UPES Dehradun, a leading multi-disciplinary university has announced new sports scholarships and freeships for the academic year 2022-23, to make quality education and career pathways accessible to meritorious individuals. The announcement of 50 sports scholarships under Project Vijaya and 50 freeships for underprivileged students under Project Jyoti was made at an event held in the university campus amidst the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand – Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami and Shri Sahdev Singh Pundir, MLA, Sahaspur. They were joined by Vice Chancellor Dr Sunil Rai, Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr Ram Sharma, Registrar Mr. Manish Madaan, Dr Gurvinder Virk, Dean, School of Engineering, Dr Vijay Singh, Dean, School of Law and Dr Nalin Mehta, Dean, School of Modern Media along with the academic and management teams of UPES.
UPES Centre for Culture & Arts in collaboration with Indira Gandhi Centre for Culture and Arts and UPES Centre for Indian Knowledge were also launched during the event.
Speaking at the launch of the scholarships and centres of culture and knowledge, Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, CM, Uttarakhand said, “Education has always been very close to my heart, and I congratulate UPES for announcing new scholarships that will help more students get access to education.” Applauding UPES for its robust industry collaborations, state-of-the-art infrastructure, runway incubation program and modern learning practices, he added, “UPES has been taking several steps towards the holistic development and the betterment of students and such initiatives will always have the support of the government.”
Commenting on the new scholarships, Dr Sunil Rai, Vice Chancellor, UPES said, “As a University of Tomorrow we stand on six strong pillars, one of which is ‘Purpose’. Driving the purpose of education for all, UPES has added these two new scholarships to the existing ones. We provide a range of scholarships based on merit, for girl students, to the underprivileged, to sports people and more because we believe that every student is competent and deserves access to quality education and financial worries should not stop them from chasing their dreams. It is a privilege for us to announce Project Vijaya and Project Jyoti in the presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand”.
“I would like to congratulate the Uttarakhand government for completing 100 days and initiating visionary plans that will bring immense prosperity to the state”.
Project Vijaya-UPES Sports Scholarships:
Taking the lead in making ‘sports’ an inclusive part of the academic curriculum and to develop a sports culture within the university, UPES has introduced scholarships for talented sports people. There will be a total of 50 seats allotted for the following sports- Cricket, Football, Athletics, Basketball, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Shooting and Chess.
Applicable only on the tuition fee, the scholarship will range from 35% to 100% depending on the number of achievements and the national and international sports representation by the candidate. Apart from the academic eligibility, the scholarship is applicable if the student continues the sport as part of the UPES team.
Project Jyoti- UPES Freeships:
Providing an opportunity to students from economically weaker sections of the society to continue with their higher education, UPES has launched freeships. The scholarship will be provided on both the tuition fee and hostel fee. There will be total of 50 freeships in various UG and PG programs.
Besides the sports scholarships and freeships, UPES also offers 100% merit scholarship, 50% of which is reserved for female students, 33% Domicile Scholarship to students who are residents of Uttarakhand and Digital Innovation Scholarship funded by Meta to select students on all the undergraduate programs of School of Modern Media.
For more information please visit: https://www.upes.ac.in/scholarships