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Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Established 2007
Chairman Mukesh Ambani
Location Raisan, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (or PDPU) was established by the Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute through a State Act. The university is located at Raisan village of Gandhinagar city in the Knowledge Corridor, near the G.I.F.T. city.

The University is recognised by UGC (University Grants Commission)[1] and is a member of AIU (Association of Indian Universities).[2]

The university has six schools and two centres. The schools include the School of Petroleum Technology, School of Technology, School of Petroleum Management, School of Solar Energy, and School of Liberal Studies. The Director General of PDPU is Dr. P. K. Banik. The Chairman of University Board of Governors is Dr. Mukesh Ambani and the Chairman of the Standing Committee is Mr. DJ Pandian, IAS, Government of Gujarat.[3][4]

Student life

Logo of VGA, the film club
  • The Video Graphics Association, better known as the VGA, is a student film club, dedicated to short film-making and film appreciation. Established in 2007, it is the oldest student club of the university. Its aim is to create impactful and meaningful short films along with creating a film screening culture at our campus, and to associate and interact with various film professionals not only in Ahmedabad / Gandhinagar, but also at a national and an international level. VGA has organized various workshops conducted by eminent faculty from City Pulse Institute of Film and Television (CPIFT) Gandhinagar, National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad, Gujarat Vidyapeeth Ahmedabad, etc. on our campus. The club has also organized several film-making competitions, with participants being not only students from various reputed institutes but also independent film-makers across India.[5]
  • 'Sorriso'-- is the photography club. The club organizes workshops, exhibitions, trips, photo-walks and live-studios at national level. It is considered to be the most active club at PDPU.
  • Cretus is the robotics and automation club. It organizes various robotics events, workshops, seminars and guest lectures.
  • Mind Ripple is the quizzing club of the university. It has organized several state and national level quiz events. The club,apart from its internal quizzes, organizes the PDPU Open Quiz (POQ) held every year on the first Sunday of February.
  • Soul Pepper is the drama club of the university which organizes street plays and other live events.
  • Brahmand is the astronomy-lovers' club.
  • Enertia is a club for engineers interested in solar energy.
  • E-Cell caters to budding entrepreneurs through workshops, lectures, and competitions.
  • Event Maniacs comprises persons who enjoy organizing events and provide support to other clubs in organizing events.
  • IYCN (International Youth for Climate Change) has a local chapter at PDPU.
  • Jharokha is the literary lovers' club.
  • CII-Yi is the Young Indians chapter of CII.
  • Rotaract has a PDPU chapter.
  • Respawn is the gamers' club.
  • Wordsmith is the club for budding and professional debaters.
  • Off-beat is the music-lovers' club, with professional music equipment for practice.
  • Foggiare is the fashion-lovers' and ramp-walkers' club.
  • Sports is a club that organizes Petro Cup (over 2000 competitors each year), organizes coaching camps, and maintains the extensive sports facilities at PDPU.


  1. ^ | List of recognized private universities page on UGC website
  2. ^ | List of member universities on AIU website
  3. ^ UGC report on PDPU
  4. ^ The Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Act
  5. ^

External links

  • [1]
  • Official website

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