Courses & Eligibility
B.Tech in petroleum engineering/ Applied petroleum engineering/ petrochemical engineering/ Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals Engineering/ Petroleum Refining Engineering/ Petroleum Reservoir And Production Engineering, these are 4 year courses and science students with physics, chemistry and mathematics are eligible for this.
Post graduate program in the field can be done after the completion of BE/BTech degree in the relevant subject. MSc in Chemistry course passouts are also eligible to do post graduation in petroleum engineering. Research can be done in the fields of petroleum refining and petrochemicals, petroleum exploration and production and mechanical or petroleum science, etc.
Admissions are through entrance exams.
Doing a course in petroleum engineering is expensive as setting up of a lab for this course needs expensive equipments and lot of experiments are done. BTech or BE in Petroleum Engineering can cost between Rs 6 to Rs 8 lakhs. Similarly, MTech in petroleum engineering can cost more than Rs 3 lakhs.
Funding and Scholarship
Despite high costs, courses in petroleum engineering attract lots of bright students. Students can get education loans from various nationalised banks or private banks which are being made available at low interest rates. Scholarships are available for meritorious students, particularly for those who excel in entrance exams.
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) scholarships are offered to SC/ST students who want to do research in engineering. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd offers attractive scholarships for engineering students interested in doing research in petroleum energy. Indian Oil Corporation under its corporate social responsibility offers 100 scholarships to engineering students wherein students can avail Rs 2000 per month for four years bachelor degree.
Where To Study
1. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Barely offers B Tech Petroleum Reservoir and Production Engineering and B Tech in Petroleum Refining Engineering
2. IIT Guwahati
3. Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar
4. Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
5. Nagpur University, Nagpur Offers B Tech and M Tech