SODH support for student at UPES was started with the prime objective of inculcating a culture of innovation driven entrepreneurship through student projects and encourage students to be innovators and entrepreneurs. UPES is committed to instilling research fervor in all the students. Under SODH support for students UPES has started Research and Innovation for Science and Engineering (RISE), Research and Innovation for Students of Computer Science (RISCS), Research and Innovation for Students of Business (RISB) and Research and Innovation for Students of Law (RISL).

Student projects that respond positively to emerging local and global challenges and opportunities relating to need for developing sustainable product/technology are encouraged. SODH aims at adopting ‘students as innovators’ approach and has a particular focus on completion of the research flavor for students through supporting research dissemination. This initiative provides the testing ground for student to test their research, develop new technology or design products that would lead to technology or product development, research papers, patents and/or startups that can be taken up by the Centre for Innovation and Incubation of UPES to help the student become an entrepreneur.