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Indian Institute of Petroleum
Indian Institute of Petroleum Logo.png
Director [1]Dr. Anjan Ray (IIP)
BudgetRs 100 Crores[2]
AddressP.O. Mohkampur, Dehradun, 248005, Uttarakhand, India

Coordinates: 30°16′12″N 78°04′48″E / 30.2699707°N 78.0800053°E / 30.2699707; 78.0800053 The Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), established in 1960, is one of the 37 constituent laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), dedicated to R&D in the hydrocarbon sector.[3][4]

The Director General of CSIR based in Delhi, Dr. Nallathamy Kalaiselvi, is the head of the parent organization. Dr. Anjan Ray has been the Director of the institute since November 2016.[1]

Spread over a campus of 250-acre (1.0 km2), it is situated in Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand state, on National Highway 72 (NH 72). Established through an act of parliament in the year 1959, it started in New Delhi in 1960 and finally in Dehradun since 1963. It sought organisational help from Institut français du pétrole (IFP), France, a petroleum research organisation, under UNESCO programme during 1960 to 1964.[5]

An ISO 9001 certified institute, IIP develops processes and products for petroleum refining and petrochemical industries, training of personnel in oil and petrochemical industries, and assisting in formulation of standards for petroleum products. The institute acquired the ISO 9001 certification in 1998.[6]

The Institute has a sanctioned research staff strength of 120 R&D scientists supported by 224 technical personnel and 213 administrative staff. It is equipped with state of the art R&D facilities including pilot plants. The annual budget of the institute is around INR 100 crores (USD 12 Million). The institute is recognized by over 14 universities to conduct research leading to Doctorate degree.[4]

Research programs

Applied research leading to the development of technologies, products and processes in the area of Petroleum refining, Petrochemicals, Speciality chemicals, IC engines, and Combustion.



Petroleum Products Application

Analytical sciences


CSIR Technology

Young Scientist

Indian Chemical Manufacturers Association (ICMA)

Production of benzene/toluene through sulfolane extraction 1985.

See also


  1. ^ a b Organisational Chart
  2. ^ Overview IIP website.
  3. ^ "Indian Institute of Petroleum". Archived from the original on 16 April 2009. Retrieved 11 February 2008.
  4. ^ a b Indian Institute of Petroleum India9.
  5. ^ "Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP), DehraDun | Council of Scientific & Industrial Research | CSIR | GoI". Retrieved 1 December 2022.
  6. ^ Indian Institute of Petroleum Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine Dehradun official website.