Never too late to go a degree higher! Lateral entry at UPES
Our strong industry connect, our constant strive to innovate, our strong academic partnerships, and our continuous focus on digitization of education is what forms the core of the UPES advantage
After a fruitful admission cycle, and having welcomed our #ResilientClassof2020 with Pre-Semester Learning, we’re gearing up to settle into semester learning at UPES. Pre-Semester Learning in different schools of UPES featured a unique mix of scintillating sessions, immersive workshops, CEO Talks, Industry Samwad, and other interactive sessions that not only provided a strong foundation for students at the beginning of their academic journeys, but also introduced us to them to the idea of their UPES advantage.
Pre-Semester Learning is one of the many innovations that UPES is pioneering to improve the academic framework and experience of students. Our strong industry connect, our constant strive to innovate, our strong academic partnerships, and our continuous focus on digitization of education is what forms the core of the UPES advantage. Even though our regular admissions season is coming to a close, the UPES advantage is still within grasp of prospective students. We’re proud to announce the lateral entry program for students who still wish to pursue their dream. Here are some of the major questions we are asked about the Lateral entry program –
What is this program?
The lateral entry program offers students direct entry into the 3rd Semester of education, and they will be required to complete the program in 3 years.
Who is eligible for the Lateral Entry program?
The program is open to students who have completed a 3 year diploma in any branch of engineering, after their 10+ school education, and has a minimum of 60% aggregate in Math and Science, in one sitting, from any recognized state board of technical learning.
What is the admission process and How will the stream and courses be allotted?
The courses will be allotted based on the principle of compatibility with respect to their education background. This is done to ensure that there is a strong synchronization with the stream chosen by the candidate in their diploma. The number of seats available is variable and will be notified on our website, the total number of seats not exceeding 10% of the total strength of the batch.
The process starts with the notification on the UPES website about the number of seats available, post which applications will be invited on email/online mode. The candidates will then be evaluated through a test-cum-interview, in which the test will have 80% weightage and the interview will have 20% weightage. The selected candidates will be notified via email.
What other things should students know?
The Lateral entry program is extremely helpful to students who have completed 3 years of diploma and don’t want to waste a year. This gives students the opportunity to supersede the first year and join the job market a year sooner than regular engineering admissions.
At UPES, we take special care to ensure that no student is left behind. In order to ensure that lateral entry students are at par with regular admission students and can perform well in the UPES ecosystem, we will also have a special course for Lateral entry students to make up for any lack in technical or communication skills.
Why should I choose Lateral Entry at UPES?
As mentioned above, UPES offers a distinct, measurable advantage, that can be judged by the response of the #ResilientClassof2020 to our Pre-Semester Learning sessions. In addition to that, here are some additional advantages that students can experience exclusively at UPES.
- Engineering Plus: Take your education a degree higher with Engineering Plus. To make up for the challenges faced by students in engineering, and be ahead of the curve in terms of preparing students for the modern workforce, we have launched an upgrade to traditional engineering education. Engineering Plus offers students an additional specialization in some of the latest technologies that have revolutionized industries: Blockchain, Data Analytics, Internet of Things, ML, AI, and automations. Students can also select a business minor to polish their entrepreneurial skills.
- Shakti: At UPES, we understand that the first step to shattering the glass ceiling is to reform education. That’s why, we’re offering a 25% Shakti scholarship on tuition fee for the entire course duration to all girl students. In addition, women at UPES will also have access to specialized training modules aimed at overcoming systematic disadvantages, building confidence, leadership skills, and honing entrepreneurial spirit.
- The Campus: This is your unique opportunity to attend college in a pristine campus nestled comfortably in the magnificent foothills of the Himalayas. With the warm inspiration of the mountain sunset, and the invigorating impact of the clean air, this is perhaps the most picturesque and conducive environment as you begin your journey of discovering your greatness.
- Industry Connect and Placement Rate: Despite the pandemic slowing down the world economy, UPES has succeeded in maintaining its placement rate of 94%, placing over 2200+ students in global leaders of industry such as Samsung, Accenture, Amazon, Samsung, and many more. We achieve this feat by enmeshing a strong industry connect in the very fabric of our education. At UPES we feature courses that are co-developed, co-certified, and co-created with industry partners. This level of partnership builds trust for our programs within industry, and lends a strong credibility for our education.
We’re sure that the pandemic has been disruptive to your careers and goals. However, at UPES, we’re taking immense care to ensure that students can get back on track to follow their dreams as soon as possible. This year, we’re proud of our efforts to introduce e-internships and workshops to all students who couldn’t attend physical internships. From international exposure, to study abroad programs, to national and international level conferences, hackathons, and events, the possibilities for students are endless at UPES. So come, be a part of the UPES advantage. For more information, visit upes.ac.in.