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School of Petroleum Management

Dr. C. Gopalkrishnan
Director

Prof. Gopalkrishnan has five years of corporate experience and more than 30 years of teaching experience in various management institutes. He has co authored a Book: Trade Unionism and Industrial Development and has published 40 papers in journals, economic newspapers and chapters in books. He was awarded CRMs Fellowship, IIMA in the year 1986, Won a Prize for a paper Improving Performance in Government , Govt. of Andhra Pradesh (A World Bank Project in the year 1997). Was offered a one year fellowship by University of North Malaysia in 2001. His areas of interests include Energy Economics, Corporate strategy and public policy.

 

School of Petroleum Technology

Dr. Anirbid Sircar
Director

Dr. Sircar completed his B.Sc. in Geo. Science and M.Sc. in Exploration Geophysics from IIT Kharagpur. He did his M.Tech in Petroleum Exploration and Ph.D. in Reservoir Tomography from ISM Dhanbad. He received gold medal from ISM Dhanbad for topping the list in M. Tech. Additionally he possess PG Diploma in Business Administration from Annamalai University.

He has immense experience in both field and in academics. Initially he started his career as a Research Fellow at ISM Dhanbad and then joined IIT Kharagpur as a Research Associate. During his short stay in IIT he was engaged in research and undergraduate teaching. After that he joined L&T Oil & Gas (E&P) and worked there for around 2 years as an Executive. He then worked for Tullow India Operations Ltd and Prize Petroleum Company Ltd (a JV company of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd) in the capacity of Geophysicist. After that he joined Jubilant Group (Oil & Gas) and worked there for about 7 years on senior position in exploration division.

During his professional career he played leading role in technical departments of the organizations that included Reservoir Modeling, Reservoir Simulation, Field Development, Seismic Interpretation, Probabilistic Resource/Reserve estimation etc. He is also having in depth knowledge of many petroleum related software packages such as Seiswork, Seisware 5.1, GES97, Geographix Discovery, Kingdom Suite 8.2, Petrel, @ RISK, Crystal Ball etc.

Additionally, he performed duty as Technical Asset Manager for Tripura, Australia, Mehsana and Ahmedabad cluster. During his service at Jubilant he was deputed at GSPC, Gandhinagar to work in KG Basin project for Interpretation of 3D seismic data. Dr. Sircar visited around 10 countries and represented his organizations in countries such as Canada, Oman, Poland, UK, France, Australia, Bahrin etc.

Dr. Sircar joined School of Petroleum Technology, PDPU in July 2010 as an Associate Professor. Currently he is undertaking course and project works of B.Tech and M.Techstudents of Petroleum Engineering. He has also worked as Coordinator of Office of Research & Sponsored Projects (ORSP) and Industrial Consultancy of the University.

Dr. Sircar has number of technical publications in reputed national and international journals. He also served as Visiting Faculty and Trainer. His research interest includes Seismic Interpretation, Reservoir Characterization, Probabilistic Resource Analysis, Integrated Reservoir Management Field Development, Asset Management etc.

From 6th June, 2012 he has been given the additional responsibility of Director, School of Petroleum Technology.

 

School of Technology

Dr. H.B. Raghavendra
Director

School of Technology (SOT) is the youngest School of PDPU added to PDPU family in 2010. The phenomenal growth of SOT in five years is amazing and mind-blowing. Today, School offers five undergraduate and six M.Tech. program. More than 30 Ph.D. scholars are working in various disciplines for research degrees.

School progress is marked by setting up of state of the art laboratories with the help of several industries and public sector units. GSECL, GETCO, L&T and GACL are already knowledge partners of SOT and sharing technology with the School. The School is gearing up for offering Consultancy services through its world class laboratories and quality faculty members. Presently SOT has six research projects and many more are in the pipeline.

SOT houses several Center of Excellence like Automotive Centre of Excellence supported by Siemens and Centre for Biofuel and Bioenergy Studies supported by Government of Gujarat through Gujarat Energy Development Authority.

SOT takes pride in having professional associations of students and faculty members to support value added activities viz., workshops, conferences, expert lectures and many other events. Green brigade, energy audit group, automotive club and several other groups work for the betterment of the society. The number of events taking place at SOT could be a pointer to the capabilities of the school and indicate the direction.

We take this opportunity to invite you to be a partner in our journey to build this school and make it a leading technology school in the world.

 

School of LIBERAL STUDIES

Dr. Nigam Dave
Director

Dr. Nigam Dave is currently working at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University as Director School of Liberal Studies. He is also a member, Board of Governors and Member, Academic Council. Prior to joining Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in 2008 Dr. Dave was working with a women’s Commerce College in Ahmedabad from 1993.Dr. Dave specializes in Communication, Literature and Leadership. Dr. Dave has presented 15 papers in International, National Conferences and has successfully guided two M.Phil. researchers. Dr. Dave has visited US with top delegation of PDPU in 2009 and visited University of Tulsa, University of Houston, Texas A&M University and University of Oklahoma, leading to successful MOUs of PDPU with these universities and Australia with Government of Gujarat Delegation in 2012 where he visited and interacted with officers of Macquarie University, TAFE, NSW, University of Melbourne, India-Australia Institute, University of Wollongong, University of Adelaide, Central TAFE, Murdoch University, Curtin University and Edith Cowan University. Dr. Dave has also attended a Master Class by the Former World Bank expert Jamil Salmi in Malaysia. Dr. Dave has facilitated the International Round Tables for (1) Visit of the Saskatchewan Premier to PDPU and India-Canada Round Table (2) Visit of the Minister for International Trade and Asia Pacific, Mr. Edward Fast from Canada and India-Canada Round Table (3) India-US Round Table (4) India-Canada Round Table on 3E – Energy, Education and Entrepreneurship in the presence of President of Alberta University Canada (5) India-Singapore Round Table on Trade and Economic Opportunities (6) India-Australia Round Table in the presence of the Vice Chancellor of Wollongong University and Mr. Adam Gilchrist (7) India-Japan Round Table on Investment Opportunities in Solar Energy. Dr. Dave has also facilitated the visits of Premier of Manitoba, Canada; Consul General of Spain, Consul General of Japan, Consul General of Canada, Minister of Trade and Under Secretary of US and H.E.High Commissioner of Canada to the university. Dr. Dave is invited as a Resource Person to speak on Body Language and Campus Novels. Prior to his office as Dean, Dr. Dave was advisor to number of students clubs in PDPU and was the coordinator of the University Fest ‘Flare’ twice.