UPES School of Design

P.O. Bidholi Via-Prem Nagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India - 248007


University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), School of Design was established in 2003 via the UPES Act 2003, of the Uttarkhand State Legislature. It is a private institute, recognized by UGC and accredited by B grade by NAAC. It is considered one of the best private design institutes in Uttarakhand boasting tie-ups with Pixel Galaxy. Besides, the institute is also certified by various national and international bodies like DSIR, IACBE, AIU, etc.

The faculty of the institute is top-notch selections from the design industry and academy. The learning environment created and provided by them follows an interactive path of connection with students. Besides, the institute also arranges collaborative seminars and lectures by faculty of foreign Universities. All these along with modern and creative teaching ways help in the holistic development of the students. Hence, it facilitates the students to explore, experience, and come up with innovative design solutions for every encountered problem.


Name of the InstituteIIRF Ranking 2023
UPES School of Design, Dehradun # 25

Courses Offered

Education at the university is made possible via the choice of courses offered by the institute. Courses falling under the category of UG, PG, etc are offered by the institute. All these courses are unique and are of certain specializations. Pursuing any of these courses is a matter of chance with merit. The list of all the offered courses is as follows:


UG Programs

B. Des. in Product
B. Des. in Animations and VFX
B. Des. in Graphic
B. Des. in Interaction
B. Des. in Interior and Retail Space
B. Des. in Lifestyle and accessory
B. Des. in Transportation and mobility


PG Programs

M. Des. in Fashion
M. Des. in Product
M. Des. in Graphic
M. Des. in Interaction
M. Des. in Transportation and mobility
M. PlanM. Plan

Course Highlights

  • Smart classrooms enabled with high-speed internet connectivity are provided by the institute.
  • A compulsory project with a summer internship opportunity is offered to the candidates.
  • Workshops, seminars, and guest lectures in collaboration with industry partners are organized by the institute.
  • Full access to fully functional libraries, labs, and studios is provided to help students learn and understand practically.

Admission Process

The courses offered by the institute are all unique and special, so the procedure to get admission under any course is also strict. The application process is an online procedure conducted via the official college website. The students willing to secure a seat are required to fill up the application form. Following the form fill up, for the UG courses (B. Des.) the students are marked based on their JEE Main/ UCEED or UPED DAT scores. The UPES DAT exam is conducted by the institute itself for those candidates who couldn’t attempt or score well in JEE Main or UCEED. Following this, the selected students need to sit for Group discussions and Personal interviews. Based on scores obtained, the final merit list is prepared and the admission process follows for the qualifying candidates.

Results and Cut-off

To start with the admission process, the candidate needs to fulfil the required eligibility for form filling. The eligibility criteria start with the higher secondary examination scores of the candidate where a decent percentage is a must. Higher secondary scores are evaluated for all levels of course admission. Following the clearance of the eligibility criteria, the candidate needs to clear the needed screens. Based on the scores of each screening test and the higher secondary exam, a final merit list is prepared. Based on the list, seats are offered to eligible candidates.   


Placements at UPES campus get special attraction due to its high placement records of all other design institutes and the quality of students and environments it provides. The institute boasts a robust and successful career service department and maintains healthy relations with industries. This connection aims to ensure the proper exposure of students and thus an easy and successful recruitment process. The college also provides unique 5-year placement assistance to its students. Besides placements, summer internships are also provided for students with compulsion. These special internships comprehend and develop the students’ career interests and allow the students to work with prospective employers and potentially secure a job. Some of the leading recruitment companies that visit the campus are as follows:

  • HCL
  • Samsung
  • Honeywell
  • HP
  • Xebia
  • Panasonic
  • PWC
  • Adani
  • Vedanta
  • Jindal Steel and powers
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Amazon
  • Flipkart
  • Cisco
  • Bosch

Alumni Network

The alumni of the institute provide the best testimonials reviewing the institute to be so great and supportive. They stay in connection with the students and campus every time they need. Besides this, the college supports alumni in all aspects of professional life. Instead, to help the alumni the campus also announced this year Uconnect which works to support the alumni in various sectors of life. Additionally, to help its alumni provide, the institute offers them a special kind of tele-counselling support via professionals. The best part provided by the college for the alumni network is the confidential online counselling and suggestions platform to help them in their time of need.

Campus Facilities

The well-designed campus and facilities of UPES, design school include features that overall lead to the overall growth of the candidate. The major facility of these includes the furnished, safe, and maintained hostels of the institute. Besides, the entire campus is wi-fi connected which ensures the proper learning of candidates.

The campus of UPES, Design School runs with the belief to impart hands-on practical experience to its students. For facilitating these ideas, the institute provides halls, auditoriums, computing centres, and moot court setups with multi-dimensional art studios. These studios present on the campus are all equipped with modern 3D printing and laser cutting machines.

In addition to the above-mentioned features, the candidates are provided with proper industry exposure. This industry exposure gets equipped with activities from the institutes’ top collaborative organizations. With assistance from these organizations seminars, industrial visits, and a variety of workshops are organized. Additionally, to promote the overall development of the students, fests consisting of all types of events are arranged at the institute.

IIRF Ranking

Placement Performance (PP)

Teaching Learning Resources & Pedagogy (TLRP)

Research (Volume, Income and Reputation)

Industry Income And Integration

Placement Strategies & Support (PSS)

Future Orientation (FO)

External Perception & International Outlook (EPIO)

Select Ranking:



Top 40 Design Schools (Private)

Key Stats

Yes Scholarship Availability
Excellent Research Perspective