts DST
21 Legal and market barriers in adoption of ethanol as alternative energy source: A comparative analysis with reference to U.S.A., Brazil, Philippines and India PLR Chamber, New Delhi
22 Membrane less Microfluidic devices for rapid, automated and self-sustainable enzymatic biofuel cell with 3D electrodes for in vivo and ex vivo devices DST-Korea
23 Endurance analysis or tribiological studies of diesel engines fueled with bio-butanol, diesel and their blends as alternate fuel UCOST
24 Understanding Shale Gas Reservoir and Production ABB
25 Microfluidic-Diffusivity-meter: CO2 diffusivity sensor during Carbon Sequestration in the Oil-reservoirs DST
26 Pipeline Surveillance using Parachute Ariel Vehicle (PAV) SERB-DST
27 Feasibility of harnessing CSP to produce and store pyrolysed biofuels for automotive engine applications DST
28 Evaluation of the use of Pine Needles as a Feedstock for Biomass Gasification (with TERI) GIZ
29 Direct Conversion of Sugarcane Bagasse to Auto fuels by Catalytic Hydrous Pyrolysis in Presence of CO MNRE
30 Strengthening research capacity and research management in higher education universities International Association of Universities
31 Microviscometer for Various Biochemical Applications DST
32 Development of Knowledge-based Tutoring system for seismic data interpretation using visual and analytical tools integrated intelligent tutoring DST
33 Woman Technology Park DST
34 Immobilization of enzymes on various nanostructures for the fabrication of bio-sensors DST Indo-Slovenia
35 Petrography and Geochemistry of Gas bearing shale from Permo-Triassic shales of Kommegundam and Mandapeta region of Krishna Godavari Basin India DST
36 Nano-technological solutions for water treatments IFCPAR-DST
37 Analysis and Performance of Water Exploration systems in Uttrakhand Uttarakhand Jal Viduyt Nigam
38 World Bank GEF Project - Project Development Support in Dehradun Cluster SIDBI
39 2D Material: Multilayer GaN DST-SERB

During the course of the R&D work, UPES has also developed patented prototyped technologies. One such technology is Multfuel Neelam Cookstove , which is able to handle three different feedstocks (Forest biomass, Biogas from waste, LPG) individually or in combination. Except this, we have developed a miniaturized microfluidic viscometer for a variety of applications, including monitoring fuel adulteration, biofuel blending and biomedical diagnostics. Further, a Fuel injection system has been patented for compression ignition engines of stationary applications, particularly for diesel engine. Other such technology is an integrated and automotive Biomass Gasification Unit. This unit has been developed with an objective to meet the entire energy demands for a family of 10 persons. Few salient features of this unit is it’s amenability to convert lantana (A common weed found all over the country destroying forest land) to low tar gas, new design of down draft Biomass Gassifier, and throughput of 1 KW electricity and heat for cooking.

With all these efforts, UPES has several a state-of-the-art pilot scale units, including integrated Biodiesel plant (100 liters per day capacity) and biogas production units (total 100 m3/day). We have sophisticated instruments laboratory housing various equipments involved in the R&D activities in the aforementioned areas. We also collaborate with various organizations, nationally and internationally with a focus to develop partnerships with the organizations located in Dehradun and its vicinity. More information on R&D activities at UPES can be found from our website – –

UPES emphasizes research-based learning. To enable quality research, the University provides qualified and experienced mentors with top-of-the-line facilities and requisite environment. The University has a huge Learning Resource Centre, state-of-the-art Living Labs, extensive and high quality electronic databases, and most importantly, an attitude that is geared towards innovation and exploration.

UPES welcomes research initiatives from individuals and extends its cooperation to further the cause of high

Quality research in the following areas:

  • Power Aviation
  • Upstream Asset Management in the Retail Sector
  • City Gas Distribution
  • Energy Policy
  • Renewable & Non-conventional Energy Feasibility Studies
  • Storage & Distribution Market Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Supply Chain Management

UPES encourages energy professionals to join PhD program and test the variety of hypotheses which they face in decision-making. This enables professionals not only to enhance their academic credentials, but also to augment the body of knowledge of the energy industry through rigorous & scientific research methodology.

Dr. S. J Chopra, Chancellor of UPES is the guiding inspiration for research programs and can be contacted at chancellor@upes.ac.in

Though maintained by the UGC and accredited by NAAC, UPES is not a recipient of grants or financial aid from any government body.

However, UPES is unique in the respect that it has the unflinching support of the corporates, associations, societies and individual professionals in the Energy and Allied sectors.

The industry provides UPES in multiple ways; from allowing access to their vast knowledge bases and valuable experience to field visits in otherwise inaccessible installations; from laboratory equipment, books and sports facilities to scholarships and endowments.

Corporations have endowed UPES with financial as well as knowledge assistance and we are grateful for their continued contribution. In fact, many scholarships have been set up by professionals in their individual capacity as well.

15% of seats in all programs (subject to merit) are reserved for domiciled students from Uttarakhand subject to production of domicile certificate. However, in event of the seats remaining unfilled, the same shall be treated as unreserved.

UPES has provision for providing 25% concession on Tuition Fee for Uttarakhand domicile students on merit-cum-means basis, to be decided by the University subject to fulfillment of the following conditions by the student:

The student’s gross annual family income should not be more than Rs. 3 lakhs. The student should possess necessary documents attesting this fact

The student should be in possession of a valid ‘SthaiNiwasPramanPatra’ from Uttarakhand state.

The student should have done schooling and passed Class X and Class XII from Uttarakhand (this condition may be relaxed for wards of Defence personnel’s, subject to production of posting certificate outside the state issued by competent authority)



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