Dr. C. Gopalkrishnan
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Director General’s Message
Greetings from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar, Gujarat
PDPU was established in October 2007 by the then Chief Minister of Gujarat and the current Prime Minster of India, Shri Narendra Modiji and Dr. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, RIL serving as the President of the Board of Governors with the objective of ensuring energy security for the country.
As part of this mandate, PDPU is nurturing world class professionals in the energy and infrastructure sector. The University experience is enhanced by rural internships, international exposure programs, and undertaking cutting edge research.
The excellent leadership and support rendered by the Board of Governors, the mentoring and support by the Government of India, by the Government of Gujarat, by eminent industries and R & D institutions have positioned PDPU as the Best University in Gujarat and the 55th Best in the Country as per the NIRF, MHRD, Government of India rankings announced in 2016. This was achieved in a short span of about 10 years.
We hope to come within the top 10 Universities in India in the next 5-10 years.