FAQs for current students 


When will campus resume operations?

Campus would resume operations as per the central and state government guidelines.

What are the social restrictions that we have to follow?

  • Stay at home – no unnecessary journeys or social contact should be undertaken
  • Only go out for essential shopping or medical needs
  • Exercise once daily
  • Travel, only if necessary
  • Public gatherings of more than two people are banned
  • Strict action will be taken if the rules are violated at any point

What is the current situation with flights and airports for Dehradun?

The domestic flights have started operating from Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. Following steps are taken by the airport to maintain safety:

  • Frequent sanitisation of passenger touch points, baggage and carts
  • UV technology to be used to sanitise bags and washrooms
  • Trolleys to be passed through disinfection tunnels
  • Higher induction of UV-disinfected fresh air in terminal building
  • Floor markings to ensure social distancing
  • Allocation of designated entry gates to airlines to avoid crowding
  • Deployment of que managers at entry and boarding gates
  • Passengers to be encouraged to check in from home and use self-service facilities
  • Seating arrangement to avoid long queues at the gate

What if I get sick at the campus?

We care about our students and have emergency services available on standby if needed. There is a 24-hour infirmary available inside the campus. If you feel sick for more than a day or two, have acute symptoms, or otherwise do not feel well, the campus has all the support to offer. Make an appointment—or just walk in—to the campus infirmary. They will do a complete check-up and offer advice and medication to get you back on your feet.

How are summer assessments and progression being affected?

We understand the diverse and difficult challenges that our students are currently facing. We also recognize the hard work and commitment you are putting into your studies. 

Your lecturers and teaching support staff are doing everything they can to support you to continue with your studies with as little disruption as possible. This is done while maintaining the academic experience you expect of UPES and the standards that make a UPES qualification valuable for your future. They are currently working to create alternative assessments that will test your learning and understanding as planned but will be in a different format, which will be easier for you to complete remotely.

We follow UGC guidelines on education and academic calendar for the universities in view of COVID-19.

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How will I access learning during the lockdown period?

Constructive e-learning during lockdown

At UPES, we have always believed in the power of technology and the human will to overcome obstacles.

Even as we continue to face new challenges, we believe that in our pursuit to ensure that learning never stops, we are creating a brave new world with opportunities and wonderful possibilities.

Learning has not stopped at UPES

All students are attending online lectures via Blackboard. They have free access to 3900 + global courses via our collaboration with Coursera.

Teachers are preparing assignments and conducting masterclasses with industry experts over blackboard. To provide remote access to labs in various disciplines, UPES has organised virtual labs wherever possible in the current scenario.

We have also facilitated online internships for students and have fulfilled our commitment of placements even during the ongoing crisis.

Here are some stats about our programs during lockdown

  • We have conducted 150+ masterclasses with industry experts till date
  • Our online classes are being attended by 11000+ students
  • We have facilitated 2400+ online internships
  • 85% of our graduating students have successfully taken online examinations

What if I find learning at a distance a challenge?

 All our students have been and will be engaged in online classes through Blackboard. Also, they will have access to free courses via our collaboration with Coursera to ensure continuous learning.

We also have a 24/7 on-call counselling service to support the emotional well-being of students, where trained professionals guide them on effective coping mechanisms and mindfulness. You can reach out in complete confidentiality at 1800-270-7121 or login at http://1to1help.net/uni

What kind of support is available in university hostels or for students staying outside the campus?

We are following UGC guidelines on the safety of students, both on and off campus, of higher educational institutions.

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FAQs for Parents


What counselling resources are available for students?

We have a 24/7 on-call counselling service with guidance from trained professionals on effective coping mechanisms and mindfulness. Whether you are a student or a parent, you can reach out in complete confidentiality at 1800-270-7121 or login at http://1to1help.net/uni

Is the university prepared to cope up with extended lockdown (if it happens), ensuring the continuation of classes?

Yes. At UPES #LearningNeverStops. All our students have been and will be engaged in online classes through Blackboard. Also, they will have access to free courses via our collaboration with Coursera to ensure continuous learning.

How does the current situation affect placements and summer internships?

In accordance with our initiative of #LearningNeverStops, we have facilitated 2400+ online internships for our students.

When will the campus reopen? How will this affect the academic schedule?

Campus would resume operations according to the central and state government guidelines. Academic schedule will be followed as per the UGC guidelines.

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What happens to the learning curriculum in case of partial or extended lockdown?

Students will be engaged in online classes through Blackboard; learning will continue.

What would be the course of action in case somebody gets infected at UPES?  Is there any doctor or medical facility available inside or near the campus?

We care about our students and have emergency services available on standby if needed. There is a 24-hour infirmary available inside the campus. If your child is sick for more than a day or two, have acute symptoms, or otherwise does not feel well, the campus has all the support to offer. The student can make an appointment or just walk-in to the campus infirmary. The healthcare professionals will do a complete check-up and offer advice and medication.