UPES grabs top position at global aerospace competition CanSAT 2017
Harshita Das, 30 Jun 2017, #UPES Dehradun

Astral, a team from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun proved their mettle to bag the first position at global aerospace competition, CanSat 2017 held in Texas. Astral, a 23-member multi-domain team with students from Aerospace Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Material Science Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering and Design Studies competed against 39 other teams from across world in the finals. The teams included Princeton University, University of Manchester, University of Alabama, VIT University and National Aviation Academy.


Astral has been participating in CanSat competition, an annual design-build-fly competition with space related themes organized by American Astronautical Society (AAS) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) since 2013. The UPES team won the competition under the guidance of Dr. Ugur Guven and Prof. Zozimus Labana and support from School of Design Studies at UPES that helped them design and fabricate a payload with a re-entry container that simulates the process of a science probe traveling through a planetary atmosphere while collecting relevant data.


Talking about Astral’s achievement to reach the ace position in just five years, Dr. Ugur Guven, Professor – Aerospace Department (UPES) and Advisory Council Member at UN Center for Space Science and Space Technology Education in Asia Pacific said, “UPES students winning CanSat 2017 is a matter of great pride for us and the country as it signifies India’s importance in the future of space technology. It parallels the recent successes of the Indian space program and prepares students for the role they will have to play when they eventually join the booming aerospace sector.”


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about upes dehradun for cse btech course

Bhaskar Nakkina Student Expert 16th Nov, 2019


University of Petroleum and Energy Studies offers Btech Course in various Specialisations. To get admission in UPSE CSE stream one must have passed 10+2 from a recognised Board of University with minimum 50% of marks And also kne should get a valid score in UPESEAT or JEE Mains.


I am pursuing my grad. in Bcom(hons) Llb 3 rd year from UPES dehradun. I want to do Company Secretary course is it the right time for it? Secondly is Llb with CS going to help me get a good well paid job?

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what is the highest package by UPES for b.tech student ?

Hello Rishi Garg

The college has a great placement cell. MNCs like amazon provides internships at the end of every year.

The highest package offered was 31 lakhs by weatherford drilling international to a M.tech.

The average packages offered are mentioned below fieldwise:

  • Petroleum-4.5 lakh
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Difference between upstream and gas..

Mahaveer Reddy Student Expert 14th Sep, 2019

Dear aspirant,

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