University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)

About UPES


Established in 2003 through the UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand, UPES is a UGC-recognized university and has been accredited grade 'A' by NAAC.

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Education, has ranked UPES School of Law among the top 25 institutions in law and ranked among top 100 universities to study in India.

The university has received 5-Stars for Employability (placements), Academic Development, Program Strength and Campus Facilities and, 4-Stars for overall teaching by globally acclaimed QS Rating.

UPES offers industry-aligned and specialized 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. Given its industry-oriented programs and emphasis on holistic development, UPES graduates are a preferred choice for recruiters, ensuring a track record of 90% + placements over the last few years.

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Prof. (Dr.) Vijay. K. Singh, Dean School of Law, UPES

Dr. Vijay is a seasoned professional with a great legacy behind him. Before joining UPES, he was heading the School of Corporate Law for three years as Associate Professor in Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), a think-tank and capacity-building institute under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.

Prior to joining IICA, he worked with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) as Deputy Director (Law). During this stint for about five years with the regulator, he worked in the Legal Division and had been actively involved with the capacity building and advocacy activities of the commission including international cooperation.

He is an invited resource person for courses on competition law and policy, international trade laws and corporate affairs in institutions of repute. He is a Life Member of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), the International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR) and the Indian Law Institute (ILI).

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Courses and Seat Intake Offered
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) – 240 seats
  • B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) – 180 seats
  • B.Com LL.B (Hons.) – 60 seats
  • B.A (Legal Studies) – 30 seats
  • Bachelor of Law (LL. B) – 30 seats
  • Master of Law (LL.M) – 40 seats
Fees Structure
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) - ₹3,40,000/- p.a
  • B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) - ₹3,24,000/- p.a
  • B.Com LL.B (Hons.) - ₹ 3,24,000/- p.a
  • B.A (Legal Studies) - ₹ 1,50,000/- p.a
  • LL.B (3 years) - ₹ 3,56,000/- p.a
  • LL.M - ₹ 2,46,000/- p.a
Admission Process
  • Selection Criteria: LSAT—India, CLAT, ULSAT
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Candidates with minimum 50% marks in Higher & Senior Secondary (10th & 12th) and LSAT-India Percentile of 60 or above /CLAT AIR up to 15000 will be exempted from ULSAT and will be invited directly for Group Discussion and Interview.
    • Minimum 50% Marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) followed by Group Discussion and Interview only of students who have qualified ULSAT

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Scholarship and Financial Aid offered

Up to 100% merit scholarship, 50% reserved for girl students

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Faculty Profile

Total number of Faculty appointed full-time- 60

Visiting Faculty- 30

Facility and Infrastructure

Moot court room, library, Hostels, Auditorium, Gym, Basketball court, Sports Ground

Partnership's and its purpose

UPES, is the first Indian university to enter a tie-up with The University of Law, one of the UK’s most established providers of legal education.

The collaboration include –

  • Student and Faculty Exchange programme
  • Online Modules
  • Research Collaboration
  • Collaborative seminars


School of Law, UPES, has industry collaboration with Surana & Surana International Attorneys

Trainings and Placements offered
  • UPES overall placement for session 2020-21 was 94%
  • UPES offers placement assistance upto 5 years after graduation
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