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To be an internationally renowned and respected institution imparting excellent education and
training based upon the foundation of futuristic research and innovations.

Inspiring students to prepare them for life-long learning and leadership in an increasingly
knowledge and technology driven world. Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) is a world-

class educational institution in Oil & Gas and allied Energy
Sectors. Modelled on the IITs & IIMs, PDPU would create a
vibrant brigade of knowledge leaders in the Energy Sector. This
University has come into being at a crucial juncture when a major
transformation is taking place in the global energy industry.
These changes are impacting all areas in the energy sector;
finance, administrative regulations, tax, marketing and
information technology. The need of the hour is for
professionals who can cope with this transformation. I believe
that this university will meet India's growing need of
professionals of world class excellence and expertise. Such an
energy-focused university will enable India to change its
economic and social landscape dramatically.
I am sure that the University will inspire students to prepare
themselves for life-long learning and leadership in the energy
sector globally. I would also like to reiterate the whole-hearted
support of the energy industry in realizing PDPU's goals in
terms of infrastructure, industry-networking and intellectual
capital for these budding professionals.
This year, I look forward to welcoming the fourth batch of the
B.Tech programme and we hope to bring in a fine group of
students to join the PDPU fraternity. While I wish them all the
best in their academic endeavour, I hope that the school
inculcates the desired values which will make each one of you a
proud citizen of this great country.
Once again, I invite you to join Pandit Deendayal Petroleum
University to satisfy the growing needs of the Energy Sector and
help the nation flourish with technical talent in order to bring

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prosperity and development.
Dr. Mukesh D. Ambani Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Mr. Sudhir Mehta
Chairman & Managing Director, FRS Chairman, Chairman,
Reliance Industries Ltd. Reliance Innovations Torrent Group
President, Leadership Centre, Ahmedabad
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum Reliance Industries Limited,
University Pune Shri K. V. Kamath
Non-Executive Chairman,
Prof. N. R. Dave Prof. Bakul H. Dholakia ICICI Bank Limited,
Director General, Ex-Director, Mumbai
Pandit Deendayal Indian Institute of Management,
Petroleum University Ahmedabad Mrs. Pallavi Shroff
Shri Hansmukh Adhia, IAS Shri Tapan Ray, IAS Amarchand Mangaldas,
Principal Secretary, Managing Director, New Delhi
Higher and Tech. Education Gujarat State Petroleum
Government of Gujarat, Corporation,
Gandhinagar Gandhinagar

Shri D. J. Pandian, IAS Shri Vikram Singh Mehta

Principal Secretary, Chairman,
Energy & Petrochemical Dept. Shell Group of Companies
Government of Gujarat, (India), Gurgaon

Chairman Prof. A. K. Mittal Dr. Arun Sharma
Prof. N. R. Dave IIT Kanpur Faculty, School of Petroleum
Director General, Technology, Pandit Deendayal
Pandit Deendayal Dr. Jayant Kelkar Petroleum University
Petroleum University Head, Corporate Technical
Service Shri Sudhir Yadav
Prof. P. K. Banik Faculty, School of Petroleum
Director, School of Petroleum Dr. Ajit Shukla Management, Pandit Deendayal
Technology, Pandit Deendayal Faculty, School of Petroleum Petroleum University
Petroleum University Technology, Pandit Deendayal
Petroleum University Mr. N. Sundaram
Dr. R. V. Marathe Registrar, Pandit Deendayal
Director, Prof. Pramod Paliwal Petroleum University
Institute of Reservoir Faculty, School of Petroleum
Studies(IRS) Management, Pandit Deendayal
Petroleum University
Prof. Rangan Banerjee
Faculty, IIT Mumbai,

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Prof. N. R. Dave Prof. P. K. Banik

Director General, Director,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University School of Petroleum Technology
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Greetings from Gandhinagar, the capital city of the state of Gujarat and a hearty welcome to our university, Pandit Deendayal
Petroleum University (PDPU)! Our hearty greetings to you from Gandhinagar!

PDPU aspires to provide good quality and holistic education and has on its anvil cutting edge research, development and innovation School of Petroleum Technology, Gandhinagar (SPT) is a constituent school of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU),
both in fundamental and professional streams of knowledge focused in the area of 'Energy'. We hope to be a leading global energy established in 2007 by an Act of Gujarat Legislature to provide high quality education, apply it and advance knowledge in the area of
university and we believe our graduates will make substantial contributions in times to come, towards the energy sufficiency of our energy with a strong focus on oil & gas sector. The university has been established by Gujarat Energy Research and Management
country and as well as to the global march towards the wonderful sustainable energy scenario. Institute (GERMI), which has been promoted by Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC). SPT has been seeking and will
further proactively seek support from the oil and gas industry in a framework of unique public-private partnership in education and
PDPU which was established just three years back is growing remarkably well in an already vibrant campus currently spread over an research in the area of energy with particular focus on oil and gas.
area of approximately 50 acres on a lush green river bank with a beautiful rural setting. The campus has all the modern facilities like
beautiful academic and residential buildings, internet and Wi-Fi, good laboratories and computational facilities, excellent cafeteria, SPT commenced the B.Tech. programme in Petroleum Engineering with 240 students admitted in August, 2007 and it also
wellness center etc. The campus is well located and can be reached conveniently. commenced the M.Tech. programme in Petroleum Engineering and Ph.D. programmes in January 2008. SPT aims to provide holistic
and high quality professional education to our students. It also aims to carry out R&D and strong industry-school interaction to
At this university, you expect to achieve professional education of world-class standard, excellent and encouraging faculty support, advance, apply and disseminate knowledge for the benefit of the oil & gas sector of our society.
and very inspiring learning ambience.
We are committed to graduate petroleum engineers who not only will acquire the domain knowledge and skills, but will also be
innovators and resourceful professionals. Through our unique curriculum, teaching methodology and learning experience we will
inspire the students to develop analytical ability, engineering creativity and life-long learning skills and prepare and equip them to
enter into the global oil and gas sector with confidence. Design and innovation, critical thinking and creative problem solving,
integrated science laboratory, fabrication technology laboratory, a spectrum of summer internships in India and abroad,
specialization electives and a set of humanities, arts, social sciences and management courses are some of unique features of our

SPT has excellent infrastructure for engineering education. It has well equipped laboratories, modern resource center with digital
library, campus wide intranet with internet facilities, along with impressive sports, cultural, recreational and hostel facilities. SPT has
a distinguished faculty team active in R&D activities and the faculty team size is growing with continuous recruitment of quality
faculty members.

We take this opportunity to invite you to be a partner in our journey to build this school and make it a leading petroleum technology

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school in the world.
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, promoted by Gujarat State
Petroleum Corporation Limited (GSPC) is a domain specific university in the field of
energy education and research with a special focus on the oil and gas sector. GSPC is a
diversified company having a significant presence in the entire value chain of the hydrocarbon
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University addresses the need for trained and specialised
human resource for Oil & Gas Industry worldwide. It intends to expand the
opportunities for students and professionals to develop intellectual knowledge base with
leadership skills to compete in the global arena. This objective is being addressed
through a number of specialized and well-planned undergraduate and post-graduate
energy education programmes and intensive research initiatives.

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University has been established by an Act of the Gujarat
Legislature, on 4th April, 2007.
The University is recognized by UGC vide F.No. 9-17/2008 (CPP-L) dated 9th
November, 2009. Moreover, the programme is well recognized by the industry in terms
of relevance, quality and earnestness to cater to the futuristic need.


The flagship programmes, B.Tech and MBA at the University are approved by AICTE
vide F. No. 06/01/Guj/ENGG/2007/04, dated 6th October, 2008.
The Mission of the University is as follows:
Undertake unique obligation for Education in Energy Engineering and Management
with special responsibilities in domain specific aspects of Oil & Gas.
Seek to nurture students of extraordinary motivation and ability and prepare them for
life-long learning and leadership in an increasingly knowledge driven world.
Envisage to establish institutes of excellence in education, competitive edge in research
and real time relevance with futuristic thrusts in offering of programmes and
undertaking of activities and projects.

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Collaboration With DEENDAYAL
International Universities UNIVERSITY

PDPU aspires to be the energy university of India and JOINT RESEARCH INITIATIVES
therefore it promotes learning, teaching and research
University of Houston
activities focused on the energy domain. The University has
taken a bold step to develop worldwide research collaboration Research needs to be formulated to design well-perforation as
while taking some of the greatest global challenges, namely well as hydro-fracture jobs to suit the orientation of the
energy conservation and to meet the global standards of natural fracture system of the formation. Any other
education. appropriate well stimulation process needs to be addressed
along with the study. Multi-component processing and study
This goal of University can only be achieved by adapting to
of seismic/VSP data for clear understanding of lithology and
global standards and teaching methodologies used by foreign
fracture pattern. This study would help understanding the
universities. Under the new agreement, the universities will
light oil and gas reserves which is mainly controlled by silty-
promote student and faculty exchanges and conduct
sandy lithology. Additionally, this study is also intended to
co-operative research in areas such as information technology,
focus around well no. G in Tarapur Field and recommend
engineering, science, humanities, social science over the next 5
optimum gas production from the Gas Pool.
University of Tulsa
PDPU currently has collaboration with the following
Paraffin Wax Deposition problem
International Universities:
High Temperature High Pressure Drilling
1. University of Houston
University of Oklahoma
2. University of Tulsa ?
Tight Reservoir Core Analysis
3. University of Oklahoma ?
Coil Tubing Method

4. Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Institute of Technology

Tight Gas rock mechanics and Analysis
Shale Gas Coiled Tubing research


School Of Petroleum Technology PETROLEUM

School of Petroleum Technology offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Petroleum Engineering, namely B.Tech,
M.Tech and Ph.D.
The School emphasizes on integrated development in teaching, research and overall grooming of the students.
The School has established Science, Engineering and Petroleum Technology laboratories apart from state-of-the-art academic,
research, recreational and residential facilities.

To provide formal educational programmes leading ?
To operate as an educational and research hub
to Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Degrees in that interconnects with regional and international
Oil & Gas Technology and allied areas. practitioners in the oil, gas and petrochemical
To develop and evolve new degree and diploma industries and with international partners in education.
programmes in response to the needs of industry. ?
To provide customized programmes that bridge the
To manage the content, design and continuous gaps between knowledge prerequisite of field and
innovation of its programmes offering in a manner academic inputs for pursuing the domain specific
that earns accreditation of international status. engineering graduate and post-graduate curricula.

To provide certificate programmes that serve the on- ?
To promote strong, effective and mutually beneficial
going needs of practicing professionals for continuing Industry - University Partnership.
education in the frontiers of oil, gas and petrochemical ?
To provide transparent, speedy, result-oriented and
technology. student-centred e-governance.

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B.TECH in petroleum engineering PETROLEUM

School of Petroleum Technology offers a 4 year B.Tech The special features of the academic programme consist of:
programme in Petroleum Engineering with desirable
(I) Introduction of Design and Innovation in the first year
flexibility to young aspirants seeking admission. The
to orient students to original and lateral thinking.
curriculum is modern, flexible as well as futuristic with a
strong emphasis on sound fundamentals, problem solving, (ii) Encourage multi-disciplinary approach and thinking
and practical exposure to real life situations. This would be through internship during the three summers
achieved through active and continued partnership, right from (Rural, Industry and Research), to provide a better
the first semester, with GSPC’s (Gujarat State Petroleum understanding of challenges in Indian rural and urban
Corporation) on-shore and off-shore Oil & Gas Operations landscape.
as well as with other E&P Companies and National and (iii) Top to down approach from 'System to Components'
International Universities, Consultants and Business to better appreciate holistic education.
Associates. This will also ensure regular update of curriculum
through incorporation of latest developments and operational The courses in the first and second year are generic in nature
challenges in Oil & Gas activities focusing on exploration and and focused on the basic and engineering sciences in an
production. integrated manner. The courses at the third and final year of
the B. Tech programme are specifically designed to cater to the
engineering and technical needs of the energy sector with
emphasis on the students. Students work on a number of short
duration projects during the semesters and sign off with a
year-long B.Tech project, preferably in an Oil & Gas company.

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Semester-I Semester-IV Semester-VII *Any one from among the offered elective courses:
English for Learning & Communication ?
Fluid Mechanics ?
Natural Gas Engineering Petroleum Engineering Electives (PE-T 425-430)
Mathematics - I ?
Numerical & Statistical Methods ?
Petroleum Engineering Design
1. Microprocessor and its Applications
Physics ?
Drilling Fluids & Cements ?
Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals
2. Industrial Engineering & Management
Chemistry ?
Drilling Engineering ?
Process Dynamics and Control
Computer Programming ?
Sedimentary Geology & Petroleum Geology 3. Transportation and Marketing of Petroleum &
Pipeline Engineering
Introduction to Petroleum Engineering ?
Electrical Engineering and Electronics Petroleum Products
Process Dynamics and Control Lab
Earth System Science ?
Fluid Mechanics Lab 4. Coal Bed Methane & Hydrates
Pre-Project / Dissertation, Seminar
Physics Lab ?
Drilling Fluids & Cements Lab ?
Industrial Training Evaluation 5. Energy Management & Policy
Chemistry Lab ?
Geology Lab 6. Petroleum Asset Management
Computer Lab ?
Electrical Engineering Lab Semester-VIII
*NSO / NSS ?
Evaluation of Industrial Orientation ?
Reservoir Modeling & Simulation
Offshore Drilling and Petroleum Production Practices

Semester-II Semester-V
Petroleum Economics
Engineering Thermodynamics ?
Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering
Production Optimization (Well Problems & its
Mathematics - II ?
Petroleum Production Engineering
Engineering Physics ?
Petroleum Exploration & Prospecting
*Petroleum Engineering Elective
Chemistry of Petroleum Hydrocarbons ?
Petroleum Formation Evaluation
Petroleum Product Testing Lab
Engineering Mechanics ?
Safety, Health and Environment
Project / Dissertation & Viva-Voce
*Engineering Graphics and Drawing ?
Electrical Machines
*Global Energy Scenario & Energy Security in India ?
*Industrial Psychology
Engineering Physics Lab ?
**Petroleum Engineering-I Lab.
Chemistry of Petroleum Hydrocarbons Lab ?
Safety, Health and Environment Lab
Engineering Graphics and Drawing Lab ?
Electrical Machines Lab
Evaluation of Rural Internship
Semester-III ?
Reservoir Management and Field Development
Mathematics - III ?
Modern Drilling Techniques
Earth Science for Petroleum Engineers ?
Surface Operations of Oil & Gas Production
Basic Measurement & Control ?
Unit Operations in Petroleum Processes
Strength of Materials and Rocks ?
Well Test Analysis and EOR
Thermodynamics of Reservoir Fluids ?
*Petroleum Engineering-II Lab
Surveying ?
Unit Operations Lab

*Gandhian Thoughts ?
**Composite Viva-Voce
Earth Science Lab
Strength of Materials Lab
Surveying Lab

Internship Initiatives PETROLEUM PETROLEUM

As per the directive of the Ministry of Human Resource Industrial Orientation facilitates understanding about Engineering studies have two systems contributing side by side International Exposure program launched for 3rd year B.Tech
Development, Government of India, a Technical Programme application of basic science and engineering Learned during to the enhancement of comprehension and study skills. The first students under which students will go for 3 weeks
should comprise of at least 20% courses on Humanities and first two years of curriculum and developing their is the theoretical systems; conducted primarily in the form of Orientation Programme to International Universities, namely
Management. For better execution of policies during one’s understanding about Oil and Gas Industry operation that will lectures, tutorials and labs, which are accompanied by frequent University of Tulsa, University of Houston & University of
professional career, a technocrat is required to come to terms further facilities their academic and research learning for the consultation of various knowledge sources. The second is the Oklahoma in USA. The programme envisions providing
with the realities of life. In India, rural population comprises subjects to be taught during 3rd and 4th year of B.Tech practical system, in the form of Industrial and Research exposure of state-of-art technology in the upstream sector, to
of nearly 70% of the country’s total population. In a Programme. Training, during which the students apply theories learnt. encourage petroleum engineering graduates from PDPU to be
developing nation like India, cities are getting saturated more competitive as global professionals in the petroleum
It is in this reference, 2nd year B.Tech students are scheduled The third year B.Tech students are scheduled to go through sector and to motivate students to take up research &
rapidly in many ways and the onus on administrative
to visit various industries across the country with a view to get Oil & Gas Industrial and Research Training, envisaged with a development programmes in their respective areas of interest.
machinery is to focus on rural areas for development. In this
familiar with Industry Operations in Oil and Gas sector view to make students familiar with industry operations in Oil
regard, it has become mandatory to know and understand
including exploration, drilling, production, transportation, & Gas industry including exploration, drilling, production, OBJECTIVES
rural life and its demography. It is in this reference, School of
refining, distribution, electricity generation and research. transportation, refining, distribution, electricity, generation
Petroleum Technology, under the aegis of Pandit Deendayal ?
To provide international exposure to the students.
and research activities.
Petroleum University, has introduced Summer Rural OBJECTIVES • To develop Study Abroad Programme.
Internship (SRI) as a course in B.Tech Petroleum Engineering The ultimate goal of the training is to accelerate integration into
To expose students to various operations of Oil and Gas • To develop joint research projects with universities
programme for first-year students. professional careers once the graduate is hired for doing a certain
industry and enhance their understanding about abroad.
task. This can be achieved through many activities or objectives:
OBJECTIVES application of science and engineering principles studied • To create international learning environment by inviting
To strengthen understanding on concepts of rural in first two years of B.Tech programme. OBJECTIVES faculties from other international universities.
development with specific reference to the Indian context. ?
To develop students' understanding about oil and gas ?
To integrate all learning in real life environment • To invite international students to take up long term and
• To provide exposure to grassroots realities, in the rural industry operations and facilitate their academic and short term courses offered at the university.
To expose students to all industrial engineering tasks like
setting, with a focus on participation in interventions by research learning for the 3rd and 4th year B. Tech
design, production, maintenance, services, equipment • Infrastructure sharing with other international
NGOs. programme.
operations, technology and operational techniques universities.
• To strengthen insights and develop skills on participatory ?
To develop students' understanding of Oil and Gas value
To enhance student’s scientific and practical capabilities. • Create a forum for knowledge sharing with other
methodologies and tools used in rural development. chain.
It makes the student perceive the practical signification of universities.
• To understand and appreciate broader contexts of other ?
To expose students to upstream, midstream and
the academic topics handled at the faculty, and direct his
stakeholders, like government agencies, donors and local downstream operations of oil and gas sector.
thinking to the practical aspects.

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self governance institutions, while participating in existing
field projects. ?
To give the student, early before graduation, the feeling of
the professional career he/she is heading for. Industrial
• To facilitate cross-cultural learning on development issues
and Research Training can represent a valuable asset for
as well as other areas of inter-personal growth and
the graduate, and for the employer. For the latter, post-
hiring training can be sensible shortened.


The Master’s Level Degree Programme in Petroleum

Engineering is ideal for any engineering graduate who desires
to begin work or to improve his position in the Oil and
Gas industry.
The School offers a 2 year M.Tech Programme in Petroleum
Engineering. The candidate should have a B.Tech Degree
in Petroleum / Mechanical / Chemical / Electrical &
Electronics / Instrumentation & Control Engineering.
The M.Tech Programme offers a curriculum which is modern,
flexible and futuristic with a strong emphasis on sound
fundamentals, problem solving and practical exposure to real
life situations.

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PH.d In Petroleum Engineering PETROLEUM

The goals of the Doctoral Programme at the School of The doctoral degree is conferred in recognition of marked
Petroleum Technology comprise the following: ability and scholarship in a chosen field of knowledge. There is
no general course or credit requirement for the doctorate. A
'The development of the highest quality of scientific and
part of the work consists of regularly scheduled graduate
technical manpower to cater to the needs of Industry and
courses of instruction in the chosen field and in related subject
R & D organisations based in the energy sector'.
areas outside the department called cognate subjects. In most
These programmes with their courses and specialized research areas, a student must pass a comprehensive examination in a
aims to prepare students for the corporate world by enhancing major field of specialization and be recommended for
their perspectives and breadth of knowledge related to the candidacy for the doctorate. In addition, the student must
principle divisions of their respective fields of specialization. pursue independent investigation in a subdivision of the
The School is in the process of building state-of-art facilities in selected field and must present the results of the investigation
the petroleum sector viz., reservoir engineering, enhanced oil in the form of a dissertation. A special doctoral committee is
recovery, paleontology, petroleum geology, plasma appointed for each applicant to supervise the work of the
applications as well as solar energy, new energy sources and student for both selection of courses and preparation of the
application of nano technology in energy devices. Candidates dissertation.
for the Ph.D degree are given intensive exposure to a specific Candidacy is achieved when the student demonstrates
field of engineering research as well as continued study of a competence in his/her broad field of knowledge through
broad range of engineering fundamentals. The main focus is completion of a prescribed set of courses and passing a
individual research and students are expected to expand the comprehensive exam. Requirements regarding foreign
frontiers of knowledge in their area of endeavour. Moreover, language and non-technical courses are left to individual
candidates learn, absorb and otherwise experience the general departments or programmes. A prospective doctoral student
philosophy, methods and concepts of research and scholarly should consult the program advisor for specific details.
inquiry so that they can successfully approach significant
problems that may or may not be related to their doctoral
For the Doctoral Programme, Ph.D students are required to
register and successfully complete a minimum number of
courses as per the Ph.D rules of the School.

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Financial Assistance & Scholarship PETROLEUM

Intelligent and talented students are the most important resource of a society. Talent can arise from all economic and social
conditions. The best students invigorate the academic and social climate on campus. Most importantly, after they graduate, good
students are more likely to become leaders in the world. Their success will reflect upon PDPU and bring even greater recognition to
the university. PDPU must be able to offer endowed scholarships to its most promising applicants. Our challenge is to raise
scholarship endowment to ensure that PDPU can attract and welcome the finest students from all backgrounds.


AND SCHOLARSHIPS • Merit Scholarship
The purpose of our scholarship programme is to attract high • Merit cum means Scholarships
caliber students into the Oil & Gas Industry. The scholarships • Fee Waiver
are intended to provide financial assistance to those students • Special Scholarships
who might otherwise be unable to obtain a college education
and to reward and recognize superior academic performance FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
and participation in extracurricular activities. Teaching Assistantships for M.Tech Students: Along with
coursework, students are assigned each semester of work
closely with individual faculty members as either teaching or
The objectives of the assistantship programme is to provide research fellows, depending on the students ' interests and the
professional experiences which complement graduate needs of the program and faculty. The goal is to train students
instruction and research while contributing financial for various aspects of academic and non-academic careers in
assistance to students pursuing graduate degrees. This petroleum research. Teaching Assistantships include tutoring
assistantship programme is designed to aid the successful the undergraduate students and assisting in the laboratory.
completion of the degree pursued and to enhance career
opportunities through applied professional experiences.
Selected candidates as per the Ph.D programme shall be
EDUCATION LOAN entitled for:
Education loan facility will be made available to eligible • Research Assistantship of Rs. 12,000/- per month and
students. A leading nationalised bank has agreed to provide Teaching Assistantship to the extent of Rs. 8000/- per
study loans at preferred rate of interest to the students of the month may be given depending upon the teaching work

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university assigned.

Laboratories PETROLEUM

Empirical experiences are prerequisites for scientific and Some of the functioning laboratories are:
engineering education. The School has created a number of 1. Physics
sector relevant engineering laboratories which are well 2. Chemistry
equipped to facilitate the pedagogic and research process.
3. Computer
4. Engineering Physics
The practical classes are well integrated into the curriculum,
5. Chemistry of Pet. HC’s
but the school encourages even more extensive use of these
facilities to nurture a research led environment. The labs are 6. Engineering Graphics and Drawing
being continuously upgraded with new equipment, to 7. Earth Science
strengthen the research work of the M.Tech and Ph.D 8. Strength of Materials
students who rely extensively on experiments to validate their 9. Surveying
work. 10. Fluid Mechanics
11. Drilling Fluids & Cements
12. Geology
13. Electrical Engineering
14. Petroleum Engineering –I
15. Safety, Health & Environment
16. Electrical Machines
17. Petroleum Engineering – II
18. Unit Operations
19. Process Dynamics & Control
20. Petroleum Product Testing
21. Research Lab for M.Tech & Ph.D

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Core Faculty PETROLEUM

Prof. P. K. Banik Bhawanisingh G. Desai Nupur Gupta

Ph.D, Moscow Mining Institute Ph.D., M. S. University, Baroda M.Sc. IIT-Delhi, Ph.D.: IIT-Bombay
Director Assistant Professor Lecturer
Research Area: Cold Bed Methane, Research Area: Palaeontology: Ichnology, Research Areas: Optimal Control Theory,
Underground Coal Gasification, Belemnites: Stratigraphy Finite Element Methods, Partial Differential
Project Planning & Development Equations, Optimization Methods
G. P. Karmakar
Abhay Sharma Ph. D. IIT Kharagpur Shrikant J. Wagh
Ph.D., IIT-Roorkee Professor Ph.D., IIT-Bombay
Assistant Professor Research Area: Reservoir Engineering and Professor
Research Area: Modeling of Manufacturing Well Testing; Enhanced Oil Recovery using Research Area: Chemical Engineering,
Process, Welding Engineering Polymers and Oilfield Waste Treatment Extraction, Liquid Emulsion Membrane,
using Polymers. Interfacial Polymerization
Ajitkumar N. Shukla
Ph.D., IIT-Kanpur Jatin Ravjibhai Patel Tajinder Pal Singh
Associate Professor M. Tech. From Saradar Vallabhbhai Ph.D., Gujarat University
Research Area: Renewable Energy National Institute of Technology Associate Professor
Technology, Energy Conversion Devices (SVNIT), Surat, Gujarat Research Area: General Relativity
Lecturer & Gravitation
Anil Markana Research Area: Solar Thermal Systems
M.Tech., IIT-Bombay Uttam Kumar Bhui
Lecturer Jitendra Sangwai
Ph.D., Jadavpur University
Research Area: Advance Process Control, Ph.D. IIT Kanpur
Associate Professor
Optimal Control, Distributed Control, Assistant Professor
Research Area: Petrology & Geochemistry,
SCADA, Modeling Research Area : Polymer science,
Petroleum Geology, Reservoir Engineering
thermodynamics of fluids, improved
Anirban Das oil recovery, flow assurance, rheology
Vijaykumar Srivastava
Ph.D., Physical Research Laboratory of complex fluids
Ph.D., Bundelkhand University, Jhansi
Assistant Professor Associate Professor
Research Area: Geo Chemistry Lalita Ledwani
Ph.D., Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Research Area: Oil & Fats (Lipid Science),
University, Agra Environmental Science, Petrochemistry
Arun Sarma
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Gauhati University, Vishvesh J. Badheka
Research Area: Natural Products
Associate Professor Ph.D., M. S. University, Baroda
(Fatty acids, Sterols, Natural Dyes),
Research Area: Basic & Application Assistant Professor
Environmental Science, Renewable Energy
oriented Plasma Physics, Petrophysics Research Area: Welding Technology,
Sources, Corrosion & Petroleum
Welding Metallurgy
Ashish Sarkar
Nigam Dave
Ph.D., IIT-Kharagpur Vinay Babu
Ph.D., Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar
Associate Professor Assistant Professor M.Tech (Petroleum Engineering),
Research Area: Petroleum Geology, Research Area: Indian English Literature ISM Dhanbad
Micropaleontology Lecturer
Nishant Parikh Research Area: Formation Evaluation,
Bharatkumar Parekh M.Tech - Systems and Control, Sequence Stratigraphy and Geo Sciences
Ph.D., Saurastra University IIT Bombay, solutions

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Assistant Professor Lecturer
Research Area : Development of Non- Research Area:Advance Instrumentation and
Linear optical materials and its applications. Process Control, Nuclear Steam Generator
Development of Thin film sensors and thin Control, Multivariate Statistics based System
film solar cell. Identification

Adjunct Faculty PETROLEUM

R. N. Pandey D. Panda S. P. S. Chauhan

M.Sc. (Geophysics), IIT-Kharagpur B.Tech. (Petroleum Engineering), B.E. (Petroleum, Indian School of Mines)
Subject Area: Seismic-data Processing Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad Subject Area: Drilling & Testing
& Prospect Evaluation Subject Area: Drilling & Completion Affiliation: GSPC Limited
Affiliation: GSPC Limited Affiliation: GSPC Limited
Srinivas Rao
M. Y. Farooqui Deepak Misra M.Tech. (Petroleum),
M.Phil. (Geology), M.Sc. (Geology), B.Tcch. (Petroleum Engineering) Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
Aligarh University ISM, Dhanbad Subject Area: Reservoir Engineering
Subject Area: Petroleum Exploration Subject Area: Production Engineering Affiliation: GSPC Limited
& Production Affiliation : GSPC Limited
Affiliation: GSPC Limited
J. V. Ramana
A. D. Mathur M.Sc. (Tech.), Andhra University R. L. Malhotra
M.Sc. (Physics) Subject Area: Petroleum Geophysics
Subject Area: Chief Geophysicist &
Subject Area: Petroleum Production
Affiliation: GSPC Limited
Affiliation: ONGC, Ahmedabad Nikhil Raval VISITING PROFESSOR
MBA (Strategic Management)
L. K. Rai California State University S. S. P. Singh
M.Sc. (Geophysics), BHU Bachelor in Finance, Subject Area: Reservoir Engineering
Deputy General Manager Michigan State University
Subject Area: Well logging Affiliation: Duke CE India
Affiliation: ONGC, Ahmedabad
P. Chattopadhyay
Dipti Kumar Banik M.Sc. (Applied Geology)
B.Sc. (Chemistry),
Subject Area: Oil Industry Activities
M.Tech. (Chemical Engineering)
Retired as Chief Advisor (SD),
Shashank Sinha
Oil India Limited
M.Sc. (Applied Geology),
Subject Area: Operations Management for
M.Sc. (Geology),
Exploration, Appraisal and Development
M. S. University, Baroda
of Oil & Gas fields

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Subject Area: Petroleum Geology
Affiliation: Geo Global Resource

distinguished Visitors PETROLEUM

Dr. George Waters Prof. N. K. Sharma Mr. U. D. Choubey

Technical Project Leader, IIT, Kanpur CMD - Gail (India) Ltd.
Schlumberger, USA
Mr. Ambikapratap Singh Shri B. P. Singh
Mr. I. P. Bhatt I. M. Mittal Institute, Jaipur ED (Ahmedabad Asset)
Mr. Sunny Vaghela
Prof. K. L. Malhotra Ethical Hacker and Network Expert Shri R. S. Sharma
Mr. Shashank Sinha
Ms. Gunjan Singh Ultratech Ltd. Dr. A. K. Balyan
A representative of Sentaurus Director (HR)
Dr. Ompal Singh ONGC
Dr. R. V. Marathe Secretary AERB & Director
IRS Information & Technical Services Mr. Mike Hugentobler
Division Vice President,
Mr. Shridhar Tambrapani Halliburton, INDIA
Vice-President Mr. B. S. Negi
Adani Group Member (Infrastructure), Dr. Jeremy Bentham
Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Head, Shell Energy Scenario Worldwide
Prof. G. S. Gupta Board, New Delhi
Senior Faculty Dr. Leo Roodhart
IIM-Ahmedabad Mr. Jeffery A. Serfass President,
President - National Hydrogen Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE)
Mr. Prabhat Kumar Association, Washington DC, U.S.A.
Project Director, BHAVINI, Dr. Fahad A. Al-Ajmi
Nuclear Power Corporation of Mr. J. Mahapatra, Reservoir Manager, Saudi Aramco
India Limited IPS - Commissioner of Police,
Ahmedabad Dr. Pavel Bedrikovetsky
J. L. Raina Chairperson-Petroleum
CEO & General Secretary, Mr. L. Mansingh Adelaide University
Petrotech Chairman - Petroleum & Natural Gas
Regulatory Board, New Delhi
Prof. J .B. Joshi

Formery with VICT, Mumbai Mr. McCarthy
MD - Oilex Ltd., Australia
Mr. Kirit Parikh
Member of Planning Commission Mr. Rajeev Sonthalia
Vice President & General Manager-India,
Mr. Joc Alexander Schlumberger
Principal Engineer, Schlumberger


Research Activities PETROLEUM

School of Petroleum Technology believes that research 1. Geosciences [GS]

provides a major interface with the wider academia and
2. Reservoir Engineering, Modeling & Simulation
industry. It provides new conceptual frameworks that enable
reassessment and refinement of current practices and
thinking. Pioneering interdisciplinary research by the faculty 3. Drilling & Well Completion [DWC]
feeds directly into a better learning environment at the School. 4. Process, Production and Enhanced & Improved
Faculty members at School of Petroleum Technology are Recovery [PPEIR]
thought leaders in their relevant fields. The model for the 5. Gas Engineering [GE]
Faculty has a portfolio mix of competent permanent and
visiting faculty from Academia and Oil Industry. This model 6. Pipeline Engineering [PE]
ensures that students are exposed to the most recent insights 7. Project Planning & Development of Oilfields [PPD]
and thinking. The fundamental strength of the faculty is in the
rich experience they bring to School of Petroleum Technology, 8. Design & Construction Engineering-Offshore and
enhanced by enthusiasm of participating in the early days of a Onshore [CE]
new institution. 9. Repair & Maintenance Engineering in Oil & Gas
industries [RME]
10. Health, Safety & Environment in Oil & Gas
industries [HSE]
11. Instrumentation & Control in Oil & Gas industries



At PDPU, students are given numerous opportunities to something for you, whether you are interested in sports or STUDENT CAFE STUDENT HOUSING
shape their experiences and contribute to important decisions politics, arts or alternative culture. All PDPU students are
The Student Cafeteria are a natural meeting place for students. PDPU runs seven student halls of residence in the campus,
facing the University. Whether you choose to run for an welcome to take part in all extra-curricular activities.
The University runs two on-campus cafeterias with a varied and these can house about 1000 students. Most of the
elected office, seek an appointed position or establish a new
There are more than 20 active student associations, societies selection of menus including vegetarian and non-vegetarian accommodation consists of single rooms with attached
organization, you have the opportunity to engage in the
and clubs. Among the associations are theatre groups, choirs, food. Menus are composed bearing in mind that most students bathrooms. The students live on a twin-sharing basis. A
important work of shaping your experience and contributing
political societies, student publications, sports clubs, and live on a tight budget. common recreation lounge allows the students to relax and
to the experiences of your peers. Take this opportunity to
special interest groups. The social and cultural activities on de-stress themselves.
sharpen your leadership skills, learn about yourself and others, SOCIAL COUNSELLING
campus are there to provide one with a rewarding experience
and broaden your own horizons. Life as a student is not always simple and stress-free. Often a
as a student at the University. Taking part in one or several of
Dedicated to the philosophy that students should be directly these student activities is an easy way to get into student life student needs someone to talk to. Social Counselling Service
involved in the decisions that affect them, the Student and to make new friends. consists of a team of professional counsellors to whom
Government (SG) serves as the primary representative and students can turn for help. Here students can discuss their
liaison of PDPU students to the faculty, administration, problems, whether they are of an academic, financial or
trustees and broader community. The SG provides a range of personal nature. The counsellors also have experience in
services to the student body like funding individual student dealing with the concerns of international students.
organization events, sponsoring campus wide social events SPORTS AND RECREATION
and offering leadership training opportunities.
Sports Department caters to all interests ranging from
Programmes and activities at PDPU are shaped primarily by competitive sports to basic fitness programmes. There are
students who assume leadership and volunteer positions in the facilities for indoor training under the supervision of fully
schools across the campus. Its members represent student qualified instructors and plenty of opportunities for enjoying
interests on committees and projects addressing a wide range

outdoor life. These include football, cricket, basketball, tennis
of issues facing the community and help shape the quality of and table tennis. An amphitheatre and three state of the art
life for students. Student Governing Board oversees the fully equipped auditoriums also provide ample opportunities
student organizations, including cultural organizations, to conduct intellectually stimulating activities.
performance-based and theatrical groups, media and
publications groups, competition and special interest groups
and pre-professional organizations and societies.
Students are the architects of campus life at PDPU. They
govern themselves; they start new organizations, publications
and performing groups; they sit with faculty and
administrators on policy committees; they bring in speakers
and entertainers; they plan scholarly conferences and plan
events; collect funds for the events; they point out
institutional problems and come up with solutions. They have
an unusual amount of power to shape not only their own
experience at PDPU, but also policies that will influence the

future direction of the University. Great things happen when
intelligent people are empowered to build their dreams.
PDPU students rise to the challenge, time and again.
On the University campus you will find an extensive range of
cultural and social activities and there is guaranteed to be

Professional Bodies PETROLEUM


The history of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
began well before its actual establishment. SPE is a non-profit Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) is
professional association whose members are engaged in a non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of the
energy resources development and production. SPE serves science of petrophysics and formation evaluation, through
88,000-plus members in 118 countries worldwide. SPE is a key well logging and other formation evaluation techniques and to
resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas the application of these techniques to the exploitation of gas,
exploration and production industry and provides services oil and other minerals.
through its publications, conferences, workshops, forums and
Founded in 1959, SPWLA provides information services to
scientists in the petroleum and mineral industries, serves as a
SPE membership includes engineers, scientists, technicians, voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in
managers, operators, educators and other professionals who strengthening of the role petrophysics has in the Oil and Gas
work in the global upstream oil and gas industry, as well as Industry and the scientific community.
students who are studying petroleum engineering or a related
field. SPE membership has grown 46 percent in the last five

Society of Exploration Geophysicists is a non-profit
prganisation that promotes the science of applied geophysics
and the education of geophysicists. SEG, founded in 1930,
fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the
exploration and development of natural resources, in
characterizing the near surface and in mitigating earth hazards.
The Society, which has more than 35,000 members in 138
countries, fulfills its mission through its publication,
conferences, forums, websites and educational opportunities.

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LET'S EXPRESS - A Students' Forum ESTRADE Football League (EFL) FLARE SPARKLE - Teacher's Day Celebration
for Debate Competitions The longest ever sporting event (lasting for more than 50 FLARE, the first techno-cultural festival of PDPU was held Every year the school celebrates Teacher's Day by felicitating
Students of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University days) involving maximum student participation in any on PDPU Campus in March 2010. Various events of FLARE the faculty members and using the occasion to conduct some
arrange an in-house debate competition annually through its extra curricular event is organised by the school, right unfolded an aura of excitement and universal elation gripped exciting events such as painting and rangoli competition, one
students' forum 'Let's Express'. The idea is to provide after the mid-semester exams of the autumn semester every the students driving them to a frenzy to unlock their full act plays and a musical evening staged by students.
students with a platform to freely express their ideas, show year. ESTRADE (the innovation board) organised the football potential and perform to the greatest extent of their abilities.
their intellect and sharpen their reasoning skills. At league in 2008, which comprised of 4 teams, with each of them Cultural events included celebrity night, rockshows, dance, WELDING CONFERENCE
regular intervals, the forum holds debates on the topics of giving whole-hearted performances throughout the league. music, fashion shows and lot’s more. Technical events A one day workshop on New Developments in Advance
national and international interest. included a whole gamut of events like paper presentations, Welding Processes was organized on 2nd January 2010.
website designing, technical quizzes LAN Gaming etc. The main focus of the workshop was new development
POETRY RECITATION COMPETITION PDPU Volleyball League (PVL) FLARE created an atmosphere of excitement and buzz. infusion and solid state welding processes. The participants in
In order to encourage and motivate the creativity of This intra-university Volleyball League started on 7th With more than 20 participating colleges and an audience of the workshop were 17 scientists and engineers from Institute
students of technology, an in-house poetry recitation October, 2008. The six teams played each other over the approximately 5000 students, it was a time when everybody of Technology & Engineering and Nirma University. The
competition is arranged in School of Petroleum next three days. Team SIERRA VOLLEYS beat Team including the professors, students and all the members workshop was also visited by industry experts from Ultratech
Technology every year. Participants recite self-composed ARMADA SPIKERS to become the PVL champions. associated with the PDPU family teamed up for Flare which and ONGC.

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poems and also those composed by well-known poets in made the gala event a grand success.
English and Hindi.

State-Of-The-Art DEENDAYAL
Infrastructure UNIVERSITY


A nutritious diet and a good workout helps students to Library and Information Centre is the heart of the school and
combat academic stress. School of Petroleum Technology has aims to provide an ideal ambience for both creation &
set up a state-of-the-art wellness centre equipped with cardio dissemination of knowledge, information, insights & intellect
& weight training equipment and helps students workout in all its academic programmes. The centre has utilized
under the expert supervision of a certified trainer. Information Technology extensively to ensure that resources
are accessible from anywhere at anytime.
The wellness centre can look after the needs of more than
50 students per session and is functional throughout the day. The Library holds collection of printed as well as electronic
resources which include books, journals, databases,
As a part of its wellness initiative, the university also has an
CDs/DVDs, e-journals, reports, case studies, conference
expansive playground for outdoor games, such as football,
proceedings, training manuals, etc
cricket and practice courts for basketball, volleyball and
CAFETERIA & FOOD COURT Our in-campus residential facilities offer furnished hostel
School of Petroleum Technology has ensured that the students rooms on a twin occupancy basis. This is an optional facility
enjoy a healthy diet charted out by a dietitian which is offered to B.Tech students. Separate hostels are provided for
wholesome and nutritious. The food court also provides female students.
refreshments throughout the day. The cafeteria is attractively There are seven fully functional hostel blocks which are Wi-Fi
laid out and offers students an eco-friendly environment to enabled and are well-designed to meet the needs of the
relax while deliberating on their academic and personal lives students. These include emergency medical facilities, a doctor
and collectively address the attendant challenges. on call, 24x7 access to computer labs and a well equipped and
comfortable lounge to facilitate group activities.

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Career Prospects & DEENDAYAL
Industry Support UNIVERSITY

National and International agencies in the energy & petroleum sector anticipate a major demand-supply gap in the industry’s
requirement of quality person power. As technological advancement is boosting exploration as well as discovery rate, there is huge
demand for engineers in areas of Oil & Gas Exploration, Instrumentation & Control, Drilling & Reservoir Engineering and
The B.Tech programme offered by School of Petroleum Technology is designed as a career oriented programme aimed at the needs
of Oil & Gas sector. The programme is designed to facilitate students in understanding, developing, integrating and applying
different areas of technology on the Oil & Gas sector. All the students graduating have an opportunity to get absorbed by Oil & Gas
companies worldwide.

The following companies have already supported the institute which is promoted by GSPC.

Aban Offshore GAIL ICICI Lombard Niko Resources

Adani Group Geo Global Resources Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Oilex

B J Services Greatship India Ltd. Joshi Technologies Punj Lloyd

BPCL GSPC Jindal Drilling Reliance ADA Group

British Gas GSPC Gas John Energy Reliance Industries Ltd.

Castrol GSPL Joshi Technologies Reliance Petroleum

Cairn India Gujarat Gas Co. Ltd. Jubilant Enpro Sabarmati Gas Ltd.

Chandra Group Kotak Mahindra Bank Schlumberger

Hindustan Oil
Expolration Co. Ltd.
Essar Oil KPMG Shell Hazira

Essar Group Halliburton Torrent Power

Ma Foi Management
Consultants Ltd.
Emerson HPCL Transworld India

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Ernst & Young HSBC Mercator Weatherford

ICICI Bank Mott MacDonald

“Do not follow where the path
may lead. Go instead where there
is no path and leave a trail.”

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