University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

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University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)
Motto in English
University with a purpose
TypePrivate University[1]
ChancellorDr. S J Chopra
Vice-ChancellorDr. Deependra Kumar
Bidholi, Via Prem Nagar, Dehradun
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30°24′57.38″N 77°58′1.24″E / 30.4159389°N 77.9670111°E / 30.4159389; 77.9670111Coordinates: 30°24′57.38″N 77°58′1.24″E / 30.4159389°N 77.9670111°E / 30.4159389; 77.9670111
CampusSuburban,42 acres (1,800,000 sq ft)
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC, DSIR, IGNOU, AIU, IAU, BCI[1]

The University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) is a private university located in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India specialising in fields of petroleum, energy and power. Established in 2003, it has been expanding its business and legal studies.

History and governance[edit]

UPES was established in 2003 by an act of the state of Uttarakhand[2] and is India's first public-private university.[1] The university is a non-profit entity managed by the Hydrocarbons Education & Research Society.


The campus is located in Dehradun, which is well connected and in proximity to popular Himalayan tourist destinations such as Mussoorie, Auli and the Hindu holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh along with the Himalayan pilgrimage circuit of Char Dham.[3]

Academic offerings[edit]

The university offers over 100 undergraduate and postgraduate programs.[4] It provides undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including doctorates, in the core sectors of petroleum and energy.

UPES has five schools and centres for continuing education.

School of Engineering (SoE)[edit]

SoE offers B.Tech., M.Tech. and Ph.D. programs across a wide spectrum of specialisation areas including Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Exploration, Energy Systems, Geoinformatics Engineering, Geo-Science Engineering, Automotive Design Engineering, Mining Engineering, Instrumentation and Process Control, Aerospace Engineering, Disaster Management, Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Fire Safety Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Industrial Engineering.

The SoE has the following departments:

School of Business (SoB)[edit]

SoB is situated at Kandoli Campus of UPES and offers BBA, MBA & Ph.D. programs in domains including Oil and Gas, Energy Trading, Power, Aviation, Port, Supply Chain and Logistics, Agri Business, Tourism & Hospitality, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Business Analytics, and International Business.[5]

SoB has the following departments:

  • Department of Energy Management
  • Department of Transportation Management
  • Department of Economics & International Business
  • Department of General Management (including Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Strategic Management, and Decision Sciences)

School of Law (SoL)[edit]

SoL offers basic and specialised law courses in Corporate Law, Energy Specialization, and Taxation Laws in addition to technical courses such as Intellectual Property Rights and Cyber Law and integrated and specialised programs which are the first of their kind in the South Asian region. These include a BA LLB with specialisation in Energy Laws, a BBA LLB (Hons) in Corporate Law, a B.Com + LLB with specialisation in Taxation Laws, a B.Tech Energy Technology + LLB with specialisation in Intellectual Property Rights, and a B. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Cyber Laws.[6]

School Of Design Studies (SoD)[edit]

The School of Design offers visual design courses covering aspects of transportation, industrial and product development.[7]

  • Undergraduate program
    • B.Des.
  • Postgraduate Program (M.Des.)
    • Transportation Design
    • Industrial Design
    • Product Design
    • Interaction Design

School of Computer Science (SoCS)[edit]

The School of Computer Science offers a B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering in association with IBM and XEBIA with specialisations in:ref>"IT Colleges: Information Technology School in India - UPES".</ref>

  • Cloud Computing and Virtualisation Technologies
  • Cyber Security and Forensics
  • Business Analytics and Optimization
  • Open Source and Open Standards
  • Mainframe Technology
  • Oil and Gas Informatics
  • Telecom Informatics
  • E commerce, Retail and Automation
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Banking, Financial Services and Insurance
  • IT Security and Cyber Forensics
  • Graphics and Gaming
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things and Smart Cities
  • Big Data
  • DevOps
  • Machine Learning

School of Health Sciences (SoHS)[edit]

School of Health Sciences offers following courses:

  • Bachelor in Pharmacy
  • B.Sc. in Food Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Diploma in Pharmacy
  • BBA in Hospital & Healthcare Management

Centre for Continuing Education (CCE)[edit]

The Centre for Continuing Education (CCE)[8] and Centre for Aviation Studies (CAS) offer executive programs for professionals through distance learning.

Cultural and non-academic activities[edit]

Uurja 2013

Student activities have been divided into three broad categories, technical, cultural and sports. They include four annual festivals:

  • Uurja, a two-day event held in October which includes competitions, games and concerts.[9]
  • Ignite, the first techno-legal-management festival in India[10]
  • Jigyasa, a festival of the oil and gas industry including student presentations and lectures by visiting professionals. It is organised by the UPES chapter of FIPI (formally UPES Petrotech SC, the oldest Indian student chapter of FIPI in India)[11]
  • UPES SPE Fest, held in February since 2010, India's largest student-organised petroleum engineering fest under the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Other activities have included Gems Instrublitz, an instrumental competition organised by the UPES GEMS team, and Kalakriti, a chart painting competition organised to spread awareness of Google and its products.

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • GRIHA (National Green Building Rating System), four-star rating awarded to UPES campus by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee; the only GRIHA-rated university in India.[citation needed]
  • 'Best Academic-Industry Interface' by Indian media house DNA, 2018
  • ‘University with Best Industry Academic Partnership’, India Today TV-Higher Education Excellence Awards 2018
  • ‘Best University for Placements and Employability’, Times Now National Education Excellence Award 2018
  • Ranked amongst world's top 30 universities for oil, gas and petroleum engineering by CEO World magazine (USA), 2017
  • Five stars for employabality and campus facilities and four stars for teaching methodologies, QS Ratings, 2016
  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education-accredited MBA programs (2017)
  • Global winner of CanSat 2017 aerospace competition, Texas, USA[citation needed]
  • Only Indian university whose students were part of Poland Mars Analogue Simulation (PMAS), 2017
  • Outstanding Petroleum University, 11th Annual World Oil Awards 2012, World Oil magazine[citation needed]
  • Green Campus Award, World Education Summit 2013.[citation needed]
  • Best Innovative University Award 2013, awarded at ASSOCHAM[12]
  • Best Global Education / Training Provider 2008, Getenergy, London
  • Recognizing Leadership and Excellence: Outstanding Achievement Institution 2008[citation needed]
  • SAP ACE Award for Public Services 2012[13]
  • Best Managed University Award 2013, Competition Success Review
  • World Oil Awards 2012[14]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


Eligibility, Application Form, Admit Card Etc.[15] How to Apply for UPES application Form[16]


External links[edit]