Established in the year 2003 through UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand, UPES emerged as an innovative institution offering industry-focused specialised undergraduate and postgraduate courses. With an ambitious vision and unique approach,university takes pride in offering its students a world-class academic infrastructure, multimedia-enabled classrooms, an much more. Read here to know more about the university
UPES’ Centre for Aviation recognised as Centre for Excellence by IATA for the Second Time
For the second time in succession, Centre for Aviation (a division of UPES) has qualified as a 2019 South Asia Top Performing Authorised Training Centre (ATC). This recognition makes it a Centre of Excellence for training in the domain for two consecutive years. It was earlier accorded the same recognition in 2018. International Air Transport Association (IATA) has conferred this recognition upon the Centre for Aviation at UPES, based on the professional capabilities exhibited in terms of the number of students enrolled, attaining higher graduation rate and successive growth in enrolments.
The achievement brings with it an increased exposure through the IATA web page to the students. The Centre shall be recognised on several social media platforms of IATA and shall be able to use the Regional Top Performer logo.In partnership with IATA, the Centre for Aviation runs a course for its students called the IATA International Travel & Tourism Foundation Course. Spanning over 13 modules, this course enables students to understand key concepts such as travel costing, time zones and their significance, different currencies, travel insurance and the like. It is aimed at imparting knowledge of the general working environment of the travel and tourism industry, besides calculation of restricted and unrestricted fares, both one-way and return trip.
Dr. Neeraj Anand, Head of the Department, along with his team comprising Faculty of the Department of Transportation Management (School of Business), facilitated the association with IATA. Expressing his satisfaction about the immense benefits this association brings to the Bachelor and Masters students of the department, Dr. Anand says, “I hope students will keep doing well, not only from BBA Aviation but also BBA Tourism and Hospitality. I congratulate and thank the students who have already graduated and are doing so well in the industry.”
UPES and ULaw hold talks with Sri Lanka PM on educational reforms
Date: Mar 25, 2020
UPES announced today that the Chairman of its promoting body Hydrocarbons Education and Research Society (HERS), Sharad Mehra and Professor Andrea Nollent – Vice-Chancellor and CEO of The University of Law (ULaw) met with the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, H.E Mahinda Rajapaksa, to discuss structural reforms and opportunities in education in their country.
UPES was granted an audience with Sri Lanka PM along with several senior government officials to present the university’s initiatives in the higher education space, including academic collaborations, industry-immersive initiatives, student exchange programs, and research & development. Sharad Mehra, Professor Sampath Amaratunga - Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC), Professor Andrea Nollent – Vice-Chancellor and CEO of ULaw, and other representatives of ULaw held talks with H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa and exchanged their views on imparting world-class education to the students.
Elaborating on his meeting with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Sharad Mehra said, “We, at UPES, had the honor of being granted an audience with the Sri Lankan government and their PM to discuss the work our institution does. As part of our student exchange program, UPES hosts students of multiple nationalities every year on its campuses, leading to a vibrant environment and enriching experiences. We look forward to exploring opportunities to collaborate with Sri Lankan institutions and the government.” Professor Andrea Nollent, Vice-Chancellor and CEO of ULaw, said: “The meeting was an excellent opportunity for ULaw to showcase the work it does to the Sri Lankan government’s top officials and His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa himself.”
UPES is committed to providing its students with an excellent, tech-driven learning experience and the much-needed global exposure. The university recently partnered with Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform, to give its students free access to over 3,600 courses from renowned international universities. In February 2020, UPES launched ‘Shakti’, an initiative to empower women across the whole spectrum - from classroom to boardroom - and announced a 25% scholarship exclusively for female students enrolling at the university in 2020.
The Bluegrass Journeymen visits UPES
Date: Mar 12, 2020
The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, hosted American band The Bluegrass Journeymen (TBJ) for a performance at its Bidholi campus recently. The event was organized in collaboration with the US Embassy in India. Besides their regular tracks, the eight-piece band also sang Bengali Bluegrass songs. Their infectious music held the audience in thrall as the band’s lead Patrick Fitzsimons belted out a Bluegrass version of Shah Rukh Khan’s iconic romantic song ‘Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jaana Sanam’ from his magnum hit Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995). The crowd also got to enjoy country, old time, jazz, swing and plenty of other influences blended in their tunes.
The band line-up included the band’s founder Patrick Fitzsimons on the mandolin and vocals, Billy Cardine on the Dobro Resonator Slide Guitar, Shaun Nicklin on the banjo and vocals, Andrew Conley on the cello, Coleman Smith on the violin/fiddle, Summers Baker on the guitar and vocals, and Jean-Luc Davis on the bass. Also accompanying the band was Kolkata-based artist Nabanita Sarkar on the Ukulele and vocals, and the band’s manager Elliot Siff.
Bluegrass music has roots in traditional English, Scottish and Irish ballads and dance tunes, and African-American blues and jazz. It was developed in the 1940s in the United States region. This genre derives its name from the band Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys. Instruments like banjo, mandolin and fiddle are an integral part of the Bluegrass genre.The Bluegrass Journeymen is a collective of musicians from and around Denver, Colorado, with an aim to present traditional American Bluegrass Music to the world. They visited UPES as part of the US Embassy’s ‘Building Bridges through Bluegrass’ initiative.
The Embassy delegation was led by Catherine Fischer, Public Diplomacy Officer for the Embassy’s North India Office, and her colleague Robin Bansal, Cultural Affairs Specialist with the same office.The event concluded with a vote of thanks by (Prof.) Dr. Ajay Prasad, Head of Computer Applications, School of Computer Science, UPES.