f Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology,
Rae Bareli ) Special Issue April 2012 From the Directo...
From the Director's Desk Another year has gone by and a time to once again reminiscence about all that was done during this time.
a host of academic endeavours and small stories of giving back to society are once again brought to you through this issue of “Octane Contours.” I welcome you to catch a glimpse of the intense activity,
growth lessons and excitement of an upcoming institution.
The next issue to be released later this year will give a glimpse of several laboratories that have been developed at RGIPT to teach practical aspects to students.
It is also planned to include in each future issue a technical article summarizing the latest developments in an aspect of the energy field.
Inauguration of Centre for Environment,
Sam Mannan (Regents Professor & Director,
Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center,
RGIPT plans to offer various short courses,
under graduate and post graduate programmes through this centre.
production and refining companies are giving significant importance to environment,
Security and Sustainability to create greater awareness about this important area.
Sam Mannan (Regents Professor & Director,
Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center,
USA) speaking on the occasion of inauguration of EHS3 Centre.
during the Rajiv Gandhi Lecture series (August 20,
when he spoke about the current Indian education system and the challenges facing it.
He highlighted the inability of the Oxbridge (Oxford Cambridge) model of education in meeting the needs of the nation.
actual learning starts only after a person graduates.
Most educational institutions fail to impart anything more than bookish knowledge to their students.
A multi-dimensional lateral education system which emphasized the development of listening,
IIT Kanpur) addressing the students and faculty of RGIPT and Prof.
RGIPT) is sitting on the dais.
and observation abilities rather than enhancing the wrinkles of the cerebrum could constitute a good education system according to Prof.
He also highlighted the Q2 (Quality and Quantity) problem i.e.
the increase in the number of colleges will not be beneficial to the country if it is not followed by an equal emphasis on quality.
it is in the hands of the educational institutions to ensure that high standards of academics are maintained.
Octane Contours Issues and Challenges of City Gas Distribution (CGD) Business in India Department of Management Studies of RGIPT organized a one day Workshop on the “Issues and Challenges of City Gas Distribution (CGD) Business in India” on 29th October 2011.
Kudaisya (Managing Director,
Sabarmati Gas Limited),
Sudha Mahalingam (Member- Distribution,
The deliberations in the workshop focused on the need to ensuring better customer service and enhancing safety in CGD.
(From left to right): Dr.
and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.' Hence all of us should endevaour to achieve a state of wellness,
for which awareness is a pre-requisite.
Sunil Ullal and his team conducted an 'Illness to Wellness' workshop on August 27-28,
faculty members and staff of RGIPT.
They talked about preventive medicine and a proactive approach to management of an individual's health.
The students were inspired to improve the quality of their life Dr.
day to day approach for a long,
Along with during the workshop.
information was presented on a variety of subjects related to health,
medicine along with other various beneficial wellness tips.
Stress Management by Bhagwat Geeta Stress has become the most talked about aspect of modern life today.
the pain is not due to the thing itself,
and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” Hence stress can be managed by controlling the response of an individual.
in his lecture on 'Stress Management by Bhagwat Geeta',
Former Head Orthopedics,
Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Medical University,
Lucknow is currently Director,
Singh delivering speech on stress management by the Lord mentions the importance of action and insists that man should not focus on Bhagwat Geeta.
too much emphasis on results is contributing to increasing levels of stress.
He therefore extolled the students to work honestly and perform their actions in the spirit of an offering to GOD,
leaving the results to His discretion.
This will prevent one from coming under undue stress and will lead to greater satisfaction in the performance of one's tasks.
Protecting Intellectual Property Rights
and Shri Amit Shukla (IPR Lawyer).
Amit Shukla then conducted various exercises with students and faculty members on how to read a patent,
fill a patent form and apply for patents.
Whenever there is any talk about effective teaching,
there is an underlying belief that the dialogue will stress on the methods and pedagogy of taking a class,
and thereby helping the students.
he would be one of the beneficiaries
but the greatest benefit accrues to the teacher.
by teaching you will understand.' Prof.
Goenka World Institute,
in his two day Workshop on Effective Teaching organized for all faculty members on 6th-7th August,
The workshop was focused on the following areas :
? Teaching & Learning Processes in Engineering Teaching of Engineering
? Academic Objectives of an Engineering Programme and other similar topics Prof.
He said that we need to put down in writing what the students are expected to learn from the course.
Once learning outcomes are properly understood both by the teacher as well as by the student,
the process of learning becomes more enjoyable and fruitful.
going beyond the mandate of individual courses,
the institute has made vigorous efforts to train students in latest software.
? A two-day workshop on ANSYS software was organized for B.
? CADD Centre (Lucknow) conducted a ten-days training
programme on Auto CAD from 15th to 24th December,
The knowledge of graphics is very important in engineering disciplines.
Shri Saurabh Shukla,
and Shri Aswini Kumar had participated in the training programme.
Drawing and designing of 2D and 3D objects were covered in training with an orientation to industrial applications.
Students have also been trained on other software such as Geo-EAS,
AWARDS B-School Leadership Award Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT) earned accolades at the Innovative B-School Awards presented by DNA and Stars of the Industry group.
The “B-School Leadership Award” was presented to the institute in recognition of its leadership,
innovation and unique industry interface for its MBA programme at a ceremony held on 18th February,
Board of Governors,
RGIPT and Executive Director,
On this occasion,
Shri Reddy spoke about RGIPT's vision of bridging the gap between the academic and corporate world.
He emphasized how the curriculum had been designed to establish industry interaction at every stage thereby instilling practical know-how in the course which would help the students in the long run.
Octane Contours PENS 2012 Award to RGIPT Student Chapter Petrotech RGIPT Student chapter has won two awards in the Petrotech Annual Convention cum National Symposium (PENS2012) at ISM Dhanbad.
RGIPT student chapter won the second prize.
Another competition was- Cairn Case Study.
Vasundhara and Shubham Gupta with PENS2012 prize.
SPE Student Chapter of the Month Award SPE Student Chapter of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT),
Rae Bareli has been given the “Student Chapter of the Month” award for the month of November 2011 by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) International.
The RGIPT student chapter was given the award after careful consideration of event reports from over 200 fellow SPE Chapters from around the globe.
The RGIPT Student Chapter in its socially responsible endeavours has started educating deprived children,
The chapter also worked towards spreading awareness among new generation about the importance of energy.
poster and paper presentation competitions,
career guidance workshops for schools in and around the city,
as well as organizing lecturer session of industry experts,
for gaining firsthand knowledge of operations of energy companies.
Best Teacher Award The Best Teacher Award was conferred to the following faculty members : Dr.
Ojha for 2010-11 (1st Semester) The awards were conferred to both the faculty members by Mr.
in Petroleum Engineering) secured 2nd position (MS Division) in the SPE-Sub Regional Paper Contest (India and Bangladesh) 2011,
Dehradun on 10th-11th December 2011.
He had presented paper on "Permeability Estimation through Alternating Conditional Expectation Algorithm and Geologic Modeling of the MB Sand Field,
Scholarships Chevron-Jeet Bindra Scholarship was awarded to seven B.
Petroleum Engineering and 2 students were from Chemical Engineering streams.
and MBA students on the basis of their academic performance in the 2011-12 sessions.
Varun Yadav of B.
Octane Contours Distinguished Lecture by Prof.
Misra Very rarely does one get the opportunity to come face to face with greatness.
RGIPT grabbed this opportunity when the institute played host to Prof.
who have dedicated their entire lives for spreading education in a remote village near Lucknow.
Misra is a geologist by training and discovered the oldest recorded of multi-cellular life on earth,
which have been named after him as 'Fractofusus misrai',
his greatness lies not only in the unique academic work that he did,
but in his courage to leave his academic career at its peak and return to his village to open a school for the children there.
the school has brought education within the reach of poor villagers.
The school does not charge any fees from children.
Misra has chronicled the journey of his life in a book titled 'Dream Chasing.' Listening to him the words of Booker T.
Washington came to mind,
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome”.
Seminar Speakers RGIPT has also invited following industry experts for the guest lectures at RGIPT to enrich the knowledge of the students :
Professor & LeSeur Chair in Reservoir
Kings Saud University,
IOCL O'Connor Process Safety Center,
USA on 'Development of new shape memory polymers for bio-medical application.
He also collaborated with Dr.
National Chemical Laboratory,
Pune on 'Preparation of cross-linked epoxy networks for gas storage application.'
Research Infrastructure at RGIPT Chemical Engineering Laboratory
RGIPT has procured latest equipment to set-up two Chemical Engineering Unit Operation Laboratories.
Octane Contours Non-Conventional Energy Laboratory A research laboratory has been established by Dr.
Atul Sharma and Dr.
Amritanshu Shukla for undertaking research in the area of solar and other non-conventional energy sources.
The lab is well equipped with instruments like Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC),
a DST sponsored project is underway in the lab.
Exploration and Prospecting Laboratory RGIPT has established an exploration and prospecting lab with state-of-the-art technologies.
24 GB RAM,
and graphics card with 6GB memory.
Large size of memory helps in better visualization of 3D seismic datasets.
RGIPT at 20th World Petroleum Congress 20th World Petroleum Congress was organized during 4th to 8th December,
The theme of the Congress was “Energy solutions for all: Promoting cooperation,
Final year) presented a paper on “Advances in aphron based drilling fluid technology” under “Drilling & completion technologies applied to challenging reservoirs” forum,
Anne Vijay (B.
Unni on “Advances in application of artificial intelligence in drilling” under
applied to the upstream” forum and on “Automatic calibration of real-time computer models in intelligent refining process control systems & increase efficiency in the end products” under “New refinery technologies to meet feedback flexibility,
fuel demand & quality” forum.
Jaipal Reddy's Ministerial session on “NELP-9 issues and ramping up inward investment to India”.
Indo-Yale Higher Education Leadership Programme Prof.
Gupta visited institutions of higher learning under the banner of India-Yale Higher Education Leadership Programme to promote deeper linkages in the area of higher education between India and United States.
The programme was supported by the University Grants Commission of India and the Ministry of Human Resource Development and was developed in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology,
Kanpur and the Indian Institute of Management,
deans and other officials of higher education institutions in India,
held on the campus of Yale University in New Haven,
Amit Ranjan and Dr.
students visited KDMIPE and IDT,
Alok Singh and Prof.
Alumni in the Industry RGIPT has been fortunate to have its students working for leading companies of the energy sector.
Since its inception two MBA batches have passed out and this year the first batch of engineering students will graduate and join the industry.
The industry's response to our students has been encouraging and the major recruiters are given below :
? Accenture Services Private Limited
? Hindustan-Mittal Energy Ltd.
? Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
? Infraline Energy Research and Information Services
? Cholamandalam MS Risk Services
? Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
Summer Internship Summer internship is an integral part of professional learning and the institute ensures that the students are given the best learning opportunities during this time.
RGIPT has been fortunate to get support from major organizations in providing summer internship to our students.
Faridabad) & Barauni
? Indian Institute of Petroleum,
LNG Energy Research and Information Services
? Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited
Short term course on Well Test Analysis for Industry Executives A short course on Well Test Analysis for the executives of Oil India Limited (OIL) and ONGC Limited was conducted at RGIPT,
Prasad and Dr.
These participants were from production,
reservoir and chemical engineering background.
Octane Contours Arpan- The Beauty of Giving Winston Churchill once said,
“We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give.” We at RGIPT want to help our students to not only make a living but also to build a fulfilling life.
Arpan is an effort by the student community and encouraged by the institute,
to add value to the lives of poor children around the campus.
students have undertaken the task of teaching the nearby children and helping them by donating books and stationery.
School children of Balapur village (Rae Bareli) participating in the musical chair game,
organized by RGIPT Arpan club.
'Kaltarang' Cultural Fest
The spring in the steps of the students was most evident during the two day annual cultural and sports festival of RGIPT – Kaltarang,
which was celebrated on 1st and 2nd October 2011.
Feroze Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology,
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udan Academy,
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology) of Rae Bareli participated in the two days program.
The tone of the programmed was set by the Ganesh Vandana which was followed by various events like quiz,
various sports competition- Volleyball,
the main attraction of the fest was FIZOOLKHARCH – a band performance by RGIPT students.
"Brain Bowl" a Quiz Programme @ RGIPT RGIPT Petrotech student chapter had organized its maiden Quiz programme “Brain Bowl” in the month of November 2011,
to test the Petroleum industry related knowledge of students.
individually for each year students and out of that top four scorers were selected from each year for next round.
In this round,
For this round,
Runners up : Kerogen 1.
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