University of Petroleum and Energy Studies - [UPES], Dehradun

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies - [UPES], Dehradun

Dehradun, Uttarakhand BCI, NAAC, UGC, AIU Estd 2003 State University

B.Tech from UPES - Why to Opt, Application Process & Placement Trends

Shahid Baig Shahid Baig
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University of Petroleum and Energy Studies is a private university located in the School Capital of India, Dehradun. It is managed by Hydrocarbons Education and Research Society. 

Situated in the lap of beautiful hill stations, UPES serves as a core technical Institution providing an array of programs in technical, management and law. UPES works on providing an excellent technical environment and exposure to suffice the hunger of research. 

With multiple linkages with academic institutes worldwide, UPES has evolved the programs towards better students’ outcomes. 

Following universities have build partnerships with UPES to assist international exposure of the students, such as;

  • Centennial Energy Institute, 
  • McGill University, Wilfred Laurier University, 
  • University of Alberta etc;
  • Click here to apply for UPES B.Tech Program

What makes UPES different from other universities?

UPES university is the only university in Uttarakhand that has received multiple accolades and honors:

  • In receiving the World Oil Award
  • Setting up the Workover Oil Rig in the campus itself
  • Setting up the mobile engine testing lab for Tatra Trucks
  • In having an MiG-23 in campus
  • And having a Fire Fighting Ground on campus. 

UPES is recognized by the University Grants Commission and accredited by NAAC. It has 15000+ students enrolled for more than 150+ specialization based programs in UG and PG. With such a huge number of students, 94% of them ended up having great offers, most of them got multiple job offers. Over 3400+ recruiters have arrived for the hiring of students from every field last year. 

B.Tech @ UPES

UPES boasts in offering technical education in various industry-oriented specializations in its Undergraduate curriculum of technical education. 

School of Computer Science and EngineeringSchool of Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering (Hons.) (DevOps)Aerospace Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering (Hons.) (Internet of Things and Smart Cities)Aerospace Engineering (Avionics)
Computer Science & Engineering (Hons.) (Mainframe Technology)Applied Petroleum Engineering (Gas Stream)
Computer Science & Engineering (Hons.) (E-Commerce)Applied Petroleum Engineering (Upstream)
Computer Science & Engineering (Hons.)(Graphics and Gaming)Automotive Design Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering (Hons.) (Mobile Application Development)Chemical Engineering (Refining and Petrochemicals)
Computer Science & Engineering (Hons.) (Oil and Gas Informatics)Civil Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering (Hons.) (Open Source and Open Standards)Electrical Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering (Hons.) (Cyber Security and Forensics)Electronics and Communication Engineering
LL.B. (Hons.) CSE - Cyber LawFire and Safety Engineering
LL.B. (Hons.) CSE - Intellectual Property RightsGeo Informatics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Food Technology
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering

Why B.Tech from UPES

University of Petroleum and Energy sources offers Bachelor’s in Technology and started as the first program since its inception. Out of many programs UPES offers, the flagship program that led it to rank prominently was the Applied Petroleum Engineering (Gas and Upstream). Very few colleges and in Asia have been able to introduce this specialisation and make it the only suited choice to opt for. Pursuing the same course abroad makes it difficult for aspiring students as the cost to study is relatively high. 

UPES also houses the School of Computer Engineering that introduces courses of international standards. Letting the conventional way of introductory courses aside, UPES focuses on specialised industry market-oriented programs such as Cyber Security, Digital marketing, Graphics etc. 

UPES has multiple industrial tie ups pertaining to every field of industry. Students are provided training and knowledge regarding real time challenges and troubleshooting procedures with their immersive industrial tours. 

In simple words, students will not just have to study and appear for the exam but they will also have to understand the concept and learn its applications. 

But after knowing everything about the B.Tech program, the course fee must have made you a bit hesitant regarding how to pursue and the possibility to join or not.

There is nothing to be worried about because UPES provides financial assistance and scholarship to meritorious students. It also provides loan availing facilities for the students with the tie-up banking partners with minimal interest value. 

Some of the Scholarships are given away to the deserving and meritorious students are:

  • Merit Based Scholarship

Students with scores 80%+ in 10th and 12th standard with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as major subjects are offered scholarship amounts. The amount given is equal to 50% of the 1st-semester tuition fee. 10% of the students in each branch get to enjoy these scholarship benefits. 

Also check UPES B.Tech Scholarships

  •  Uttarakhand State Board Toppers

This scholarship is provided to one student per program. The candidate must avail the scholarship being under one category, either the Uttarakhand resident category or the Uttarakhand Board Toppers category. For the first year, 25% of the fees will be waived off for boys and 35% for girls. Mandatory Document: Candidate must have a valid legal resident Certificate proof with them in order to avail the scholarship. 

  • JEE toppers and Board Merit Tuition fee waiver:

Based on JEE Main scores and Board merit, the tuition fee of the selected candidates will get waived off, according to the marks scored. The table below illustrates the criteria to avail it. 

JEE Toppers scoreTuition Fee Waive OffSeats
95%+100%5
90.01%-95%85%5
85%-90%75%5
Merit on Board resultsTuition Fee Waive OffSeats
95%+100%5
90.01%-95%85%5
85%-90%75%5

The application procedure for UPES has already begun. The last date of filing the online application form is May 3, 2020. Candidates can apply through the JEE Main scores via Central Counselling. They can also enroll for the UPESEAT exam conducted by UPES for B.Tech aspirants. The test comprises of 200 Questions on the following subjects;

SubjectsNo of Questions
Mathematics50
Physics50
Chemistry50
English Language30
General Awareness20

The test will be held from May 8-15, 2020. Notification regarding further details will be furnished here at UPES Admission

The basic eligibility of the program is a completion of 10+2 level of education with 50% in 10th and 12th standard with Physics Chemistry and Mathematics in the latter one. Candidates with 80%+ can also make through the admission under BOARD MERIT PATHWAY scheme

UPES B.Tech Placement Trends

Placements at UPES have skyrocketed like every time, taking to the next higher level. Out of 1243 students in the School of Engineering, 893 students applied for availing placement opportunities. 805 got placed making it a 90% placement turnover, way better than tier-II colleges in India. 

In the School of Computer Science, 637 students applied for the placements and all of them got placed in the bigger giants in the IT industry.

Majority of the recruiters were from Manufacturing, Oil and Gas and from the IT software domain. Sector Wise, Oil and Gas companies offered the highest package of 20.6 LPA followed by Service & Retail and Consulting. 

Bringing an icing to the cake, Aviation & Aerospace industries have also poured in their interest in hiring students. India’s famous budget airlines, Indigo, recruited students from UPES last year.

Check UPES Placement

Here is the list of recruiters hiring students from UPES

Reliance Industries LimitedBerger paintsAmazonAccenture
ITCDecathlonNestleONGC 
IndigoAditya BurlaInfosysVECV
AdaniWiproInfosysVECV
VedantaTCSMSILTech Mahindra
RBSGulfSchlumbergerHoneyWell
Hyundai---

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