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Department of Petroleum and Energy Studies

  • Musings...

    The Department of Petroleum & Energy Studies has a decade long history of nurturing the students for the global challenges and opportunities in Oil & Gas Industries. The Department has state-of-art laboratories for execution of extensive research work. The Students have represented university at various international forms and brought pride to us. Our alumni are associated with the globally renowned industries like Schlumberger, Halliburton, British Petroleum, Exon Mobil, Shell and ONGC etc. The Department is focusing on alternate fuels with a vision to reduce carbon footprint as well as data science to meet the energy demands.

  • Profile

    The Mentor: Dr. Gaurav Richhariya

    Dr. Gaurav is a progressive academician in technical education for more than a decade. He has diversified industrial and academic experience of working with globally renowned organizations like Extreme Feed Screw and Alloy Company (St Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A), CM Hydraulics (Hyderabad), AVN tubes (Gwalior), MPCT (Gwalior), and ITM University (Gwalior). Dr. Gaurav is a trained professional of solid Works, PRO-E, and CATIA from the premier institute of Central Government CITD (Hyderabad). He is working as an assistant professor in the Department of Petroleum and Energy Studies, DIT University Dehradun since 2014. Apart from his teaching interest in subjects like Drilling, Formation Evaluation, Drilling Fluids, Petroleum Exploration, etc, He has several awards to his credit for his research work on cement. He has won numerous accolades like Best paper Awards (3 times), Young Scientist award, and Young Researcher award at the various international arenas. Recently he has been appointed as a certified Innovation Ambassador by the Ministry of Education and he also owns a patent “Apparatus for Assessment & Testing of Rock Cuttings Settling Rate in Inclined Wells”

  • Mission

    The Mission of the B Tech in Petroleum Engineering program at DIT University is:

    • To educate the Engineers and prepare leaders for the worldwide petroleum industry, and performs meaningful research that advances oil and gas recovery.
    • To prepare the Engineers for serving the industry through their technical knowledge, ethical commitment and participation in professional societies.
  • Vision


    • To be a world-class provider of education, research in the field of oil and gas sectors and play a leadership role in providing new technologies in order to increase the petroleum reserves of the country.
  • Centre of Excellence

    • Anton PAAR MCR-72 Rheometer
    • Goniometer (Contact Angle Measurement)
  • The unique feature of the course is that the theory classes are supplemented by a compulsory practical training in the oil fields in the summer of every year. Thus the products coming out from the department are tailor-made to suit the requirement of the industry. The recent trends towards use of computers have also made an impact towards simulation study in various oil and gas operations.

    The department has well qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty members and technical personnel. The department has state-of-the-art laboratories and modern infrastructure.

    The DIT Student Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has been actively involved in organizing a number of activities in the department For more details please visit

  • About the Department

    The Department of Petroleum and Energy Studies aims to provide advanced teaching and research facilities to the students to enable them to create and apply innovative technologies in drilling, production and reservoir engineering as well as efficiently utilize their knowledge and skills to find solutions of any problems related to petroleum industry.

  • The Department of Petroleum and Energy Studies was established in the year 2011 to make its mark in the Oil and Gas Industries in the country. Subsequent developments, under the able guidance of distinguished educators, scientists and renowned personalities from oil and gas industries, have led the department to the forefront of teaching and research in petroleum engineering.

  • Research Facility

  • The Department of Petroleum & Energy Studies have state of art research facilities to execute research work on drilling fluids, cement slurry, Reservoir and Enhanced Oil Recovery.


    The academic activities of the department includes a number of laboratory modules conducted in specialized laboratories.

  • Drilling Fluid and Cements Lab

    Drilling fluid & cement lab offers state of art facilities to execute research work on drilling fluids and cement slurry design.

  • Petroleum Product Testing Lab

    Petroleum Product Testing Lab is equipped with modern equipment for testing the fuels and lubricants. It also offers the extraction and processing of biofules.

  • Unit Operation Lab

    Unit Operation Lab offer advance setup for study and experimentation of diffusion, distillation, extraction, fluidization and absorption processes.

  • Petroleum Geology Lab

    The geology lab offers the facility for study of crystallography and mineralogy. The lab has models to display the formation, migration and accumulation of hydrocarbons.

  • Reservoir Engineering Lab

    Reservoir Engineering Lab consists of equipment used in the related of petro physical properties of rock and reservoir fluid properties.

  • Fluid Mechanics & Machinery Lab

    Fluid Mechanics has wide variety of equipment to execute the various studies on Newtonian as well as non-Newtonian fluids.

  • Petroleum Instrumentation & Control Lab

    Petroleum Instrument lab is equipped with the advanced Pressure, Temperature, flow and level application trainers to execute studies based on the Proportional, Proportional Integral ,and proportional integral derivative mode controller.

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery Lab

    The Enhanced Oil Recovery lab offers the execution of EOR techniques with the help of core flooding unit integrated with Rheometer, Goniometer and Tensiometer.

  • Departmental Library

    The department of petroleum has its own library with latest text and reference books, journals and manuals.

  • Computer Lab

    The department has Computer lab equipped with the latest softwares for well test & reservoir simulation.