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UPES

Location

UPES Energy Acres, Dehradun India

Ranking

# 801-850QS World University Rankings

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130Undergraduate programs

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90Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

246,000 INRTuition Fee/year

About UPES

Since opening its doors in 2003, UPES has made a name for itself as the ‘University of Tomorrow’.  

As a UPES student, you’ll enjoy the prestige and opportunities that both UGC (University Grants Commission) recognition and NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Cell) ‘A’ grade accreditation bring.  

Ranked 52nd overall in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2023, and recognised as the third best private university in India (QS World University Rankings 2023), UPES is driven by its mission to equip students with the skills and knowledge to become the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow.  

At UPES, you have the power to design your own degree, tailoring your studies to your own interests and goals. Choose from a broad range of industry-relevant programmes across eight schools: engineering, computer science, law, design, business, health sciences and technology, modern media, and liberal studies.

When you join UPES, you’ll embark on a journey to become an industry-focused professional with an international outlook. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge that employers value worldwide, and the confidence to pursue your goals, thanks to industry partnerships, extracurricular activities and hands-on learning opportunities. 

UPES is located just outside the city of Dehradun, northern India, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. Known as India’s ‘Education Capital’, it’s a city rich with history and culture, home to renowned intellectuals, and a bustling hub of prestigious institutions, drawing students from across India and the world.  

Hindi is the official language of Dehradun, but English is also widely spoken. You’ll also hear people speaking the regional language, Garhwali, as well as Punjabi, Nepali, Bengali and Tibeto-Burman. 

Perched 2,200 feet above sea level, in Dehradun you’ll witness awe-inspiring sunsets against the backdrop of the Himalayas, lush greenery, pristine air, and a moderate climate throughout the year. Despite the vibrant energy of city, there’s a tranquillity on campus that comes from being so close to nature, making it the perfect environment for an enriching learning – and living – experience.  

From shopping at Paltan Bazaar to exploring Robber’s Cave, visiting the ancient Takeshwar Temple to taking a dip in the healing waters of Sahastradhara. For adventure seekers, the close proximity to popular spots like Mussoorie and Auli present opportunities for hiking, paragliding, river rafting, and skiing. 

Find out more about life at UPES via its social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn


About UPES

Since opening its doors in 2003, UPES has made a name for itself as the ‘University of Tomorrow’.  

As a UPES student, you’ll enjoy the prestige and opportunities that both UGC (University Grants Commission) recognition and NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Cell) ‘A’ grade accreditation bring.  

Ranked 52nd overall in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2023, and recognised as the third best private university in India (QS World University Rankings 2023), UPES is driven by its mission to equip students with the skills and knowledge to become the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow.  

At UPES, you have the power to design your own degree, tailoring your studies to your own interests and goals. Choose from a broad range of industry-relevant programmes across eight schools: engineering, computer science, law, design, business, health sciences and technology, modern media, and liberal studies.

When you join UPES, you’ll embark on a journey to become an industry-focused professional with an international outlook. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge that employers value worldwide, and the confidence to pursue your goals, thanks to industry partnerships, extracurricular activities and hands-on learning opportunities. 

UPES is located just outside the city of Dehradun, northern India, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. Known as India’s ‘Education Capital’, it’s a city rich with history and culture, home to renowned intellectuals, and a bustling hub of prestigious institutions, drawing students from across India and the world.  

Hindi is the official language of Dehradun, but English is also widely spoken. You’ll also hear people speaking the regional language, Garhwali, as well as Punjabi, Nepali, Bengali and Tibeto-Burman. 

Perched 2,200 feet above sea level, in Dehradun you’ll witness awe-inspiring sunsets against the backdrop of the Himalayas, lush greenery, pristine air, and a moderate climate throughout the year. Despite the vibrant energy of city, there’s a tranquillity on campus that comes from being so close to nature, making it the perfect environment for an enriching learning – and living – experience.  

From shopping at Paltan Bazaar to exploring Robber’s Cave, visiting the ancient Takeshwar Temple to taking a dip in the healing waters of Sahastradhara. For adventure seekers, the close proximity to popular spots like Mussoorie and Auli present opportunities for hiking, paragliding, river rafting, and skiing. 

Find out more about life at UPES via its social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn


Available programs

UPES provides undergraduate programmes covering a broad range of disciplines, sectors and industries, including:  


Undergraduate admission varies by course but generally requires 12th standard/senior secondary marks, meeting eligibility criteria and qualifying exam scores like JEE or UPES-DAT. 

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UPES offers master’s and PhD programmes covering a wide range of sectors, industries and disciplines. A selection of their courses include:  


UPES also offers several online MBA courses – ideal for students who aren’t able to study at the campus or want the flexibility of balancing their studies with personal and professional commitments.  

These include: 

  • MBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Oil and Gas Management 
  • MBA (General) with a specialisation in Business Analytics
  • MBA (General) with a specialisation in Marketing Management
  • MBA (General) with a specialisation in Finance Management
  • MBA (General) with a specialisation in Human Resource Management 

UPES offers and manages a range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, including MBA scholarships, alumni scholarships, and Fellowships for MTech and MDes programmes. 

If you’d like to apply to study a postgraduate programme at UPES, visit their website for further details. International students can also find tailored information about the international application process and student experience at UPES.  

Postgraduate admissions vary by course but generally require a relevant bachelor's degree, qualifying exam scores if applicable, academic transcripts, CV, letters of recommendation, and essay/interview. 

University information

Apply online using the UPES online application form

If you need help throughout the application process, support is available by phone, email, WhatsApp and letter. For international queries, you can also get in touch by email, WhatsApp, phone or letter.  

Entry requirements for UPES depend on the course and the pathway you choose. Check the specific eligibility criteria on the website and make sure you fulfil the minimum requirements as laid out by your chosen course.  

To apply for an undergraduate programme at UPES, you’ll need to have a higher secondary / A-level / Class 12 certificate with a minimum percentage of marks as required. You also need to have taken the necessary courses to meet the eligibility criteria for the programme you want to join. 

For postgraduate programmes at UPES, you will need to have an undergraduate degree with a minimum percentage of marks as specified. You may also need to have taken the necessary courses to meet the eligibility criteria for the programme you want to join. 

If you’ve earned your undergraduate degree outside of India, you will need to get it evaluated by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) to determine its equivalence in your country. In some cases, you may be asked to obtain certification from AIU for this purpose. 
 
Required documents include: 

  • Your application using the online form
  • Secondary school mark sheets/transcripts (e.g. Class 10, SSC mark sheet, GCSE or equivalent)
  • Senior secondary school mark sheets/transcripts e.g. Class 12, A-level or equivalent)
  • Undergraduate mark sheets/transcripts (e.g. bachelor’s degree/graduation or equivalent)
  • Scanned copy of passport or identity document 

General

6+
400+
2.5+
24+

Bachelor

50+
1180+

Master

2.7+
There are two campuses – Bidholi and Kandoli. Described as a ‘haven for learning’, both are located outside of the bustle of the city, surrounded by plenty of green outdoor space, fresh air, and views of the mountains. Spread across 44 acres, they offer a comfortable, safe, and inspiring home away from home for students from all over the world.  

The campuses feature:  

  • Technology-rich classrooms
  • Over 120 labs with the latest equipment
  • Library offering services such as exam support and online resources
  • Multi-activity centre including gym, student lounge area, and an auditorium
  • Sports complex with courts, playing fields, and amphitheatre seating
  • Modern and fully equipped on-campus accommodation 
  • Food court
  • Shopping complex including stationery, computer and mobile, dry cleaners, chemist, and a salon
  • 24-hour health and medical services
  • 24-hour security
  • Transport to and from the city 

UPES consists of the following schools, offering undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programmes:  


UPES fosters a thriving culture of research, innovation and discovery. In fact, the university has become known for its research output, producing triple the global average and boasting 24 faculty members listed among the world's top 2% researchers, with 8 recognised as ‘highly cited’.  
Students are inspired by their renowned expert faculty members including Dr Manish Kumar, India's top environment expert, and Professor Nalin Mehta, internationally acclaimed political scientist, journalist, and writer.

Distance learning with UPES 

Designed for busy working professionals ambitious to boost their careers and industry expertise, UPES’ Centre for Continued Education (CCE) offers flexible online degrees. Experience the same exceptional quality of education that UPES is known for, with the convenience of studying whenever and wherever suits you.  
With a strong emphasis on practical relevance, networking, and leadership development, UPES’ online programmes range from specialist MBAs to skills-based short courses in engineering, business, and energy.  
  
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Student life

Your time at UPES will be transformative. Beyond the classrooms, the labs, and lecture theatres, you’ll find countless opportunities to grow, explore what you love, and form lifelong friendships.  


Whether you’re smashing the winning serve in a volleyball tournament, collaborating on an art project, or helping the community as part of the National Service Scheme, getting involved in extracurricular activities, clubs, societies and committees is a chance to meet like-minded people, hone your talents, and make a difference.  
“I was part of the UPES ACM Chapter, which helped me a lot in getting into Amazon.”  Ashi Agarwal, BTech Computer Science graduate and software development engineer 
And with a full calendar of events throughout the year, kicking off with Freshers’ Week and celebrating talent at the annual cultural festival, Uurja – you’ll strike the healthy balance between studying and socialising.  

Student support 
Achieving a first for Indian universities, UPES earned a QS 5 Star rating for Academic Development – a rating that recognises their commitment to supporting students beyond teaching.  
From personalised mentorship to easily accessible faculty and impressive participation in development programmes, UPES works hard to make sure you get the most out of your university experience.    
Other support services include: 
  • Personal counselling sessions with group or one-to-one sessions
  • Faculty members to help with any academic difficulties
  • On-site health and medical services
  • Financial support based on merit and means
  • Student Facilitation Centre – a one-stop-stop for academic, non-academic, and administrative support
  • Remedial coaching for students facing learning difficulties or those looking to improve their academic skills
  • Yoga and meditation classes to promote physical and mental wellbeing, enhance focus and academic success

Accommodation 
UPES offers modern on-campus accommodation for more than 2,000 students. The spacious and furnished rooms are located within walking distance of all campus facilities, making it easy to get to class, the library, or the gym. Unwind and socialise in the common areas, relax in the green outdoor spaces, and catch up over food in the dining room. And with 24/7 security and CCTV monitoring, you’ll feel safe and secure during your stay.    
UPES graduates are highly sought after. And when it comes to careers, UPES has an impressive track record, awarded the QS 5 Star rating for Employability. The university’s careers services department has built strong connections with over 760 recruiters, leading to successful placement of over 2570 students in 2021-22 and continuing its track record of over 90% employability year after year.  
Key recruiters include: 
  • Accenture
  • Adobe
  • Amazon
  • Cisco
  • Deloitte
  • Hindustan Unilever Limited
  • KPMG
  • Microsoft
  • Salesforce
  • Shell 

From international award-winning engineers and designers to top-ranked coders and UN speakers: UPES students make a difference. Discover past and current student achievements here
Watch more about recent graduate successes stories from the students themselves and find out how UPES helped them achieve their goals. 
“The college faculties were very supportive and always guided me for interviews and moot courts.”  Varsha Gupta, LLM graduate, ex-associate at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co and co-founder of Bettering Results 
“At UPES, I had plenty of opportunities to learn via workshops, guest speaker visits, events, and networking sessions. I was mentored by the best and their guidance has shaped me as an entrepreneur and has genuinely changed my life.”  Devankan Pathak, BTech Computer Science graduate and co-founder of Venido 
“Thanks to UPES, I feel confident, competent and progressive in pursuing continuous improvement and making the best of every opportunity that comes my way.”  Bhanu Siva Krishna, BBA Digital Marketing graduate, product marketer and lyricist 
“The best thing during the MBA are industrial visits. You visit many industries based on your specialism.”  Subhabrata Saha, MBA graduate and consultant at Deloitte   
Industry partnerships 
Boosting your employability is embedded into every aspect of your course.  
Prepare for a transformative learning experience that bridges the gap between theory and practice. Thanks to the university’s strategic partnerships with industry giants like IBM, KPMG, and Microsoft, you’ll receive an education that aligns closely with workforce demands. These partnerships go beyond just endorsement – together, they design and deliver courses that blend academic excellence with the latest industry insights.  
Set yourself apart with: 
  • Project-based learning
  • The chance to network with and learn from industry experts
  • Practical skills development
  • Industry exposure
  • Joint certifications 

Graduate fully prepared for a seamless transition into professional roles after graduation, ready to excel in the ever-evolving global landscape.   
Careers service 
UPES offer a comprehensive range of careers and development services. Whether you're looking to prepare for a competitive exam, land your first internship, or polish your interview skills, the they know the best ways to secure your dream job.  

Careers services include: 
  • Employability boot camps
  • Soft skills development
  • Aptitude training
  • Pre-internship training
  • Bespoke careers guidance
  • Communication workshops
  • Mock interviews
  • Personality profiling
  • Competency mapping
  • Job posting
  • Industry mentoring by alumni 

UPES School for Life 
UPES School for Life is an integral part of the university, providing a holistic learning experience and developing essential to thrive in a changing world. Dedicated faculty mentors will help foster critical thinking and intellectual growth, while internships with social sector organisations will broaden your experience and develop your leadership abilities.    
UPES Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
The UPES Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (UCIE) is a business incubator that supports start-ups and early-stage companies, especially in the technology sectors. UCIE provides resources, mentoring services, financing, R&D infrastructure, consultancy, and business opportunities to foster your entrepreneurial spirit. 

Alumni 
Your journey with UPES doesn't end at graduation. You’ll make lasting connections and a join strong alumni community. The UPES alumni team supports over 22,000 graduates worldwide and organises regional chapters and campus events. Through NEST, a hub for alumni resources, you’ll find advice, support, skill enhancement, and entrepreneurial opportunities.  

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

246,000 INR
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International Students

246,000 INR
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One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

UPES is one of the top private universities in Dehradun, India. It is ranked #801-850 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

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UPES offers undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and distance learning programmes across eight schools - Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Law, Health Sciences, Design, Media, and Liberal Studies.  
UPES campuses have tech-enabled classrooms, labs, library, recreation centre, health centre, shopping complex, dining, accommodation, and transport facilities.  

At UPES, you’ll learn from industry experts and researchers from globally recognised institutions such as MIT, Harvard and Duke University UPES ’s faculty.  

   

The Centre for Continuing Education at UPES provides online distance learning opportunities for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Choose from online degrees in business fields and enjoy the flexibility of learning from home.   

 

UPES offers a range of scholarships, as well as fellowships for MTech and MDes programmes. It also offers merit-based scholarships for international students for up to 70% of your tuition fee and means-tested financial assistance for students from low-income households.  

You can find information about fees and funding details on the UPES website.  
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