By Centre For Continuing Education

The University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, commonly known and doing business as UPES, is a private university in Dehradun, made up of the School of Engineering, the School of Computer Science, the School of Design, the School of Law, the School of Business, the School of Health Sciences & Technology, the School of Modern Media and the School of Liberal Studies.

UPES was established in 2003 through the UPES Act, 2003 by the state legislature of Uttarakhand. From 2013 to 2019, the university was part of the United States-based Laureate International Universities network.

In 2019, UPES entered into an academic collaboration with Global University Systems, a Dutch educational network, initially by signing a memorandum of understanding and then as a full member, for education, training and research cooperation. Since its establishment in 2003, UPES has expanded into two campuses, Energy Acres and Knowledge Acres, in Bidholi and Kandoli in the Dehradun district. The corporate office is based in New Delhi.

UPES is considered one of the foremost private universities in India, as covered by media and ranked by NIRF in 2022, especially for law, management, engineering and design. UPES is recognised by the UGC and is accredited with grade ‘A’ by the NAAC. The university offers over a hundred degree programmes in several disciplines across its eight schools, with an overall acceptance rate of 55%.

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