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RGIPT's Commitment to Meet the Requirements of the Country's Energy and Petroleum Sectors - PTI

PTI || September 27, 2022, 17:48 IST

RGIPT – an institution of national importance established by the Government of India, aims to produce world-class engineers and scientists by providing state-of-the-art education, training and research and producing an efficient human resource for the country.

The ministry of petroleum and natural gas (MoPNG), Government of India, set up the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology at Jais, Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. The institute has been accorded the eminence of being an institution of national importance along the lines of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The institute is empowered to award degrees in its own right. It is co-promoted as an energy domain-specific institute by six leading oil public sector units- Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Oil India Limited, GAIL (India) Limited, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited), in association with the Oil Industry Development Board. The institute is in the process of associating with leading international universities/institutions specialising in the domain of petroleum technology and energy.

Professor A S K Sinha, Director, RGIPT, elaborates “Since its very inception in 2008, the Institute has been instrumental in imparting world-class education to its students and providing innovative technological solutions to the problems being faced by Indian petroleum industries, both in the upstream and downstream sector. The mission of the Institute is to serve as the fountainhead for nurturing world-class Engineers and Scientists by providing state-of-the-art education, training and research who shall be capable of leading not only the future petroleum industries but also helping society by developing affordable technologies to reduce the country's dependence on fossil fuels.”

Producing Quality Human Resource

The prime objective of the institute is to provide excellent education, training, and research to roll out efficient human resources and meet the growing requirements of the petroleum and energy sector. The institute has an ambitious plan to offer a number of bachelor's and master's degree programmes, post-graduate diploma courses and doctoral programmes in science, engineering and management. RGIPT will play a key role in India's energy-related educational and R&D activities. It has to transform to become a key player in the education, R&D and innovation in energy sectors, not just in India but find a niche of its own in energy technology and educational institutions globally. All of us at RGIPT - students, faculty, researchers and even the administrative staff must enhance our competencies, increase our capabilities and sharpen our processes to achieve this objective. We need to do this to enable ourselves, and our students, to deliver in India all that is critical for the growth of our economy.

Energy Industry

India must grow to achieve its $5 trillion economy in this decade, the cherished dream of our PM. Increasing population, growing urbanisation, and increasing living standards are causing a steep increase in energy consumption. Significant work is needed to dissect the energy situation and develop novel technologies for increasing energy efficiency, develop new sources of energy, and work out efficient energy distribution mechanisms. There is a great need to reduce import costs of not just crude oil, but also energy-related technologies, consumables, etc. Indigenisation and localisation are urgent and important requirements of the Indian energy industry.

This massive work calls for thousands of innovative minds to focus on the energy sector. India also has to take care of its diverse energy requirement for a vastly diverse population with varying energy requirements.

The goal of RGIPT is to produce talented engineers who can proactively work towards ensuring energy security and providing affordable energy to all. RGIPT aims to be a key contributor to the development of human and technical potential needed in the energy sector.

Job Placements

The institute will strive to facilitate student placement for summer internships as well as final job placements. By its lineage, the institute is uniquely placed to leverage the extensive industry network developed on its own and through its promoters, the leading Oil PSUs like ONGC, BPCL, IOCL, HPCL, GAIL, OIL and OIDB. For this endeavour, a Training and Placement Cell was constituted, which will engage in constant interaction with the industry in the forms of seminars, summer internships, research projects, and on-campus and off-campus initiatives. The profile of the students seeking placement assistance will be made available to prospective employers. Personality development workshops and intensive preparatory training for interviews will be imparted as a part of the placement programme.

The institute endeavours to develop the placement exercise as a joint effort with the students. Training and Placement Cell will provide guidance, support and communication with potential employers. Students who have equal responsibilities in the placement process will participate in policy formulation, the logistics of campus interviews etc.

Amenities Available

Bank of Baroda (BoB) branch, situated in the commercial complex of the institute provides centralized banking services, internet banking and ATM facilities. On enrolment, every student of the institute may open an account with the bank. The RGIPT campus has a cafeteria, which also fosters essential interactions between students and is often seen bustling with diversified activities. It operates from 6 PM to 2 AM. Healthcare facilities at the institute have been well planned and executed. It is functional with primary basic healthcare facilities for employees and students. Apart from that, we have associated ourselves with local hospitals in Raebareli and Lucknow to cater for the basic needs of our faculty, staff, students and their families. A pharmacist and an assistant are available on a full-time basis to provide emergency first aid and routine medical services. An ambulance service is also available to provide emergency services round the clock.

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