University of Petroleum and Energy Studies


University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)
MottoUniversity With A Purpose
Established2003; 18 years ago (2003)
ChancellorDr. S J Chopra
Vice-ChancellorDr. Sunil Rai
Location, ,
30°24′57.38″N 77°58′1.24″E / 30.4159389°N 77.9670111°E / 30.4159389; 77.9670111Coordinates: 30°24′57.38″N 77°58′1.24″E / 30.4159389°N 77.9670111°E / 30.4159389; 77.9670111
AffiliationsGlobal University Systems

The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) is a private university in Dehradun, India. UPES has been ranked amongst the top 100 universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021.[1] In the same list, UPES School of Law is ranked amongst the top 25 Law institutions,[2] the UPES School of Business is featured amongst top 50 Management Institutes,[3] and UPES School of Engineering lists amongst top 100 Engineering institutions,[4] across India.


The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) is a private university in the Indian city of Dehradun. Since 2019, it has been in Academic Collaboration with Global University Systems. Established in 2003 through the UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand, UPES is a UGC-recognized university.[5] The University has received 5-Stars on Employability (placements), Academic Development Program Strength and campus facilities and 4-Stars for overall teaching by QS Rating.[6] UPES offers graduate and postgraduate programs through its seven schools: School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Design, School of Law, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, and School of Modern Media.[7]


In 2013, UPES was acquired by the US-based Laureate International Universities network.[8]

In 2019, UPES, Dehradun entered into an academic collaboration with Global University Systems (GUS) by signing an MoU for education, training and research cooperation.[9]

Since the collaboration, Global University Systems has partnered with UPES and Pearl Academy through a subsidiary company in India, GUS Global Services.[10]

See also


  1. ^ "NIRF University Ranking". 2021.
  2. ^ "NIRF law Schools Ranking". 2021.
  3. ^ "NIRF Management Ranking". 2021.
  4. ^ "NIRF Engineering Ranking". 2021.
  5. ^ "UPES Clarifies Stand on Recognition of Programs". Business Wire India. 20 March 2012.
  6. ^ "UPES". College Dekho.
  7. ^ "UPES Courses". UPES Website.
  8. ^ "Laureate Education, Inc. - Class A Common Stock Filing". United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  9. ^ "MoU with Global University Systems". Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  10. ^ "About GUS Global Services India". GUS Global Services. Retrieved 15 February 2021.