Welcome to UPES

Preparing you for Life

Admissions Open 2021-22

About UPES

The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) is a private university in the Indian city of Dehradun. Since 2019, it has own by the for-profit education group Global University Systems Established in 2003 through the UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand. UPES is a UGC-recognized university. The University has received 5-Stars on Employability (placements), Academic Development Program Strength and campus facilities and 4-Stars for overall teaching by globally acclaimed QS Rating. UPES offers graduate and postgraduate programs through its seven schools: School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Design, School of Law, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, and School of Modern Media.


94% Placement* Record

16 Years of experience

150 + specialized programs

Industry collaboration with IBM, Xebia, Microsoft, PCBL, Oracle and many more

Free access to 3900+ global courses from top institutes with Coursera

Industry Experts on Advisory Board

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future-focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through the realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools and open-source courseware, thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information. The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence), is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life. SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience. It facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses 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 unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.

Programmes Framework









Integrated (BBA) – (MBA)

Integrated (B.Com (Hons.) – (MBA)


BA/B.Com./BBA LL.B. (Hons.)

BA Legal Studies

LL.B. 3 years





Integrated (B.Des.) – (M.Des.)

Health Sciences


Nutrition and Dietetics


Clinical Research


B.Tech. (Food Technology)/ (Biotechnology)

Integrated (B.Pharmacy) – (MBA)

Integrated (B.Tech. (Biotechnology)) – (MBA)

Integrated (B.Tech. (Food Technology)) – (MBA)

Modern Media

Journalism and Mass Communication

Digital and Mass Media

Cinema Studies

Communication Research, Public Health and Communication


20% Scholarship for Girl Students

Up to 100% Merit based Scholarships


2,300 +

Overall Students placed in 2019-20*

94 %

Placements in 2019-20*

560 +

Recruiters on Campus in 2019-20*

Placement statistics refer to the number of students who have opted for and are eligible for placements.

Student Achievements

Mahila Shiksha Award Recipient

UPES School of Law Alumna Rachiyta Jain is Mahila Shiksha Award Recipient and co-founder of The Cyber Blog India.

Telemedicine App – Spotdoc

Ambika Negi, School of Design student along with Dr Anirban Chowdhury, Associate Professor, designed and developed an AI-based telemedicine app ‘Spotdoc.’

Winner at Mybo Talent Hunt

Sparsh Gupta, a student of, School of Health Sciences, raced his way to the top at Mybo Talent Hunt Pharma Quiz, 2020.

Research Highlights

2,200 +

Research Articles covering a wide range of subject areas

60 +

Funded Research Projects

120 +

Total Number of Patents

Industry Alliances

  • UPES Faculty & Industry Experts Co-Design, Co-Develop, Co-Deliver
    and Co-Certify courses
  • Summer Internship for students and exposure to real-life projects.
  • Faculty training by industry experts.

International Connect

  • 4-week study abroad programme in London, Berlin, Vancouver & Singapore
  • International academic collaborations with 40 partners in 18 countries.
  • 50% scholarship for PG courses in international universities affiliated with UPES.