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How was UPES sponsored ? UPES is sponsored by Hydrocarbons Education & Research Society (HERS) which is registered under the “Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860” (Registration No. S-41894 of 2002). HERS is a not-for-profit society promoted by a group of prominent professionals from the Industry.

How has the University been created? Does it belong to the Uttarakhand State Govt./MoPNG/Oil Companies ? UPES has been created under an Act of Uttarakhand State Legislature notified vide Government of Uttarakhand Notification No. 830/Higher Education/2003-3(18)/2003 dated September 1, 2003. However, the Governor of Uttarakhand is the Visitor of the University and the Principal Secretary, Higher Education; Govt. of Uttarakhand is the “Representative” of the State Government on various Boards of the university.

Has UPES been approved by AICTE? Is there any such requirement? Under the AICTE Act and its subsequent Regulations, Universities established under a State or Central Act in accordance with Section 2(f) and 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, do not require AICTE approval. However, the Universities are only required to maintain AICTE norms and standards and require no prior approval of AICTE for starting Technical & Professional courses. This has also been clarified by the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgment in the case of Bharathidasan University v/s AICTE wherein the Court had ruled that: “it is not mandatory for a University, created under an Act, to seek & secure prior approval of the AICTE to start a department for imparting a course or program in technical education or a technical institution as an adjunct to the University itself to conduct technical courses of its choice & selection. The Bench also said that the definition of technical institution excludes from its purview a university, and when by definition a university is excluded from a technical insti

Is the University receiving financial assistance from any other sources? UPES is a self-funded University and does not receive any grant or financial assistance from the Uttarakhand State Government. The University is also not entitled to receive any financial assistance or grants from UGC or any other source funded by the Government of India.

Will the degree awarded by UPES carry emblem of UGC or any other body? The degrees awarded by the University do not bear the emblem of either UGC or any other body.

What is UPES placement track record? Does a public sector company insist on AICTE approval? The University has excellent placement track. The campus placements since inception have ranged between 75% to 98.3%. For details, visit As explained under Q1, the Universities do not require AICTE approval for starting technical courses. Generally, the Industry goes by the reputation and credibility of UPES while making campus recruitment.

Placements are done only through campus? Do these companies follow their normal recruitment process or have a specially designed format for UPES? Yes, placements are done through campus recruitment. The recruiting companies for campus placements follow their standard selection procedures.

Where are UPES courses offered? The University courses are offered at Dehradun (Uttarakhand)

What is the registration date of UPES MET? Registration for the exam has started and the last date to receive the filled application (OMR Form) is 5 March 2016 (Saturday).