University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

The university’s singular purpose is to enable each one achieve their individual purpose in life, through the guiding light of knowledge. Each one is empowered to pursue dreams and PASSIONS in a meaningful and responsible manner. Each one is encouraged to foster professional development through imagination, innovation, specialised knowledge and critical-thinking. 

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UPES was established in the year 2003 through UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand. With an ambitious vision and unique approach, UPES emerged as an innovative institution offering industry-focused specialised undergraduate and postgraduate courses, some of which cater to high-growth areas like cloud computing, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and so on.


As an innovative institution offering industry-focused specialised undergraduate and postgraduate courses, some of which cater to high-growth areas like cloud computing, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering, mechatronics engineering, fine arts, big data analytics, public administration, machine design engineering, computer science, petroleum, graphic and gaming and so on.


It is believed that university's worth is judged by its value and contribution to society. Based on recent past and upcoming years, UPES is striving its best to produce graduates who make an impact on their communities along with researchers leading towards innovation and generation of intellectual property. Research & Development at UPES will like to be placed such that creating; harnessing and sharing knowledge becomes an integral constituent of its heart leading to be a great research university.


The university boasts of a robust and successful Career Services Department. Its partnerships with industries ensure that the students have adequate exposure and get rapidly absorbed into professional roles on completion of their studies.

At UPES, the focus is on developing a world-class pool of young and talented professionals ready to hit the ground running in their respective fields. The learning environment and practical hands-on approach helps students go ahead on their chosen career paths with a positive attitude, the right skill set and practical know-how.

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Student services

International Student Cell functions as a part of the Department of International Affairs ( DIA)|in UPES.  UPES is proud to be associated with 22 nationalities across the globe for incoming and outgoing students. We welcome students on year exchange, semester exchange, internships, and Projects.

The International office supports the student’s movements and is committed to provide excellent support to make the international study experience smooth for both incoming and outgoing students.

Housing services

Modern, state of the art living spaces for 2000+ students. There are private hostels around the campus. Best residential facilities, conducive to comfortable living and learning.

Food courts with a menu that includes various exciting cuisines and some healthy dishes.

Library services

The UPES Library, with its wide range of collection of knowledge resources and innovative information services, fills an essential requisite in the intellectual pursuits of our students, faculty and the surrounding community. UPES Library, a hybrid Centre with the state-of-the-art technological applications holds knowledge resources predominantly related to engineering, science & technology, etc. 

ICT services

UPES helps students stay connected with each other, the faculty as well as the admins through online portals. These help the students stay informed and get help and support from anyone at UPES at any time.

Medical services

The University provides the students a well equipped First-aid support in the Infirmary, It’s also equipped with Ambulance evacuation for the students. There are two male and two female doctors to provide medical support to the students.

Student Life

Campus life

UPES has a sprawling 44-acre campus in the lush and verdant environs of Dehradun. The university takes pride in offering its students a world-class academic infrastructure, multimedia-enabled classrooms, modern research labs, playing fields, food courts, hostels and facilities for curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Student clubs

The UPES Alumni Association represents the interests of UPES graduates worldwide. The association is committed to keeping its alumni informed, involved and invested in the alumni community and the future of UPES. Working closely with the University, the association offers communications, events, benefits and services for its current and future alumni.


University of Petroleum and Energy Studies is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) of UGC Act, 1956. The Degrees awarded by UPES are recognized by the UGC.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Pros > Organised and disciplined culture. > Friendly faculty. > Multiple student committees. Cons > Strict lecture schedule and Mandatory minimum attendance - even if students wish to self study in library. > No outside books allowed in Library.

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India

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