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Tenth Annual Convention of FIPI Student Chapters

19-March-2021  

Tenth Annual Convention of FIPI Student Chapters

The Tenth Annual Convention of FIPI Student Chapters was held virtually on 19th March 2021 on the theme ‘Meeting Energy Demand Amidst Climate Commitments ’. Due to the on-going pandemic situation, the event was held virtually. The FIPI Student Chapters were instituted to provide a common platform to academicians, students, technologists and management experts of the university/college for regular exchange of ideas in the field of energy with special reference to Oil & Gas and Petroleum Technology.



Faculty members and students from Six Chapters, viz JNTU Kakinada; MIT Pune; PDEU Gandhi Nagar; RGIPT Rai-Bareilly, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh & UPES Dehradun participated in the Convention.



Mr. T.K Sengupta, Director (Exploration & Production), FIPI gave the opening remark and spoke an overview of the importance of the oil & gas sector in meeting the future energy demand amidst the talks of energy transition. Mr. Sengupta said that, oil & gas industry is here to stay, however its percentage share in the overall energy basket may decline.



On the basis of presentations given by various chapters on the activities performed during the previous year, Dr. R.K. Malhotra, Director General, FIPI & Mr. T.K Sengupta, Director (Exploration & Production), FIPI, Mr. Rajiv Bahl, Director (Finance, Taxation & Legal), FIPI evaluated the performance of each chapter and declared PDEU as the best chapter for the year 2020.



All the chapters also made a 15 minutes presentation on the theme “Meeting Energy Demand Amidst Climate Commitments”. Dr. R.K. Malhotra, Director General, FIPI Mr. T.K Sengupta, Director (Exploration & Production), FIPI, Mr. Rajiv Bahl, Director (Finance, Taxation & Legal), FIPI evaluated the presentations and MIT, Pune was adjudged as the winner. 



Dr. R.K. Malhotra, Director General, FIPI gave the closing remarks on the occasion. Talking about the topic for presentation, he said that , climate change was given key focus in the midst of pandemic. Citing International Energy Efficiency chief, Dr. Malhotra said that,  we need to focus more on energy resilience, sustainable future and India has committed to emission reduction . He appreciated the chapters for their excellent presentation and congratulated the chapters for their progress inspite of the Pandemic. He appreciated the sincerity and dedication of the chapters. In his closing remarks, he complemented the students and faculty members of the student chapters for their support. He sought the support from Faculty members in improving the industry-academia collaboration and assured full support from FIPI.