University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
|University of Petroleum & Energy Studies|
|Motto||"विद्याया शक्ति वशम"|
|Motto in English||"Harnessing Energy through Knowledge"|
|Type||State Private University|
|Chancellor||Dr. S J Chopra|
|President||Mr. Sanjay Kaul|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. Parag Diwan|
|Location||Bidholi, Prem Nagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
|Campus||Suburban,30 acres (1,300,000 sq ft)|
|Affiliations||UGC, NAAC, DSIR, IGNOU, AIU, The Energy Institute (United Kingdom), International Association of Universities, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, Bar Council of India (2007), CUSAC |
The University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) is a private research university in Dehradun, Uttarakhand known traditionally for its education and research in fields of energy & power.
UPES Dehradun, established through an act the State Legislature of Uttarakhand in the year 2003, is sponsored by Hydrocarbons Education and Research Society. It provides domain specialized programs in oil and gas, transportation, power, computer science, information technology, international business, logistics and supply chain, infrastructure. UPES is the only Asian University to receive the World Oil Award.UPES is an endeavour of Hydrocarbons Education & Research Society (HERS), a non profit organization registered under the Societies Act 1860 dedicated to promoting education and training in Energy and allied sectors.
The university offers over 75 undergraduate and postgraduate programs. UPES is the one of the first university of India to provide UG, PG and PhD programs in the core sectors of petroleum and energy. UPES is the only university to set up an Oil Rig on campus. The campus is also enabled with 1KW wind turbine mill and a solar power project with 100 KWp installed capacity. It is the first Indian Energy Institution to setup an in-house Bio-Diesel Laboratory.
It became a part of the Laureate International Universities network in 2013.
- 1 Campus
- 2 Cultural and non-academic activities
- 3 Colleges, Centres and Schools
- 4 Admissions
- 5 Placements
- 6 Awards and Achievements
- 7 Video References
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
The UPES campus is located at Bidholi, at the foothills of Mussoorie range mountains. The one part of campus is allocated into clusters of buildings, there are 8 blocks and the main building named Energy House, the another part is named as Chitrakoot Block which includes various laboratories and workshops. The University has a R&D Centre dedicated for the research and development in various fields which comprises various laboratories, behind the R&D Centre there is an Oil Rig working model dedicated for the Petroleum Engineering and Earth Sciences students. Due to its proximity in mountain valley, the campus is untouched from the pollution of the rest of the Dehradun city.
MiG-23 Fighter Plane
The campus being located in Dehradun which is famous for its picturesque landscape and slightly milder climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region. Dehradun is itself home for various prestigious institutes for Petroleum and Earth Sciences such as Indian Institute of Petroleum, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Wadia Institute Of Himalyan Geology and Survey of India.
It is well connected and in proximity to popular Himalayan tourist destinations such as Mussoorie, Nainital, Auli and the Hindu holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh along with the Himalayan pilgrimage circuit of Char Dham.
The Road route as from Dehradun ISBT → Balliwala Chowk → Indian Military Academy → Prem Nagar → Nanda ki chowki(This whole stretch is a part of Chakrata road), then a 9 km long uphill stretch from Nanda ki Chowki and shows up campus of UPES.
Cultural and non-academic activities
Cultural activities like dramatics, Speaking, Literary Arts, Music and Fine Arts also mark an important feature in the life of a student of UPES.Student activities have been distributed into three broad categories, technical, cultural and sports.
The annual youth festival Uurja is held in the month of October. The most attractive feature of this 2-day event are the competitions, games and musical concerts.
Ignite is the Annual Techno-Legal-Management festival,IGNITE aims at building a platform to bring students of all domains under a single umbrella to work together, learn together and grow together, IGNITE is first Techno-Legal-Management festival in India.
UPES SPE Fest
UPES SPE Fest is held in month of February every year since 2010 and is India's largest Student Organized-Petroleum Engineering Fest under Society of Petroleum Engineers. It comprises various events like competitions, exhibits and talks from guest speakers which aims to provide a common platform for mutual sharing of knowledge, experience and to strengthen the bonds between the students and Oil and Gas Industry.
GEMS team of UPES organized an instrumental competition- ‘GEMS INSTRU-BLITZ’ for the students on campus. Students enthralled the audience by playing wonderful tunes on Guitar (Acoustic & electric), Tabla and Keyboard. The event was sponsored by Resizone residency, USP and Mark industries. Mr. Vivek Aggarwal from Resizone group and Mr. Rahul Bhatnagar from USP were the guests of honor. The event was judged by Mr. Gaurav Dimang, a well-known vocalist from Dehradun and Ms. Namita Molasi, Head of the music Dept. at Raja Ram Mohan Roy Academy. 
“Kalakriti”- Your strokes, their smiles, was the event organized on Campus. The event is organized by UPES GOOGLE HUB. It focused on a creative way of spreading awareness about Google and its products with the fun of chart painting competition. This event had a massive participation of 75 teams from the various courses of College of engineering Studies, College of management Studies and College of Legal Studies.
Colleges, Centres and Schools
UPES has 3 Colleges, a Centre and a School in the campus.
College Of Management and Economics Studies (CoMES)
The College of Management & Economics at UPES offers BBA, MBA & Ph.D. programs in varied domains such as Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Power, Infrastructure, Transportation & Logistics, Information Technology, Information Systems and International Business.It allows the students to understand sector specific business and economic concepts; empowering them with management and leadership skills.
College Of Engineering Studies (CoES)
The College of Engineering Studies offers B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D. programs across a wide spectrum of specialization areas. These include Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Exploration, Energy Systems, Geo-Science Engineering, Automotive Design Engineering, Instrumentation & Process Control, Aerospace Engineering, Disaster Management, Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Fire Safety Engineering, Mining Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and several others.
The College of Engineering Studies has the following Departments:
- Department of Petroleum Engineering & Earth Sciences
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
- Department of Health, Safety and Environment
- Department of Aerospace Engineering
- Department of Nuclear Science Technology
- Department of Chemical Engineering
- Department of Civil Engineering
College Of Legal Studies (CoLS)
It offers basic and specialized law courses in Corporate Law, Energy Specialization, Taxation Laws and Technical courses like Intellectual Property Rights and Cyber Law and integrated and specialized programs which are the first of their kind in the South Asian region. These include BA LLB with specialization in Energy Laws, BBA LLB (Hons) Corporate Law and B.Com + LLB with specialization in Taxation Laws and B.Tech Energy Technology + LLB with specialization in Intellectual Property Rights and B. Tech Computer Science & Engineering with specialization in Cyber Laws.
School Of Design Studies (SoDS)
School of Design Studies provides creative design courses that help students understand and master visual design aspects of transportation, industrial and product development and build a successful career in the industry of various choices.
- Undergraduate programme
- Postgraduate programmes(M.Des)
- Transportation Design
- Industrial Design
- Product Design
- Interior Design
Centre for Information Technology (CIT)
- Cloud Computing & Virtualization Technologies
- Mainframe Technology
- Oil & Gas Informatics
- Open Source & Open Standards
- Telecom Informatics
- Retail Automation
- IT Infrastructure
- Business Analytics and Optimization
- Banking, Financial Services and Insurance
- IT Security & Cyber Forensics
Centre for Continuing Education(CCE)
The Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) and Centre for Aviation Studies (CAS) offer Executive programs through distance learning mode for the working professionals.
- For B.Tech. /B.Des
- UPESEAT Entrance Exam (80% Seat distribution).
- Through Board Merit/JEE Main(20% Seat distribution).
- For BA LLB (Hons.)
- For MBA
- UPES Management Entrance Test (UPES-MET) / CAT / MAT + Group Discussion & Interview.
- For BBA
- Science / Commerce stream with minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th).
Over 6000 plus UPES graduates & post graduates have already been placed in over more than 500 reputed companies national & International. Extensive exposure & various trainings including industry visits & exclusive personality enhancement, training capsules to improve employability skills are regular practices of the campus. UPES has been consistent in keeping a track record of 85% & above placements right from its inception.
Across the colleges and school in UPES – Management, Engineering and Law, the students have already been placed with some of the top companies in core sector. Few of the major recruiters are, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Shell India, Cairn Energy India Ltd, Accenture, L&T, Caterpillar, Volvo Eicher, Halonix, Dell India, Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Tech Mahindra, GVK Mumbai International Airport, GMR Group, Sapient, Baker Hughes, Mahanagar Gas, Petrofac, Royal Enfield, NYK Line India ltd, ITC Ltd, Total Oil, Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, Infosys, Technip and Trilegal.
Awards and Achievements
- GRIHA (National Green Building Rating System), four star rating awarded to UPES Campus by Honorable President of India, Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, which makes it the only GRIHA rated University in India.
- Outstanding Petroleum University, 11th Annual World Oil Awards 2012 by World Oil Magazine and sponsored by Gulf Publishing Company at Houston, Texas USA.
- Green Campus Award, awarded at the World Education Submit 2013.
- Best Innovative University Award 2013, awarded by Hon'ble Minister of Human Resources Development, Mr. M. M.Pallam Raju at ASSOCHAM.
- Best Global Education / Training Provider 2008, awarded by Getenergy at London, UK.
- Recognizing Leadership & Excellence : Outstanding Achievement Institution 2008.
- SAP ACE Award for Public Services 2012
- University of Technology and Management
- Indian Institute of Petroleum
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- University Grants Commission (India)
- "University of Petroleum & Energy Studies::Programs Offered". upes.ac.in. Retrieved 18 August 2011.