New Delhi, September, 2016: Globally renowned higher education analysts QS, has given 5 star ratings for employability and campus facilities to UPES. UPES, with overall 3 Stars, is currently the only Indian education institution with live QS Star Ratings.
The Dehradun based private university, widely acknowledged for its unique and innovative courses, has taken the pole position for having a robust employability ecosystem of placements and career service support for students. Over 300 companies visited the campus this year, hiring over 1200 students from the University.
"UPES is proud to be rated 5 Stars for placements and campus facilities and 4 Stars for teaching, a global recognition that clearly reflects our commitment towards our students," said Utpal Ghosh, CEO and President, UPES, while commenting on the developments.
"QS is an international benchmarking measure in higher education and we are excited to be the only Indian University currently to be QS Rated and join the league of some of the best international universities" he underlined.
The QS Stars ratings system is a new international standard identifying excellence and diversity among the world's universities. The rating system evaluates universities against a range of important performance indicators based on a rating method. Unlike QS Rankings, QS Star Ratings are not dependent on the performance of other institutions and include thorough evaluation of specialist components that may not be easily included in rankings.
EMPLOYABILITY - 5 Stars
QS Stars ratings system recognizes that graduate employability encompasses more than academic strength, focusing on 'work‐readiness' ‐ the ability to work effectively in a multi‐cultural team, to deliver presentations, to manage people and projects. 5 Stars rating on employability reflects University's strong performance on key indicators like Employer reputation, Campus employer presence, Graduate employment rate and Careers service support.
FACILITIES - 5 Stars
The Facilities category talks about the physical infrastructure of a university, providing students with some insight into the environment they can expect for their university experience. UPES has received 5 Stars basis key parameters like sporting facilities, student's accommodation, IT infrastructure, library facilities, medical facilities and student societies.
TEACHING - 4 Stars
QS Stars ratings system recognizes that a key role of a university is to nurture tomorrow's finest minds, inspiring the next generation of potential research academics. UPES has been rated 4 Stars on key indicators like students' satisfaction with teaching, overall student satisfaction and faculty student ratio.
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) was established in the year 2003 through UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand. UPES is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 and accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). UPES offers 87 graduate and post graduate courses in the high-growth sectors like oil and gas, power, infrastructure, information technology, transportation, electronics, high technology, design, business, planning and architecture, public policy, legal studies and more. BBA, MBA, B Tech, M Tech, B Des, M Des, LLB, LLM, B Plan, M Plan, MA and many more are offered under these schools and colleges.
Because of its multi disciplinary courses, UPES graduates are a preferred choice for the companies. UPES has maintained a consistent placement track record of 85% placements year on year. This demonstrates UPES' commitment, quality of students, and the holistic approach of its dedicated faculty.