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Research is the lifeblood of modern universities and a defining element of the University’s character. New and exciting research opportunities occur across campus every day. PDPU’s research environment is one of the most distinctive advantages. The University supports intensive research projectsyet small enough that our scholars remain visible members of a community.


Research Resources

Whether in a classroom, laboratory, workshop or studio, PDPU research programs are known for their commitment to inquiry, innovation, community service, and creativity.It intends to broaden the opportunities for students and professionals to develop core subject knowledge which are duly complemented by various research interventions, thereby helping the students to make a mark in the global arena.For development of its students, faculties and staff the University endeavors for various Joint Exchange and Research programs.


SIRO Recognition

Government of India, Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research has accord recognition to Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar as Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO). On receiving this recognition PDPU is entitle to all such administrative support from the Ministry of Science and Technology (DSIR) as may be required on all issues to promote or encourage scientific research activities. Also the University will be entitled to avail the custom/ excise duty exemption on the import of equipments, instruments, spares thereof, consumables etc.

DSIR, a Government of India body that undertakes promotion of research and transfer of technology to India, carries out thorough evaluation of the R&D unit and ensures compliance with all the Government of India regulations before awarding renewals. The recognition and duty waiver is awarded every three years.

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Research Integrity & Compliance

Research Integrity & Compliance is a broad category of ideas for the ethical conduct of research. This includes Research Compliance with state and central government regulations including requirements for sound fiscal management. The Compliance also includes in terms of policy of funding agencies, environment compliance, and norms of the university.




The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs provides, to entire PDPU fraternity, support for the free and responsible conduct of investigative, scholarly and creative activities at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar. The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs offers support from the initial stages of proposal development to grants management, publication and the transfer of technology. We provide internally funded grants, pre-award and post-award support for externally funded grants and offer education and support information on grant compliance and the responsible conduct of research.

Explore our site and contact us about your ideas and research problems so that we may assist you. We look forward to hearing from you.


Research Contact

Dr. Indrajit Mukhopadhyay
Block - E, Ground Floor,
Solar Research & Development Centre

Mr. Ankit Panchal
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Block - E, Ground Floor
Tel: +91 79 23275305

Mr. Sunil Gangwani
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Block - E, Ground Floor
Tel: +91 79 23275308



Student Research Program



The objective of this Student Research Project Financial Assistance to carry out research projects by PDPU students. This scheme aims to encourage research & innovation among the PDPU fraternity.

Eligibility Requirements

Any full time student who is currently studying & fulfilling the following eligibility criteria at PDPU can apply for financial assistance under this scheme.

There should be no backlog at the time of submission of proposal (For All the team members).
All the students should have maintained minimum 80% attendance before the application for all their studies & during the project period.

Program Requirements

A research topic of high quality, originality and relevance.
Research topic to cover thematic and basic areas of topical and mutual interest for student & faculty members.

Type and Extent of Funding by PDPU

Subject to availability of funds, student projects will be eligible for a minimum grant of Rs.5, 000/- and maximum of Rs.250,000/-. The proposal for financial assistance will be screened and approved by the duly constituted committee, which will subsequently be sanctioned by the DG, PDPU.

Funding Duration

Funding is generally granted for one year.

Proposal Evaluation

Proposals will be considered on basis of peer-reviews conducted both in Internal & External Reviewer towards Award.

  Submission Deadline Project Review date Award Announcement
First Call 30th September, 2018 15th October, 2018 30th October, 2018
Second Call 15th January, 2019 1st February, 2019 15th February, 2019

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Proposal Guidelines »

All applications must be submitted online by clicking on the above link.

For any technical support regarding online application contact PDPU IT Team.


Ongoing Research @ PDPU

Sr. No. Project Title PI Name
1 Design & Development of Cost Effective Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) System. Dr. Manoj Kumar
2 Fabrication & Characterization of TiO2 Nano-rod Based Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC). Dr. Manoj Kumar
3 Investigation of key factors to efficiency improvement in low cost Kesterite(CZTS) thin-film solar cells. Dr. Abhijit Ray
4 Synthesis of Sumanene and Corannulene derivatives and its application in various fields of chemistry. Dr. Manoj Pandey
5 Studies on the Electrodeposition of Si & Ge at room temperature using less viscous ionic liquid. Dr. Indrajit Mukhopadhyay
6 Chemical and Isotopic Investigations Of Fluoride Rich Groundwater in Gujarat and in Rajasthan. Dr. Anirban Das
7 Development of CZTS Solar Cells & Modules on Glass and Metallic Substrates by Non-Vacuum Processes. Dr. Abhijit Ray
8 Development of nanosized catalysts for the application in FCC & Hydroprocessing. Dr. Rajib Bandyopadhyay
9 Ichnofabric analysis, Event Stratigraphy and Depositional Environment of the Cretaceous sediments of Western India. Dr. Bhawanisingh Desai
10 Work Stress, Health and Well being in Oil & Gas Industry Professionals. Dr. D M Pestonjee
11 Energy Saving Green Buildings using Polymer Modified Light Weight Concrete. Dr. Trudeep Dave



Project Completed

Sr. No. Project Title PI Name
1. Ichnology of the Jurrasic rocks of the Jara dome, Western Mainland, Kachchh, India. Dr. Bhawanisingh Desai
2. Weldability aspects of Low Activation Ferritic-Martensitic Steel Welded by Activated Flux Tungsten Inert Gas Welding. Dr. Vishvesh Badheka
3. Ichnofabric Mapping of the Mundhan and Guneri section with special Reference to (Umian-Mundhanian Kutch Stages), Kachchh,Gujarat. Dr. Bhawanisingh Desai
4. Gas Metal Arc Welding with Metal Core Wire Dr. Vishvesh Badheka
5. Plasma Surface modification of polyester fiber & fabric to enhance dye uptake properties with natural dyes. Dr. Lalita Ledwani
6. Friction Stir Welding of aluminium alloys used in space application (6061 T6, 2195 & 7050). Dr. Vishvesh Badheka
7. Studies on Thermal Plasma Pyrolysis of Crude Oil Residue and Energy Recovery. Dr. V. K. Srivastava
8. Development of New Anode Material for next Generation Li ion Batteries by electrodeposition Of Si on the inner-surface of nanospace carbon. Dr. Indrajit Mukhopadhyay
9. ERP Implementation at GSECL - Technical Innovation and Business Impact. Dr. Tanushri Banerjee
10. Creation of Corporate Database Management System. Dr. Bijaya Behera
11. Friction Stir Welding of Stainless Steels & dissimilar metals. Dr. Vishvesh Badheka




ADB-Japan New and Renewable Energy Workshop:

In conjunction with the rapid economic progress witnessed in the country, the total energy demand in India has increased substantially over the past decade. While this progress has contributed to economic development in the country, a large segment of the population still lacks access to modern and clean sources of energy. 

Renewable Energy, in India’s context, is significant for enhancing energy security through diversification of fuel sources and thereby reducing dependence on fossil fuels, sustainable and environmentally efficient growth and for overcoming power shortages in the country. Renewable energy technologies have substantial potential to provide reliable and quality power supply in the remote villages and hamlets by supplementing grid power (if exists) or entirely on its own.

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Projects Completed

Sr. No. Discipline Title of the Research Projects
1 Petroleum Optimization of Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods Using Surfactants: Study on Cambay Basin Crude Oils
2 Petroleum Shallow Seismic Reservoir Characterization of Sabkha Sequence: implication for P-Wave Velocity and subsurface thickness estimation.
3 Solar Fabrication and Electrical Characterization of the CH3NH3PbI3 Based Perovskite Solar Cells
4 Solar Deposition of Graphene monolayer through Chemical Vapour Deposition at Atmospheric Pressure
5 Mechanical Investigations of tool design on dissimilar copper-aluminium materials by energy efficient FSW technology
6 Mechanical Design and fabrication of Vapor Absorption Refrigeration (VAR) system operating with thermo-gravity pumping mechanism utilizing low grade thermal energy
7 Mechanical Design and Development of Compressed Air Engine as an alternative to Fossil Fuel Engine
8 Physics Growth and Characterization Organic Materials Doped Non-linear Optical Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate (KDP) Crystals for LASER applications
9 Petroleum Reservoir Characterization of Cambay Shale, Cambay basin, in india in reference to shale gas exploration and exploitation
10 Mechanical Experimental Analysis of Parallel Electric Hybrid Powertrain with Electronic Clutch for Gasoline Engine
11 Mechanical Design and Development of UNI-WHEEL VEHICLE
12 Mechanical Experimental Study of Rankine Cycle with Scroll Expander
13 Solar BIPV based DC Nanogrid for Façade(Building) Integration
14 Petroleum Effect of salinity on clay minerals properties.
15 Solar Study of Light Confinement Properties of Metal Nanoparticle trapped on Graphene Thin-Films for Solar Photovoltaic Applications
16 Chemical Production of biodiesel by using Colsolvents
17 Chemistry Synthesis and characterization of Charge carrier transporting materials for enhancement of energy harvesting and their applications in devices
18 Chemistry An approach towards green synthesis by Designing Novel synthetic methodologies using copper and Iron based catalysts for cross dehydrogenative coupling by CH activation
19 Mechanical Development of a small scale Solar Vapour Absorption Refrigeration System and analyzing its feasibility for commercial use
20 Mechanical Design and Development of Small Scale Solar Forced Convection Solar Drying System and Analysing it's feasibility for Commercial Purpose



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