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23-24 Feb, 2020

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Start-up Grand Challenge 2020


21-22 Feb, 2020

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Renaissance: The National Space Convention 2020 - Attended by Dr. Tessy Thomas, The Missile Woman of India


28-29 Feb, 2020

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Hackathon 2.0


27 Feb, 2020

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School of Law- Advisory Board Meet, 2020 


14-15 Feb, 2020

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13 Feb, 2020

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India Ahead Budget 2020


30th November, 2019

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UPES Convocation 2019


2300+ Overall Students placed in 2019-20*

94% Placements in 2019-20*

560+ Recruiters on Campus in 2019-20*

* Placement statistics refer to the number of students who have opted for and are eligible for placements

*Partial list of campus recruiters




Course & Entrance Test






Last Date to Apply

22 Feb '21

4 Apr '21

10 Jun '21

10 Jun '21

10 Jun '21

Date of Examination

26 Feb '21 - 28 Feb '21

8 Apr '21 - 8 Apr '21

15 Jun '21 - 20 Jun '21

15 Jun '21 - 20 Jun '21

15 Jun '21 - 20 Jun '21


20% Scholarship for Girl Students for intake in Undergraduate & Postgraduate Programs at UPES for Academic Year 2021-22. Read More

  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies offers limited scholarships in some specific programs as decided by the university.
  • Scholarships will be allotted for the first semester in merit order to eligible candidates.
  • Waiving of Tuition Fee partially/fully will be considered for those who are awarded scholarships.
  • Continuation of scholarship in the subsequent years will be as per the university policy scholarship amount.
  • The details of the scholarships would be provided to the students in the students’ bulletin given to the students at the time of registration.
  • Award of scholarships will be decided by the Scholarship Committee and its decision shall be final and binding.

*Terms & Conditions Apply

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In case you are an Uttarakhand bonafide resident, you are eligible for 33% concession on tuition fee subject to fulfilment of the following conditions and submission of supporting documents:

  • ‘Sthai Niwas Praman Patra’ certificate, along with the admission form.
  • Income certificate proving that your gross family income is not more than Rs.12 lakh per annum, along with a copy of last income tax return filed.

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 on

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

Though maintained by the UGC, 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.


The degrees awarded by the University do not bear the emblem of either UGC or any other body.


Under the AICTE Act and its subsequent Regulations, Universities established under a State or Central Act in accordance with Section 2(f) and 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, do not require AICTE approval. However, the Universities are only required to maintain AICTE norms and standards and require no prior approval of AICTE for starting Technical & Professional courses.

This has also been clarified by the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgment in the case of Bharathidasan University v/s AICTE wherein the Court had ruled that:

“it is not mandatory for a University, created under an Act, to seek & secure prior approval of the AICTE to start a department for imparting a course or program in technical education or a technical institution as an adjunct to the University itself to conduct technical courses of its choice & selection. The Bench also said that the definition of technical institution excludes from its purview a university, and when by definition a university is excluded from a technical institution, to interpret that such a clause or such an expression, wherever the expression technical institution occurs, will include a university will be reading into the Act what is not provided therein”

UPES is sponsored by Hydrocarbons Education & Research Society (HERS) which is registered under the “Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860” (Registration No. S-41894 of 2002). HERS is a not-for-profit society promoted by a group of prominent professionals from the Industry.

UPES has been created under an Act of Uttarakhand State Legislature notified vide Government of Uttarakhand Notification No. 830/Higher Education/2003-3(18)/2003 dated September 1, 2003. However, the Governor of Uttarakhand is the Visitor of the University and the Principal Secretary, Higher Education; Govt. of Uttarakhand is the “Representative” of the State Government on various Boards of the university.

UPES is a self-funded University and does not receive any grant or financial assistance from the Uttarakhand State Government. The University is also not entitled to receive any financial assistance or grants from UGC or any other source funded by the Government of India.

Placements 2019-2020 have begun on a high note at UPES with 2023 placements and with 2475 offers from top-notch companies to date*. *As on March 16, 2020. For details, please visit:

Universities do not require AICTE approval for starting technical courses. Generally, the Industry goes by the reputation and credibility of UPES while making campus recruitment.

Yes, placements are done through campus recruitment. The recruiting companies for campus placements follow their standard selection procedures.

Keeping in view the rapidly changing nature and pace of technology, and more importantly, of student preferences for a smart device, the University has decided to adopt a CYOD (Choose Your Own Device) paradigm.

As part of this initiative, the following guidelines apply:

a) It is mandatory for each incoming student to be equipped with a tablet or laptop conforming to the minimum specifications outlined below.

b) The device should have legal operating system (OS) software pre-installed as specified below. Proof of ownership of the OS should be with the student and producible on demand throughout the duration of the enrolled program or while the student is present on campus – whichever is earlier. Additionally the same should be submitted by the student at the time of registration.

c) The device should be capable of connecting to an external display device through a normal VGA port for the purposes of showing presentations etc.

d) The device should be capable of connecting to a Wi-fi network and doing Windows Active Directory domain authentication of the user.

e) The device should have capabilities of entering proxy server settings for the browser.

f) The device should have an external keyboard and be able to connect to a remote server using the RDP protocol.

g) The device manufacturer should have at least one authorized service centre or availability of requisite hardware service and support in Dehradun. The student is advised to confirm this before buying to avoid loss of study hours in the event of device malfunction.

h) A student will be responsible for taking care of his/her machine including raising tickets for warranty/AMC support; adequate insurance coverage; and be responsible for its upkeep and maintenance as well as ensuring legal compliance of the system in line with OEM/ISV licensing policies throughout the duration of the program. If there is loss/damage to the device, it will be the responsibility of the student to ensure timely rectification through the authorized service centre in Dehradun. Additionally relevant paperwork for filing an insurance claim will be the responsibility of the student.


Recommended minimum configuration/specification for laptops:

Processor : Intel Core i3 / equivalent AMD processor or higher

Memory : 4 GB or higher

Screen size : 14” or higher

Network interfaces : Wi-fi 802.11g/n; 10/100 Ethernet; Bluetooth

Ports : USB 2.0; USB 3.0; VGA; HDMI

Hard Disk : 350 GB or higher

Operating System : Windows XP/Vista/7/8 Professional Edition [Mandatory] or Mac OS (Latest version.) Proof of ownership mandatory.

Office Productivity : Productivity suite capable of creating and editing Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. (Microsoft Office Student Edition recommended)

Recommended minimum configuration for tablets:

Operating system : iOS/Android

Screen size : 9” or higher

Network interfaces : Wi-fi 802.11g/n; Bluetooth

Storage : 32 GB or higher

Interfaces : Ability to connect USB drives; Ability to connect to external projection device through VGA port

Keyboard : External (wired or wireless)

Applications : Office Productivity suite with capability to create and edit Microsoft office document formats such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


a) A charge of Rs. 5,000/- (rupees five thousand only) will be payable towards provisioning of appropriate software, internet access charges and IT application support services to the student.

b) The University will install a managed antivirus on each laptop/device (as applicable) entering the University network. This is for optimizing bandwidth used during virus definition updates and to ensure the device does not become a security threat affecting other users on the network. This installation is mandatory and the device will not be allowed on to the network without this.

c) The University maintains appropriate access control systems that will prevent a student machine to connect to the University network should the machine not be in compliance with acceptable policies – specifically: The machine should have a legal, appropriately patched operating system, and a legal antivirus updated with the latest definitions and patches.

d) The device should be used in conformance to the Acceptable IT use policy of the University.

e) Microsoft Windows Home Basic/Premium editions will not be acceptable as these do not support connecting to a Windows Domain. The minimum level of operating system should be Windows Professional.

f) While the University will take all reasonable steps to ensure adequate application and OS support for the device, the University will not be liable for any loss of academic hours due to hardware malfunctioning / improper functioning due to incorrect specification of the device.

Applicants should have overall minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th), UPES will conduct UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test (UL-SAT) followed by Group Discussion & Personal Interview. One can also apply on the basis of CLAT Score / LSAT Percentile or Board Merit. Refer Information bulletin (on Apply Now Tab) for more details.

UPES Engineering Aptitude Test will be a completely online test which you can take from any location which suits your convenience. All you need is a computer with a stable internet connection. It is proctored centrally.

Exam Pathway – Apply through UPESEAT

Eligibility Criteria –

  • Minimum 50% marks in Classes X & XII. Minimum 50% in PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) in Class XII.
  • UPESEAT (UPES Engineering Aptitude Test) followed by Centralized Counselling

Non Exam Pathway – Apply through JEE Main or Board Merit

Eligibility Criteria –

(1)  Minimum 50% marks at Higher& Senior Secondary level (10th&12th) and minimum 50% aggregate in PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) at Senior Secondary level (12th class).


(2) JEE Main cut-off Rank to be announced (on UPES website) after the declaration of JEE Main 2020 results)


Minimum 80% Marks at Higher & Senior Secondary Level and Minimum 80% aggregate in PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Math’s) at Senior Secondary Level

In light of the ongoing pandemic situation due to COVID-19, keeping in mind the safety of students and parents, the UPES entrance test for B. Tech & B. Pharma - UPESEAT 2020 and UPESPAT 2020 stands cancelled.

As per the revised selection process admissions for B. Tech & B. Pharma program for AY 2020 will be done on the basis of 10+2 central/state board results.

Selection process schedule – Applicants/aspirants are advised to follow the below timelines -



Activities Timelines

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Last date to apply

20 July 2020

31 July 2020

20 Aug 2020

Last date to submit class 10th & 12th marks 

23 July 2020

3 Aug 2020

23 Aug 2020

Selection list to be declared 

25 July 2020

5 Aug 2020

25 Aug 2020

Last date to submit fee

28 July 2020

8 Aug 2020

28 Aug 2020



No. of Question







English Language Comprehension


Total No. of Questions


  • 35 questions each for PCM
  • 20 questions – English comprehension

UPESEAT will be an online exam, so Admit card is not required.

For B.Des the Portfolio requirements during interview are given below:

  • Bring your hand drawn sketches / rendering using simple Pencils, color markers / pencils or any other media such as charcoal, natural dyes etc. – These could be of any everyday object, nature, symbolic or experimental ones,
  • Photography: you can showcase your photography skills and present pictures / images clicked by you OR In case you have done any experimentation on Digital media – Drawing, sketching, and rendering using digital media, tools and techniques (2 dimensional, 3 dimensional),
  • Bring any Physical Model / Prototype - i.e. something made out of Clay, Plastic, Wood, Card Board etc.
  • Apart from the above, you can also bring in anything on which you had done some experiment to express / taste your creative skills,
  • Certificates of Competitions / any special mention – for example class competitions etc. (if any)

For M.Des the Portfolio requirements during interview are given below:

  • Drawing, sketching and rendering by hand using a variety of techniques and media including color markers and color pencils (10-15 pages)
  • Creative expression – both 2D & 3D
  • Ability to appreciate ‘Details’
  • Understanding of material – material behavior, characteristics
  • Portfolio review & Interview

Residential blocks have been earmarked for limited on – campus accommodation (on first come first serve basis) separately for boys and girls on triple sharing basis. Apart from this there are good number of private hostels and paying guest accommodations suitable for students near to campus. UPES does not have any direct or indirect tie up whatsoever with the Private hostels and does not undertake any responsibility in this regard. Parents are advised to verify the data independently before finalizing any arrangement with the concerned hostel and also sign a written contract with the hostel owners. Parents are also advised against making advance payments without verifying the facilities themselves as also, they should insist up on a written contract with the hostel owner, which should clearly state the payment modalities for early withdrawal as also, arrangements during summer school if applicable.

UPES is situated in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. It has only 2 campuses in Dehradun. UPES Bidholi campus, known as Energy Acres, having programs offered under School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Design, School of Health Sciences. UPES Kandoli campus, known as Knowledge Acres having programs offered under School of Law, School of Business, School of Modern Media.

The university has entered a formal tie-up with Axis Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, State Bank of India and Credila to facilitate sanction of educational loan. Prospective students can avail this facility, if desired.