Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhi Nagar Overview

  Gandhi Nagar   UGC, AICTE   ESTD 2007
  Gandhi Nagar   UGC, AICTE   ESTD 2007

About College

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, popularly known as PDPU was established in 2007. GERMI (Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute) was behind the commencement of this institute.

In 2018, the institute was granted autonomy by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. At that time, only two universities were autonomous.

PDPU Gandhinagar offers 16 engineering courses on different academic levels like undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A total of 37 courses are offered in the institute like B. Tech, BA, BSc, MBA and M. Tech courses in subjects like Petroleum Engineering, Energy and Infrastructure Management, Computer Engineering, Mass Communication etc.

PDPU ranking is 55th by National Institutional Ranking Framework in India. The institute is approved by University Grants Commission. NAAC has accredited grade ‘A’ to the PDPU.

The institute is also a member of AIU (Association of Indian Universities). PDPU faculty is a team of 105 members who run the institute under the guidance of Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of the institute. The dedicated and ambitious team of faculty members trains the students for the real competitive world.

Students are moved from darkness to light of knowledge with the faculty’s efforts. A total of 11 departments are present in the institute including Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Information and Communication Engineering, Science department etc. 

PDPU Gandhinagar Courses offered and Fees Structure

PDPU College offers many engineering courses on UG, PG and doctorate levels. At the undergraduate level, all the BTech courses include subjects like Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering etc.

All the MTech courses are offered in subjects like Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Engineering etc.

All the PDPU Gandhinagar courses are offered in full-time options with a duration of two to four years. PDPU fees of M. Tech course for different subjects is 2.70 lakhs and PDPU fees structure of B. Tech course is 8.84 lakhs.

PhD course has a fee of a total of 3 lakhs. To check, PDPU MBA fees and PDPU MBA cut off please visit their official website. 

PDPU Gandhinagar Course Highlights

  • PDPU Admission offered on UG level is a full-time four-year engineering course.        
  • On PG level, the institute offers full-time two-year engineering courses.
  • PDPU courses offered on doctorate level is a full-time two-year engineering course.

 PDPU Gandhinagar Admission Process

All the applicants become eligible for admission in UG, PG and doctorate courses on the basis of marks scored in the qualifying exam. The candidates require certain marks in order to get admitted to a particular course in the institute.

Candidates require certain JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) marks to get admitted to B. Tech course while M. Tech candidates require certain GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering) marks.

The PhD applicants require certain marks in the qualifying exam to get admission in this esteemed college. PDPU MBA is also offered in different sectors of Management studies at the postgraduate level of studies. 

  • For admission in full-time M. Tech course, GATE score is considered.
  • For admission in full-time B. Tech course, JEE Mains score is considered.
  • For admission in the PhD course, qualifying exam marks are considered.

PDPU Gandhinagar Placements

PDPU placements are offered to its students after each session ends. A well-organized placement team remains active in students’ placements services. The action in the PDPU placement cell is undertaken under the supervision of the seniors in the placement branch.

Highest salary offer made by the recruiting company is 19.2 LPA to B. Tech students. The highest number of recruitments is witnessed in 2018 by the institute. Top recruiting companies include Byju’s, Shell, Adani Power, Jubilant Life, Torrent Gas, Wipro etc. 

Placement Statistics of PDPU B. Tech 2018 

Highest Salary Package  19.2 LPA
Total number of B. Tech students placed 11

PDPU Gandhinagar Result and Cut-off

PDPU cutoff list is the main factor for admission in the B. Tech, M. Tech or PhD course in the institute. The Institute announces the cut-off list after the GATE or JEE exam results are declared for the year.

Candidates are required to cross the cut-off mark for admission in a particular course in the institute. B. Tech candidates are required to score equal to or more than the JEE cut-off score.  Similarly, M.Tech candidates are required to cross the GATE cut-off score for admission in the course.

The cut-off score of the institute depends on a number of factors like a number of participating candidates, their highest scores in the qualifying exam, the difficulty level of the exam and the number of seats available in the Institute for all the courses. 

JEE Cut-off for PDPU Gandhinagar 2018 (Round 1)

Branch  Indian Seats  NRI seats
Petroleum Engineering 589 939
Mechanical Engineering 697 806
ICT 449 360
Electrical Engineering 1111 969
Computer Engineering 275 213
Civil Engineering 1501 943
Chemical Engineering 832 760

PDPU Gandhinagar Alumni Network

The alumni network is well-connected to the institute through various sources. One of the main reasons for the institute’s growth and prestige is the strong alumni behind it.

The alumni association of the institute works well in the direction of maintaining cordial relations with the alumni members and gaining maximum benefits for present students.

The senior members of the alumni association strive to keep the alumni updated on the happenings of PDPU to maintain their interest in the institute. Present students always receive valuable advice and encouragement from the alumni’s achievements. 

PDPU Gandhinagar Scholarships

PDPU provides scholarships to the deserving and needy students. Merit cum means scholarship is provided to the meritorious and poor students who are Below the Poverty Line (BPL).

Special scholarships for students are available in which tuition fee waiver of all semesters takes place. Physically challenged and disabled students are also provided with scholarships in the form of the tuition fee waiver, financial aid and exemption of a part of fees. 

PDPU Gandhinagar Campus Facilities

PDPU Ahmedabad offers many facilities to its students for a nice experience in their academic journey. PDPU address is about 14 km away from the Ahmedabad Airport and 21 km from Ahmedabad's Kalupur Railway Station.

PDPU Library and Information Center in PDPU campus is updated with a user-friendly software package. This software provides speedy access to e-books, CDs and journals from anywhere in the world. The laboratory has all the essential equipment for research and experiments.

Air-conditioned classrooms are equipped with whiteboards, projectors and PCs. Other amenities include Arts Room, Cafeteria and Food Court, Sports Complex etc. There’s everything a student can ask for in a campus. PDPU hostel fees are low and can be afforded by common people.


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