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About 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 with 88 courses, 400 faculty members and over 7500 students in Engineering, Law and Management. Located within the lush UPES campus at Dehradun, SoDS has the unique advantage of being exposed to various other domains which have flourished with design interventions.

Design education at SoDS is exciting and stimulating, full of promise and new discoveries. It comprises strategies for problem-solving through an understanding of people, society, technology and environment, focusing upon finding the correct problem before rushing to a solution. It is a thrilling process and calls upon the arts and humanities, social, physical, and biological sciences, engineering and business. Laced with state-of-the-art infrastructure and accomplished faculty from various IITs and NID with enriching experience in academics and industry, UPES ? SoDS eyes at becoming the top ranking Design School in the Country.

The methodology adopted by SoDS includes learning through free hand sketches, computer aided design (using Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Alias Design, Sketchbook Designer, RHINO 3D etc.) various studio workshops (Metal, Plastic, Automotive Clay, Wood, Paint etc.), visiting lectures, practical hands-on working with the materials (understanding various Colors, Materials, Finish etc.), thus providing student a holistic environment to develop into industry ? ready professionals.

Reasons to Join SoDS

  • Faculty with qualifications from some of the best design institutes in India and abroad and having right blend of academic, consultancy and practical experience in varied industries
  • World class infrastructure in terms of building space, laboratories, design studios, high end computer workstations for each student
  • Dedicated placement team with a proven track record of over 6600 plus placements in over more than 500 reputed companies.

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