University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

UPES - School of Design Studies located at Dehradun, is a part of University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun. UPES, established in 2003, is recognized for its significant contribution to domain focused education in Energy, Infrastructure, Transportation and Application IT sectors. 

UPES School of Design Studies (SoDS) offers a diverse range of programs which enable students to strive to create what has not been imagined before. Some of the salient features of SoDS-UPES is as follows;

  1. Software like Alias Automotive, Rhino, Adobe suite, CoralDraw, Catia, AutoCAD etc
  2. 3D Printer
  3. State of the art design studios at SoDS offers the right blend of real life learning and theoretical design fundamentals
  4. Accomplished faculty from various IITs and NID with enriching experience in academics and industry
  5. Wood/ Plastics/ Metal/ Clay/ POP/ Paint/ Photo studios for practical work
  6. Vacuum forming machine and spray painting booth
  7. All the raw materials for model making
  8. World class infrastructure in terms of building space, laboratories, design studios, high end computer workstations for each student,
  9. Well stocked Library and excellent amenities. 

Programs Offered

  • Graduate Programs
    Bachelors of Design (B. Des) in
    Industrial Design / Transportation Design / Digital Design 
  • Post Graduate Program (M. Des)
    Master of Design (M.Des.)
    Transportation Design / Industrial Design / Interaction Design

Important Dates:

Master of Design (M.Des)                

Date of Exam (UPESDAT Test for M.Des)

Last Date to Apply

15-16 Feb 2017

10 Feb 2017

28 April 2017

21 April 2017

Candidates having valid CEED 2016 or 2017 score will be exempted from UPESDAT examination and will be invited directly for Personal Interview and presentation on the work portfolio 

Bachelor of Design (B.Des)

Name of Program

Name of Test

Date of Test

Last Date to register

B. Des

UPES-DAT for B.Des

12-15 April, 2017

4th April’17


Date of interview and portfolio presentation for B.Des will be announced on UPES website in the 2nd week of April 2017.

Cost of Application Form: Rs. 1850/- Online. 

Eligibility for UG & PG:

Bachelors of Design (B. Des)
For Examination Pathway:

  • Must have scored at least 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)
  • UPES-DAT test
  • Presentation of Portfolio and Interview

For Non Examination Pathway:

  • Board Merit: Must have scored at least 65% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 65% aggregate at Senior Secondary level (12th class)


  • JEE Mains 2017/UCEED 2017 Merit: Must have scored at least 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and valid JEE Main 2017/ UCEED 2017 scores.
  • Presentation of Portfolio and Interview

Masters in Design (M. Des)

  • Minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary Level (10th & 12th)
  • Tech / BE in any discipline / B.Des./ B. Arch / BFA 4 years with minimum 50% marks.
  • Valid CEED 2016/2017 scores or qualified UPES Exam (UPESDAT for M.Des).
  • Presentation of Portfolio and Interview


The last year (2016) batch of 19 students s (10 in M. Des, Industrial Design and 9 in M. Des, Transportation Design) did their Final Internship Projects at Surewin – Indore, Ampere – Coimbatore, BEML, Mysore, Infoedge, Noida, Lokus Design, Pune, Spacewood – Nagpur, Tata Elxsi, Bangalore, TI Cycles, Chennai, General Motors, Bangalore, Fenoplast, Hyderabad, Nexus Design, Delhi, Dhama Innovations Pvt Ltd., Invent India, Ahmedabad, Desmania Design, Delhi 

They received their final placements at 15 eminent Design Houses & Industries such as

Industrial Design:

  • IT firms - Infoedge, Gurgaon,
  • Product firms - Skanray, Mysore
  • Retail Design Firms – AG Concept, Mumbai
  • Design Houses – Invent India, Ahmedabad, Design Directions – Pune, Elephant Design, Pune,

Think Design, Gurgaon

  • Govt. Organizations - Indian Institute of Packaging

Transportation Design:

  • TI Cycles - Chennai,
  • Advandes Designs, Pune
  • General Motors, Bangalore
  • JVL, Kurukshetra
  • Elephant Design, Pune
  • Escorts Agri Machineries, Faridabad
  • Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles, 

Special Achievements:

Mr Bharath Arunachalam, M Des (Industrial Design) has bagged a six month paid internship with Autodesk. He had worked with Autodesk Product Develop Team at Pune, on Autodesk Fusion 360 and Product Design Workflow.

Mr. Prateek Arya M. Des (Transportation Design) & Mr. Sai Sharan B. Des (Transportation Design) have been selected in top ten for SIAM automotive design project and are working for Enormous/Personal mobility vehicles (cars) 3D model .

Mr. Vignesh Vasukuttan M.Des (Transportation Design) has participated in International Train Design Contest on “Design of Future High-speed Train”, “Green Railway Transportation” in CHINA with full financial support from the Organizers.

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CAMPUS: UPES School of Design Studies, Energy Acres, PO Bidholi, via Prem Nagar, Dehradun 248007