Energy News

Energy News

Energy News is the in-house journal of the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) located in Dehradun. This news journal is a quarterly magazine that covers inside out by projecting students, faculty and staff’s updates,  and much more. It acts as a communication among the University and stakeholders.

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Energy News, UPES

Energy News comprises various sections  dedicated to research article, thought leadership column, conferences and round table proceedings, initiatives, innovation, achievements, corporate social responsibility and so on. Year on year, it has established its credibility among stakeholders. And now it is one of the most awaited quarterly releases of the University communication.

Online issue can be read here

Waste to Energy Status in India: A short review

India is one of the most rapidly developing countries in the world. It is witnessing growing industrialization and thus development. Such rapid development needs energy to progress, which further makes India an energy hungry nation. Currently India depends mainly upon fossil fuels and thus has to pay a huge bill at the end of every contractual period. These bills can be shortened and the expenditures brought down by using and exploiting non-conventional sources of energy. India holds a huge potential for such non-conventional sources of energy.
The rapid development of India is not just pressing hard upon its resources but forcing expenditures on the same. There are also some neglected side effects of this development process like, generation of waste. A population of 1.2 billion is generating 0.5 kg per person every day. This, sums up to a huge pile of waste, which is mostly landfilled in the most unhygienic manner possible. Such unmanaged waste not only eats up resources but demands expenditure as well. This can lead to the downfall of an economy and degradation of the nation.
Thus, the paper presents waste to energy as a solution to both the problems stated above, using which not only can we reduce the amount of waste, but also produce energy from the same, thus achieving our goal of waste management as well as energy security. The paper presents the current status, major achievements and future aspects of waste to energy in India which will help decision makers, planners and bodies involved in the management of municipal solid waste understand the current status challenges and barriers of MSWM in India for further better planning and management.

Abstract article by Krishan K Pandey, Khanjan Ajaybhai Kalyani College of Management & Economic Studies (CoMES), University of Petroleum and energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun 

Renewable Energy: Way to go

While turning young engineering and management graduates into entrepreneurs is often piped as crucial for our country striving for sustainability in our energy needs is also imperative. Aaron  Eipe John, a student of M Tech. (Energy  systems), College of Engineering  Studies,  UPES perhaps aims

to have a shot  at both! Aaron, a mechanical  engineer (B.E.) from Anna
University in the year 2011 is a budding  technocrat who dreams of
making products which run on renewable energy sources.

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Aaron working on Pneumatic Bike

Some of the projects he has worked on include a ‘Fuel efficient kiln’, ‘ Cheap energy efficient passive solar tracking using water’,‘Pneumatic bike designed for petroleum industries’, ‘Mechanical regenerative Braking on a 4-wheeler’, ‘Non degradable hydrocarbon waste to fuel conversion’, “Hydrogen Fuel supplement for diesel engines” etc. Aaron is presently working on designing and fabrication of a project titled “Heat to Refrigeration in Automobiles and Air-­‐conditioners” which involves both CoES and College of Management and Econimics Studies for designing and marketing the technology. Putting such innovative ideas into practice for using renewable energy is what the budding entrepreneurs and technocrat of our country should take a lead from.

Article by Mr. Sunil Barthwal Assistant Professor, College of Management and Economics Studies, UPES


Specialized aerospace engineers of UPES

Trained on a wide variety of technical concepts involving design analysis and manufacturing of Airplanes, Rockets, Missiles, Space Launch Vehicles, UAVs, etc, UPES aero-engineers are performing ahead with time. Recently a couple of them have been awarded at various competition for performing best in the area. These include NASA Systems Engineering Award. Among others, few were involved in creating in-house UPESSAT – UPES Nano Satellite Flight Test by creating a prototype using a weather balloon at low altitude test,  which is the first nano satellite made in Uttarakhand. View the video below

Mainframe Technology – B Tech student achievement

Harsimran is happy to have received an opportunity to attend the Global Community Development Program at Kiev, Ukraine for 1 month under the Summer Camp project organized by AIESEC in Kiev, Ukraine.  Harsimran Taggar – a student of B tech Computer Science Engineering with specialization in Mainframe Technology 2011-15 Batch, UPES. During the project, Harsimran worked with children of different age groups from different countries and participated in organizing lessons and games, showing variety of world culture.

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Engineering college student

Research Methodology – a FDP scheduled on 17th April

Faculty Development Program on How to do Good Research is organised by Department of Strategic Management, Department of Accounting & Finance and, Department of Information System Management, UPES on 17th-19th April at Campus.

FDP on Research
Faculty Development Program on How to do Good Research

This Research Methodology FDP on Research Methodology is scheduled to held focusing on enabling budding researchers in the areas of identification of business problem, developing research problem with the help of literature review and research gaps, appreciation of various research paradigms and research approaches leading to research design, introduction to research methodology and various research methods. Click here to view brochure Research Methodology


Stately Ceremony to award Convocation Degrees to Graduating Students

Over a decade, UPES students have been privileged to receive their degrees in presence of none other than the crowning dignitaries of the Country. In the stately processions held during the 9th & 10th Convocations at Energy Acres in UPES Campus, 1102 graduating students of three constituent colleges of UPES were conferred with the convocation degrees for completing the programs in various disciplines.

The Governor Uttarakhand & Visitor to the University, H. E. Dr. Aziz Qureshi awarded medals to meritorious students. Guests of Honor India’s Maha Navratana and Fortune 500 Company IOCL’s Chairman Shri R S Butola and Shri Sudhir Vasudeva, Chairman & Managing Director, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation; & Hon’ble Justice P.V. Reddi, Chairman, Law Commission of India gave away the awards to the merit holders.

Prof. Surbhi Arora, Faculty UPES

Prof. Surbhi Arora chaired a session in World Renewable Summit on 19th November, 2011 held by ICare in Tulas Institute ( Dehradun).
The gist of the summit is captured here about Uttarakhand’s First Renewable Energy Summit. This summit was the first of its kind organized in the state of Uttarakhand which provided unrivalled platform for all the important stakeholders in the bid to create a beautiful and sustainable tomorrow. This Summit was committed to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies by engaging political, business, finance, academic & industry leaders to drive innovation, business and investment opportunities in response to the growing need for sustainable energy.