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UPES gets top recognition for employability from globally renowned QS Star Ratings

Updated: Sep 22, 2016 17:15 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 22 (ANI): Globally renowned higher education analysts QS, has given five star ratings for employability and campus facilities to UPES.

UPES, with overall three Stars, is currently the only Indian education institution with live QS Star Ratings.

The Dehradun based private university, widely acknowledged for its unique and innovative courses, has taken the pole position for having a robust employability ecosystem for students. It has also scored full points in the career service support. Over 300 companies visited the campus this year, hiring over 1200 students from the University.

"UPES is proud to be rated five Stars for placements and campus facilities and four stars for teaching, a global recognition that clearly reflects our commitment towards our students," said CEO and President UPES, Utpal Ghosh.

"QS is an international benchmarking measure in higher education and we are excited to be the only Indian University currently to be QS Rated and join the league of some of the best international universities," he underlined.

The QS Stars ratings system is a new international standard identifying excellence and diversity among the world's universities. The rating system evaluates universities against a range of important performance indicators based on a rating method. Unlike QS Rankings, QS Star Ratings are not dependent on the performance of other institutions and include thorough evaluation of specialist components that may not be easily included in rankings.

Employability: Five Stars

QS Stars ratings system recognizes that graduate employability encompasses more than academic strength, focusing on 'work-readiness' - the ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural team, to deliver presentations, to manage people and projects. Five Stars rating on employability reflects University's strong performance on key indicators like Employer reputation / Campus employer presence, Graduate employment rate and Careers service support.

Facilities: Five Stars

The facilities category talks about the physical infrastructure of a university, providing students with some insight into the environment they can expect for their university experience. UPES has received five stars basis key parameters like sporting facilities, student's accommodation, IT infrastructure, library facilities, medical facilities and student societies.

Teaching: Four Stars

QS Stars ratings system recognizes that a key role of a university is to nurture tomorrow's finest minds, inspiring the next generation of potential research academics. UPES has been rated four stars on key indicators like students' satisfaction with teaching, overall student satisfaction and faculty student ratio. (ANI)