PDPU: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Rajalakshmi BK Rajalakshmi BK | Mar 2, 2023
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Updated on - Mar 2, 2023

PDPU (Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University), located in Gandhinagar, offers multiple courses ranging from engineering, arts, and management. The University also provides maximum exposure and opportunities to its students through various national and international exchange programs with the best universities worldwide. For the development of its faculties and staff, the university endeavors various joint exchange and research programs.

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PDPU Quick Insights

PDPU has been acknowledged by the University of Georgia, and the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has given it Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) status. The highlights of the university are as follows:

Quick Insights of PDPU
Year of Establishment 2007
Type of University Private
Accreditation NAAC
Recognition UGC
Courses Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctoral
No. of Students 6631
No. of Faculties 194
Campus Area 100 acres
Infrastructural Facilities Library, Lab, Lecture Hall, Cafeteria, Food Court, Performing Art Room, Language Lab, etc
Location Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

PDPU Ranking

PDPU according to the NIRF 2021, was ranked 66th in the management category and 68th in the engineering category. With an aggregate score of 41.38 out of 100, the institute was ranked 73rd in the University category in the NIRF 2021 ranking. PDEU is one of the prestigious universities that offer quality education with wonderful infrastructure.

PDPU Courses

PDPU offers courses at UG, PG, and doctoral levels. At the undergraduate level, it offers B.A, BBA, B.Tech, B.Com, B.Sc  B.B. It offers M.Tech, MA, and MBA programs at the postgraduate level. The following is the list of the courses offered at the institute:

Department Course
Engineering M.Tech, B.Tech
Science M.Sc, B.Sc
Arts MA, BA
Management MBA, BBA
Commerce M.Com B.Com

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PDPU Departments

PDPU offers courses in engineering, science, arts, management, and commerce streams. The departments at the institute are mentioned below:

Civil Engineering Chemical Engineering Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Marketing  
Governance & Public Administration International Relations Liberal Studies
Psychology Economics Indic Studies
Organizational Behavior Digital Humanities HRM

PDPU Schools

PDPU has four schools all of which are located on the same site. Following is the list of schools of the institution: 

  • School of Management
  • School of Petroleum Technology
  • School of Technology
  • School of Liberal Studies

PDPU Admission

PDPU admission 2022 candidates can visit online for registration on the official website. Admission to the programs will be based on the students' performance in the entrance examination. Students must submit paperwork and pay fees to confirm their admission after being selected for the program they choose.

PDPU Eligibility Criteria

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University course registration fees can be paid online using internet banking. The courses have the following eligibility criteria:

B.B.A./ B.A.(Hons.)/B.Com.(Hons.) Eligibility Criteria

  • B.A. (Hons.)/B.B.A. (Hons.), candidates are required to have passed the 12th standard examination or the equivalent from any discipline.
  • B.Com. (Hons.), candidates are required to have passed the 12th standard examination or equivalent from the commerce stream.

B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • For admission as All India Seat candidate and/or as NRI Sponsored candidate
  • A candidate should have secured a rank in Paper – 1 of JEE (Main) 2021 AND
  • A candidate should have passed the qualifying examination with a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate. 

MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • Only Candidates who have appeared in Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 conducted by IIMs/Xavier Admission Test (XAT) 2021 conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur /NMAT 2020 conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) are eligible to apply.
  • A candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, GOI with at least 50% marks in aggregate.

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Why Choose PDPU?

PDPU emphasizes problem-solving practices with sound fundamentals, through active and continued partnership with national and international institutes/ organizations. The university is spread across a lush green pollution-free 100 acres campus with very good biodiversity. 

PDPU Academic Advantages 

PDPU promotes a top-down approach from ‘Systems to Components’ to better appreciate holistic education.

  • It offers rural, Industry, and Research internships to provide a better understanding and challenges faced in the rural and urban Indian landscape, industry culture and career options for students.
  • It emphasizes holistic engineering as key to the long-term economic and environmental sustainability of communities.

PDPU Cut Off

PDPU cut off 2022 will be announced soon. Admission to various undergraduate and graduate programs is determined by the university's cutoff criteria which depend on the total number of available seats and the number of people who applied for the exam. Other factors affecting the cutoff are the exam's level of difficulty and trends in previous years' cut-off dates.

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PDPU Infrastructure

PDPU has a large campus spanning 100 acres of lush green and a serene environment. It maintains its reputation by providing various facilities and amenities to students on campus. These include state-of-the-art infrastructure, accommodation, and other facilities. Some of the said provisions offered by the university are as follows:

  • Transportation
  • Bank
  • Stationery store
  • Medical & Doctor
  • Gymnasiums
  • Indoor & Outdoor sports
  • CCTV Surveillance
  • Wifi Enabled campus
  • 3 automated libraries
  • 80 Laboratories
  • 61 classrooms & Lecture Theatres
  • 1042 hostel rooms with 2680 capacity
  • 4 Dining Halls and 12 Food courts

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PDPU Placements

PDPU placements 2022 had an outstanding track record of securing placement for its students. Students have been selected by top companies in India and many companies have been visiting universities every year for recruiting students. The highest offer made for the year 2022 was INR 20 LPA and the average package was INR 7.9 LPA. The list of recruiters visiting the institute is as follows:

Asian Paints Adani L&T
Capital First Torrent Power GAIL
ICICI Avenir Adani Ports
Himalaya Evosys Reliance

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PDPU Scholarship

PDPU offers many scholarships to its students. The university scholarships are awarded to deserving candidates on the basis of merit only. Financial assistance is also provided to M.Tech and Ph.D. students at PDEU.

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PDPU Collaborations

Pandit Deendayal Energy University has collaborated with various reputed universities across the globe. The university provides international opportunities to students & members of the faculty for the exchange of knowledge between universities. Following are the institute's collaborations with some renowned institutions:

Country Partnering University
USA Salisbury University
Sacred Heart University
University of Oklahoma
Canada SENECA College
McMaster University, Hamilton
University of Saskatchewan
Japan Otemon Gakuin University

PDPU Faculty

Pandit Deendayal Energy University with 218 academic members, 103 visiting faculties, and 165 staff personnel has a vast and diverse faculty. The university's faculty members are all extremely accomplished and qualified. In their respective fields, a large majority of the faculty members have earned a Ph.D.

PDPU Alumni

PDPU has a separate alumni portal and the passed outs every year must register to become a member of the alumni association. Registration can be done in the alumni section on the official website of the university. "Alumni in your city" helps in connecting alumni city-wise and being a part of the city meet-ups. 

Notable Alumni Profession
Kavita Pandey Researcher - Physics
Harsh Chaliyawala Researcher - CNRS Paris
Malkeshkumar Patel Adjunct Professor - Incheon National University, South Korea
Brijesh Tripathi Researcher
Kartikkumar Thakkar Researcher

PDPU Highlights

Institution Type Private
Total Faculty 194
Year of Establishment 2007
Genders Accepted Co-ed
Student Enrollment 6631
Campus Area 100 acres

PDPU Rankings

Publisher Ranking Stream
106 Engineering
89 MBA

PDPU Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
B.Tech ₹9,36,000 4 Years
MBA ₹8,08,000 2 Years
BBA ₹7,08,000 3 Years
M.Tech ₹3,00,000 2 Years
B.Com ₹7,08,000 3 Years
BA ₹7,08,000 3 Years
B.Sc ₹3,45,000 3 Years
MA ₹1,34,000 2 Years
M.Sc ₹1,00,000 2 Years
PhD ₹2,26,875 3 Years

PDPU Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by PDPU

B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: JEE Main

₹ 9,36,000 (4 Years)

₹ 8,08,000 (2 Years)

₹ 7,08,000 (3 Years)

B.Com [Bachelor of Commerce]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 7,08,000 (3 Years)

BA [Bachelor of Arts]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 7,08,000 (3 Years)

B.Sc [Bachelor of Science]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 3,45,000 (3 Years)

MA [Master of Arts]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,34,000 (2 Years)

M.Sc [Master of Science]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,00,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted by PDPU

JEE Main

Exam Date: Apr 06, 2023


What is the % reservation in PDPU all India quota?

For PDPU admission, the seats shall be reserved for candidates of Scheduled Caste (SC):15%, Scheduled Tribe (ST): 7.5%, Physically Challenged (PH): 3%.

Does one need to remain present during counselling process at the PDPU campus?

Yes after the first Online admission process, from the 2nd round the shortlisted candidate shall be required to appear in person in Admission 2017 on-campus counselling process.

Is hostel facility available at PDPU campus?

Yes. PDPU has excellent and comfortable hostel facilities for students.

Are there any Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University rankings?

NIRF placed Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University 55th in India and first in Gujarat in 2016.

Is Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University accredited by NAAC?

With a 'A' grade and a CGPA of 3.39 out of 4.0, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University is NAAC accredited.

PDPU Reviews

Overall Rating (Out of 5)


Based on 12 Verified Reviews

Distribution of Rating

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Component Rating (Out of 5)

Academics & Faculty


Fees & Scholarships


Placements & Internships


College Infrastructure & Hostel Facilities


Clubs & Associations


Nitya Jadeja | , batch of 2020

Reviewed on Mar 03, 2018

  • 4.2
  • Placements 4
  • Fees 4
  • Academics 4.5
  • Infrastructure 4
  • Campus 4.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : We had two tests succeeded in an interview. The first test was an MCQ base paper including General Knowledge, Logical Ability, and English. The second part of the test was Creative Writing. Then we gave an interview with a panel of three faculties accessing us.

Navoneel Sarkar | , batch of 2021

Reviewed on Feb 04, 2018

  • 3.5
  • Placements 3.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The students must score minimum 50% in the 12th boards for the admission which is followed by entrance written test and personal interview.

Rushabh Thakkar | , batch of 2019

Reviewed on Feb 02, 2018

  • 3.6
  • Fees 4
  • Academics 2.5
  • Infrastructure 3.5
  • Campus 3.5
  • Placements 4.5

Fees & Scholarships : My course fee is INR 2.2 lakh per annum. The scholarship and loan facility is also available for the students.  

Anand Soni | , batch of 2020

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2017

  • 3.8
  • Placements 2.5
  • Fees 2.5
  • Academics 4
  • Infrastructure 5
  • Campus 5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The minimum requirement to apply for an admission in Btech course, SOT, PDPU is student must have cleared grade 12 board examinations with a minimum of 45 percentage in Physics, Maths and Science. A student must have appeared in JEE MAIN. Later on, the student shall fill the 3 forms available for admission. Admission on the basis of ACPC rank form. Admission based on All India Rank form. Admission based on NRI quota form. All the three forms are chargeable. After applying for admission by filling these forms, you get a merit rank in each category respectively and counseling is conducted. I appeared for JEE MAIN entrance examinations. The cutoffs for the course vary every year. During my admission, the cutoff was around 2000 rank in the first round of counseling in acpc quota. But the cutoff reduces due to the cancellation of admission and sliding process takes place. The cutoff must have reached around 7000 acpc ranks.

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