Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) was established in the year 2007 by the Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute (GERMI) as a private University, approved by the UGC and state government of Gujarat. The PDPU is recognized as the Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. The University is also a Member of Association of Indian University. The University has collaborated with many reputed overseas institutions and Universities.
The PDPU is located in the Raisan Village beside the Sabarmati River in Gandhi Nagar, the district of Gujarat. The PDPU has consisted of five schools as Schools of – Petroleum Management, Petroleum Technology, Technology, Liberal Studies, and Solar Energy, in one campus area covered 100 acres of land. The PDPU campus is 14 km away from the Gandhi Nagar Railway Station and 18 km from the Sardar Vallabh Patel International Airport, Ahmadabad.
Students & Faculty:
The PDPU offers more than 1100 seats for admission as the annual intake in all programmes. The campus has around 146 core faculty members and 42 visiting & guest faculty members from all departments.
The campus provides the Ramp for the classroom level for physically disabled students and medical insurance upto 2 lakh for each student with additional coverage of 50,000 Rs. Beside these, the university has all necessary facilities for students and the staff.
The University has science, social, cultural and technical clubs conducted by the students there self. The PDPU has been organized various cultural activities round the year such as debates, tours, music competition, workshop, environmental awareness and celebrations.
The PDPU is conducting various programmes in UG, PG and PhD format in various fields of academic and professional education like management, engineering and humanities. The campus offers following engineering and management specializations:
- Civil Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Energy & Infrastructure
- Human Resource
The PDPU has a good track record in job placement provided for the students through the placement and training centre established by the PDPU separately for the each institution. The centre provides the industrial trainings, soft skill training and internship for the students. GSPC Gas, Bharat Petroleum, GSPL, HCG , GIDB, Larsen & Toubro, Infosys, Sabarmati Gas, Madhav Group, Wipro, Wellspun, GETCO and EI Technologies are the top recruiters of the university.