Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT) is a training and education establishment that provides technical and management training to the petroleum industry. Its establishment was through the Act of Parliament (RGIPT Act 2007) by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in the Government of India.

The school was formerly open on July 2008 and has since been accorded the eminence of being an ‘institute of National importance’ along the lines of the India Institutes of Technology (IIT). It aims at providing global academic standards, training and research to all learners so that they may be able to satiate the growing demands of the petroleum industry.

In order to supplement its on-campus offering, the Rajiv Gandhi Institute has seen the establishment of constituent off-campus academic centers. The main campus is situated in Jais, Rae Bareli. There are campuses at NOIDA and Uttar Pradesh and Sivasagar in Assam being under construction. The Karnataka Government agreed to offer 200 acres of land in July 2013 so that Bangalore center, Asia’s first center on fire and safety for oil and gas, may be set up.

The institute envisions to serve as the fountainhead for nurturing a world class of “PETROCRATS” who are capable of being future leaders of technology and techno-innovation in the vast field of Petroleum Technology. This is through creating a dynamic state of the art learning and working environment.

Courses Offered

Since the academic year 2008/2009, RGIPT has been teaching the MBA program and two technical programs.

The school has two academic departments namely:

=> Department of Chemical Engineering

=> Department of Petroleum Engineering

Admissions to the B. Tech course is done from candidates appearing for JEE advanced examination. M. Tech courses admissions are done via the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). Admissions to the MBA program is done through the Common Admission Test (CAT). Admission to the M.Sc. Tech. and PhD courses are done through examinations conducted by the institute.

The institute is proposed to offer 7 bachelor's degree programs; 2 integrated bachelors - master's program; 12 master's degree programs; and 12 domain specific PG Diploma programs. The common of these academic courses offered include:

  • Bachelor of Technology (Petroleum Refining Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Petroleum Reservoir and Production Engineering)
  • Master of Technology (Petroleum Engineering)
  • Master of Technology (Petroleum Exploration)
  • Master of Business Administration (Petroleum and Energy maagement)
  • B.Sc. - M.Sc. Integrated Course (Chemical and Petroleum)
  • PhD All engineering disciplines, interdisciplinary areas, science disciplines and the humanities.
  • Infrastructure

    Rajiv Gandhi Institute is currently operating from a leased premise at Rae Bareli with complete renovation to the structure for effectiveness and efficiency.

    The few facilities provided by the institution comprise of Wi-Fi enable campus and hostels, recreation rooms with AV facilities, air-conditioned classrooms with AV facilities, computer and science labs, table tennis rooms, basketball courts, gymnasium, library, mess and server rooms for emailing facilities etc.

    The institute is co-promoted as an energy domain specific by six leading Oil Public Sector Units (ONGC, OIL, IOCL, GAIL, BPCL and HPCL) in association with the Oil Industry Development Board (OIDB).