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Petrocup 2016

The annual sports fest ‘Petrocup’ of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar has emerged as one of the very famous emanation of sportsmanship, competition, team work and affability under the notion “Blaze of Glory”, for those who dazzle out of the throng. Since its start in 2009, its voyage till 2016 has been a spectacular one with competition and aura of the fest ever increasing at immeasurable rates.

The 8th Annual Sports Festival Petrocup’16 - Blaze of Glory was organized from 11th – 15th February 2016 and saw participation from around 60 prominent squads of institutes from all around India with more than 3000 participants and 5000 footfalls.

The inaugural ceremony of PETROCUP’16 started at 4:30 P.M. on 11th February’16 at the New Cricket Ground, PDPU. The special guests were Mr. Amit Singh, fast bowler of the former IPL Team Rajasthan Royals and Mr. Dinesh Badmaliya, Chief Badminton Coach, Sports Authority of India (SAI).

PETROCUP’16 was different and extraordinary due to the participation of the students from Royal University, Bhutan.

Dr. Tajendra Pal Singh, Dean, Student Affairs, PDPU encouraged the students with words like "Simple way to win is to outperform yourself ".

The event witnessed ferocious competition where sports enthusiasts vied for top honours in 19 categories for men and women. The squad with the highest points bags the esteemed trophy called “Petrocup”.

List of Games in PETROCUP’16 –

  • Athletics (Boys & Girls)
  • Basketball (Boys & Girls)
  • Carom
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Football (Boys & Girls)
  • Kabaddi
  • Lawn Tennis (Boys & Girls)
  • Table Tennis (Boys & Girls)
  • Taekwondo (Boys & Girls)
  • Volleyball (Boys & Girls)
  • Affliction – E Gaming

One of biggest breakthroughs for the fest came in 2016 with the participation of an international university; The Royal University of Bhutan took participation this year competing with the Indian universities on the grounds establishing an international affiliation and team work between the cultures.

The Annual event saw rich and diversified participation of universities which included Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Technology – Gandhinagar, Indian Institute of Technology-JODHPUR, Gujarat National Law University, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Nirma University, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Institute of Technology among other 71 universities.

As this year begins, the sports committee is already on the run to make the coming Petrocup even a greater success and this year, we are expecting a contingent from Sri Lanka to take part in Petrocup’17 and take the international recognition of the fest to a further level.

In the past year a week before Petrocup, Pre-Petrocup events were organized to channelize the enthusiasm and energy of the students into the right direction. These events were held just around the eve of the main competitions which helped the sports committee members and the high-on-sports crowd relax and refresh amidst all the work. Also, the Pre-Petrocup events helped in creating a buzz about Petrocup and in putting the campus into a sportive mood ahead of the spectacle that waited.

The events that were held were Dog and the bone, Tug of War, Footloose, Dodge ball and Futsal. The participants reminisced playing these games in their childhood. With everyone in the campus allowed to participate, the events saw healthy attendance and high spirits between the competitors.

Every year as the fest turns towards its end, the sports committee organizes a closing ceremony and honours all those individuals as well as teams who have shown exceptional sportsmanship in their game.

The faculties were called on stage to felicitate the winners with certificates and medals. They were also given gift vouchers provided by the sponsors of Petrocup'16. PDPU was announced the Overall Winner of PetroCup’16.

PetroCup’16 was officially concluded with the hope that PetroCup grows bigger and better every forthcoming year and the blaze of glory burns brighter.

So, everyone tie your seatbelts, grab your hoodies, gather your friends and start supporting your contingent, cheer for your favourites and play hard to get to the top and grab the trophy!

“When you put on that jersey, the name on the front is more important than the name on the back.”

Intra University events


To keep the sports persons active the Office of sports with the help of Sports Committee organizes, the intra university competitions all through out of the year in all the games possible.

The whole student community of PDPU is divided into groups school wise and if required branch wise and teams are called from each group. We have total 17 Groups formed from School pf Petroleum management, School of Petroleum Technology, School of Liberal Studies, School of Technology. Even Faculty & Staff members are invited to take part in these events. A part from this, Office of Sports activities conducts sports events for faculty and staff members separately also.

The list of Intra University Competitions is:

  • University Chess Tournament
  • University Carom Tournament
  • University Football League
  • University basketball Championship
  • PDPU Volleyball League
  • PDPU Table Tennis Tournament
  • PDPU Lawn Tennis Tournament
  • PDPU Challenger Cup

University Chess Tournament (UCT)
Proposed Date / Conducted Date for current Academic Year:- 
The event saw an huge participation from 150+ students. After a three day tournament, the winners of UCT are:

1st PositionAmrulKhan Mohorvani – 2nd year (11BPE010) SPT 
2nd PositionParth Mishra – 4th Year- (09BT01139) SPT 
3rd PositionNirmal Madhusoodanan - 2nd year - (11BEEE010) SOT(Electric)


PDPU Carom Tournament (PCT)

Proposed Date / Conducted Date for current Academic Year:
PCT had competitions in 2 categories, singles and doubles. The tournament had more than 160 participants in total, where the tournament went on for 3 days and winners of the tournament