Pandit Deendayal Energy University
PDEU Emblem
Other name
PDEU (Acronym), formerly PDPU
Former name
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Motto in English
A Reservoir of knowledge
Parent institution
Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute
GSPC Group,Govt. of Gujarat
ChairmanHasmukh Adhia
PresidentMukesh Ambani
Director GeneralProf. S. Sundar Manoharan
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23°09′22″N 72°39′58″E / 23.156°N 72.666°E / 23.156; 72.666
CampusUrban, 100 acres (0.40 km2)
Pandit Deendayal Energy University is located in Gujarat
Pandit Deendayal Energy University
Location of PDEU, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU), formerly Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), was established on 4th April 2007 by Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute (GERMI) of the GSPC Group, Government of Gujarat. The university is located at Knowledge Corridor in Raysan municipality, adjacent to the GIFT City of Gandhinagar.

Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) has been awarded Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) recognition by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.[1]

PDEU has been ranked as No. 1 University in Gujarat (by Gujarat State Ranking Frameworks) and has received "Centre of Excellence Status" (in Principle) by Government of Gujarat.

The university has four schools, located on the same campus. The schools include the School of Energy Technology (SoET)(formerly, School of Petroleum Technology), the School of Technology (SoT), the School of Management (SoM) (formerly, School of Petroleum Management), and the School of Liberal Studies (SLS). The President of University Board of Governors is Dr. Mukesh Ambani and the Chairman of the Standing Committee is Dr. Hasmukh Adhia.[2][3]

The university also has its own 1 megawatt solar power plant.[4] The Government of Gujarat has set up an International Automobile Centre of Excellence near PDPU with investment of Rs. 150 Crores (US$25M) in joint venture with Maruti Suzuki.[5]


Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) has been formed on Gujarat energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) as a university through the State Act enacted on 4 April 2007.[6]

The university is recognized by UGC (University Grants Commission)[7] and is a member of AIU (Association of Indian Universities).[8] The university has been accredited with Grade A++ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council[9] In October 2022, Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar announced that the University Grants Commission (India) has granted autonomy to PDPU, making it one of only two private universities in India accorded this autonomy. PDEU is the first university in Gujarat that has been granted autonomy.[10] Henceforth university will have the freedom to start new courses, off-campus centers, skill development courses, research parks, and any other new academic programs. It will also give it the freedom to hire foreign faculty, enroll foreign students, give incentive-based emoluments to the faculty, enter into academic collaborations and run open distance learning programs.[11]


The 4 constituent schools of PDEU offer both niche programs as well as programs of general interest, covering undergraduate, postgraduate and Doctoral programs in Management, Humanities, Science and Engineering.


University rankings
General – India
NIRF (Universities) (2023)[12]151-200
Engineering – India
NIRF (2023)[13]101-150
Business/Management – India
NIRF (2023)[14]94

The university is ranked in the 151-200[12] band by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). It was also ranked in the 101-150th[13] band in engineering and 94th[14] in management.

Campus and Infrastructure

The campus is located at 14 km from the Ahmedabad Airport[15] and 21 km from Ahmedabad's Kalupur Railway Station.[16] It is 3 km off the main road connecting Gandhinagar to Ahmedabad Airport, Ahmedabad. The university is spread across a lush green pollution-free 100 acres campus with very good biodiversity. The campus is dotted with mango trees,[17] and the campus houses 18 different varieties of birds.

The university started with a single building and then over the years, expanded infrastructure to five large administrative blocks, an auditorium block, hostel blocks, a cafeteria block, sports grounds, and gardens.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs provides support for the free and responsible conduct of investigative, scholarly and creative activities, including support from the initial stages of proposal development to grants management, publication, and the transfer of technology. It provides internally funded grants, pre-award and post-award support for externally funded grants and offer education and

International Collaborations

The university pursues active partnerships and collaborates with foreign universities through MOUs (Memorandum of Understanding). Partnership includes Summer student Exchange Program, and Co-operation in academics. Currently active partnerships include:

Adam Gilchrist (University of Wollongong) at PDPU
Adam Gilchrist (University of Wollongong) at PDPU
US Sen. John Kerry on PDPU Campus
US Sen. John Kerry on PDPU Campus

Washington & Jefferson College, Memorial University, Edith Cowan University, University of Bahrain, University of Manitoba, University of Wollongong, University of Alberta, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma University, University of Houston, Georgia Institute of Technology, Texas A&M, University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, Western University, University of Trinidad & Tobago


PDEU Cricket Ground
PDPU Cricket Ground

PDEU campus has sporting facilities and boys and girls teams in Basketball, Volleyball, Cricket, Tennis, Football, Kabaddi, Table Tennis, Badminton, Athletics, Taekwondo, Ultimate frisbee, Kho-Kho, Chess and Carrom.

Petrocup is the annual sporting event, an inter-university contest with almost 5000 participants competing for the top position from 100+ campuses in India and abroad. It is one of the biggest sports event in Gujarat that takes during the month of February every year.


  1. ^ "SIRO Recognition Letter" (PDF). 2014-04-29.
  2. ^ UGC report on PDPU
  3. ^ The Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Act
  4. ^ "1 MW Solar Power Plant commissioned at PDPU" (PDF). Gujarat Energy Development Agency Gandhinagar. 2012-09-06.
  5. ^ "Maruti Suzkui and Gujarat Govt to set up Rs.150 crore International Centre of Excellence in Automobile". Desh Gujarat. 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2015-03-09.
  6. ^ "PDPU state Act" (PDF).
  7. ^ | List of recognized private universities page on UGC website
  8. ^ | List of member universities on AIU website
  9. ^ "20th SC 1st Cycle" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2016-12-17.
  10. ^ "UGC Grants Autonomy To 60 Educational Institutions: Here's What It Means". Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  11. ^ "In a historic decision, 60 Higher Educational Institutions granted autonomy by UGC : Shri Prakash Javadekar". Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  12. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2023 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 5 June 2023.
  13. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2023 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 5 June 2023.
  14. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2023 (Management)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 5 June 2023.
  15. ^ "PDPU - Ahmedabad Airport Distance". Google Maps.
  16. ^ "PDPU - Ahmedabad Railway Station Distance". Google Maps.
  17. ^ "Plantation of Kesar Mango grafts at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University". Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University. 2011-08-05. Archived from the original on 2015-02-22. Retrieved 2015-02-22.