Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology

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Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology.png
Motto in English
Education is the ultimate wealth
TypePublic engineering school
Established2007[1]
Endowment17.7 billion (US$240 million) all campuses[2][3][4]
PresidentK.B. Akhilesh[5]
DirectorA.S.K. Sinha
Administrative staff
40
Undergraduates480
Postgraduates130
Location, ,
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
CampusRural
Websitewww.rgipt.ac.in

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), in Jais, Amethi (formerly in Raebareli), Uttar Pradesh, India, is a training and education institute focusing on the petroleum industry. It was formally opened in 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]

History[edit]

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laying foundation stone of RGIPT Assam Campus

Campus[edit]

Main 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.[25]
  • 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 along with permanent WI-FI setup has been provided.[26][27]

Jais, Amethi Campus[edit]

  • 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.[19]
  • This campus offers the BTech, MTech, PhD programs and other research related activities. The cost for setting up this campus was 8.61 billion (US$110 million).[28]
  • From 2020 onwards, The Institute began offering BTech Courses in Computer Science Engineering and Electronics Engineering.[29]
  • In the year 2021, a new four year B.Tech programme in Mathematics & Computing has been started at RGIPT with the goal of setting the stage for developing skills in mathematics and computer science.[30]

Noida Campus[edit]

  • This campus used to run MBA and related courses. On 15 October 2016, the institute moved from temporary campus to the permanent campus at Jais.

Assam Campus[edit]

  • Started academic sessions in 2017 at Sivasagar, Assam in 37 acres as a first phase while 63 acres is under construction.[24] In consonance with the charter of RGIPT, the objective of this campus is offering of programmes of education and training of skilled technical manpower at the certificate, diploma and post diploma level in various areas in the domain of petroleum, petrochemical and allied sector, training & certificate programmes (refresher and induction) for working professionals of oil and gas, petrochemical and allied companies, to serve as a Skill Development Center for the North-East Region and to offer BTech in Fire Safety Engineering domain of the petroleum sector as per requirements of the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.[31][32]
  • On 13 May 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.[23] This campus is being built at a cost of 8.801 billion (US$120 million).[4]

Bangalore Campus[edit]

  • Third campus of RGIPT, "Energy Institute, Bengaluru" is in Bengaluru.[33]
  • In July 2013, Karnataka government agreed to offer 150 acres of land to set up the Bangalore centre which is going to be Asia's first centre on fire and safety for oil and gas sector. Energy Institute, Bengaluru is currently offering 04 M. Tech programmes namely M. Tech in Renewable Energy, Energy Science and Technology, Power and Energy Systems Engineering & Electric Vehicle Technology and PhD programmes in all disciplines of Engineering specifically in the field of Energy. [17] The institute has commenced its academical activities from its transit campus at NMIT Bangalore from 2018.
  • The purpose of the Energy Institute is to drive economic growth through Energy R&D, Technology development, Energy innovation and entrepreneurship. The INSTITUTE would conduct cutting-edge industrial, technological, and basic research; Offer education to students; and Training to industry professionals in the field of energy. The institute is also aiming to create Energy Experience Centre, Incubation Cell / E-Cell, Office of licensing and commercialization to facilitate the immersive experience of energy technologies.[33]
  • This campus would initially house 10 research labs established over 1.8 lakh square feet in a research cum academic complex. An Energy Experience Centre, Incubation/E-Cell, Library, Auditorium and Seminar Halls etc. will support the activities of the campus. The institute coming up will cost 18 billion (US$240 million).[24][4]
  • For the setting up of the Institute, a land of 150 acres has been allotted to RGIPT by the Government of Karnataka in Kambalipura, Hosakote Taluk. While construction of this Centre of Excellence in Kambalipura land would require a few years, academic sessions would begin from the year 2018–19 from a temporary campus of Visvewaraya Technological University Campus, Muddenahalli (Chikkaballapur District). To start with three MTech Programmes are designed in the fields of Renewable Energy, Power and Energy Systems Engineering and Energy Science and Technology that would commence from September 2018.[33]

Organisation and administration[edit]

Departments[edit]

RGIPT has the following departments:[34]

Departmental Blocks
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Electronics Engineering
  • 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 Mathematical Sciences

Future Departments[edit]

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

Budget[edit]

Union ministers inaugurating RGIPT's Campus

Jais campus[edit]

The total estimated capital cost: 861 crores ( 416 crores (Central Exchequer) + 250 crores (GOI) + 150 crores (Oil Industry Development Board) + 45 crores (Institute itself))[35] The institute's permanent campus infrastructure was provided with 129 crores during Congress led UPA government and additional 302 crores were provided by the current NDA government for completion of campus.[21][36] During fiscal 2016–17, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has allocated additional 47 crores while the institute remains independent to generate more funds for operational purposes through college fees and other funds/awards.[2][3][37]

Sivasagar campus[edit]

The Detailed Project Report has stated the cost for setting up and running Sivasagar campus will be 8.801 billion (US$120 million) in which 3.96 billion (US$53 million) will be for spent for land acquisition and construction of facilities and 4.83 billion (US$64 million) for running the institute.[4]

Bangalore campus[edit]

The Detailed Project Report has stated the cost for setting up and running Bangalore campus will be 18 billion (US$240 million) in which 8 billion (US$110 million) will be for spent for land acquisition and construction of facilities and 10 billion (US$130 million) for research related activities. It one of the most expensive research institutes in India.[4]

Academics[edit]

Admissions[edit]

  • The institute admits BTech students from the rank list of qualified students in the JEE Advanced Examination and MTech through GATE.[38]
  • For MBA, institute admits candidates from qualification through CAT score.[39]
  • 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.[40]

Rankings[edit]

University and college rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[41]134

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked it 134 among engineering colleges in 2020.[41]

Academic programmes[edit]

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology is located in India
Jais (Amethi)
Jais
(Amethi)
Sivasagar (Sivsagar)
Sivasagar
(Sivsagar)
Bangalore (Bangalore)
Bangalore
(Bangalore)
Noida (DoMS, Noida)
Noida
(DoMS, Noida)
Location of the RGIPT Campuses. Green – Operational at permanent campus, Orange – Running at temporary campus with permanent campus under Construction[31]
  • 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.[42]
  • Admission to the courses of BTech is done from candidates appearing for JEE Advanced Examination.[43]
  • Admission to the MTech courses are done through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).[44]
  • Admissions to the MBA program is done through the Common Admission Test (CAT). Interviewing cities are Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow and Jais.[39]
  • Admissions to the MSc.Tech. and PhD courses are done through examinations conducted by the institute at Jais.[44]
  • Entrance examination is held at Sivasagar campus for all diploma engineering courses.[45]
Degree Specialization Campus
Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Mathematics & Computing.[46]

New engineering courses of Fire Engineering, Instrumentation & Controls Engineering and Mechanical Engineering will be started soon.[47]

Jais
Master of Technology (MTech) Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering.[48] Jais
Master of Technology (MTech) Renewable Engineering, Power and Energy Systems Engineering and Energy Science and Technology.[49] Bangalore
Master of Business Administration MBA in Finance, Marketing, HR, Operations Management and Energy Management.[50] Noida & Jais
BSc-MSc Integrated Course Chemical and Petroleum. (To be started soon)[51] Sivasagar
Diploma Course Chemical Engineering, Fire and Safety Engineering , Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering and Petroleum Engineering[52] Sivasagar
PhD All engineering disciplines, interdisciplinary areas, science disciplines and the humanities. Jais
Main Hostel Building

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.[53]

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 Jais, Amethi. The educational program will require for transition in between college departments/campuses on an annual even-semester basis.

Student life[edit]

Energia[edit]

This is an annual festival of three days of activities including sporting events, talent playoffs and similar activities. It was separated from the annual cultural festival in 2017 and since then, sporting events are held in this festival.[57] In 2019, this event marked its third anniversary as sports were part of annual cultural fest since the beginning of the institute.[58] This festival is currently financed by the institute while some of the amount is fetched by sponsorship.[58]

Kaltarang[edit]

Faskaltarna.JPG

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.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

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