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+ May, June, July & August 2011

16th August, 2011
Talk Session by Mr. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
An enticing session/talk on Corruption in Indian Media by Mr. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Eminent Journalist and educator followed by a documentary on media ethics was held at School of Liberal Studies, PDPU. The topic of the talk session was "GRABBING

Mr. Guha, is an independent journalist with vast experience and hold over media matters. He is the face of Lok Sabha TV, known for his comforting style and inveterate commitment to truth. He started his career as a journalist in June 1977 and has been employed with various media organizations including companies bringing out publications such as Business India, Business World, The Telegraph, India Today and The Pioneer.

5th August, 2011
Plantation of Kesar Mango grafts at PDPU
PDPU faculties and students planted 300 Kesar Mango grafts on 2nd August on Gandhinagar day. Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University is located in Raisan village, which was earlier known for its mango orchard. While developing a campus, PDPU tried to retain those old mango trees and now those trees are one of the special features of PDPU.

25th to 29th July, 2011
Induction Programme
To welcome the new batch of engineers on campus Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University organized a one week induction programme. The main objective of the induction programme was that the students can know the complete university in a week.

15th July 2011
PDPU Sign MoU with Cairn India Ltd
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University and Cairn India Limited signed a MoU on 15th of July 2011, with an intention to develop mutual academic collaboration in the petroleum sector.

11th July, 2011
Mr. Sanjay Behura and Mr. Harisankar Sahoo, PhD Scholars of School of Solar Energy, has been awarded Canada Commonwealth graduate student exchange program (GSEP) scholarship 2011.

20th June, 2011
SBI Branch at PDPU
The State Bank of India launches its new branch at PDPU Campus. The inauguration ceremony was graced by the presence of Shri D.J. Pandian, Dr. P.K. Banik, Shri. P. Nanda Kumaran, Shri N. Ravichandran. All the faculty and staff members attended the inauguration ceremony at the campus as this is a matter of pride for PDPU.

16th May- 10th June, 2011
Vacation Workshop at PDPU
PDPU organized summer workshops in 2009 and 2010 for children of surrounding village in which nearly 400 and 600 children participated in respective years. It received overwhelming response from the community. To continue the legacy, this year PDPU organized vacation workshops on various skills for the children between age group of 6 years to 15 years. Around 600 children of 4 nearby villages namely Koba, Kudasan, Sargasan, Por and Premdhara – A school for Slum children in Gandhinagar.

May 6, 2011
A Guest lecture on : THE SEVEN HABITS
Once Dr. Rob Gilbert quoted that: FIRST WE FORM HABITS, THEN THEY FORM US. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you. But how???. ..... A very simple logic : “A nail is driven out by another nail”; “Habit is overcome by habit”.

+ March & April 2011

April 15-17, 2011
Extravagant Flaring–@ Flare 2011!!
The students of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar is holding its second annual Techno- cult festival, Flare 2011, PDPU’s on the 15th, 16th and 17th of April 2011. Keeping alive the tradition of Flare 2010, the event kicked off on the evening of 15th April with a stellar performance by the folk-fusion band ‘Jaipur Beats’. Their beautiful tunes mesmerized one and all and provided a perfect start to Flare 2011.

Gandhinagar... Extravagant Flaring during PDPU's Annual Techno-Cultural fest.

April 6 & 7, 2011
Screenplay Writing Workshop By Shri.Anjum Rajabali
A Screenplay writing workshop was organised by School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University on the 6th and 7th Of April, 2011 which was handled by Shri.Anjum Rajabali, eminent Bollywood scriptwriter...

March 25, 2011
First International Conf on Forensic Nanotechnology
The inaugural function of International Conference on “Forensic Nanotechnology” organized by the Institute of Research and Development, Gujarat Forensic Sciences, Gandhinagar in association with Gujarat Council of Science City was held at PDPU on the 25th March, 2011. The function was inaugurated by honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi. The Guest of Honour for the function was Shri Praful Patel, Hon’ble State Home Minster.


+ January & February 2011

February 26, 2011
Devika Sharma, Baker Huges visited PDPU
Devika Sharma from BAKER HUGES visited PDPU campus and interacted with students of the university. She mainly dedicated her session in enhancing the technical knowledge of the students but the most valuable part was her industry experience which she shared .The students were over-whelmed by her presence.

February 21, 2011
The SOUL PEPPER STREET PLAY wins the first prize

January 28, 2011
Mr. Bindra visit PDPU
Mr. Jaipreet Bindra, Business Development Manager, University of Western Ontario visited PDPU on 28th January, 2011. Here a meeting was organized with officials who are working in Solar Industry to discuss the solar optimization technology like Mr. Darshak–GEDA, Mr. B.B. Mehta–GETCO, Add Chief Engineer–UGVCL, Engineers from Sun Edison, Azure Power/ Lenco Solar.

January 24, 2011
Mr. Alain’s Visit at PDPU
Yesterday was a momentous day for PDPU as SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) President Mr. Alain Labastie visited the University and motivated students. SPE student PDPU has been very instrumental in inviting not one but two SPE International presidents over the course of last three years since its inception. We are thankful to ONGC Ahmedabad-SPE India section for guiding us through all the milestones.

January 22, 2011
Hostel girls of PDPU celebrated their First Hostel Day
Hostel girls of PDPU celebrated their First Hostel Day on 22nd January 2011. The day was clubbed with a guest lecture by Dr Pritam Pal on the topic : RELATIONSHIPS : A BALANCE BETWEEN PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE.

January 21, 2011
Dr. Kelkar visit PDPU
Dr. Mohan Kelkar, Williams Endowed Professor from McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering The University of Tulsa visited PDPU on 21st Jan 2011. A Presentation was made by Director, SPT on 5 year plan for School of Petroleum Technology and an open interaction with Dr. Kelkar. The topics of the session were Brainstorming on Center of Research on Paraffin Wax Deposition, Interaction with Faculty in Charge on how to set up Office of Research, Interaction with SPT faculties & Students.

January 20, 2011
Mr. Goodman visit PDPU
Mr. Louis W. Goodman, Dean, School of International Service visited PDPU on American University, 20th Jan. The purpose of the visit was to explore possibilities to associate with University of Regina for Joint Research programs, establishing center of excellence on mutual interest area and Faculty & Student Exchange.

January 17, 2011
Ms. Li Lui, Regina, visits PDPU
Ms. Li Liu, International Relations and Protocol from University of Regina, visited PDPU on 17th January, 2011. The main agenda of the meeting with PDPU dignitaries was to explore possibilities to associate with University of Regina for Joint Research programs, establishing center of excellence on mutual interest area and Faculty & Student Exchange.

January 14, 2011
Uttarayan Celebration
Under Community Development Initiative, student volunteers of PDPU celebrated their kite festival school students of Government school of Sargasan, around 40 children participated in the festival. End of the program, children were given snack etc.

January 13, 2011
Rwanda guests at PDPU
Prime Minister of Republic of Rwanda, Mr. Bernard Mazuka visited PDPU on 13th Jan 2011 with Ms. Coletha Ruhamya, Minister of State in Charge of Energy & Water, Rwanda and other delegates. In his presence, Ms. Coletha Ruhamya and Director General, PDPU signed Letter of Cooperation to enroll 10 Rwandian students to PDPU.

January 11, 2011
University of Saskatchewan guests at PDPU
Dr. Ernie Barber, Dean, School of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada and Dr. Ajay Dalai, Assistant Dean, School of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan visited PDPU on 11th January 2011. They discussed about possible areas of collaborations and strengthening the relationship between PDPU and University of Saskatchewan.

January 11, 2011
Mr. Nissim visit PDPU
Mr. Nissim Reuben of American Jewish Committee, USA visited PDPU on 11th Jan 2011 and signed Letter of Cooperation between PDPU and AJC to initiate collaborative activities.

January 10, 2011
International Roundtable of Academic Institutions
Gujarat, the emerging search engine of India stepped in to another ladder to innovate & renovate education infrastructure in the state. With this approach, Govt. along with PWC, KCG & IndexBt bodies opened a new transom for education to rise in state. A Round Table Conference between Global Universities & Gujarat based Industries & Institutions, was organized at PDPU on 10th January 2011.

January 6th & 7th, 2011
Shale Gas Workshop at PDPU Gandhinagar,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar has organized “An Orientation Workshop on Shale Gas” with the support of Mewbourne School of Petroleum & Geological Engineering (University of Oklahoma, US).

+ December 2010

December 07, 2010
Prof. Kartic Khilar Memorial Lecture
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University hosted its first lecture of “Professor Kartic Khilar Memorial Lecture Series” on the 7th of December, 2010 at PDPU. The lecture was held to commemorate the memory of Late Professor Kartic Khilar who had left for his heavenly abode on the 13th of November, 2009.

March 3 - 5, 2010
ICOMPS 2010 (Online Access | Campus Access)

Shale Gas Workshop at PDPU Gandhinagar,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar has organized “An Orientation Workshop on Shale Gas” with the support of Mewbourne School of Petroleum & Geological Engineering (University of Oklahoma, US). Senior policy Makers, delegates from Indian Petroleum Industry, faculty & researchers from PDPU & University of Oklahoma discussed the challenges and prospects of the Shale Gas industry worldwide. The interactive workshop session aimed to address the identification and production challenges confronting upstream, midstream and downstream development and marketing of Shale Gas resources. Workshop will help to provide an invaluable insight into some of the economic and regulatory aspects of shale gas development in India and across the world.

December 16th-18th, 2010
Ms. Harneet Kaur,  student of School of Liberal Studies,  presented a research paper entitled 'Effect of Aviation Pollution and Mitigation Strategies: A case study over India' in the International Seminar on Climate Change: Spatial Concerns  and Mitigation Strategies held by Institute for Spatial Planning & Environment Research (ISPER), Panchkula, Haryana from 16-18th December 2010.

December 15, 2010
Dr. P. Lucchese visit PDPU
Dr. Paul Lucchese, A French scientist working on clean energy, visited SSE and PDPU on Wednesday, December 15. He gave a talk to a group of our faculty members and PhD students on "French expertise in cutting-edge technologies for new energy: Hydrogen, fuel cells, biofuels and solar". Dr. Lucchese was accompanied by Dr. Nicolas Poussielgue, Attache for Science and Technology at the French consulate. Mumbai. The aim of their visit was to explore specific research areas in which collaboration may be possible between researchers at PDPU and French research groups.

11th Dec – 8th Jan, 2010
Urban Renewal Mission Internship
First semester students of SLS along with MA students would attend one month Urban Renewal Mission Internship from 11 December 2010 to 8th January, 2011 with active support from Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. During one month internship students would visit six zones of AMC and would study in detail projects like town planning, health revenue, infrastructure and education. The internship would be inaugurated by Hon. Municipal Commissioner Shri I.P. Gautam.

+ November 2010

November 20, 2010
Energy Consulting Conclave 2010 at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
On 20th November, 2010, School of Petroleum Management at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University hosted one of a kind “Energy Consulting Conclave 2010”.

November 11, 2010
SEG Student Chapter
PDPU organized an Honorary Lecture South & East Asia with ‘Shell’ on “ Geophysical Issues and Challenges in Southeast Asia with Emphasis on Malay Basin”. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Deva Ghosh, Research Advisor, PETRONAS
The concerned topics of the lecture were:
- career prospects
- academic queries
- future research prospects in Reservoir Engineering
- unconventional resources
- Integration of Geophysics with Reservoir Engineering

November 25th & 26th, 2010
International Conference at PDPU
International Conference on Themes on Higher Education: Prospects of Gujarat was held at PDPU. It was organized by Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat (KCG), Department of Education – Govt. of Gujarat along with PDPU. The inauguration of the conference was done by The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Narendra Modi.

November 13, 2010
In loving memory of Late Prof. Khilar
On the death anniversary of respected late Prof. Kartic Khilar, The Director General of the University, all the members of the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University gathered to pay homage as well as offer a floral tribute to Late Prof. Khilar. Prof. N.R. Dave, DG, PDPU, Prof. Banik, Director SPT, Prof. Bhavesh Patel, Director SPM, Prof. N. Jotwani, Director SSE as well as all the Faculty & staff members along with students were present to pledge commitment and to realize and fulfill dreams of Late Prof. Khilar.

November 11, 2010
Industry–Academia Worskshop on Upstream Petroleum Technology
The inauguration of the above-mentioned Workshop was held on 11th November, 2010 at PDPU Campus.


+ October 2010

October 30, 2010
Students Research Seminar
SLS organized a Students’ Research Seminar with the theme of ‘Exploring Liberal Studies’ on Saturday, October 30, 2010.

Prof. Dr. Sunil Shukla, Chief Faculty of Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India delivered the key note address during the Inaugural Session.

October 22-24, 2010
SPE – PDPU, Mega Event!
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University’s (PDPU) Society of Petroleum Engineers Student Chapter (SPE student chapter Faculty advisor Prof. Bhawani Singh Desai) had been recently awarded the GOLD STANDARD STATUS

October 12, 2010
PDPU Raas-Garba 2010
On the occasion of the Navratri, to enjoy the most awaited festival of Gujarat an extravagant evening of Raas-Garba was organized by the University for the students and the staff members of PDPU with Dipti Desai and Amit Thakker. The festival of nine days is always a refreshing change for the Gujaratis who tend to enjoy every bit of it. The university Garba spread the wave of joy and happiness amongst all with harmony. Students performed some splendid garba tricks which set the audience in a different mood. As the festival was much awaited, the crowd surrendered to the rhythm and the beats of the garba.

October 10, 2010
Live Green - CDI volunteers with Prakriti - Environment Education Bus
The Live Green project is a branch of CDI. Under the Live Green project, the volunteer students of CDI educate the people about saving the environment through various activities. On the 10th of October, 2010; Live Green organized a save environment awareness campaign with CEE. Prakriti: Environment Education Bus, a mobile resource centre, is a joint initiative of CEE and Gujarat Gas Company Limited (GGCL) visited Pandit Deendayal Petroleum Univeristy. CEE team members interacted with PDPU students to generate awareness using a multi-media approach for environmental education which included panel exhibition, interactive models, films, slide shows, games and activities and take away communication material such as posters, wallpapers, brochures etc. The bus broadly focuses on five thematic areas namely; Land, Water, Energy, Biodiversity and Climate Change.

Poster making competition was also organized on that day.

October 2-3, 2010
E-Sports at PDPU
The E-Sports Committee of PDPU organized an intra-college E-sports gaming tournament on 2nd & 3rd Oct. It had 4 categories where students participated:
1. Counter Strike
3. NFS
4. FIFA 10

October 2-3, 2010
Workshop on Advance Robotics
CRETUS – The Robotics Workshop at PDPU conducted a workshop regarding basic and advanced robotics on 2nd and 3rd Oct from 9am to 5pm. The workshop was conducted in two halves of 8hrs each. The first half of which was conducted on Saturday, 2nd Oct and another half on Sunday i.e. 3rd Oct.

The Workshop was conducted by Mr. Ronak Patel, Onshore Drilling Engineer-GSPC, who has great expertise and experience in the field of robotics and automation and has conducted similar workshop earlier in our college.
The students learned lessons on:
1. Basic electronics and mechanization in robotics.
2. Advanced system and tools

October 30, 2010
Students’ Research Seminar
School of Liberal Studies, PDPU have organized Students’ Research Seminar with the theme of ‘Exploring Liberal Studies’ on Saturday, October 30, 2010 . Prof. Dr. Sunil Shukla, Chief Faculty of Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India would deliver the key note address during the Inaugural Session.

October 25, 2010
Mr. Diwakaran, Schlumberger India delivers lecture
Mr. Dileep Diwakaran Reservoir Engineer Schlumberger India delivered a lecture on reservoir simulation and the various softwares which are used in developing reservoir simulation model on the very next day. He was impressed by the enthusiasm and thrust for knowledge of the 4th and 3rd year B Tech students PDPU. The students were able to compile and combine what they have been learning over the years in the University. The lecture proved an interactive medium for both. Thus, it instilled confidence among the students that they were in the right direction.

October 24, 2010
SPE Sub Regional Meet
SPE Chapter at PDPU is proud to host the "SPE Sub Regional Meet-Annual Technical Paper Presentation Competition" on 24th October, 2010. At the event PDPU students would get a chance to compete with many other budding engineers from various universities across India and the Middle East Section. The winners of this competition would get a chance to present their paper at the "SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition-September 2011" to be held at Houston, Texas.

October 21, 2010
SPE Sub Regional Meet
L & T, Engineering & Construction division officials, P S Mallik, Head HR- Hydrocarbon Mid and Downstream, Baroda, Mr Sandeep Grover,Head - Project Control ,Mid and Down Stream, Baroda, Mr. Sandeep Dipankar, Manager HR , Mid and Down Stream, Baroda & Mr. V. Ravi visited the campus on 21.10.2010. Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) is a technology, engineering, construction and manufacturing company. It is one of the largest and most respected companies in India's private sector.

October 12, 2010
SLS Students Win Second Prize
Two students of School of Liberal Studies, PDPU named Rajaram Surianarayanan and Sahil Nair won the second prize position in Management And Logical Reasoning Quiz at "Concourse 2010"

October 11, 2010
PDPU and BISAG signed MoU
On Monday, October 11, 2010, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University and Bhaskaracharya Institute of Space Applications & Geoinformatics (BISAG), Gandhinagar

October 7, 2010
SPT students Wins 1st Prize
2007 B.Tech. SPT student Diwakar Jurani has yet again won the first prize, this time at Gujarat National Integrity Theme Based Presentation.

October 2, 2010
For The Father of the Nation
UMANG–an educational initiative by PDPU students under Community Development Initiative organized Gandhi Jayanti Celebration


+ September 2010

September 21, 2010
Ms. Tripti Kharbanda Farswan, HR manager from Infinium Solutionz (P) Ltd. visited the PDPU campus. They conducted a brief presentation about their company at the campus. They are primarily into providing Inventory Management and Supply Chain Management Solutions through Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) and Global Positioning System (GPS). Simultaneously they are also working in GIS, Oil & Gas Application and SCADA Solutions.


+ August 2010

August 23, 2010
Delegates from Texas visit PDPU
Delegation from Texas A&M, USA would be visited PDPU on 23rd August 2010. The members of the delegation were Dr. Paul Nelson, Associate Director for International Programs, NSSPI and Dr. Adam Heltzer. An interactive session was held between the students and the guests where everyone actively participated. The session proved interesting as it was based on the tips and guidance for further education.

August 21 & 22, 2010
Audit Courses at PDPU
School of Liberal Studies, PDPU, Gandhinagar, conducted a two day workshop (21 & 22 August, 2010) on Photography and Creative Writing and organized a visit to Gandhinagar, Seva Café, and Manav Sadhna as part of its Audit Courses.

Mr. Ketan Modi gave a comprehensive insight into the history, techniques and aspects of photography and completed it by a visit to Indroda Park, where students got hands on experience of working with cameras and evaluation of their work. Ms. Margie Mazumdar Sastry’s Creative writing workshop was extremely interactive, fruitful and result oriented. Visit to Manav Sadhna, volunteer work at Seva Café and visit to Gandhi Ashram, opened up new vistas of thinking and approaches towards the community, enriching student’s sensibilities.

The Audit Courses are add-ons to the students profile, making them a multi faceted and multi dimensional personality and better, aware and sensitive citizens.

August 20 & 21, 2010
The GETCO national conference at PDPU
The Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation (GETCO ) organized a national conference on Integrated Energy Policy at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, on August 20th-21st, 2010. The First day was an all-cultural affair, with group performances by the students of School Of Petroleum Management, School Of Petroleum Technology, as well as the School Of liberal Studies of PDPU, among others. The second day consisted of paper discussions on issues like National Approach and Policy on Fossil Fuel Reserves, India’s renewable energy potential, changing energy needs and social setup, and environmental cost of Energy Generation. A total of 23 papers were discussed by distinguished speakers. The students of School of Petroleum Management (SPM) presented three papers that focused on the environmental impact of the Energy sector, and explored ways of mitigating these challenges. The entire paper discussion was followed by question-answer sessions that enhanced the knowledge of the participating audience. All in all, the event was an enriching experience for the students of SPM as well as the visiting dignitaries and other participants.

August 6, 2010
City Gas Roundtable
School of Petroleum Management took the initiative to invite the City Gas Distribution industry in India for discussions & deliberations on issues that are of vital importance to the development downstream natural gas markets in India. The aim of the City Gas India Roundtable 2010 was to provide a platform for engaging in deliberations addressing the managerial and techno-commercial challenges of developing downstream natural gas markets in India towards the objectives of delivering clean energy for transport, residential, industrial and commercial needs. SPM as a leading academic institution in Oil & Gas/Energy domain organizied this roundtable with an objective to address the issues that are of vital importance from Indian Oil & Gas/Energy industry & policy perspective.

Roundtable invited dignitaries like CEO/ Business Heads/top- decision makers from leading City Gas Distribution companies from Indian Public & Private Sector; Top officials from policy making bodies like PNGRB, MOPNG, Government of India; Officials from Government of Gujarat. The Chief Guest for the Roundtable - Shri. L. Mansingh, Chairperson – PNGRB, Govt of India. The Panel Chair consisted of Mr. B.S Negi, Member (Infrastructure); PNGRB; Mr. L.K. Singhvi, Member (Commercial); PNGRB.

August 6, 2010
Robotics seminar
Cretus- Robotics and Automation Club of PDPU launched its session for the year 2010-2011. During the year it would conduct a series of seminars, guest lectures and workshops conducted by the giants of the field. This chain began with an INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR which was conducted by The Robotics Committee Members and Winners of last year’s Inter College competition. This seminar aimed at giving the new students an introduction to the robotics and how would it be helpful for their careers. It would guide as well as motivate them to participate in related competitions and seminars.

August 5, 2010
NASA delegates visit PDPU
Delegation from NASA, Washington DC visited PDPU on 5th August 2010. The members of the delegation were:

  1. Dr. Michael Freilich, Director Earth Science Division, Science Mission, Directorate, NASA Headquarters
  2. Dr. Marc Allen, Executive Officer, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarers
  3. Dr. Dennis McSweney, Deputy Director, Science Division, Officer of International and Interagency Relations, NASA Headquarters
  4. Dr. Eugene Tattini, Deputy Director,Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Michael Freilich’s visit presented an overview of the approaches adapted by NASA to document, interpret and articulate observation on earth’s systems, with reference to climate. The visit was asked by the link scientists at the GRIIC and PDPU to understand specific areas of scientific research. They referred to 28 earth observation systems that generate information that is compiled and useful inferences are derived for real life policy-level impacts. . As said by M.F – “The important areas where these interpretations played useful roles were the volcanic explosion and oil spill. Scientists work on atmospheric components, carbon cycles and eco-systems, water: enery and weather systems that will benefit significantly now as well as in the long run, As man is the only species that can predict the scenario of the earth 100 years from now with the help of science and technology.”He also appreciated the spontaneity with which the students of the university comprehended the inputs we provided and related them to experiences they had at local level. These interactions very clearly demonstrated that we’ve gone past the time to debate and get into action.

August 4, 2010
Weatherford team visit PDPU
Weatherford’s Team including Mr. Abhijit Banerjee-Country Manager HR, Mr. Jigar Thakkar-Poduct Line Manager Completion, Mr. Himanshu Amaliyar-HR Co-ordinator and Ms. Madhumita Deb-Recruitment Specialist visited PDPU campus. They gave a brief power point presentation on RFID. SSD & ICDN Technology and also wonderfully explained new technical innovations happening in Oil & Gas Industry.

Weatherford operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 50,000 people worldwide. With a product and service portfolio that spans the life cycle of a well-drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention-and a robust research and development effort to meet the ever-evolving needs of the oil and gas industry.

+ May & June 2010

Three weeks International Exposure Programme
The students of School of Petroleum Technology will depart for three weeks International Programme towards Global Petroleum technology and International Petroleum Industry, USA. The engineering students will visit world Petroleum Capital Texas and Oklahoma. The three weeks exposure will pave a foundation to PDPU, build global educational practice and diverse global human resource in time to come. Reliance Industry Limited has supported the programme for International Exposure.

May 17 to June 12, 2010
The Community Development Initiative is organizing vacation workshops for the children of neighbourhood villages for enhanced learning opportunity and Self-development. Last year, more than 400 students participated in the programme.

May 6 & 7, 2010
Two days visit at Rajasthan Atomic Power Station for the students of School of Nuclear Energy has been arranged. The visit would immensely help students to understand first-hand study of actual atomic establishment

+ April 2010

April 22, 2010
Mr. Mahesh Pandya, a renowned environmentalist visited School of Liberal Studies to discuss the environmental concerns with students. He also explained pubic hearing process for environmental issues.

April 14, 2010
On Ambedkar jayanti, Live Green under community development initiative organized a plantation campaign in a government school in Raisan, Gandhinagar where 20 children along with the principal participated actively followed by distribution of stationery items to the school students. The distribution was done by our YI (Young Indians) team to 120 students. The principal "Mr. Bhailal premchand" of the school said that it was a good experience and such kind of activities should be done often.

April 14, 2010
Students of School of Petroleum Technology distributed study materials to around 120 students at Raisan village primary municipal school on Ambedkar Jayanti to give honour to Late Dr. BR Ambedkar. The students were very poor and lacked basic amneities. The students gleefully accepted the material and promised to study and make india a better and literate place.The material distributed contained Copy, Pencil, Rubber, Sharpener, Crayons, Choclates. The event was done under CII-Young Indians net of SPT. The money for buying distributed materials was raised by organising a cricket league in which students participated. Everything was done by Yi community from fund raising to buying of materials and to distributing them.

April 2, 2010
The Sports Committee SPT – PDPU is organizing PDPU Challenger Cup – Cricket. The tournament will consist of 8 intra college teams participating. A special team of the faculties are also participating in the tournament. The tournament will see teams battling for the Challenger Cup 2010.

April 1, 2010
School of Solar Energy, PDPU is pleased to invite a delegation from UK at PDPU, led by Tim Yeo, MP, who heads a UK parliamentary committee on climate change and renewable energy. They visited Gujarat to learn about the activities that the state is planning in these directions.

+ March 2010

March 27, 2010
The students of School of Nuclear Energy will participate in the seminar at IIT, Gandhinagar. The seminar will be on “Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics and Safety”.

March 25 & 26, 2010
Poster Exhibition by the students of School of Petroleum TechnologMarch 19 & 20, 2010y on 'Indian Political Social Environment'.

March 19 & 20, 2010
As March approaches near and near, the mercury seems to rise more rapidly. The excitement and wait is over. School of Petroleum Technology, Gandhinagar is coming with its Techno-Cultural Inter University festival FLARE 2010. This is your chance to prove your mettle in front of large mass.

March 16, 2010
School of Petroleum Technology (SPT), has organized an HR Conclave 2010.The Conclave theme is Generation Next Human Resource in Hydrocarbon Sector. PDPU employees are cordially invited to the Conclave where around 25 participants are coming from various Hydrocarbon Sector industries across India. The HR conclave primarily aims at establishing strong linkages between hydrocarbon sector industries and future human resource,students. Conclave also aims at discussing HR value chain of oil and gas sector with specific objectives of developing an understanding about HR requirement in oil and gas sector industries in India and abroad and addressing subjects like opportunities for generation next engineers in oil and gas sector and challenges.

March 3 to 5, 2010
School of Petroleum Management is organizing ICOMPS 2010.An event will be inaugurated by Shri. D.J.Pandian, IAS, Principal Secretary, EPD.Government of Gujarat. COMPS 2010 team brings the various conference sessions.

March 3, 2010
Mr. Patrick Teyssier,Director Marketing and Strategy, Areva India Pvt. Ltd. will visit PDPU Campus. There would be an interaction with students over Safety features, Technological Advancement and Opportunities for Nuclear Sector in India and Abroad. There would also be a discussion about how industry can help improve Education and Industry expectations from education sector.

+ February 2010

February 18 to 20, 2010
The students of School of Nuclear Energy will participate in the seminar at IIT, Gandhinagar. The seminar will be on “Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics and Safety”.

February 13, 2010
The Robotics and Automation Club, PDPU organised a robotics workshop. The workshop was especially designed for learning fundamentals of robotics and their application to robotic competitions. Thereby taking knowledge about robotics to the next level. The workshop was conducted by respected professionals in the field of robotics.

February 9, 2010
Mr. Raghvendra Verma, World Nuclear News will visit the University to cover M.Tech programme details in School of Nuclear Energy

February 5, 2010
Debate club is organizing Samvaad-a Hindi group discussion. This is the first time, when a Hindi group discussion is being organized.

February 4, 2010
SEG Distinguished Lecturer, Mr. Shashank Sinha would deliver a lecture on "Airborne Geophysical Survey".
Mr. Shashank Sinha has completed his M. Sc. (Applied Geology), MSc (Geology) from M S University. His subject area is Petroleum Geology and is currently affiliated to Ultratech Ltd.

February 1, 2010
A student, Ajeet Yadav from School of Petroleum Technology participated in commomwealth games from INDIA. He has also been qualified for Athletics by Ministry of youth Affairs & sports, Govt. of INDIA. He is going to represent INDIA in "Commonwealth Games 2010, Delhi". In recently held petrocup 2010, he was awarded with "PETROCUP-Best Athlete of year 2010" by Director, School of Petroleum technology.

+ January 2010

January 28, 2010
PDPU has organized one day Work-shop for Students of School of Nuclear Energy at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).

January 26, 2010
PDPU organizes the Cricket Match, Sport Event for Faculty & Staff members of the University. Sports T-Shirts and many attractive prizes have been kept for motivating employees.

January 22, 2010
The University is celebrating inauguration of Petro-Cup 2010.

January 22 to 26, 2010
Training & Placement Cell at SPT has organized soft skill training for SPT students to enhance soft skills in students. Mr. Ambikapratap Singh, Visiting Faculty from L.M. Mittal Institute, Jaipur will be imparting week long training to benefit students in competitive environment in hydrocarbon sector.

January 22 to 26, 2010
The University organizes an inter-university sports meet “PetroCup-2010” to inculcate the sportsman spirit in tomorrow’s professionals. In the last year’s event, it gathered a phenomenal participation and is getting popular among the region. This sports meet is a grand show that witnesses the participation from all major universities in region.

January 17, 2010
SPT Students organized "Shuttermeister"a Photography Competition.

January 16 & 17, 2010
Linux Club, PDPU is glad to announce a Work-shop on "ethical hacking and network security". The workshop would be conducted by the well known ethical hacker and network expert Mr. Sunny Vaghela. This work-shop paid Work-shop for everyone. It will be free of cost for faculties of PDPU.

January 12, 2010
PDPU has signed MOU with Gujarat National Law University.

January 12, 2010
Students of School of Liberal Studies are organising a Blood Donation Camp for All PDPU Students with the help of a famous Blood Donation Center.

January 10, 2010
UMANG is an educational initiative run by PDPU students for the children in labour colony. Students celebrate the direction change of wind with hope that the change will bring good to all. UMANG volunteers have organized Kite Festival.

January 9, 2010
Linux Club, PDPU is glad to announce a seminar on "ethical hacking and network security". The seminar would be conducted by the well known ethical hacker and network expert Mr. Sunny Vaghela. The seminar will be for PDPU students and all other members.
Trainer Profile | Workshop Sessions Schedule | Photos

January 9, 2010
The University is glad to arrange one day workshop on Civilian Nuclear Energy at IIT, Kanpur for the Students of School of Nuclear Energy. This program would be of great help to M. Tech Students. They would learn immensely form attending such programs and would get to interact with students from other colleges.

January 4 & 5, 2010
School of Petroleum Management, PDPU is planning to conduct another Work-shop on “Stress Management” for PDPU faculty community. This Work-shop is opening up it for both faculty and staff.

January 2, 2010
School of Petroleum Technology, PDPU organizes one day Work-shop on New Development in Advance Welding Processes.

January 1, 2010
PDPU has organized a sports event – Cricket Match which is exclusively for the faculty members and Staff of PDPU. An event has been organized by Mr. Nishant Parikh, Faculty in School of Petroleum Technology.

January 1 & 2, 2010
PDPU has arranged two days Work-shop for Students of School of Nuclear Energy at Tarapur Atomic Power Station. A highly efficient induction plan of the station will give an opportunity to learn and to enhance knowledge of Nuclear Industry.

+ December 2009

December 2009

December 29, 2009
PDPU organizes one day work-shop on "Success Performance Development" for non-teaching staff members of PDPU.

December 21 & 22, 2009
PDPU organizes " Stress Management Workshop" for Administrative Staff of PDPU.

December 19, 2009
School of Petroleum Management (SPM) after taken forward the challenge to nurture the managers in the Oil and Gas Sector has successfully strived in the endeavour. In quest to unite the past and the present of the SPM, SPM proudly brings the first Alumni meet of the School of Petroleum management “Zephyr”. This will bring back the spirit of being a SPMite, by rekindling the days which had been left behind in your journey to explore greater heights in your professional and personal lives.

December 18, 2009
School of Petroleum Management will be celebrating “SPM Day”.

December 14 to 26, 2009
SPT has planned Industrial Orientation for Second Year B. Tech students in December, 2009. As a part of Industry Orientation, students are visiting various hydrocarbon sector operations in Gujarat.

December 7 to 26, 2009
First year students of School of Petroleum Technology and School of Liberal Studies at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University are undergoing for Rural Internship. The aim of Rural Internship (SRI) is to sensitize, educate and develop the youth in energy and other sectors who are ready to contribute to industry as well as society. The internship also facilitates cross-cultural learning on development issues, as well as other crucial areas of inter-personal growth and learning, with bearing on students` role as citizens.

December 7 to11, 2009
School of Petroleum Technology has planned Industrial Orientation for Second Year B. Tech students in December, 2009. As a part of Industry Orientation, one week seminar on Career Counseling and Pre-briefing about industry orientation has been organized.

December 10, 2009
The University is glad to announce the establishment of Office of International Relations (OIR) to develop global professionals by providing international educational exchange to the university students and to create visibility of the university in the global educational scenario by collaborating with other reputed institutes and student exchange programs.

December 7, 2009
PDPU Students begin with 3- weeks Rural Internship. The students, divided into 25 groups ranging from five to 25 numbers, have been allocated different rural areas in the state. Each group will work on selected issues like health (HIV), Child rights, NREGA, capacity building of panchayats, collection of data on nomadic and denotified tribes, empowerment of women and youth, right to food and work among others.

December 7, 2009
Mr. Joe Alexander, Principal Engineer from Schlumberger delivered a lecture on " Saved Control and Management while drilling operations" organized by SPE Students Chapter- PDPU. SPE Chapter also plans such professionals to have better exposure with industries in the following semester.

December 5 & 6, 2009
Prof. N. K. Sharma from IIT, Kanpur would be coming to the University to deliver a workshop on “Technical Writing” for the students of School of Nuclear Energy

December 5, 2009
The Rural Internship is a three-week programme for first year students of School of Petroleum Technology and School of Liberal Studies, and an Orientation workshop has been organized.

December 1 to 4, 2009
Training & Placement Cell at SPT has organized soft skill training for SPT students to enhance soft skills in students. Mr. Ambikapratap Singh, Visiting Faculty from L.M. Mittal Institute, Jaipur will be imparting week long training to benefit students in competitive environment in hydrocarbon sector.

+ November, 2009

November 2009

November 25, 2009
SPM has organized a drama night "STREET PLAY" .It is a part of Spoken Business Communication (SBC) course curriculum.

November 24, 2009
School of Liberal Studies Students win Concourse - 2009, a management event at B.K.majumdar Institute of Business Administration (H.L.B.B.A.), Ahmedabad University.

November 21, 2009
PDPU signs MoU with Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA for establishing Center of Excellence.

November 20, 2009
PDPU signs MoU for Academic and Research collaboration with the University of Houston, Houston, USA.

November 20, 2009
SLS is organizing first Drama & Skit in the campus. It is the part of understanding theoretical study which is necessary to learn for SLS students.

November 16 to 18, 2009
PDPU is organizing professional workshop which is going to be held at PDPU campus by weatherford, Mumbai under the banner of SPE Student chapter-PDPU. This workshop mainly deals with production engineering in Petroleum Engineering.

November 16, 2009
Publication Committee and Writers' Desk are pleased to announce SHUTTERMEISTER-the Photography Competition for PDPU family.

November 14, 2009
PDPU Students to teach underprivileged children . The Students have set up Umang School to teach 3 to 12 years old children of construction workers living on the campus.

November 14, 2009
SPT Yi-Net is glad to announce to take a step forward by Screening a Documentary "IN GOOD COMPANY" in order to bring Climate awareness and sensitivity. The Year 2009 has been declared as Climate Change Action Year by UNO. To play our active part on the stage of climate change, the Yi-Net has decided to screen the Documentary, which demonstrates the views of top rank CEO's of INDIA and eminent personalities concerned with the climate change.

November 12, 2009
Eminent academician and researcher Prof. J.B.Joshi , formerly with VICT, Mumbai now distinguished Professor at HBNI will deliver a lecture in School of Nuclear Energy.

November 10, 2009
The Conference was successfully held by the Centre for Energy Studies & Research in the PDPU Campus.

November 7, 2009
E-sports club, SPT organizes PDPU e-sports TOURNAMENT (PET). It is An INTRA-COLLEGE Gaming competition.

November 6, 2009
PROSCENIUM is an event of dramatic club for providing a platform to showcase students’s skills & talent in the field of Drama and Art. The Preliminary Round of an event was a grand success. Now, there is 2nd round of an event.

November 5, 2009
Poem Reading & Recitation Competition organized by Writer's Desk.

November 4, 2009
Writers’ Desk, PDPU has organized “CHITRAKAR”an event on the spot poster making competition to bring out inherent creativity in Engineering hands.

November 3 & 4, 2009
PDPU is welcoming Essar Company for final Placement of M.Tech Students at SPT.

+ October 2009

October 2009

October 30, 2009
SPE has organized a Quiz "Time Crunch" on general topics like Art, Sports, History etc. A Time Crunch is also about testing the temperament of all participants with their knowledge.

October 29, 2009
The Sports committee, SPT, has organizined PDPU volleyball league.

October 28, 2009
Ms. Gunjan Singh, a representative of Sentaurus, has visited us at PDPU to talk about the simulation program in SSE.

October 27, 2009
Dr. R. V. Marathe (IRS) delivered a Lecture on behalf of Petrotech Society in SPT.

October 26, 2009
Mr. Jatin Agarwal (M.Tech, SPT) has won second prize in the paper contest organized by SPE, Student Chapter, ISM. The topic of the paper presented is “Selection of best suited artificial lift system for Mangala field, Barmer Basin, Rajasthan”.

October 21 to 31, 2009
Community Development Initiative is pleased to announce the diwali workshop for slum children at PDPU campus. 92 children from Shishudhara - A school for slum children will participate in the workshop and will get exposure of Volleyball, Science & maths activities and computer skills.

October 15, 2009
Mr. Nishant Parikh (Faculty-SPT) has organized a festive sports event for Faculty and Staff members of PDPU.

October 10 to 14, 2009
"Yi-Super 10 league” at PDPU campus. The Objective of League is to Raise fund for noble cause through sports medium.

October 10 to 11, 2009
School of Petroleum Management are organizing our annual fest “Catalyst 09”.
The starting of the event shall be marked by inauguration ceremony by Mr.Shridhar Tambrapani (Vice-President Adani Group) and Prof.G.S.Gupta (Senior Faculty IIM-Ahmedabad).

October 9, 2009
PDPU launched the School of Nuclear Energy and announced the commencement of its first batch of Masters in Nuclear Engineering

September 27 to October 8, 2009
"Joy of Giving Week" - Goonj

October 6, 2009
Petrotech Student Chapter opening by
J.L. Raina, CEO & General Secretary, Petrotech

October 2, 2009
PDPU students organized card making workshop for Rural Children on Gandhi Jayanti.

+ September 2009

September 2009

September 16, 2009
Dr. George Waters (Technical Project Leader, Schlumberger, USA) delivered lecture on Completion of Hydro carbon bearing shale Gas reservoir

September 15, 2009
Book Release Ceremony of SRI and Community Development Initiative

September 5, 2009
Celebration of Teacher`s day in Govt. schools by PDPU students

September 5, 2009
SPG, Opening of SEG Chapter & SEG President visited PDPU campus

September 3, 2009
I.P. Bhatt ( DIG, BSF) and his team visited PDPU campus

September 2, 2009
SPE- Prof. K.L. Malhotra- An overview of Petroleum Industry

September 2, 2009
Saaz (Singing event) by PDPU students

+ August 2009

August 2009
Inauguration of foundation batch of School of Liberal Studies

August 28, 2009
Football match (Final)

August 8, 2009
Chess Tournament (Final)

+ May 2009

May 27, 2009
The First Convocation of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

May 09, 2009
Industry Orientation briefing day

May 07, 2009
Seminar - Career in Management and Research

May 06, 2009
Seminar - Opportunities in Civil Services and Defence Services

May 05, 2009
Seminar - Higher Education opportunities in US

May 02, 2009
Rural Internship Orientation Day


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