Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology

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Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT)
Rgipt Logo.jpg
Motto in English
"Education is the ultimate wealth"
Type Institute of National Importance, Public
Established 2007[1]
Endowment 900 million (US$14 million) per annum[2][3]
President K.B. Akhilesh[4]
Director P.K. Bhattacharya
Administrative staff
40
Undergraduates 480
Postgraduates 130
Location Raebareli (Now in Amethi), Uttar Pradesh, India
26°15′53″N 81°30′20″E / 26.2648064°N 81.5054372°E / 26.2648064; 81.5054372Coordinates: 26°15′53″N 81°30′20″E / 26.2648064°N 81.5054372°E / 26.2648064; 81.5054372
Campus Rural, 125 acres (510,000 m2)[5]
Website

www.rgipt.ac.in

www.domsrgipt.ac.in

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), in Jais, Raebareli (Now In Amethi), Uttar Pradesh, India, is a training and education institute that gives technical and management training to the petroleum industry and was formally opened on July 2008.

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOP&NG), Government of India founded the institute through an Act of Parliament (“Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology Act 2007").[6] The Institute is empowered to award degrees in its own right. RGIPT is co-promoted as an energy domain specific institute by six leading Oil Public Sector Units (ONGC, IOCL, OIL, GAIL, BPCL and HPCL) in association with the Oil Industry Development Board (OIDB) and with an academic mentorship from IIT Kanpur.[7] The Institute is associating with leading International Universities/Institutions specializing in the domain of Petroleum Technology.[1]

It has been accorded the Institute of National Importance status and a governance structure similar to that available to IITs.[8] It admits undergraduate students from the rank list of students who have qualified Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced (JEE Advanced) Examination.[9]

RGIPT Campuses[edit]

  • Jais Campus: Started academic sessions in June 2008 at a temporary campus at Rae Bareli. On 15 October 2016, the institute moved from temporary campus to the permanent campus at Jais.[10]
  • Noida Campus: Besides main center at Jais, Amethi, the RGIPT also have this campus for MBA and related courses.
  • Assam Campus: New campus is under construction at Sivasagar, Assam. In consonance with the charter of RGIPT, the primary objective of the Assam Center of RGIPT is envisaged to offer programmes of education and training of skilled technical manpower at the diploma and advance diploma levels including B.Sc - M.Sc integrated courses in various areas in the domain of the petroleum sector as per requirements of the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.[11][12] On May 13, 2017, Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal and Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan jointly launched the full swing construction work of second campus at Sivasagar, Assam.[13]
  • Bangalore Campus: In July 2013, Karnataka government agreed to offer 200 acres of land to set up the Bangalore centre which is going to be the Asia's first centre on fire and safety for oil and gas sector.[14] The institute will start functioning from 2018-19 academic year and it is purely for research in energy policy and science and technology as it is related to petroleum and energy. The institute coming up will cost Rs.1,000 crore.[15]

Admissions[edit]

  • The institute admits B.Tech students from the rank list of qualified students in the prestigious JEE Advanced Examination and M.Tech through GATE.[16]
  • For MBA, institute admits candidates from qualification in either of the three examinations, CAT or XAT or GMAT.[17]
  • For admission to PhD programmes, candidates must have a valid scorecard of: GRE/NET (UGC/CSIR)/NBHM/ DBT/ GPAT/ Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship/ Maulana Azad National Fellowship/ DST Inspire Award or any similar Fellowship.[18]

Opening and closing ranks in each category[edit]

Central Library

Opening and closing ranks for each category in JEE Advanced 2016:[19]

Course CRL OB SC ST
Opening ranks
CH 4368 3251 293 125
PE 931 3678 479 81
Closing ranks
CH 11488 4101 1395 270
PE 11278 3940 2041 175

Academic programmes[edit]

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology is located in India
Jais(Raebareli)
Jais
(Raebareli)
Sivsagar(Sivsagar)
Sivsagar
(Sivsagar)
Bangalore(Bangalore)
Bangalore
(Bangalore)
Noida(DoMS, Noida)
Noida
(DoMS, Noida)
Location of the RGIPTs. Green - Operational, Red - Under Construction[11]
  • RGIPT offers courses in engineering, pure sciences, management and humanities with a focus on petroleum engineering. The programs and courses offered at RGIPT are changing as the school evolving into a full-fledged petroleum engineering university.
  • Admission to the courses of B.Tech is done from candidates appearing for JEE Advanced Examination. Admission to the M.Tech courses are done either through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). Admissions to the MBA program is done through the Common Admission Test (CAT).
  • Admission to the M.Sc.Tech. and PhD courses are done through examinations conducted by the institute.
Degree Specialization
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering.[20]
Master of Technology (M.Tech) Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering.[21]
Master of Business Administration MBA in Finance,Marketing,HR,Operation Management,Energy Management.[22]
B.Sc-M.Sc Integrated Course Chemical and Petroleum. (To be started in Sivasagar campus)[23]
PhD All engineering disciplines, interdisciplinary areas, science disciplines and the humanities.

Departments[edit]

RGIPT has the following departments:[24]

Departmental Blocks
  • Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Management Studies
  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of English
  • Department of Mathematics

Future Departments[edit]

  • Department of Instrumentation Engineering
  • Department of Fire Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Academic collaboration[edit]

Main Hostel Building

RGIPT has academic collaboration with the many universities in India and abroad.[25] Some of the major universities which have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and share research projects with RGIPT are as follows:[26]

Integrated Aerospace Development Program[edit]

D-Block of hostel

RGIPT has collaborated with some pioneer institutes for advancements in aviation/aerospace and Rocket Fuels/Petroleum Technology.[27]

Admission process depends on several factors including aptitude, intellect, personality and learning of the student. The selected students are a group who have qualified at-least one of the required admission tests like JEE-Mains/Advanced, WBJEE, SEE-AKTU and even SATs. The students have been provided residential services in-campus at Ratapur, Raebareli. The educational program will require for transition in between college departments/campuses on an annual even-semester basis.

Campus[edit]

  • The institute started functioning from a leased land from Feroze Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology at Rae Bareli as academic center and ITI Township as Residential center for almost 9 years. On 15 October 2016, the institute was moved to its 125-acre newly constructed permanent campus at Jais, Uttar Pradesh. The infrastructure is not completely finished, but is expected to complete within 5 years.[5]
  • The new campus is a state-of-the-art campus with air conditioned classrooms having projectors, high definition televisions, computers for the faculty, video conferencing equipment. LAN connectivity has been provided in each room including hostel,classrooms but permanent WI-FI setup has not been provided, which would be available by March 2018.[31][32]

Kaltarang[edit]

Kaltarang is the annual cultural and sports fest of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Amethi. It is a themed fest, generally held in the month of February every year, since the very first time in 2011. It is a three-day fest having events like rock band performance, fashion show, rock band competition, stand-up comedy, cyber gaming, themed events, various sports events. It attracts a lot of young crowd from across the state to take part in the events of the fest. In the past, rock bands, celebrities, poets such as Local Train, Astitva, surya kumar pandey have been a part of Kaltarang. It is one of the biggest cultural fest held in the Lucknow-Allahabad region.

Faskaltarna.JPG

Placements[edit]

During the campus inauguration speech of Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said: “The present central government has come up with many schemes for improving the standard of education in the country and it was our priority to start the RGIPT at the earliest. I assure that the government and private petroleum companies will come here for placements and the youths of Amethi will get accolades in the near future.”[33]

The institute witnessed participation of multitude of companies across varied domains. Students of B.Tech., M.Tech. and MBA outgoing 2016 batch successfully got opportunities across diversified profiles and various functions in the organizational setup. Some of the prominent brands that came for final placements in the past and present were:[34][35]

Union ministers inauguration ceremony of RGIPT
Union ministers lighting up the "Lamp of Knowledge"

Many students from the institute go further with higher education in the international universities. The institute recommends the meritorious students to these universities and also helps them in representing India at international conferences across the world.[36][37]

Milestones[edit]

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laying foundation stone of RGIPT Assam Campus
Petroleum Minister as chief guest at RGIPT's First Convocation
Union ministers with students and Faculty of RGIPT

Budget[edit]

Union ministers inaugurating RGIPT's Campus
  • The total estimated capital cost : Rs. 861 crores (Rs. 416 crores (Central Exchequer) + Rs. 250 crores (GOI) + Rs. 150 crores (Oil Industry Development Board) + Rs. 45 crores (Institute itself))[48]
  • The institute's permanent campus infrastructure was provided with Rs. 129 crores during Congress led UPA government and additional Rs. 302 crores were provided by the current NDA government for completion of campus.[46][49]
  • During fiscal 2016–17, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has allocated additional Rs. 47 crores while the institute remains independent to generate more funds for operational purposes through college fees and other funds/awards.[2][3][50]

See also[edit]

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