University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun – 2021

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Dehradun (UPES Dehradun) was established in 2003 in Dehradun, Uttarakhand in an area of 44 acres in a serene green atmosphere in a view to give a quality education in industry-focused undergraduate and postgraduate programs such as cloud computing, mechatronics, aeronautical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and also in fine arts. It is a private university collaborating with the Global University System. It facilitates the students to think independently, pursue the course with passion and create new ideas to invent innovative technologies to succeed in a pluralistic world in academic and social life.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where UPES Dehradun gave its reports.

Courses Offered at UPES Dehradun

UPES Dehradun offers a galactic number of 35 courses each in undergraduate programs and a decent number of 18 courses in postgraduate programs in engineering science & technology.

Students Intake at UPES Dehradun

Students Intake
UPES Dehradun admitted 850 students in 2021, 1845 students in 2020, and 2020 students in 2019 at UG programs, and 135 students in 2021 and 195 students in 2020 at PG programs.
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Dehradun 2021 - Students Intake
UPES Dehradun has 484 distinguished professors at its faculty and the student-to-professor ratio is 1:13, that is, one professor is available for every 13 students.

UPES Dehradun Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
UPES Dehradun spent Rs. 16.4 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which a modest 16.61% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, 37.07% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, 5.22% spent on engineering workshops, and the remaining 41.1% spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 12.7 crores and it was around Rs. 11 crores in 2019. The spending as capital expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
UPES Dehradun spent over Rs. 264 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a considerable 41.48% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a huge 57.52% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 0.1% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditure was Rs. 224 crores in 2020 and Rs. 199 crores in 2019. The spending as operational expenditure has also been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.

UPES Dehradun Research Details

Patents Details
As UPES Dehradun has a good faculty and better infrastructure, it was able to file a considerable 25, 38, and 2 patent applications in 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively, however, it didn’t get any patent.
Sponsored Projects
As UPES Dehradun has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 88 lakhs through 22 sponsored research projects from 4 companies in 2021. In 2020 and 2019, it received Rs. 1.1 and 1.3 crores through 6 and 14 sponsored research projects from 2 and 4 companies, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
UPES Dehradun received Rs. 1.2 crores through 53 consultancy projects from 37 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 2 and Rs. 1.5 crores through 76 and 36 consultancy projects from 64 and 36 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

UPES Dehradun Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At UPES Dehradun, a massive 1998 students got admitted to UG degree courses and 92.19% of them graduated, of whom 76.92% got placements at top companies and 74 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 86.47% of students graduated, of whom 75.2% got placements and 76 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 92.65% of students graduated, of whom 73.95% got placements and 50 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At the PG programs, 97.33% of students graduated, of whom 70% got placements at top companies and 6 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 91.72% of students graduated, of whom 61.44% got placements and 2 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 98.93% of students graduated, of whom 45.83% got placements and 17 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, 273 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 25 students graduated in 2021, 13 students graduated in 2020 and 21 students graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 4.5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 4 LPA in 2020 and also in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 5.25 LPA in 2021, Rs. 5.1 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 4.5 LPA in 2019.
The top recruiters of the UPES Dehradun are Infosys, Nestle, Parsoon Law Associates, Panosonic, Pidilite, PwC, Samsung, Royal Enfield, Spice Jet, TCS, L&T, HP, IBM, Accenture, Bosch, etc.

Students Diversity at UPES Dehradun

As UPES Dehradun has a good faculty strength, a massive 6427 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 82.29% are boys, 17.71% are girls, a modest number of 824 students are from within the state, a huge 5580 students are from outside of the state, and 23 are from foreign countries.

Facilities on UPES Dehradun Campus

UPES Dehradun has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, medical facilities, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a sports complex, a gym, auditorium, internet facilities, convenience stores, moot court, shuttle service, lifts/ramps, etc.

Annual Festivals at UPES Dehradun

IGNITE is the annual techno legal management design festival celebrated for two days in February to give an ability to go beyond the horizon through practice with passion, where over 500 participants from India and over 100 participants from foreign countries participate and many techno-cultural events such as Compatibility Booth, Conventional Debate, Rangoli Competition, Propose Your Law, Legal Eagle, Be Unstoppable, Ecological, Law Pro, Live The Law, The Evolution Portrait, Abhivyakti, and Visionary Lawyer are organized. Besides this, many events and competitions such as Bollywood Vaganza, Meme Making Competition, You! Amend your Constitution, Lex Tok, Constitutional Quiz, fastest finger first, and #Trending is organized the next day to enthrall the energetic students. Winners are awarded prize money worth lakhs rupees.

SPE is the annual technical festival celebrated for three days in February where more than 17 events are organized and many foreign delegates participate. This festival aims to create the world a better place through innovative technologies.


UPES Dehradun is in Dehradun, capital of Uttarakhand, therefore it has a good transport system. Dehradun Railway Station is around 18.9 km away and Dehradun Jolly-Grant International Airport is around 48.5 km away from the institution are available to commute, so Students from anywhere can commute to this institution easily.

How to Get Admission at UPES Dehradun

For UG courses at UPES Dehradun: Candidates who got 50% in the +2 as well as 10th, and got 50% in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry should take and clear UPESEAT (UPES Engineering Aptitude Test) to get the UG admission, however, candidates who got a valid JEE Main score/rank or who passed the +2 exam with merit can also be admitted to UG courses. And admission is given through the centralized counseling process.

For PG courses: Candidates who got 60% marks in the +2 exam and passed the UG course with 60% are eligible for admission to the PG course, however, candidates are admitted after screening the applications and performance of them in the personal interview.

Fee Structure at UPES Dehradun

Students need to pay a whopping Rs. 17.15 lakhs as fees for UG courses at UPES Dehradun, however, the saving grace is they can get a decent salary of Rs. 4.50 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within five years.

UPES Dehradun Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: UPES Dehradun has a good faculty and better infrastructure for innovative research. Therefore, it scored 57.92%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: UPES Dehradun is lacking in research and professional practice, therefore, it scored 20.29%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As UPES Dehradun has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduate at the minimum stipulated time. Therefore, it scored 51.01%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: UPES Dehradun has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, so it scored 57.05%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: UPES Dehradun has a good faculty, good infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, however, it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs, so it scored 4.9%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

UPES Dehradun got 39.87% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 91.

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