UPES Dehradun

  • Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  • 3.8

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Bhavishya Thimmaiah Updated on Sep 22, 2022 by Bhavishya Thimmaiah
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UPES Overview

UPES was established in the year 2003 and is a UGC-recognised, multi-disciplinary university located in Dehradun. UPES was the first Indian University to be awarded QS 5 stars for academic development. UPES is an innovation-driven university. It offers specialized & unique undergraduate and postgraduate programs in cloud computing, mechanical/ civil/ aerospace/ mechatronics/machine design engineering, petroleum, graphics, and gaming. Admission for the year 2022 is now open with the start of the CAT Application Process. Registration for the IIM CAT 2022 has already begun. The deadline to register for CAT is September 14, 2022. 

UPES Latest Updates

  • September 25, 2022: The last date to apply for the B.Tech, BBA, BA, B.Des, and LLB courses through CUET is September 25, 2022.
  • September 20, 2022: UPES Dehradun has opened the admission applications for UG, PG, and P.D courses.
  • September 13, 2022: UPES, NSE Academy has signed an MoU to train BBA and MBA students in investing and trading.

With a superior track record of over 94% placements, UPES offers global exposure with credit transfer opportunities to students in study abroad, student and faculty exchange, joint research, international internships, and more. UPES Dehradun follows a new curriculum for teaching called ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence). It has 60+ funded research projects, has filed 120+ research patents, and published 22,000+ research articles. UPES provides a holistic learning experience by providing students with opportunities to learn in the real world. UPES has various scientific achievements to its name, including a URL shortener, a solar-powered bike, and a telemedicine app named Spotdoc, to name a few. 

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UPES Quick Insights

UPES has a singular purpose which is to enable each one to achieve their purpose in life, through the guiding light of knowledge. Following are a few of the key highlights of UPES Dehradun

UPES Dehradun
Year of Establishment 2003
Type of University Private
Recognition UGC
International Association of Universities, DSIR, DNV, AIU, IACBE
Courses Offered
Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Ph.D., Post Graduate Diploma, etc
Infrastructure Facilities
Multimedia-enabled classrooms, modern high-tech research labs

UPES Ranking

UPES has been securing the highest positions from various national and international institutions. Organizations acknowledge it for its excellent support of education and society. Given below are the UPES NIRF rankings and awards

  • According to the NIRF Ranking 2022, the Institute ranked 61st in the Engineering category, 41st in Management, 21st in Law, and 97th in overall rankings.
  • UPES was ranked 91 in the engineering category, 25 in the law category, 46 in the business category, and NIRF universities category 100 by NIRF 2021.
  • Outlook-ICARE India Rankings ranked University of Petroleum and Energy Studies No. 1 among private institutes in Uttarakhand and ranked amongst the top 15 B-Schools in North India in 2020.
  • The National Institutional Ranking Framework has awarded UPES the 56th position.
  • The DNA magazine 2018 awarded the University the Best Academic-Industry Interface.
  • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies also received the 'University with the Best Academic Partnership' award in 2018 by India Today.

Also Read: UPES enters Hall of Fame

UPES Courses

UPES courses are designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience. The university offers 150+ courses in science, management, law, engineering, pharmacy, etc. Some of the courses which UPES Dehradun offers are listed below

Department Courses
Engineering B.Tech, M.Tech
Science B.Sc, M.Sc
Design B.Des, M.Des
Management BBA, MBA

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UPES Departments

UPES has various departments for various courses like engineering, science, law, etc. In addition, students can study M.Tech, MA, BA, M.Sc, B.Des, M.Des, etc., in the different departments. The departments are specially designed to offer value education in the relevant field. Given below are some of the departments offered by UPES Dehradun

Civil Applied Science & Humanities Design
Chemical Petroleum & Earth Science Law
CS Energy Management General Management
Health Sciences Electronics & Electrical Engineering Transportation
Aerospace Economics & International Business

UPES Admission

UPES Dehradun admission offers several undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, doctoral, and distance education courses in various specializations. Performance in the entrance exam and GD/ PI is the basis for University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Dehradun admission. The next admission deadline for UPES intake is on October 31, 2022. Entrance Tests such as CAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ NMAT/ XAT will be conducted in online mode.

UPES Eligibility Criteria

UPES offers various courses in varied disciplines. The University decides strict eligibility criteria for every course; failing to it may make the student applications considered invalid for admission into the institute. Below is a list of a few courses offered by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies with their eligibility criteria

MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate should have a minimum of 50% marks in bachelor's degree and 10th and 12th examination and have merit in the entrance examination conducted by the University.
  • The candidate must have secured a valid test score of UPESMET or CAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ NMAT/ XAT.

B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate should have passed the 10th board examination with 80% in aggregate as well the 12th board examination with 80% in aggregate in PCM.
  • The candidate should have a valid test score for the UPESEAT exam.
  • The candidate must have scored more than 50% in JEE exam. 

LLB Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates must have scored an aggregate of 75% of marks in their 10+2 examinations.
  • The candidates must score 60% or above in the LSAT entrance examination.
  • The candidates applying for LLB at this institute must be ranked up to or in the top 15000 in the CLAT entrance examination.

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Why Choose UPES?

UPES commits to providing students a multifaceted all-around growth and development and it reflects in its superior track record of 90% placements year after year. Even during the lockdown, UPES provided all-round development of students. In addition, students will get free access to 3900+ global courses from top institutes with Coursera. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies is the 1st Indian University awarded QS 5 Stars for academic development, facilities, and program strength. UPES Dehradun was ranked one of the top 100 Universities in India by NIRF, 2022. The university also provides 100% scholarship facilities to its students.

UPES Academic Advantages

UPES emerged as an innovative institution offering industry-focused specialized undergraduate and postgraduate courses, some of which cater to high-growth areas like cloud computing, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering, machine design engineering, computer science, petroleum, graphics, and gaming. Some of University of Petroleum and Energy Studies academic advantages are

  • UPES follows a new curriculum for teaching called ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence)
  • UPES Dehradun has 60+ funded research projects, has filed 120+ research patents, and published 22,000+ research articles
  • UPES School of Modern Media offers courses in search engine &  social media optimization, advertising and digital marketing, entertainment etc. which are relevant to today's tech-driven world. 
  • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies offers national and international exposure to students by offering student exchange programs and signing MoUs with organizations like ISRO, IIT Kanpur etc. 

Also Read: UPES Academic advantages.

UPES Cutoff

UPES cutoff 2022 has been released. Apart from its own entrance tests known as the UPESEAT/ UPESDAT/ UPESMAT, the university also accepts various national level entrance exams like JEE Main/ GATE/ MEET/ CAT/ NMAT/ CMAT/ MAT/ UCEED/ NID/ NIFT/ CEED/ CLAT/ LSAT/ ULSAT-LLM for UG, PG, and PhD admissions

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UPES Result

UPES Dehradun declares the UPES results for its UG, PG, and other courses on its official website. Students can check their UPES Dehradun results using their application number and date of birth. Candidates need a minimum total score of 40% in their internal and external assessments to be eligible to get promoted to the next semester. 

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UPES Infrastructure 

UPES campus spreads over 44 acres and is built on the foothills of the Himalayas, and provides excellent fresh air to students. The campus provides a multimedia-centric classroom and high-tech research labs. UPES invested in Blackboard Collaborator, which helped in smooth teaching transition during the lockdown. UPES campus offers students and professors amenities like an auditorium, canteen, hostel, laboratories, etc. The hostel facility is provided at the campus, accommodating 2000+ students. Given below are the facilities offered by UPES Dehradun 

  • Playing Fields
  • Food Courts
  • Library
  • Security
  • Wi-Fi
  • Medical Facility
  • Student Facilitation Centre
  • Computing Centre
  • Design Lab
  • Modeling Lab
  • Domain-Specific Labs
  • Ambulance

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UPES Placements

UPES placements are good, over 3,000 students have received multiple offers. UPES placement 2022 has already started. The industry-focused placement cell prepares students to meet industry requirements. Over 3800+ students are already placed for 2022 and INR 50 LPA is the highest package. Some of the top recruiters visiting University of Petroleum and Energy Studies are

Accenture EY Royal Enfield
Genpact General Motors Adobe
Amazon Ashok Leyland IBM
ITC Deloitte Dell India

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UPES Scholarships

UPES has scholarships for female students to promote girls' education at the graduate and postgraduate levels. Scholarships are also available to students based on state and central government merit. Other scholarships are based on research requirements and financial conditions. Scholarships offered by University of Petroleum and Energy Studies are

  • Girl Child Scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Merit cum means scholarship
  • Uttarakhand State Board toppers scholarship
  • Research Grants
  • GATE Scholarship

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UPES Collaborations

UPES has various industry collaborations for mutual benefits. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies has collaborated with various industries. Some names of universities and institutes are given below

International Collaborations

Country Partnering Institute
USA University of California
Australia The University of Queensland
Malaysia Taylor's University
Canada University of Calgary

National Collaborations

  • IBM
  • Oracle
  • Microsoft
  • Tata Power
  • L&T
  • Infosys
  • BSE Institute
  • Philips Carbon Black Limited
  • Coursera
  • Facebook Blueprint

UPES Alumni

UPES has started a unique initiative called UCONNECT, which will help alumni pursue higher education, counseling support, upskilling & reskilling with Coursera, and 5-year placement assistance. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Alumni can log in, create their profiles, and share their experiences and achievements with other alumni. Some of the notable UPES alumni are

Notable Alumni


Shikhar Kansal

Founder, Inception Global Trade Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Klaus Larsen

Director, Portfolio & BD&L


Founder of Naari organization. 

UPES Highlights

Campus Area 44 Acres
Student Enrollment 14541
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Year of Establishment 2003
Total Faculty 561
Institution Type Private

UPES Rankings

Publisher Ranking Criteria
41 MBA
61 Engineering
21 Law
24 Law
48 University
65 University
31 BBA

Exams Accepted by UPES


Exam Date: Aug 02, 2022


Exam Date: Nov 27, 2022


Exam Date: Dec 18, 2022


Exam Date: Jan 22, 2023

Result Date: Mar 09, 2023


What are the courses offered by UPES?

UPES offered many courses under the fields of Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Law and many others.

Does UPES provide scholarships?

Yes, UPES Dehradun offers scholarships as well as education loans for its students. It also offers 20% Scholarship for all Girl Students for Intake in Undergraduate Programs at UPES for Academic Year 2021-22. This scholarship will be offered for first year on the tuition fee to all girl students taking admission in UPES in the year 2021 subject to a minimum 70% marks in 12th board exams. Some of the other scholarships are B.Tech Scholarship, BBA Scholarship, LLB Scholarship, MBA Scholarship, and M.Tech Fellowship. 

What is the eligibility criteria for B.Tech admission?

The candidate should have passed the 10th board examination with 80% in aggregate as well the 12th board examination, should have a valid test score for the UPESEAT exam and must have scored more than 50% in JEE exam.

Where are the campuses of UPES Dehradun?

 UPES has 2 campuses in Dehradun. The UPES Bidholi Campus [also called Energy Acres] houses the School of Engineering, School of Design and School of Computer Science. The UPES Kandoli Campus [also called the Knowledge Acres] houses the School of Law and School of Business.

What is the highest salary package offered to the students of UPES?

INR 50 LPA is the highest package offered to the students.

UPES Reviews

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Anilvishwakarma | Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2020

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

  • 4.5
  • Placements & Internships 4.5
Placements & Internships

No internships and stipend. Key companies and role like IT. Average salary is 8,00,000 and highest salary 14,00,000 per year.

P | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Aerospace Engineering), batch of 2022

Reviewed on Feb 01, 2022

  • 3.4
  • Placements & Internships 3
  • Fees and Scholarship 2
  • Academics & Faculty 3.5
  • College Infrastructure 4.5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Placements & Internships

I got one summer internship after completion of 6 th semester from the college itself, the stipend was 15.5k. 

IT companies like DXC, Infosys, Cognizant, Capegemini, SAP, Samsung, Microsoft, and my domain company AIRBUS were also hired this year.

The average package is of 4 LPA. The highest package is of 24 LPA.

The alumini network is good for conferences and mentorship.

Fees and Scholarship

The course fee at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, [UPES] Dehradun is very high, it's INR 1.50 - 1.80 lakhs per semester. Last year fee reaches close to INR 2 Lakhs.

There are girl scholarships, then students from Dehradun get scholarships, there is scholarship for top performers. 

Yes, fees are very high and students take student loans to study here. Loans are easily supported by the college and banks in India.

Ayushanand | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2016

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

  • 4.2
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 4
  • Social Atmosphere 4
Academics & Faculty
  • I must tell you faculties are really helpful at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies.
  • High quality and the best place to share knowledge.
  • The quality of classrooms along with all modern facilities, Superb labs and much more.
College Infrastructure
  • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies is the Cool place to live, to study and to excel.
  • Great infrastructure and highly focused on green planet.
  • For overall experience One word ... AWESOME.



Mayur | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2020

Reviewed on Aug 07, 2021

  • 4
  • Placements & Internships 4
Placements & Internships
  • UPES has some serious collaboration Tech giants like IBM, SAP, DELL, and much more from different sectors of the industry.
  • The average salary offered per year is something likely between 3-4.5 lakhs, highest salary was 40 lakhs
  • About 90% student was placed last year.
  • I will rate Placement and Inter between 8 to 8.5

Manish | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2020

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

  • 3.5
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
Placements & Internships

The placement cell is very good. The companies like Microsoft, Dell, etc come to our college.


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