Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University: Offering Diverse Courses with Maximum Exposure and Opportunities
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

The year was 2007 when the combined vision of the then Chief Minister of Gujarat and the present Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi and Mukesh Ambani came collectively to lay the foundation of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU). PDPU was established by Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) as a Private University through a State Act enacted on 4th April 2007.

The University intends to broaden the opportunities for students and professionals to strengthen core subject knowledge accompanied by leadership training interventions, thereby facilitating the students to imprint a mark in the global arena.

With the aforementioned aim, PDPU offers programs to address the demand for trained human resources in the domains of Science, Technology, Management, and Humanities at Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctoral levels. Its objective further entails a number of specialized and well-planned programs alongside intensive research projects.

Quick Major Highlights of PDPU

  • Only private University in Gujarat to get the graded autonomy status by University Grants Commission (UGC)
  • NAAC ‘A’ Accredited
  • UGC Recognition: established under the Act of the Gujarat Legislature
  • NBA Accreditation of Certain Departments
  • Member of the Association of Indian Universities
  • Member of the Institute of International Education (IIE, US)
  • Approval by AICTE
  • Approved as ‘Technology Business Incubator’ by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
  • More than 150 international students for the full-time programs on campus.
  • Awarded as the ‘Best Performing Private University’ under Private University category
  • Recognized as ‘Incubation Centre of the Year with Prominent IP Culture’ by Intellectual Property Protection Organization (IPPO) in IP Fest for three years in a row, 2017, 2018, & 2019

Schools at PDPU

With a vision to be an internationally renowned and respected institution, PDPU imparts quality education and training via:

School of Petroleum Management: Offering MBA in (a) Energy & Infrastructure and (b) General Management, Ph.D., Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Management for Executives (PGDPM-X) and Management Development Programmes.

School of Petroleum Technology: offering B.Tech., M.Tech., and Ph.D. programs in Petroleum Engineering. It is academically engaged in creating a high-quality talent pool for the hydrocarbon sector across the entire value chain.

School of Technology: offering B.Tech. in the fields of Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Computer & ICT besides the Ph.D. Programs. It also offers M.Tech in Nuclear & Solar Engineering and other disciplines.

School of Liberal Studies: Offering a four-year B.A/ BBA/ B.Com. in the fields of liberal studies, MA in English, Psychology, Media and Communications, Economics, Political Science – International Relations.

Student Life at PDPU

Nestled in a lush green campus and a pristine environment blended with modern technologies, PDPU raises the spirit and energy level of all learners and the development of life skills to promote leadership and inspire students to optimize their learning efforts.

The campus has Hostels, Classrooms, Mess, Library, and Gardens to support the robust curriculum. Not making jack a dull boy, PDPU organizes student’s festivals and celebrates them with zeal and enthusiasm all year round. Further, it hosts various National and International Joint Exchange Programs along with the International Exposure Program (IEP).

In IEP, students venture out for two months to partner with international universities. The arrangement is such that students gain exposure academically, technically, and culturally with the intent to set up and uphold a collaborative academic and research platform at some of the finest universities in the world. Alongside, diverse internships, Tests, Workshops, EDPS, and MDPs are organized by the University to prepare students for a life outside.

To help students maintain a steady balance, PDPU has:

  • Faculty Mentor for each student
  • Organizing and participating in extracurricular activities
  • Participation in NSS/NCC/Rural Internships
  • Discipline and Punctuality
  • Avenues for Physical Fitness
  • Industry Orientation
  • Industry Institute Interface
  • Office of Research for Students Project (ORSP)
  • Live Projects and Assignments

A Plethora of Opportunities

PDPU has an excellent track record of securing placement for its students. PDPU students have been hired by top companies of India and many companies have been visiting the University every year for recruiting students. Some of the leading recruiters of PDPU include companies like ONGC, ExxonMobil, Shell, Oil India, L&T, Reliance Industries, Adani Wilmar, Ceat Tyres, Tata Chemicals, Infosys, Deepak Nitrite, Torrent Power, Jubilant Life Sciences, Torrent Pharma, Adani Gas, Gujarat Gas, Welspun India, Essar Oil, GNFC, GSFC, GACL, Bharat Petroleum, Yes Bank, Sintex, Suzlon, TCS, Coca Cola, Amul, KPMG and OPAL.

Moving ahead, the Innovation and Incubation Center of the University encourages and helps students to develop new products and services or establish start-ups of their own.

Liberal Studies students take up entrepreneurial ventures and the rest pursue a professional career in many of the fields listed below:

  • Advertising/ Public Relations
  • Business Analysis
  • Consulting
  • Creative Writing
  • Economic Analysis
  • Environmental Affairs
  • Film and Television
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Library & Information Science
  • Mass Communication & Journalism
  • Non-Government Organizations
  • Political Analysis
  • Public Administration
  • Publishing
  • Sports Psychology & Management
  • Teaching
  • Technical Writing
  • Tourism Management

To summarize, PDPU is an excellent university offering multiple courses with high-end exposure and opportunities with all-around National and International exchange programs with Best Universities worldwide.

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