Pandit Deendayal Energy University
Motto in English
A Reservoir of knowledge
Established2007
AffiliationUGC
PresidentMukesh Ambani
Director GeneralS. Sundar Manoharan
Location
Raysan Village, Gandhinagar
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Websitewww.pdpu.ac.in

Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU), formerly Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), has been established by GERMI as a Private University through the State Act enacted on 4 April 2007. The university is located at Raysan village of Gandhinagar city in an area known as Knowledge Corridor, and it is near the GIFT City. It is 8 km from Gujarat state capital Gandhinagar, and 23 km from Gujarat's largest city Ahmedabad.

Pandit Deendayal Energy University 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 Private University in Gujarat 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 Petroleum Technology (SPT), the School of Technology (SoT), the School of Petroleum Management (SPM), and the School of Liberal Studies (SLS). The President of University Board of Governors is Mukesh Ambani and the Chairman of the Standing Committee is D. Rajagopalan.[2][3]

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

History

Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) has been formed on Gujarat energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) as a Private 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 March 2018, 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 college 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]

Schools

The 4 schools of PDEU offer both niche programs as well as programs of general interest, covering UG, PG and Doctoral programs in Management, Humanities, Science and Engineering:

Students in PDEU Campus
Students in PDEU Campus

Rankings

University and college rankings
General – India
NIRF (Universities) (2019)[12]55
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[13]177

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked it 177 (with a NIRF score of 32.08 on a scale of 100) among engineering colleges in 2020.[13]

Campus and Infrastructure

The campus is located at 14 km from the Ahmedabad Airport[14] and 21 km from Ahmedabad's Kalupur Railway Station.[15] 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,[16] 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 manicured gardens.

The entire area is walled with four access points, is CCTV monitored, and tobacco-free. On-campus facilities (apart from classrooms and offices) include SBI Branch, pharmacy, stationery store, resident daytime doctor, 24x7 doctor-on-call, ambulance, travel desk, and campus store. Gujarat National Law University is situated nearby.

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

Sports

PDPU 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.

References

  1. ^ "SIRO Recognition Letter" (PDF). 2014-04-29.
  2. ^ http://www.ugc.ac.in/inside/privateuniversities/pdpureprt.pdf UGC report on PDPU
  3. ^ http://www.pdpu.ac.in/downloads/The_University_Act.pdf 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. ^ http://www.ugc.ac.in/privateuniversitylist.aspx?id=7&Unitype=3 | List of recognized private universities page on UGC website
  8. ^ http://www.aiuweb.org/members/MembersP.asp | 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". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  11. ^ "In a historic decision, 60 Higher Educational Institutions granted autonomy by UGC : Shri Prakash Javadekar". pib.nic.in. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  12. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 2019.
  13. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 2020-06-11.
  14. ^ "PDPU - Ahmedabad Airport Distance". Google Maps.
  15. ^ "PDPU - Ahmedabad Railway Station Distance". Google Maps.
  16. ^ "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.

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