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Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, School of Technology – [PDPU SOT], Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat: Rankings, Courses, Fees, Cutoff Placements, Scholarships

Last updated on August 30th, 2021 by Sounak Banerjee

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), School of Technology is one of the schools of Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU/PDPU). PDPU is a private university established by GERMI by State Act enacted on April 04, 2007. The university is recognized by UGC and AICTE and has been accredited with Grade A by NAAC. The varsity is also a member of AIU. It has been granted autonomy by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the first university in Gujarat to be awarded autonomy. The PDPU SOT Gandhi Nagar has been ranked 177th for its B.Tech by NIRF 2020 rankings.

PDPU SOT offers graduate, post-graduate, and doctoral courses in various disciplines. The university offers B.Sc. (Hons.), B.Tech, M.Sc., M.Tech, and Ph.D. programs. The selection criteria for UG and PG courses include a written test followed by a Personal Interview except for the B.Tech, M.Tech, and Ph.D. courses. Admissions to the B.Tech programs are done through JEE Mains or GUJCET scores, GATE scores are required for the M.Tech course. Admission to the Ph.D. courses is done through Research Aptitude Test (RAT) conducted by the varsity. Candidates are needed to upload their scanned mark sheets, letter of recommendations, caste, and any other certificate and submit it in the application link provided online on the varsity’s official website.

PDPU SOT has been awarded the Scientific and Industrial Organization (SIRO). The University has 4 schools: the School of Petroleum Technology, the School of Technology, the School of Petroleum Management, and the School of Liberal Studies. The university also provides a very new type of course named, “Capsule Courses”. These are Online courses provided via videos for a certain period of hours.

PDPU SOT Gandhi Nagar Key Points

  • PDPU SOT provides a UPSC Examination Coaching Course, which is called The Centre of Continuing Education.
  • It has launched a new certificate program in Leadership and Governance Excellence.
  • Since 2013, 604 students have gained Rs 278.53 lakhs for UG and PG Research Projects.
  • 11 B.Tech Petroleum Engineering students were offered the highest package of Rs. 19.20 LPA from ONGC.
  • Financial Aid is offered to students at PDPU SOT.
  • It has an office for International Relations to develop good relations between international institutions, foreign Universities, and PDEU.
  • It provides Travel Grants to students for National and International paper Presentations.
  • PDPU SOT has offered an International Exposure Programme since 2010.
  • PDPU is associated with IIE New York (Institute of International Education) for the exchange program.

PDPU SOT Gandhi Nagar Rankings/Awards

  • PDPU School of Technology is ranked 177th for B.Tech by NIRF 2020.
  • PDPU has been awarded Best University under Private University Category at National Student Start-Up Meet Up 2020 and Start-Up Prashansa Award by Prakash Javadekar (Hon’ble Minister, Information and Broadcasting, Environment, Forests, and Climate Change, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Government of India)
  • PDEU has been recognized as a Top 25 Universities on indicators related to “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development among students and Facilities by ARIIA (Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovations Achievements).

PDPU SOT Gandhi Nagar Courses and Fees

Tabulated below are the details of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses at PDPU SOT Gandhi Nagar:

Programs Program Details Selection Basis
B.Sc (Hons)
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Fees: INR 1,31,000 (First Sem Fees)
  • Total Intake: 60
  • Eligibility: Candidates must have passed 10 + 2 from Science stream or equivalent with a minimum of the 3 subjects- Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • Specialization: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
SOP, Written Test, and Personal Interview.
M.Sc.
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Fees: INR 3,00,500
  • Total Intake: 20 each
  • Eligibility- Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree with 50 % or C.P.I 5.5 on 10 point Scale in relevant discipline
  • Specialization: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
SOP +Written Exam + Personal Interview
B.Tech
  • Duration: 4years
  • Fees: INR 1,33,000 (First Sem Fees)
  • Eligibility- A candidate should have passed the qualifying examination with a minimum of 45% marks (40 % marks for Sc/ST) in aggregate along with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • A candidate should have appeared for JEE MAINS and secured a rank in it.
  • Specialization: Automobile Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering
JEE Mains / GUJCET
MTech
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Fees: INR 1,50,000 (First Sem Fees)
  • Eligibility: B.E/ B. Tech. or equivalent in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks or CPI/CGPA of 6.5 on 10 point scale.
  • Specialization: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Solar Energy, Material Science & Engineering, Computer Science
Direct admission for GATE candidates. Through PI for Non- GATE candidates. GATE
Doctoral Programme (Ph.D.)
  • Duration: 3- 5 years
  • Fees: INR 65,000 (First Year Fees)
  • Eligibility: MBA, M.Tech, M.A, M.Sc, M.E.
  • Specialization: Civil Engineering,
  • Computer Science And Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Information And Communication Technology, Solar Energy
Written Aptitude Test along with PI.

PDPU SOT Gandhi Nagar Cut-off

Tabulated below are the details of GUJCET Cut-Off 2019 for admission to the PDPU SOT B.Tech course:

B.Tech Specializations Cut-off 2019 (By Rank)
Petroleum Engineering 1544-2010
Mechanical Engineering 4650-6025
Computer Science Engineering 1222-1489
Chemical Engineering 4110-4307
Electrical Engineering 6580-10126
Civil Engineering 9787-11646
Information and Communication Technology 2101-2626

PDPU SOT Gandhi Nagar Placements

The School of Technology at PDPU has an amazing placement record during the 2020 Placements. Many reputed recruiters visit the varsity campus to hire students from various ENgineering Specializations. The highlights of PDPU SOT Placements 2020 are as follows:

  • School of Technology – B.Tech Chemical Engineering student has been offered by Protiviti, a global consulting firm in a Middle East Country. The package offered was 16.60 LPA in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, UAE.
  • CSE & IT Department: Companies like Cognizant, Evosys, Infosys, L&T Technological Services, Tomtom, Gateway Group, Social pilot, TCS, and others have recruited. The highest salary paid is Rs 10.00 LPA.
  • Electrical Engineering Department: Companies like Tata power, Manikaran Power, Torrent Power, L & T Technology service, MG Motor, Infosys, TCS, Jaro Education, Unschool, Byjus. The highest-paid salary is Rs 6.06 LPA
  • Chemical Engineering Department: Loreal, EY, L&T, Tata Power, Adani Wilmar, Infosys, Unschool, Atul ltd recruited candidates. The highest salary offered is Rs. 11 LPA.
  • Mechanical Engineering Department: MG Motor, Adani Gas, Sabarmati Gas, Maxim Integrated, Byjus, Infosys, Cognizant, TCS, Evosys, Unschool has hired candidates. The highest revenue offered is Rs. 6 LPA.
  • Civil Engineering Department: Cognizant, TCS, Infinite Civil Solutions, Atul Ltd, Hike Education has selected candidates and offered the revenue of Rs 5.04 LPA

Top Recruiters

Tabulated below are the top-most recruiters at the School of Technology of PDPU:

Infosys Cognizant TCS L&T Technology Services
Tata Power Torrent Power Manikaran Power MG Motor
L`Oreal Adani Wilmar EY Atul Ltd
Adani Gas Hike Education Infinite Civil Solutions Byjus
GSPC Indian Oil ICICI Bank SUZLON
GNFC Reliance Industries Ltd. Yes Bank Accenture

PDPU SOT Gandhi Nagar Scholarships

The School of Technology at PDPU offers the following scholarships to B.Tech students on the basis of merit, parental income, and regular attendance of the students:

  • Merit Scholarships
  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

  • Full Tuition Fees Waiver Merit Scholarships: Students have to score rank in JEE Mains as per the below table:
Course Cut Off (By Rank)
B. Tech in Petroleum Engineering 1-30,000
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering 1-30,000
B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering 1-25,000
B.Tech in Chemical Engineering 1-30,000
B.Tech in Electrical Engineering 1-30,000
B.Tech in Civil Engineering 1-30,000
B.Tech in Petrochemical Engineering 1- 30,000
B.Tech in Information and Communication Technology 1-25,000
  • For continuation of the Scholarship in the consecutive years, a student has to secure a minimum of 8 SPI in the first semester; and a minimum of 8.5 SPI in the subsequent semesters.
  • Half-tuition Fees Waiver Merit Scholarships: Besides the above-mentioned JEE rank, a student has to secure a minimum of 7 SPI in the first semester; and a minimum of 7.5 SPI in the subsequent semesters.
  • Regular attendance, Passing of every examination, discipline, and all norms to be followed.
  • Hostel rent will be waived off for the outstation students only.

Merit-cum-Means Scholarships

  • Full Tuition Fees Waiver Merit-cum-Means Scholarships: Students have to score rank in JEE Mains as per the below-mentioned table.
  • Total family income should not be more than INR 6 LPA.
Course Cut-Off (By Rank) for Full Tuition Fees Waiver Cut-Off (By Rank) for Half Tuition Fees Waiver
B. Tech in Petroleum Engineering 1-30,000 1-38,000
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering 1-30,000 1-38,000
B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering 1-25,000 1-28,000
B.Tech in Chemical Engineering 1-30,000 1-38,000
B.Tech in Electrical Engineering 1-30,000 1-38,000
B.Tech in Civil Engineering 1-30,000 1-38,000
B.Tech in Petrochemical Engineering 1- 30,000 1-38,000
B.Tech in Information and Communication Technology 1-25,000 1-28,000
  • For continuation of the Half Tuition Fees Merit-cum-means Scholarships: A student has to secure a minimum of 8 SPI in the first semester, and a minimum of 8.5 SPI in the subsequent semesters.
  • For continuation of the Half Tuition Fees Merit-cum-means Scholarships: A student has to secure a minimum of 7 SPI in the first semester, and a minimum of 7.5 SPI in the subsequent semesters.

Research Assistantships

The University provides financial assistance to qualified candidates for doctoral courses from its own resources. In the first two years, it offers 25,000 to the students and in the third year, it offers 30,000. It is evident for the students availing scholarship to work as a Teaching Assistant full-time.

How to Avail Scholarships?

Candidates are required to fill the application form during the admission process and submit the required documents.

PDPU SOT Gandhi Nagar FAQs

Ques. How is the college life of PDPU SOT?

Last updated on July 31st, 2021

Ans. Life at the PDPU SOT is extravagant. The college is well constructed with the required facilities for students. It is well spread over acres of land, surrounded by a lush green campus. The hostel rooms are furnished on a three-person sharing basis, Wi-Fi enabled, Mess facility is very good. Libraries, laboratories, auditoriums everything has been maintained and made keeping in mind the student’s comfort.

Ques. Does PDPU SOT offer internship opportunities?

Last updated on July 31st, 2021

Ans. Yes. Students studying at the PDPU SOT B.Tech program are required to undergo an internship program for a duration of 6-8 weeks. Many reputed companies such as Essar, Mahindra, L&T, Jindal, BECL, etc. recruit students for internships.

Ques. Does PDPU SOT have a Hostel Facility?

Last updated on July 31st, 2021

Ans. Yes, PDPU SOT has hostel facilities on a three-sharing basis. For females, a separate hostel is allotted. Hostels are WIFI enabled and very well designed.

Ques. Does PDPU SOT have reserved government seats for its B.Tech course?

Last updated on July 31st, 2021

Ans. Yes. PDPU SOT has reserved 50% of the government seats for the admission of Gujarat students, which is done as per the ACPC norms.

Ques. Can NRIs take admission in PDPU SOT B.Tech Course?

Last updated on July 31st, 2021

Ans. Yes, NRIs can take admission in the PDPU SOT B.tech course. Their eligibility for admission will be checked on SAT subject tests OR AP tests at A-Levels Or JEE MAINS.