Dear All,

Apologies for the delay in publishing the next “not so ordinary” college; it’s all in the spirit of a robust audit. So here it is: the next “not so ordinary” college is University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun, popularly known as UPES.

UPES offers specialized MBA Programs in 10 industry oriented courses such as Oil &Gas, Energy Trading, Port& Shipping, Power, Aviation etc. The UPES MBA 2 year program fee is Rs. 8.38 lacs (This includes tuition, industrial tour charges, alumni fee, PDP fee and computing fee).The hostel expenses are an additional Rs.90,000/year (Rs.10,000/- is a refundable security deposit).

UPES provided CL with complete placement details of 238 students (across all 10 programs) passing out from UPES in 2013 for audit. I am listing down here the key offtakes from the placement data program wise. This should enable you to take a decision on UPES:

  • The Oil & Gas Management Graduates seem to be the pick of the corporates. The average CTC for students completing this course was Rs. 5.3 lacs/annum with the highest CTC for 2013 being Rs.10 lacs/ annum
  • The Energy Trading course saw one overseas placement and an average CTC on offer of Rs 4.02 lacs.
  • Among the students specializing in Aviation Management, Power Management, Port & Shipping Management, Infrastructure Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and International Business, 50% of students were placed with a CTC of Rs 3 lacs or above.
  • Some of the major recruiters are Air India, Accenture, Global Data, GREKA Drilling, Infosys Technologies, L& T Infotech etc.

Selection Process
UPES accepts CAT 2013 / XAT 2014 / CMAT /MAT /GMAT and UPES MET (autonomous entrance exam held by UPES) scores for admissions to all its MBA programs.

The cut off for UPES, Dehradun is 70%ile in CAT’13/XAT’14, 75%ile in MAT and a minimum score of 550 in GMAT. All students meeting the cut off and having minimum 50% marks in X, XII and graduation will be invited for second stage selection process.

The second stage process will be conducted in Delhi, Hyderabad, Dehradun, Kolkata, Mumbai and Kochi.The second stage process includes GD/PI rounds.

The Application Deadline to apply to UPES through your CAT / XAT / CMAT/MAT & GMAT scores is 30th April, ’14.

All the best
Niharika Mittal