SCHOLARSHIPS

TYPE OF SCHOLARSHIPS / FREE SHIPS

  • Academic Scholarships – For meritorious students
  • Bonafide Uttarakhand Students – To provide support to the student of the host state
  • Free ships – To provide quality education to the students from economically weaker section
  • Sports Scholarship – To further strengthen the culture of sports and fitness
  • Fellowships for M.Tech. & M.Des. Programs – To encourage research and higher education
  • Scholarship based on Academic Performance – For Second Year Onwards - For meritorious students
  • Student Financial Support – We Care initiative by UPES
  • Alumni Scholarships – Providing support for lifelong learning 

COMMON ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Minimum of 75% attendance in all subjects/semester.
  • Qualified every semester on the first attempt without any supplementary or improvement exam.
  • Exemplary behaviour and compliance with all other norms as prescribed by the University.
  • The renewal of free ships will be based on the academic performance of the students.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicants to check their eligibility before submitting their applications. If the applicant is found ineligible at any stage, his/her submission or scholarship will be disqualified.
  • The scholarships / free ships can be withdrawn if the student is found involved in any act of indiscipline (within or outside the campus), and is not able to qualify for his / her academic assessments or any other academic requirement as per the University Student Bulletin.

1. ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Up to 100% merit scholarship, 50% reserved for girl students

Who will get a Scholarship?
All students who have applied for admission for UPES courses and have taken the UPES entrance examination shall be eligible for consideration for this scholarship. However, this Scholarship shall be awarded only to those students who have complied with the below-defined Scholarship Criteria for the first semester and subsequent renewal, if applicable.

Scholarship Criteria
Scholarship will be awarded to up to 10% of top performers of the UPES Entrance Exam. UPES reserves the right to conduct multiple rounds of entrance examination and the merit list of each round will be prepared separately. However, it is the sole discretion of UPES, to decide to consider the next in line of the top 10% for said Scholarship, in case the top performer does not accept the scholarship for any reason.

Total number of scholarships
The total number of scholarships available is up to 1900 (out of these 50% will be reserved for girls i.e., 950 scholarships and the remaining for boys and girls both).

Scholarship Benefits
The scholarship will be awarded in the range from 20% to 100% on tuition fees for 1st semester only.

Scholarship Renewal Criteria
Continuation of Scholarship in the subsequent semesters will be as per the University policy which may differ year on a yearly basis. However, it will be subject to meeting of minimum eligibility criteria as below:

  • Minimum SGPA/CGPA of 8.5 in each semester.
  • Passed every semester on the first try without any supplementary or improvement exam.
  • Maintenance of 75% attendance in an entire semester.
  • No disciplinary action was initiated/ awarded against the student.
  • Exemplary behaviour and compliance with all other norms as prescribed by the University.
  • If a student fails to score a minimum of 8.5 SGPA in any semester, the scholarship will be discontinued and can only be renewed next semester subject to the student meeting the
    eligibility criteria.
  • The scholarship will be awarded in form of Fee Concession; Fee Discount; or Fee Waiver on tuition fees only. The decision on the percentage of the Fee Concession; Fee Discount; Fee Waiver on Tuition fees shall be the sole discretion of the Scholarship disbursement committee of UPES.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicants to check their eligibility before submitting their applications. If the applicant is found non-eligible at any stage, his/her submission or scholarship will be disqualified.
  • The decision of the Scholarship Committee shall be final applicants and no representation will be entertained.
  • The Result shall be communicated to all shortlisted applicants through Email/SMS.
  • UPES reserves the right to withdraw or amend any listed scholarship without prior notification and at any time at its sole discretion.
  • The scholarship will only be applicable to the program chosen by the student in the first place, scholarship will lapse in the case of a change of program at any stage.
  • The Scholarship amount will be adjusted against the student fees. Awarded scholarships can not be exchanged for cash/cheque or transferred to any other course or campus or academic year/semester etc.
  • Applicant/student shall not be eligible to apply for any future year/semester scholarship under this category if in any semester applicant/student fails to comply with renewal criteria.
  • A student/applicant will be eligible for award of only one type/scheme of Scholarship in a given Academic semester/year.

Disclaimer:

  • Notwithstanding anything under this Scholarship scheme, the scholarship committee of UPES will have sole discretion to edit, modify, change, update, continue or discontinue the scholarship
    at any given point in time, without any prior intimation. The Vice Chancellor's post recommendation of the scholarship committee will be the final deciding authority for all scholarship-related decisions.
  • There is no concept of auto-renewal of the scholarship for next semester. The Scholarship Committee shall decide on every case every semester on a case-to-case basis.
  • Please note that this communication is without prejudice to any rights of UPES and should not be considered as a waiver of any rights of UPES in the applicants’ favour.

2. Bonafide Uttarakhand Students

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

  • ‘Sthai/Mool/Adhiwas 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 the last income tax return filed

3. FREE SHIPS

With the objective of access to quality education to all UPES is to provide scholarships to students who come from the economically weaker section but with high aspiration, commitment and calibre.

Terms and Conditions/Eligibility Criteria-

  • A total number of 50 seats only for the regular programs be on a merit basis.
  • Upper age limit for UG and PG programs- 20 and 25 years respectively (On the date of Registration).
  • Minimum academic eligibility for the respective program at the time of admission should be met, as mentioned in the Admission prospectus.
  • EWS certificate to be submitted which is issued by District Magistrate (DM) /Additional District Magistrate (ADM) / Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner/ First Class Stipendiary/ Magistrate/ Sub-Divisional Magistrate / Executive Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner.
  • Family Income under the EWS category to be upto Rs.8 lakhs per annum from all sources.
  • Renewal of free ships will be based on:-
    o 6.0 SGPA / CGPA in last exam passed
    o No disciplinary case was registered or reported

4. SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP

With the objective of developing a sports culture within the University, UPES introduces a new scheme of providing scholarships for talented sports people.

New and Existing Students

Scholarship/ Free ships Level of Representation Achievements Organizing Body Remarks
100% International Medal holders (Gold/Silver/Bronze) at the International Level (Representing the country) International Olympic Committee / Commonwealth 100% free ship on complete tuition fees and hostel
75% International Participating at the International Level International Olympic Committee / Commonwealth 75% on Tuition fees
50% National Medal holders (Gold/Silver/Bronze in team game and fourth place in individual sport National Association / Federations / AIU / IOA / School Games Federation of India 50% on Tuition fees
35% National Participation at the National Level National Association / Federations / AIU / IOA / School Games Federation of India 35% on Tuition fees

SEATS

S.No. Sport/ Game Number of seats under Scholarship scheme
1 Football 6
2 Cricket 8
3 Basketball 5
4 Volleyball 5
5 Table Tennis 5
6 Badminton 5
7 Shooting 5
8 Chess 5
9 Athletics 6

Terms & Conditions / Eligibility New Enrollments

  • The scholarship will be awarded as per the seats mentioned above against each game /sport. These seats can be transferred to other games if required after approval of the Vice Chancellor / Registrar
  • Minimum academic eligibility for the respective program at the time of admission should be met, as mentioned in the admission prospectus.
  • The scholarship will be applicable only if the student continues the sport as a part of the UPES team.
  • The University would verify the documents submitted by the student and conduct a personal interview with the expert panel.
  • The participation/achievement at State/National/International level should not be more than two years from the date of registration
  • The candidate seeking admission under any of the above categories of sports shall be required to produce the relevant documents of proof of his/her participation and Medal Won. Scholarship Committee will take the final decision regarding the Scholarship.
  • The scholarship under this category shall be given in the first year and its continuation shall be decided by Scholarship Committee

Existing Students

  • In the case of an existing student, all the current dues should be cleared before availing of the scholarships
  • 67% overall attendance is mandatory
  • No case of indiscipline as per the University records
  • No existing backlog in the exams appeared at UPES

New and Existing Students

  • All such students will have to ensure that they practice regularly / seek expert advice / participate in coaching camps to maintain/improve their standard and performance.
  • The scholarship award is for one year and is renewable from year to year, provided the awardees improve/maintain their proficiency in the game concerned.
  • The scholarship can be withdrawn if the student is found involved in any act of indiscipline (within or outside the campus) and is not able to clear his / her academic assessments or any other academic requirement as per the university student bulletin.
  • The Scholarship is applicable only on the Tuition Fee and does not apply to any other head like Admission fee, Examination fee, Transport fee, Hostel Fee, or any other fee/expanse which may occur from time to time.
  • Scholarship Committee will reserve the right to increase/decrease/approve/deny the amount of the scholarship

5. FELLOWSHIPS FOR M.TECH & M.DES STUDENTS

  • Minimum SGPA / CGPA 8.5 in the first Semester and subsequent semesters/ year.
  • Passed every semester on the first attempt without any supplementary or improvement exam.
  • Minimum of 75% attendance in the entire semester.
  • No disciplinary action was initiated/ awarded against the student.
  • Exemplary behaviour and compliance with all other norms as prescribed by the University.
  • Such students must not be getting any kind of financial assistance/support e.g., fellowship/scholarship/fee waiver etc. from any other source public or private.

6. SCHOLARSHIPS BASED ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE – For Second Year Onwards

The Academic scholarship policy will be applicable for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The scholarship will be awarded to 10% of the total students enrolled in each of the programs or 1 student whichever is higher. The 10% will be rounded off to the nearest next number. The Scholarship policy w.e.f. the year 2022-23 based on the meritorious performance of the students in the academic year 2022-23 as under:

Order of Merit Extent of Scholarships
1st 20% of the fees
2nd 15% of the fees
Rest of the eligible students 10% of the fees

In case of a tie, the CGPA will be calculated up to the third decimal point. The scholarships will be disbursed at the end of each Academic Year as per the terms and conditions listed below:

  • CGPA of 8.5 and above for both domicile and non-domicile.
  • Should not be awarded grade F in any of the courses/papers in any of the semesters.
  • Shall fulfil the prescribed attendance norms.
  • No involvement in any indiscipline or misconduct.
  • The scholarship will only be awarded till pre final year, students availing scholarship till/ during the pre-final year will have to pay the full fee for both the semesters during the final year as applicable to all other students

7. STUDENT FINANCIAL SUPPORT

The University has extended financial support to the students who are unable to pay the tuition fee on account of having lost any of their earning parents AFTER TAKING ADDMSISSON AT UPES AND AFTER SUBMITTING FULL FEES FOR ATLEAST ONE SEMESTER

Amount Given as Support:

  • The financial support extended by the University is a relaxation of Rs 50,000/- towards their tuition fee per semester till the last qualifying semester.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The student should maintain/improve their academic performance every semester.
  • The students applying for relaxation should not have any NC (Not Clear) or Backlog in any semester. However, the scholarship committee can use its discretion can recommend the Vice Chancellor for approval without using this as a precedent for future cases of the same nature if any.
  • He/ She should also have a clear record of discipline background.
  • This relaxation is applicable only for the upcoming semester.

Applicable Conditions:

  • The above relaxation is only for one semester.
  • Students desirous of the extension next semester will be required to submit a fresh application along with the grade card of the last exam passed once communication is circulated by the department of Student Engagement and Experience.
  • The Committee reserves the final right to approve an application received from the students.

8. ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicable to all Alumni who graduated from 2017 onwards. For any Alumni who graduated before 2017, the department of alumni relations will present the case to the scholarship committee for special approval.
  • Alumni have to meet the notified eligibility criteria for AY 2022-23 for the respective programs.

Admission Criteria:

  • Alumni have to directly apply online and have to email his/her academic details. along with the application number.
  • Alumni have to go through the admission process of the applied program as per the notified selection process for AY 2022-23.
  • Alumni will have to clear the selection process.

Offered Scholarship:

  • Applicable on only a 35% tuition fee waiver for the full duration of the program. Rest all fee components to be charged as per the notification of AY 2022-23.
  • No other scholarship will be offered or clubbed with this scholarship.
  • No Alumni fee is to be charged.
  • Renewal of the scholarship for the subsequent year will be only based on attaining a minimum of 8 SGPA /CGPA with no backlog and no disciplinary cases registered or reported against the student.
  • In case of a refund applied after admissions – the refund policy will be applicable for AY 2022-23.

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