Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) is a private university located in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat, India. It was founded on April 4, 2007, by GERMI. PDPU is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). It is one of the prestigious universities offers quality education with wonderful infrastructure. it maintains High-quality audiovisual classrooms which make students comfortable to grasp everything clearly. PDPU offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses under the following schools. 

It is the only university in Gujarat granted with graded autonomy by UGC. NAAC accredited PDPU with an ‘A’ grade & CGPA of 3.39 out of 4.0. PDPU has also been recognized by the Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Govt. Of India.

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) has been established as a Private University through the State Act enacted on 4th April 2007 to create a World Class University in energy education. PDPU operates through the following schools:

  • School of Petroleum Engineering
  • School of Petroleum Technology
  • School of Technology
  • School of Liberal Studies

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PDPU Admission Dates 2020-21

Event Dates
B.Tech Last Date for online application 20 September 2020
Last date for uploading class 12 marks 20 September 2020
Announcement of Provisional Merit List (B.Tech) 26 September 2020
Start of online counselling 26 September 2020
M.Tech Last Date for Online Application 14 June 2020
Phase I: Announcement of Merit List  18 June 2020
Phase II: Candidate list for Personal Interview 2 July 2020
Personal Interview 7 July 2020
Start of Admission 11 July 2020
MBA 2021-23 Applications Last Date 7 February 2021
GD / PI Dates 4 March 2021 – 7 March 2021
MBA Admission Merit List  26 March 2021

PDPU Highlights 

Established 2007
Type Private
Approval AICTE
Accreditation NAAC
Popular Courses BA, B.Tec, M.Tech, MBA
Exams Accepted JEE Main, GATE, CAT, RAT
Official Website
Schools  4

PDPU Courses 

PDPU (Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University) offers various courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate courses in multiple disciplines. The list of Courses offered by PDPU consists of B.A, BBA, B.Tech, B.Com, B.Sc at the undergraduate level. At the postgraduate level, it provides M.Tech, MA and MBA. The duration of the B.Tech program is 4 years and PG programs are 2 years.

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PDPU Admission is done through online mode. Students who want to apply are required to visit the official website of the university and submit their applications. Applicants are selected through entrance exam or merit list. The table below represents the complete eligibility criteria prescribed by the university.


Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria

B.A, BBA, B.Com, B.Sc

Passed 10+2 in relevant discipline from a reputed board

Merit List


Passed 10+2 in science stream from a reputed board

JEE Main Score

B.Tech Lateral Entry

3 years Diploma recognized by AICTE

University Entrance


Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline from a recognized institute

GATE Score


Graduation in any discipline with required marks from a well-reputed university or institute



Written Test


Master’s degree  in relevant discipline with at least 55% marks from a recognized university or institute

RAT (Research Aptitude Test)

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PDPU Placement

PDPU placement has an excellent track for getting their students hired in reputed companies. Below are some of the PDPU highlights that the institute has witnessed this year:

  • Highest Package Offered: INR 19.20 LPA offered by ONGC to 11 B.Tech students.

  • First campus placement organized in a Middle East country at B.Tech level from PDPU has been offered to three students of Petroleum and Chemical by Protiviti, a global consulting firm. Students were offered INR 16.60 LPA and will be posted in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

  • Recruiting Companies: Honeywell, UOP, L&T Technology Services, Torrent Power, Jubilant Life sciences, Byju’s, Torrent Gas, ExxonMobil, Welspun, Shell, Adani Power, Coromandel International, Flipkart, Nayara Energy, Milacron India, Wipro and many more have recruited students from PDPU.

  • 87% of placement has been achieved for it’s MBA students with the participation of major companies like Asian Paints, Capital First, ICICI, Himalaya, Adani, Torrent Power, Avenir, Evosys etc. in General Management and L&T, GAIL, Adani Ports, Reliance, KPMG, Accenture, Infosys, Chargein, Protiviti in E&I Management. The highest CTC offered is INR 18.4 LPA.

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PDPU Scholarship

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) offers several scholarships to its students. PDPU Scholarships are awarded to deserving candidates on the basis of merit only. To know more about scholarships

B.Tech Scholarships

  • Merit Scholarship: Full Tuition Fee Waiver
  • Merit cum Means Scholarship: Full Tuition Fee Waiver (w. e. f. First Semester)
  • Merit Scholarship: Half Tuition Fee Waiver (w. e. f. First Semester) - For SC & ST Category Students
  • Merit Scholarship: Half Tuition fee waiver (w. e. f. First Semester)- For Female Students only
  • Merit cum Means Scholarship (w. e. f. Third Semester)
  • Merit cum Means Scholarship (w. e. f. third semester) - For SC & ST Category Students

Financial assistance is also provided to M.Tech and Ph.D students at PDPU. 

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PDPU Facilities

PDPU has a large campus spanning across 100 acres of lush green and serene environment. The university maintains its high reputation by providing several facilities and amenities to students all over its campus. These include state of the art infrastructure, accommodation and recreational facilities. Some of the said provisions offered by the university are as follows:  

  • Infrastructure: The campus of PDPU consists of 21 Buildings, 57 Lecture Halls, 43 Laboratories/Workshops and 1,320 units of Laboratory Equipment. The infrastructure featured state of the art Labs, equipped
    with the latest technology, simulation models. IT systems are equipped with the latest hardware & software and Wi-fi connectivity
  • Library: The university has a well-stocked library with a large collection of 57,550 Books + 13,100 E-books, 150 Print Journals/Periodicals & Magazines + 5500 e-journals, 5,690 Digital Material (CDs, DVDs), 42 Daily National & International News-Papers, Full Access to Scopus & Web of Science.
  • Sports: The institute offers sports and recreational facilities to students on the campus. There are also 3 fully equipped gymnasiums. 
  • Hostel: Hostel facilities are available for both male and female students. There are a total of 1,042 Hostel Rooms with a residential capacity of 2,680 students. 
  • Cafeteria: The university houses a clean and hygenic cafeteria that provides students with a variety of healthy and delicious food items. There are four Dining Halls with 2,000 people Sitting Capacity

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PDPU Faculty

PDPU has a large and diverse faculty of 218 faculty members, 103 visiting faculties and 165 staff members. All the faculty members at the university are highly accomplished and qualified. All members of PDPU’s faculty hold considerable experience and expertise in their fields or subject matter. A considerable number of the faculty members are Ph.D holders in their respective disciplines. All the faculty members at the university are always supportive and cooperative towards students. Faculty members always follow effective and innovative teaching methods to get new concepts across students. 

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Ques. How is PDPU?

Ans. PDPU is one of the most well reputed universities of its kind. The university functions through its four schools and has highly qualified faculty members as well as state of the art infrastructure. The university is known for its quality education and world-class academic facilities. PDPU also has a great placement record with recruiters offering attractive packages to students. Some recruiters include UOP, L&T Technology Services, Torrent Power, Jubilant Life sciences, Byju’s, Torrent Gas, ExxonMobil, Welspun, Shell, Adani Power, Coromandel International, Flipkart and many more. 

Ques. How are placements at PDPU?

Ans. PDPU has a dedicated placement cell which focuses on providing placement opportunities to students every year. During the previous placement season, a package of INR 19.20 LPA was offered by ONGC to 11 B.Tech students. The highest CTC offered in MBA placement was INR 18.4 LPA. Some of the companies recruiting MBA students include GAIL, Adani Ports, Reliance, KPMG, Accenture, Infosys, Chargein and several others. 

Ques. How to apply for admission to PDPU?

Ans. Candidates need to fill up the form ONLINE at the official website. The details filled in the application form must be correct. The candidate shall be required to make online payment of INR 1,000/- through internet banking/debit card/credit card towards the Registration fee. When the form will be filled, take a printout of it for future use.