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Message from the Director

Greetings to all!

Welcome to Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam!

The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam, is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India. In 2017, with the passing of the IIPE Bill in the Indian Parliament, IIPE was declared an 'Institution of National Importance.' Today, it is widely considered to be at par with the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).

IIPE has achieved this prestigious status by joining hands with the major oil corporations such as Hindustan Petroleum, Indian Oil, ONGC, GAIL, Oil India Limited, and IOCL. The Chairpersons and Managing Directors of these companies constitute the Governing Council of IIPE along with the Directors of IISC, Bangalore, and IICT, Hyderabad. The academic and research activities of IIPE derive strength from the institute's proximity to the sector-related activities such as projects at the KG Basin, Vishakha Refinery, and the planned Petrochemical Complex at Kakinada. The institute also enjoys a strong relationship with the industry regarding teaching, research, and recruitment.

A primary goal of research at IIPE has been to meet the country's fossil and non-renewable energy demands. However, given its position as an energy institute, IIPE also has a great responsibility to contribute toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), i.e., ensuring access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable modern-day energy for all.

Fulfilling this responsibility, IIPE is committed to research towards realizing the "Panchamrita" concoction for the climate conundrum, the climate solution offered by the Hon'ble PM, Mr. Narendra Modi, at the COP26 convention in Glasgow.
IIPE facilitates the students to acquire knowledge helps them develop skills and experience, and cultivates a socially-responsible research mindset. IIPE is a firm believer in the stakeholders' IKIGAI or a sense of purpose.
Presently, the institute admits 60 undergraduates each year in its two ongoing undergraduate programs, Petroleum Engineering and Chemical Engineering. It also takes in 20 Ph.D. scholars every year. Graduates of IIPE have proven themselves to be in high demand in application areas, and ~98% of them are serving in the energy sector.

Overall, at IIPE, we strive to help foster Blue Zones, enabling a prosperous world to rise like a phoenix from the ashes of today's challenges. Let us join hands to remain relevant and excellent, focusing on removing India's impediments to achieving the goal of an Atmanirbhar Bharat in the energy sector and progress towards 'future ready India @2047'.

Best Wishes!

Shalivahan