Let $R$ be a commutative Noetherian ring with non-zero identity and $fa$ an ideal of $R$. Let $M$ be a finite $R$--module of finite projective dimension and $N$ an arbitrary finite $R$--module. We characterize the membership of the generalized local cohomology modules $lc^{i}_{fa}(M,N)$ in certain Serre subcategories of the category of modules from upper bounds. We define and study the properties of a generalization of cohomological dimension of generalized local cohomology modules. Let $mathcal S$ be a Serre subcategory of the category of $R$--modules and $n > pd M$ be an integer such that $lc^{i}_{fa}(M,N)$ belongs to $mathcal S$ for all $i> n$. Then, for any ideal $fbsupseteq fa$, it is also shown that the module $lc^{n}_{fa}(M,N)/{fb}lc^{n}_{fa}(M,N)$ belongs to $mathcal S$.