TOP 5 COLLEGES FOR PETROLEUM ENGINEERING IN INDIA

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Petroleum engineering is the branch of engineering with a primary focus on the exploration and production of oil & gas. The objective of the program is to prepare graduates for professional practice in the industry in the field of petroleum engineering technology with emphasis on upstream activities that encompass exploration, reservoir, and production.  Here are the top 5 petroleum engineering colleges in India:

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1. INDIAN SCHOOL OF MINES UNIVERSITY (ISM), DHANBAD

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Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad is a public technical and research university located in Dhanbad, India. It is an Institute of National Importance and has 18 academic departments covering Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences and Management programs.

Highlights

Name of the Institution Indian School of Mines University (ISM), Dhanbad
Location Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
Year of Establishment 1926
Ownership Government
Type of Institution Deemed University
Accreditation UGC, NAAC, NIRF
Affiliations IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)
Courses Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctoral programs in Engineering, Applied Sciences, Management, and Humanities
Specializations Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and more
Entrance Exams Accepted JEE Advanced (for B.Tech), GATE (for M.Tech), CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT (for MBA), JRF/NET (for Ph.D.)
Campus Area Approximately 393 acres
Facilities State-of-the-art laboratories, library, computer center, hostel, sports facilities, medical facilities, auditoriums, and more
Research Centers Advanced Centre of Research in Powder Metallurgy and New Materials, Centre of Mining Environment, Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management, and more
Placements Strong industry connections, placement assistance, and a track record of successful placements with renowned companies
Official Website https://www.iitism.ac.in/

The scope of Petroleum Engineering is increasing in countries like India, Canada, and the Middle east. It’s a very high-paying field but the jobs are limited. So you have to be smart and take the right steps to succeed in the field. The top recruiters include government companies ONGC, OIL, IOCL, BPCL, and high-paying private firms like Schlumberger, Shell, Cairn Energy, Haliburton. About 85%-90% of students get placed every year during placements drives at the institute. The highest salary package offered here is 32 LPA, and the lowest salary package offered is 8 LPA.

ESTIMATED FEES: ₹4,82,000

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2. INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM AND ENERGY,VISAKHAPATNAM

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Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), is a Petroleum University established in 2016, in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The university is located in Vangali Village, near Sabbavarammandal, Vishakhapatnam.

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Name of the InstitutionIndian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE)
LocationVisakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Year of Establishment2016
OwnershipMinistry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India
Type of InstitutionInstitute of National Importance
AccreditationUGC
AffiliationsAICTE, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India
Courses OfferedUndergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctoral programs in Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Energy Systems Engineering
SpecializationsPetroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering
Entrance Exams AcceptedJEE Advanced (for B.Tech), GATE (for M.Tech), NET (for Ph.D.)
Campus AreaApproximately 200 acres
FacilitiesState-of-the-art laboratories, library, computer center, hostel, sports facilities, auditoriums, and more
Research CentersCentre of Excellence in Petroleum Engineering, Centre for Upstream Technology, Centre for Downstream Technology, and more
PlacementsStrong industry connections, placement assistance, and a track record of successful placements with renowned companies in the energy sector
Official Websitehttps://www.iipe.ac.in/

IIPE offers undergraduate courses in Petroleum and Chemical Engineering. Recently the Parliament has passed the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Bill, 2017 which has declared the institute as an institution of National Importance.

The candidate should clear JEE Advanced to seek admission in IIPE. IIPE has collaborated with major oil companies like HPCL, IOCL, ONGC, GAIL, OIL, OIDB, BPCL, and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and with an academic mentorship from IIT-Kharagpur.

ESTIMATED FEE: ₹80,400

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3. RAJIV GANDHI INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY (RGIPT), UTTAR PRADESH

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Established in 2008 Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology is located in Jais, Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. It is a training and education institute focusing on the petroleum industry. The National Institutional Ranking Framework ranked it 134th among other engineering colleges in 2020.

Name of the InstitutionRajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT)
LocationJais, Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Year of Establishment2007
OwnershipMinistry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India
Type of InstitutionInstitute of National Importance
AccreditationUGC, AICTE
AffiliationsMinistry of Education, Govt. of India
Courses OfferedUndergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctoral programs in Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Energy Engineering, and Management
SpecializationsPetroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Energy Engineering, and Management
Entrance Exams AcceptedJEE Advanced (for B.Tech), GATE (for M.Tech), CAT (for MBA), NET (for Ph.D.)
Campus AreaApproximately 190 acres
FacilitiesState-of-the-art laboratories, library, computer center, hostel, sports facilities, auditoriums, and more
Research CentersCentre for Advanced Studies in Oil and Gas, Centre for Upstream Technology, Centre for Downstream Technology, and more
PlacementsStrong industry connections, placement assistance, and a track record of successful placements with renowned companies in the petroleum and energy sectors
Official Websitehttps://www.rgipt.ac.in/

PSUs like ONGC, BPCL, IOCL, HPCL, Haldia Petrochemicals, OIL visit RGIPT and recruit a large number of students. Around 55% of the students from the petroleum engineering course and 60% of the students from other courses got placed. The highest salary package offered is 23 LPA, and the average salary package offered during placements at the institute is 10.5 LPA.

ESTIMATED FEE: ₹2,50,000

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4. UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & ENERGY STUDIES (UPES), DEHRADUN

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Established in 2003 under the UPES act, the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies is a UGC-recognized university. It is known for its 5-star reputation on Employability. For the past two years, UPES Dehradun has a consistent 94% placement rate. During 2020 placements, 2,311 students were placed with over job 2,844 offers.

Name of the InstitutionRajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT)
LocationJais, Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Year of Establishment2007
OwnershipMinistry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India
Type of InstitutionInstitute of National Importance
AccreditationUGC, AICTE
AffiliationsMinistry of Education, Govt. of India
Courses OfferedUndergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctoral programs in Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Energy Engineering, and Management
SpecializationsPetroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Energy Engineering, and Management
Entrance Exams AcceptedJEE Advanced (for B.Tech), GATE (for M.Tech), CAT (for MBA), NET (for Ph.D.)
Campus AreaApproximately 190 acres
FacilitiesState-of-the-art laboratories, library, computer center, hostel, sports facilities, auditoriums, and more
Research CentersCentre for Advanced Studies in Oil and Gas, Centre for Upstream Technology, Centre for Downstream Technology, and more
PlacementsStrong industry connections, placement assistance, and a track record of successful placements with renowned companies in the petroleum and energy sectors
Official Websitehttps://www.rgipt.ac.in/

On average more than 500 companies visit the UPES Dehradun campus for hiring enthusiastic minds every year. Some of the top sectors across which the students of UPES Dehradun were offered internships include AviationLaw, Oil and Gas, Power, Infrastructure, Logistics & Supply Chain, Business Analytics, Design, and Transportation, etc.

ESTIMATED FEE: ₹ 2,54,000

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5. PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY (PDPU), GANDHINAGAR

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Established in 2007, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University is ranked 55th in India (2016) and 1st in Gujarat by NIRF. It has been recognized by UGC and has also been awarded Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) recognition by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. The university is a member of AIU and is accredited with an ‘A grade by NAAC. 

Name of the InstitutionPandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU)
LocationGandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Year of Establishment2007
OwnershipPrivate
Type of InstitutionState Private University
AccreditationUGC, NBA, AIU, NIRF
Courses OfferedUndergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctoral programs in Engineering, Management, Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences
SpecializationsPetroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, MBA, Law, Public Policy, and more
Entrance Exams AcceptedGUJCET (Gujarat Common Entrance Test), JEE Main (for B.Tech), CAT/XAT/GMAT (for MBA), and other national-level entrance exams
Campus AreaApproximately 100 acres
FacilitiesModern classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, library, computer center, hostel, sports facilities, medical facilities, auditoriums, and more
Research CentersCentre for Energy and Environment, Centre for Technology and Innovation Management, Centre for Excellence in Education and Research, and more
PlacementsStrong industry connections, placement assistance, and a track record of successful placements with renowned national and international companies
Official Websitehttps://www.pdpu.ac.in/

The highest package offered by ONGC is 20 Lakhs. The average package offered during placements is around 6 Lakhs and the lowest package is around 3 Lacs. ONGC, Shell, Wipro, Exxon Mobil are the top recruiting companies.

ESTIMATED FEE: ₹ 9,36,000

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, petroleum engineering is a global field, and there are opportunities to work in various countries with rich oil and gas reserves.

 Salaries in the petroleum engineering field can vary depending on factors such as job role, experience, and location. However, entry-level salaries for petroleum engineers are generally high, and experienced professionals can earn lucrative packages.

 Yes, many colleges and universities offer scholarships based on merit or specific criteria. Additionally, various government and industry scholarships are available to support deserving students in their educational journey.

Petroleum Engineers can work in various roles such as drilling engineers, reservoir engineers, production engineers, petroleum geologists, and consultants in oil and gas companies, research organizations, and government agencies.

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