Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology

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Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT)
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology.svg
Mottoविद्यारत्नं महाधनम् (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
"Education is the ultimate wealth"
TypePublic engineering school
Established2007[1]
Endowment17.7 billion (US$250 million) all campuses[2][3][4]
PresidentK.B. Akhilesh[5]
DirectorP.K. Bhattacharya
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, 125 acres (510,000 m2)[6]
Websitewww.rgipt.ac.in

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), in Jais, 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").[7] 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.[8] 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.[9] It admits undergraduate students from the rank list of students who have qualified Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced (JEE Advanced) Examination.[10]

RGIPT Campuses[edit]

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.[11]
  • This campus offers the B.Tech, M.Tech, PhD programs and other research related activities. The cost for setting up this campus was 8.61 billion (US$120 million).[12]

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.[13] 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 B. Tech. in Fire Safety Engineering domain of the petroleum sector as per requirements of the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.[14][15]
  • 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.[16] This campus is being built at a cost of 8.801 billion (US$120 million).[17]

Bangalore Campus[edit]

  • Third campus of RGIPT, “Energy Institute, Bangalore” is in Bengaluru – which is envisioned to be a distinguished energy research institute offering world class research, and education, so as to be ranked in the top 20 institutes of the world in next 20 years.[18]
  • In July 2013, Karnataka government agreed to offer 150 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.[19] The institute will start functioning from 2018–19 academic year.
  • 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 immersive experience of energy technologies.[20]
  • 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$250 million).[21][22]
  • For setting up of the Institute, a land of 150 acres has been allotted to RGIPT by 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 M Tech 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.[23]

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.[24]
  • For MBA, institute admits candidates from qualification through CAT score.[25]
  • 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.[26]

Opening and closing ranks in each category[edit]

Central Library

Opening and closing ranks for each category in JEE Advanced 2016:[27]

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 (Amethi)
Jais
(Amethi)
Sivsagar (Sivsagar)
Sivsagar
(Sivsagar)
Bangalore (Bangalore)
Bangalore
(Bangalore)
Noida (DoMS, Noida)
Noida
(DoMS, Noida)
Location of the RGIPTs. Green – Operational, Red – Under Construction[14]
  • 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.[28]
Master of Technology (M.Tech) Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering.[29]
Master of Business Administration MBA in Finance,Marketing,HR,Operation Management,Energy Management.[30]
B.Sc-M.Sc Integrated Course Chemical and Petroleum. (To be started in Sivasagar campus)[31]
Diploma Course Chemical and Petroleum. (Started in Sivasagar campus in 2017)[32]
PhD All engineering disciplines, interdisciplinary areas, science disciplines and the humanities.

Departments[edit]

RGIPT has the following departments:[33]

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.[34] Some of the major universities which have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and share research projects with RGIPT are as follows:[35]

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.[36]

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.[6]
  • 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.[40][41]


Energia[edit]

“Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up” Energia ,RGIPT’s premiere sports festival, is a 3 days celebration of the greatness of sports and the magnificent soul of the sportspersons. This is an opportunity for all the champions to play with all their might to emerge as winners and prove their metal in a battle between equally talented players. This is an opportunity for all the underdogs to make it to the mainstream, an opportunity to discover yourself when the game dosen’t go as you plan, an opportunity to overcome all obstacles and play your real game.

Picture of Energia 2k18 being held on 9-11 th March.jpg
Creativity of Energia.jpg



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.”[42]

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:[43][44]

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.[46][47]

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

Jais Campus[edit]

  • 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))[60]
  • 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.[56][61]
  • 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][62]

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$55 million) will be for spent for land acquisition and construction of facilities and 4.83 billion (US$67 million) for running the institute.[63]

Bangalore Campus[edit]

  • The Detailed Project Report has stated the cost for setting up and running Bangalore campus will be 18 billion (US$250 million) in which 8 billion (US$110 million) will be for spent for land acquisition and construction of facilities and 10 billion (US$140 million) for research related activities. It one of the most expensive research institutes in India.[64]

See also[edit]

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