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9th Annual Convention of FIPI Student Chapters

04-September-2019  

9th Annual Convention of FIPI Student Chapters

The 9th Annual Convention of FIPI Student Chapters was held at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhi Nagar on 4th September 2019 on the theme “How Digitalization Can Help in Improving Efficiency, Safety & Environment Protection in the Oil & Gas Sector”. 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 ten Chapters, viz Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham; IIT Guwahati; IIT (ISM) Dhanbad; IIT-Madras; JNTU Kakinada; MIT Pune; Osmania University; PDPU Gandhi Nagar; RGIPT Rai-Bareilly & UPES Dehradun participated in the Convention.



Dr. R.K. Vij, Director, (I/c), Petroleum Engineering, School of Petroleum Technology, PDPU, welcomed the august gathering. Dr. R.K. Malhotra, Director General, FIPI, inaugurated the convention as chief guest. Dr. Malhotra gave an overview of linkage between academia and industry and also touched upon the relevance of Digitalization in improving Efficiency, Safety & Environment Protection in the Oil & Gas Sector.



Mr. O N Gyani, Head IRS, ONGC; Mr D.Basu, Executive Director & Ahmedabad Assets Manager, ONGC requested the academician to inculcate Digitalization in the course curriculum. Prof. Subhash Shah, mentor for PDPU emphasized on linkage between academia and industry so that the students are prepared as per the demand of oil & gas industry.



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. N.K. Bansal, Director (Oil Refining & Marketing), FIPI evaluated the performance of each chapter and declared PDPU as the best chapter for the year 2019.



All the chapters also made 10 minutes presentation on the theme “How Digitalization Can Help in Improving Efficiency, Safety & Environment Protection in the Oil & Gas Sector”. Dr. R.K. Malhotra, Director General, FIPI & Mr. N.K. Bansal, Director (Oil Refining & Marketing), FIPI evaluated the presentations and UPES Dehradun was adjudged as the winner. Certificate of participation were handed over to faculty coordinators for further submission to students.



Mr N.K. Bansal, Director (Oil Refining & Marketing), FIPI proposed vote of thanks on the occasion.



Dr C Gopalkrishnan, Director General, PDPU expressed his thanks and gratitude for providing an opportunity to host the convention.