UPES has launched a new scholarship initiative ‘Shakti’. This initiative allows all girl students enrolling in the university for a 25% scholarship on tuition fees from the academic year 2020 onward. The scholarship will apply to the entire program duration for all undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The initiative aims at accelerating a women’s journey from the classroom to the boardroom.
Beyond the scholarship, UPES has been also working towards empowering women of all age groups through its CSR wing. It has undertaken several initiatives that help women focus on their development through formal education, skill training, and personality grooming.
The Shakti initiative trains women in adaptive skills, business and professional communication, emotional intelligence, and team management. Five modules, each meticulously designed for holistic development, cover areas of personal assessment, leadership training, and personal branding.
A few of the Shakti graduates are Surabhi Sharma (IndiGo), Rashika Srivastava (Rcube Healthcare), Shivangi Jain (Empeeps), Monika Sharma (School of Engineering), Yukti Mahi Bawa (School of Law), and Shubhangi Verma (School of Business).
UPES has declared 2020 as the ‘Year of Women Empowerment,’ and is committed to providing world-class, industry-ready education and an inclusive social and academic environment that inspires girls to strive for their ambitions, lead by example, and break the glass ceiling.
UPES offers industry-aligned learning management system, Engineering+, Coursera, advanced labs, learned faculty, international exposure, and top-notch recruiters. With over 150 specializations taught in the eight schools of UPES, students can easily opt for the course of their choice.
The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) was established in 2003 through UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand. It is Asia’s first core sector university and is the first Indian institution to offer 79 graduate and postgraduate programs across 14 core sectors like oil and gas, power, infrastructure, information technology, transportation, electronics, high technology, design, business, planning and architecture, public policy and legal studies.