Partnerships with leading organisations provide a unique model of collaboration between industry and UPES as follows:

  • Co-Design: Jointly identify methods to enhance the existing curriculum
  • Co-Develop: Develop and design new modules to be incorporated into the curriculum
  • Co-Deliver: Modules delivered by subject matter experts from partner industry
  • Co-Certify: Co-branded certificate awarded on successful completion of the programme



UPES was the first university to partner with IBM over a decade ago, to co-brand 16 cutting-edge specialized programs through joint establishment with the Centre of Information Technology. UPES and IBM collaborated to launch a series of new, futuristic and industry-aligned Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) courses. Redesigned coursework and new delivery mechanisms enabled our students to learn industry-relevant skills. The courses focus on addressing the skill demand for experts in various sectors, as well as for those in Open Source Software and Open Standards, with live industry-relevant projects for the students.

Strengthening the already existing ten-year relationship, the IBM-UPES partnership has been renewed in 2022, with the goal of achieving a more impactful alliance. IBM will now be offering a first of its kind industry-in classroom model, where IBM subject matter experts provide learning directly to students, instead of the prevalent ‘train the teacher’ model.

Under this reenergized partnership, IBM will also conduct minor projects and lead the capstone project for all students enrolling into the IBM offered specializations. The collaboration involves IBM conducting ICE (Innovation Centre for Education) week on campus, focusing on preparing students to excel in the latest technology and industry developments.

Presently, IBM-UPES is the largest partnership of this nature in the world for IBM with over 2,000 enrolled students.



UPES has entered into a  Memorandum of Understanding with Merck, the science and technology company, headquartered in Darmstadt Germany.  The collaboration is a joint initiative for scientific skill development for UPES students. Under the MoU, Merck plans to facilitate hands-on training for scientists, academicians, researchers, and students in the field of life science. Training will be organized at the Merck High-Skill Development Centre, Chandigarh, or Bangalore's Merck Innovation Lab. The High-Skill Development Centre was set up by Merck in collaboration with CSIR-IMTech, the premier R&D Centre Laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) under the aegis of the Ministry of Science and Technology.


Microsoft collaboration with UPES provides unique courses for students. The collaboration covers interdisciplinary across domains - B. Tech and M. Tech programs in Electrical – Electronics, Computer Science, B. Pharmacy, B.Sc. Nutrition, MBA Analytics, B. Des & M. Des (Design).

Microsoft also launched the AI digital lab at UPES. UPES students will experience best-in-class infrastructure, curriculum and content, access to cloud and AI services as well as developer support. Advancing its commitment to building a future-ready workforce, students’ access to the content of the Intelligent Cloud Hub (ICH) program and certificates will be provided after the completion. Students can participate in regional and national hackathons. UPES faculty will be trained by Microsoft experts. Programs will be taught on Azure software: IoT, AI, and ML, Web Development and Data Sciences. This collaboration with UPES will ramp up institutional setup, along with educator capability, and provide relevant educational choices for students, helping them acquire the skills needed to fill the wide skills gap emerging across India and the global economy.


As a pioneering IT consultancy company, Xebia delivers high-quality services to cover all aspects of digital transformation. UPES joined hands with Xebia in 2016 to launch two new co-branded programs in DevOps and Big Data.  Xebia mentors, specializing in Data & AI, Cloud, DevOps, Business Agility, Security, Training & Learning, Software Development, Product Management & Quality Improvement, train the UPES faculty and students.

Tata Power

Leading Indian electric utility company of the Tata Group based in Mumbai, Tata Power has associated with UPES to jointly design and deliver the course curriculum of B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering, B.Tech Electrical Engineering and MBA Power Management. Students benefit from the vast experience of the subject matter experts at Tata Power. In addition to classroom knowledge, students receive the benefit of industry visits at the company locations. As per the terms of this association, expert faculty at UPES also visit various offices of Tata Power to deliver short-term training programs to mid and senior level employees at the company.

Larsen & Tubro Ltd.: Civil Engineering

L&T is an Indian multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The company has business interests in basic and heavy engineering, construction, realty, manufacturing of capital goods, information technology, and financial services. The UPES collaboration with the industry giant is in the area of civil engineering and principally gives rise to opportunities for B.Tech. Civil Engineering students, with specialization in Infrastructure Development.


The Infosys Oil and Gas practice offers geographic information system (GIS) solutions to capture, manage, store, and extract value from location-based information. GIS-enabled asset and operations management streamline business processes, boost productivity, and reduce costs by up to 50 percent. Infosys collaborates with UPES to contemporize B.Tech. Geo Informatics Engineering program by introducing industry modules and best practices in the field. To make it industry aligned and contemporary, their subject matter experts teach specific course modules to students. They also train the faculty through ‘Faculty Internship Program’ during semester breaks.  Student summer interns are placed across Infosys.


Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Bosch in India has the largest development center outside Germany for end-to-end engineering and technology solutions. Exclusive collaboration between UPES ‘Centre of Excellence for Training’ and ‘Research in Automation Technology Centre’ was created to promote knowledge transfer, research and development in the field of Automation Technologies and to improve the technical competence, employability and entrepreneurship of undergraduate and postgraduate students for programs such as Applied Petroleum Engineering, Geo-Science Engineering, Geo-Informatics Engineering, Mechatronics and Electronics.


Cisco’s exclusive collaboration with UPES for B.Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering programs offers students the opportunities to intern, engage and network and be a part of enthralling conversations with Cisco experts.

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

HPCL has joined hands with UPES for a strategic alliance which is the first-of-its-kind alliance with an academic institution. Under this unique partnership, senior officials of HPCL give inputs on the course design and assist in delivery of the curriculum for UPES courses in MBA Oil & Gas Management, B.Tech. Chemical Engineering with specialization in refining and petrochemicals, and M.Tech. Pipeline Engineering. This association helps in making the curriculum more contemporary and industry aligned. HPCL also offers internship opportunity every year to a large number of students. UPES is also a key training partner for HPCL officials, wherein large number of executives at HPCL get trained and certified by UPES.

Power Sector Skill Council

Power Sector Skill Council (PSSC) has been promoted by the Ministry of Power (MoP), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), and Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers Association (IEEMA) with necessary support by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Created with a mandate to facilitate skill development across the Power Industry (covering Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Renewable Energy and Power Equipment Manufacturing), PSSC has been actively engaged in the task to deliver on the objectives with active support of industry stakeholders.

The MoU between Power Sector Skill Council (PSSC) and UPES provides an opportunity for the students of B.Tech. Electrical Engineering, MBA Power Management & M.Tech. Energy Systems to get skilled and certified. The collaboration makes students industry ready and provides them a competitive edge to succeed in the skill-oriented power domain. Through this alliance, PSSC provides a framework to collaborate for designing, developing, and conducting consultative policy dialogue and business research. Faculty training, student internship and research is also provided.

Phillips Carbon Black Limited

Phillips Carbon Black Limited (PCBL), a part of RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, is India's largest carbon black producer in India. The Company has four strategically located state-of-the-art plants at Durgapur, Palej, Kochi and Mundra. PCBL is the first carbon black company in the world to be awarded Carbon Credit under Kyoto Protocol of UNFCC. The Company provides a complete portfolio of products to meet the specific end requirements across Rubber, Plastics, Coatings, Inks, and other niche industries globally.

Aligning itself with the “Skill India Mission”, this agreement provides an opportunity principally to students of B.Tech in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Refinery & petrochemical. The course curriculum is jointly designed and delivered, benefitting students from the vast experience of the subject matter experts at PCBL. In addition to classroom knowledge, students receive the benefit of industry visits, summer internship & campus placement at the company locations. 

Surana & Surana International Attorneys

Surana and Surana International Attorneys was founded in the year 1971 and is based in Chennai, India. It is one of the biggest law firms in south India. Practice areas include Arbitration, Corporate, Corporate Compliance, Civil & Criminal Litigation, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate. UPES and Surana & Surana International Attorneys have entered into a strategic alliance for B.B.A., LL.B. (H) - Corporate Laws and B.Com. (LLB) Taxation Law programs wherein Surana & Surana international attorneys will help in curriculum building, course delivery, faculty internship, joint seminars/conferences and student internships. Surana & Surana conducts moots other allied competitions at UPES for law students with the aim of creating opportunities and platforms for discussion, besides developing cutting-edge skills in research, writing and advocacy.


Global pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Wockhardt Ltd has entered into a strategic alliance with UPES School of Health Sciences to make the UPES B. Pharmacy program more contemporary and industry relevant. This association entails curriculum inputs from Wockhardt experts and delivery of relevant modules of the curriculum by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from Wockhardt. These classroom teachings will be supplemented by site visits of students to Wockhardt plants for better correlation with the real and latest practices in the pharma industry. Under this association, Wockhardt also gives opportunity to students for two-month summer internships at Wockhardt locations across India. Wockhardt also engages with UPES faculty members to train them through a faculty internship program during semester breaks.


The online learning platform allows UPES students to choose from over 3900 + courses, delivered by 190 of the world’s most renowned universities and industry partners such as Google, IBM, BCG, Amazon Web Services, etc. With Coursera’s modular learning approach, UPES students will be able to hone and strengthen their fundamentals and problem-solving skills, acquire industry-ready skills and find better employment opportunities

AIIMS Rishikesh

The MoU between UPES and AIIMS Rishikesh encourages the exchange of academic information and materials to enhance research and educational processes at both the universities. The MoU enables the following:

  • Exchange of students
  • Exchange of visiting scholars
  • Joint research projects
  • Exchange of Academic information and materials
  • Organization of joint conferences
  • Internship programs

Facebook Blueprint

As part of a larger global network under the Global University Systems, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies now offers its students a unique and defined opportunity to learn, engage and develop topical skills of Digital marketing on some of the most popular social and digital engines around the world; Facebook, Instagram and Messenger. A space offering knowledge to build businesses, engage your potential customers base to reaching your targeted growth rate via digital understanding of businesses is offered by Facebook Blueprint.

Facebook’s global education and training program that empowers learners and businesses to reach their goals with Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. Learners around the world who have discovered Blueprint are developing their skills, testing their knowledge, and establishing themselves as experts in Facebook digital marketing.

The students will get practical skills in developing ad campaigns across Facebook, Instagram & Messenger. There are also advanced level courses for those looking for more strategy-based content (case study on Purple and modules on measurement and attribution).


GitHub India Private Limited is among the world's leading software development platforms. It is home to an interconnected community of data scientists, app developers, researchers, teachers, and government technocrats who come together to share ideas and collaborate on new developments. With more than 50 million users, 3 million organisations, and over 100 million code repos, GitHub is enabling and accelerating this community to meet developer needs and securing the world’s software together.

As a part of an MoU, GitHub India and UPES will work together to foster Entrepreneurship and Employability in the next generation of software developers enrolled in various departments at UPES. This will be done through collaborative software development, coding, re-using software code and working on professional and enterprise-grade platforms. 

The proposed partnership between UPES and GitHub India will be in the following direction.      


  1. GitHub Student Developer Pack: Offers students free access to multiple industry-leading developer tools (100+ Software Development tools).
  2. GitHub Classroom: A space which allows to can create assignments, collaborate with teaching assistants and invite students in a single course. It helps track and manage assignments on a dashboard and grade work automatically.
  3. GitHub Campus Program: UPES will be offered a complimentary package of technical tools, training for faculty members and support to grow technical student communities on campus.
  4. Free access to GitHub Enterprise server and GitHub Enterprise Cloud for every department in the institute as part of the GitHub Campus Program.
  5. Enable mentorship by global experts to teachers and students on Coding and Open source software development trends and practices.
  6. Run periodic challenges and Hackathon for students and teachers on relevant themes and problem areas.

Start-ups and Entrepreneurship Development Initiatives:

  1. Support identified start-ups with access to GitHub
  2. Enable mentorship by experts to entrepreneurs on Coding and Open source software development trends and practices
  3. Running Periodic challenges and Hackathon on relevant themes and problem areas

Lakshya Digital Pvt. Ltd

UPES has partnered with Lakshya Digital Pvt. Ltd for mutual collaboration in the fields of Game Design, Graphic Design, and Interaction Design. As part of the MOU between Lakshya Digital & UPES, the following areas for cooperation are listed

  • To facilitate Industry-Academia connect in benefit of students’ skill development and industry experience.
  • To provide Faculty internships
  • Lakshya Digital will approve the Game Design Curriculum at UPES. The curriculum will be reviewed every year to ensure industry sustainability and adaptability.
  • Experts from Lakshya Digital shall conduct 3- 4 -day workshops in specialised areas at planned intervals.
  • Lakshya Digital would consider internship and recruitment of UPES Gaming students.


UPES School of Modern Media, has entered into an academic partnership with leading podcast creation & distribution platform Hubhopper. Hubhopper has been named UPES’s official podcast partner for its podcasting course available within the modern media curriculum.

Through this partnership, School of Modern Media and Hubhopper will develop and execute collaborative activities, provide training, hold joint workshops and sessions to teach students the evolution, future implications, and application of podcasts.

School of Modern Media students will get to train on Hubhopper Studio tools for creating podcasts and audio content, which will help them learn and harness their content creation skills. The faculty and students will also have access to veteran podcasters for relevant industry exposure and opportunities to gain practical experience.

Istituto Europeo di Design

UPES School of Design tie-up with Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Italy would promote opportunities for research and international students’ exchange. IED is a private higher educational institution offering undergraduate, advanced and master programs in Design, Fashion, Visual Arts and Communication.

This pioneering partnership will encourage joint institutional activities such as

  • Cooperation in international education projects
  • Assistance in students’ mobility to strengthen design knowledge and intercultural competencies at the international level
  • Facilitation of faculty and staff exchange for sharing knowledge and good practices in the academic field
  • Organisation of collaborative activities to broaden the scope of cooperation between IED and UPES
  • Access to IED programs of study at a reduced cost for UPES students


The MoU between UPES and the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observations Sciences (ARIES) will be instrumental in providing UPES students an opportunity to explore the astronomical entities using state-of-the-art instruments hosted at ARIES. This collaboration benefits Students of B.Sc. Physics - Astronomy & Astrophysics, and those with an interest in decoding astronomical events, the most.


Industry Projects 


  • Directorate of Industries, Start-up Uttarakhand:

    UPES Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (UCIE) is recognized by Department of Industries, Govt. of Uttarakhand, as following:

    • Incubator - To assist budding entrepreneurs of the state so that they can commercialize their product/service ideas and/or accelerate their growth.
    • Nodal Agency for the State- UCIE has been authorized for first-level screening of the ideas submitted to the government for recognition of start-ups.
  • UCIE is working with the Uttarakhand Govt. on UNDP-Centre for Public Policy & Good Governance (CPPGG) projects
    • No. of Projects- 18
    • Number of faculty members involved – Close to 40, from all the schools of UPES
    • Students recruited for the execution of Projects- 64
  • District Industries Centre (DIC) Champawat.

    UCIE is working with DIC, Champawat (Uttarakhand), under BADP (Border Area Development Program) to promote entrepreneurship in the villages which are located close to the border (within 10 km range).

  • PHD Chamber: