Frequently asked Questions about CCE UPES


Accreditation and Regulatory Approvals

Is the University approved by UGC?

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) is maintained and recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956. The University Grants Commission (UGC), a statutory body of the Government of India established 1956 through an Act of Parliament, is the highest institution responsible for the coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of university education in India.

Is the University approved by DEB-UGC for it’s Distance Education Programs?

The University has been approved by Distance Education Bureau of UGC for its Distance Education Degree Programs - click here to view

Is the University accredited by NAAC and ranked in NIRF?

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) is accredited by NAAC and currently it has applied for fresh accreditation in Dec 2019.

The University is ranked in the band of 150-200 list of Universities and it’s School of Business is ranked 56 as per NIRF Ranking.

Is the University accredited by any other accredited body?

The University is a member of Association of Indian Universities :

Is the University accredited by International Bodies?

  1. The University is ranked 5 star by Global Ranking QS System on
  2. Ranked Best University in India and 4th in Asia for Energy Programs by CEO Magazine, 2017
  3. The University is member of International Association of Universities :



What programs are offered by your University?

The University offers MBA program in domain specialization and BBA in Aviation Management. In addition, offers short term Skilling Programs as Diploma or PGP

What is a Credit System?

The ‘Credit System’ is followed for all courses offered through distance education mode. The credit system is a systematic way of describing an educational program by allotting specific time to a particular subject. Each credit amounts to 30 hours of learning activities i.e., reading and comprehending the printed study material, attending counseling sessions, preparing assignments etc.

Is there any stipulated time to complete the programs?

As per guidelines there are min and max period to compete each program

  1. Min period to complete a Under Graduate program is 3 years and max 5 years
  2. Min period to complete a Post Graduate program is 2 years and max 4 years


Are short term Skilling Programs approved by UGC?

Short term skilling programs are not specifically approved by UGC. However, the same is it to be approved by Internal Statutory Body of the University. Please check the regulation of UGC on the same : (please check for recognition of Diploma or Certificates)


When are examinations held?

Main exams are held on June and Dec – 03rd to 13th with two slots on each day Supplementary exams are held on Mar and Sep – 03rd to 13th with two slots on each day.

When will the results be declared?

Results will be declared within 6 weeks after the examination.

What is Re-registration?

A student doing a course through distance education has to register himself/herself for each semester to become eligible to appear for the university examinations. The terms ‘fresh registration’ and ‘re-registration’ are explained below:

Fresh admission or registration – new candidates seeking admission are required to fill up fresh admission or registration form.

Re-registration – existing students who get promoted to higher semesters have to re-register at the beginning of a session and it is termed as re-registration. Re-registration to the higher semester is mandatory to become eligible to appear for the university examination for existing students.

What is Re-sitting?

If a student fails to clear any of the paper(s) or all subjects of a semester, he/she has to re-appear for the relevant paper(s) or semester by applying and filling up the re-sitting form along with relevant examination fee. The form will be made available at least three months before the university examinations along with necessary instructions.


Are the students of distance education invited for Convocation?

The university holds its convocation once in a year. Every student who have successfully completed their degree program requirement whether in regular, part time or distance mode are invited to convocation ceremony

Medal winners of distance education programs are awarded by Chief Guest while rest students are handed over their degree and marksheet by Head of Centre for Continuing Education.

How to collect degree and marksheet if unable to attend the Convocation?

Student can collect their degree and marksheet from University campus or any of designated University offices in person or thru authorized person with a signed copy of authorization in prescribed format. You can find out of our University offices at contact us section of this website


When do the Admissions happen?

For Degree Programs there are two admission sessions in a year – Jan and July. Prospectus and applications can be obtained from the university office or from the website. Note: Admission will be granted only to those candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria.

What are some of the reasons that may lead to rejection of an application?

Applications shall be rejected without assigning any reasons for the following reasons:

  • Incomplete application form.
  • Incomplete documents as required for respective program to proof eligibility.
  • Not completing the application process within the stipulated time .
  • Non-payment of requisite semester fees within the stipulated time

Is there any provision to pursue more than one course at a time?

As per regulations a student cannot pursue two-degree programs simultaneously. However, one can pursue short term programs along with their degree program.

Any support or process of attending Pre-Admission Counseling?

All students who apply or show interest for any of our programs are given detailed counselling in person or on phone by our Academic Counsellors. Also, a live webinar is conducted by faculty of respective program where student can ask their queries and seek any clarification about the program

Student Support

How do reach out in case of any help needed?

We have 24x7 support available to reach out to us

  • Help Desk: Please raise a ticket on our Help Desk The support team will reach out within one working day
  • Program Manager Contact: The list of phone numbers of program manager is available in “contact us” section of this website. You can reach them during office hours from Mon to Fri. Rest days or time please drop a WhatsApp message to reach you later

Can we reach faculty members other than weekend live classes?

Yes, you can book time slot with respective faculty member by raising a ticket in the Help Desk or requesting your program manager. Faculty members can be reached all days except Mondays