UPES -School of Design Studies

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

School of Design Studies, UPES provides creative design courses that help students understand and master visual design aspects of transportation, industrial and product development and build a successful career in the industry of their choice.

Innovation and creative zeal is encouraged at UPES and this is precisely why it is the “University of Choice” for students opting for sector specific education. SoDS is an ideal platform for acquiring design skills to meet the demands of the future and make way to top national and international companies.

The school offers programs in B.Des, M.Des in Transportation Design, M.Des in Industrial Design, M.Des in Product Design and M.Des in Interior Design.

Under Graduate

  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design Arts)


Minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th& 12th)
Minimum 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level 12thclass


UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPESDAT) followed by Personal Interview and presentation on the work portfolio
UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPESEAT) followed by Centralized counseling for selected candidates
Through Board Merit (Minimum 80% in 10th & 12th and minimum 80% in PCM in 12th) / JEE Mains Score (Minimum 50% in 10th & 12th and minimum 50% in PCM in 12th)


Post Graduate

  • M.Des Industrial Design
  • M.Des Interaction Design
  • M.Des Product Design
  • M.Des Transportation Design


  • Minimum 50% marks at Higher& Senior Secondary Level (10th& 12th)
  • B. Tech / BE in any discipline / B. Arch / BFA 4 years / B. Des / Interior Design / Applied Arts with minimum 50% marks


  • Valid CEED 2014 or 2015 score or Valid UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPES – DAT) score
  • Personal Interview and presentation on the work portfolio


How to Apply

You can purchase the UPES Prospectus & Application form Online / by sending Demand Draft / by Cash.
  • By Demand Draft: Candidates can purchase the UPES Prospectus & Application Form by sending a demand draft of Rs.1,850 in favour of "UPES Fee Account", payable at New Delhi to "University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Enrolment Office, 210, 2ndFloor, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III, New Delhi 110020."
  • By Cash: Candidates can purchase UPES Prospectus & Application on a cash payment of Rs.1,750 from admission counters at Ahmedabad / Chandigarh / Cochin / Coimbatore / Delhi / Dehradun / Hyderabad / Kolkata / Mumbai.
  • By Online: Candidates can apply for UPES Prospectus & Application Online for Rs.1,850. upes.ac.in