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University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) introduces policy to encourage entrepreneurship

Source | The Economic Times

MUMBAI: University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) has introduced a new placement policy to support students who wish to pursue entrepreneurship. Under this policy UPES will provide placement support to them even after two years of graduating in case they choose to find a job.

In another initiative, UPES is opening up experience zones by end of March 2017 at three locations in Delhi/NCR to help youngsters take informed decisions when it comes to choosing the right educational courses.

UPES counsellors will be available at these centres to guide them. The University will soon open UPES experience zones in Tier 2, Tier 3 cities as well as students there have limited access to information and need the right counselling.

UPES offers specialised programmes in high-growth sectors like oil & gas, power, infrastructure, IT, design, planning & architecture, public policy, legal studies and more.

These programmes have been carefully designed keeping in mind sector-specific present and future requirements. To ensure that courses offered are completely aligned with what actually the industry demands, UPES has academic collaborations with leading global organisations like IBM, Xebia IT Architects, L&T.

“With the new placement policy in place, we urge our students to follow their entrepreneurial dreams by giving them a choice to return to their alma mater for placement support,” said Utpal Ghosh, President and CEO, UPES, in a statement.

“UPES already has an incubation centre at campus that provides end-to-end assistance and guidance to students who want to do something of their own. We encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in our students as it is not just about running a successful business; entrepreneurial skills are required if you are in a job or even in day-to-day life,” he added.

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