Meet the H.O.D

Prof. (Dr.) S. J. Naik, ( H. O. D Petroleum Engineering )

Prof. (Dr.) S. J. Naik, H.O.D Petroleum Engineering

Dear students, parents and our colleagues from the industry,

Very warm greetings to you all, and welcome to the World of Petroleum!

Growth in consumption of oil and natural gas indicates that it will remain very important global source of energy for the next few decades.Indian Government is looking forward to promoting a plan for the sustainable development of the oil and gas sector and investment in research and development in unconventional hydrocarbon resources such as gas hydrates, shale gas etc., to meet the current demand of petroleum products. India to remain one of the fastest growing economies in the world and has become world’s fastest growing energy market. Every additional drop of oil produced matters for our country which relies heavily on import of oil and gas to meet its energy requirements.

At MIT-WPU, in the School of Petroleum Engineering, we impart detailed understanding of geo sciences, implement beyond conventional-innovative learning techniques and deliver technologically complex methods to students with the help of industry to extract these natural resources efficiently. We have an educational environment to take up technology intensive research projects at UG, PG, Ph.D, and also at collaborative levels to advance new hydrocarbon volumes into country’s energy basket.

The integrated educational model off our years graduation course,‘B. Tech. in (Petroleum)’,of our department is India’s second oldest and innovative programme. More than thousand students have graduated from this program since 1983, are working in oil and gas industry all over the globe holding senior positions and contributing significantly to the petroleum industry. The strong alumni network is our most important connection to the corporate world when it comes to placements and interaction with the industry.We have extremely good infrastructure and experienced, competent and qualified faculty members to conduct the broad based curriculum which is accredited by National Board of Accreditation, Government of India in 2003, 2008 and 2015. Proprietary software used by the oil and gas industry are available in the department which are used by the students as a part of their practical courses, seminar and project work.

We have the presence of ONGC Chair in our department along with MoU’s with leading companies for promoting quality in petroleum engineering graduates. We provide quality teaching and excellent exposure to students during their education in the department. Field visits are also arranged to explain the concepts of sedimentary basins in addition to industrial field familiarization program for the benefit of students. The students are also deputed to four to six week’s summer or winter internships to understand working environment of the petroleum industry. They are encouraged to carry out their projects on live data with the support from alumni and industry.

Annual Industry Institute Interaction Programme and number of other student centric activities that are organized throughout the year by the MIT-SPE Student Chapter and the Petroleum Department, provides an ideal platform for students to interact with professionals from oil and gas industry.

Our curriculum is based on the competency matrix of Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE International. It is designed to equip the student with the fundamentals necessary to achieve lifelong professional development. These graduates are prepared to join both the e&p and service sectors or public and private sectors or to pursue further education as per their interest in higher studies and research.

We are confident that, the educational involvement for students in School of Petroleum engineering are challenging, enriching which would enhance their overall persona. Our best wishes for a wonderful start and your journey of education in Petroleum Engineering at MIT-WPU to be a pleasant and successful learning experience.

We look forward to work closely with you.

Prof. (Dr.) S. J. Naik,  H. O. D.  Petroleum Engineering
MIT-World Peace University, Pune, India.
Tel. No.: +91 2030273501

(Recipient of K.D. Malaviya Memorial National Fellowship awarded by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, India in 1999-2001.)

B.Tech (Petroleum Engineering)

MIT-WPU Petroleum Engineering programme provides world-class undergraduate engineering curriculum comprising of foundation, core, electives, and unique courses related to sustainable development and World Peace. Our goal is to develop professionals with a holistic approach, who can work at a global level in a diversified cultural environment.

They are given exposure to learn the safest and most efficient methods of bringing hydrocarbon resources to the surface. B. Tech Petroleum Engineers have professional opportunities across Oil and gas exploration, Production companies, Research and development in petroleum engineering, Service companies, Oil well drilling engineering, Well logging services, Data analytics in oil and gas, Entrepreneurship and consultancy, Offshore and subsea engineering, Modelling and simulation, Health safety and environment, Transport of oil and gas, Design of equipment, Petroleum economics, Supply chain management and logistics, and Marketing of oil, gas and petroleum products. Usual job roles taken up are as Reservoir Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Production Engineer
Petro physicist, Cementing Engineer, Geophysicists, Well Completion Engineer, Mud Engineer, and Field Engineer amongst others.

Programme Highlights

MIT WPU adopts active learning methods like problem based learning (PBL), experiential learning and collaborative learning while delivering every study program to its students-

    • Renowned Faculty and Guest Faculty

    • Strong industry academia connect

    • Accredited by national board of accreditation in 2003, 2008 and 2015.

    • The broad based program is based on the –

        • Competency matrix of society of petroleum engineering

        • SPE international

        • Largest body of professionals in oil and gas industry

  • Second oldest in India and innovative program in petroleum engineering.

  • Internationally known MIT-SPE student chapter (5684).

  • Outstanding student chapter award 2014, 2015, highest award.

  • Summer and winter internship and education programs of students.

  • Shell outstanding student challenge award.

  • ONGC chair professor in petroleum engineering in India.

  • Support of industry by providing proprietary software tools for education purpose.

  • Strong alumni network across the globe.

Programme Structure

The four years trimester pattern curriculum is imparted across 12 semesters with Choice based course selection, projects and electives across disciplines. The petroleum engineering students will experience a broad learning spectrum from exploration of hydrocarbons to refining and transportation of oil and gas. This will involve understanding of pure and applied sciences along with different engineering clusters related to petroleum industry.

    • Continuous Evaluation- End-of Semester exams, Practical & Viva

    • Industrial Internship

    • Live projects

    • Industry sponsored projects

    • Value Added Certification

    • Social Internship

    • National and international study tours

    • World Peace and Philosophy Certification.

    • International Modular Certification

    Tracks under Petroleum Engineering Programme:
      • Exploration, risk and decision analysis

      • Reservoir Engineering

      • Drilling Engineering

      • Production Engineering

      • Refining and transport.

      • Environment.

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Pursuing a B.Tech Programme from MIT World Peace University delivers a uniquely designed experience of best-in-class resources that are in conformance to futuristic Industry requirements, giving you an edge over your peers. Few of these are highlighted below-

    • Flexible Academic Credit System (ACS)

    • Continuous Updated Education (CUEd)

    • Research Collaborations

    • Corporate Collaborations for Live Industry Projects

    • National, Internationally acclaimed Research Scholars and Faculty

    • Rural Immersion Programme

    • Peace Programmes for holistic development

    • Promote Sports Culture for Peace

    • Rural Immersion Programme

    • National Study Tour

    • Peace Programmes for holistic development

    • Promote Sports Culture for Peace

    • Alumni Connect for hand holding support

    • Social Mission – inculcate Social Responsibility for sustainable development goals

    • Life @ campus beyond education

        • Promote National & International level Competitive Sports

        • NCC & Gymkhana

        • E-Cell-Entrepreneurship Skills

        • Communications Laboratory

        • Counselling

        • Film Club

        • Student Initiatives- Abhivyakti

Programme Policy

      • Reservation policy as laid down by Government of Maharashtra.

      • Seats for admission in the university for the student belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, De-notified Tribes, Nomadic Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Handicapped Students, shall be reserved as per the policy of the State Government. The total reservation in any case shall not exceed 50%.

      • Out of total intake, 70% of seats shall be reserved for the students domiciled in State of Maharashtra.


For Maharashtra State Candidate & All India Candidate

        • The Candidate should be an Indian National.

        • Passed HSC or its equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology or Technical Vocational subjects, and obtained at least 50 % marks (at least 45 % marks, in case of Backward class categories and Persons with Disability candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only) in the above subjects taken together.

        • Obtained score in MHT-CET 2018 conducted by the Competent Authority. OR Obtained score in JEE Main 2018 conducted by the Competent Authority.

        • Passed Diploma in Engineering and Technology and obtained at least 50 % marks (at least 45 % marks, in case of Backward class categories and Persons with Disability candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only).

Selection Criteria

Merit based, on the basis of marks in HSC (2018), JEE Main (2018), MHT-CET (2018) score. As per the norms laid down by the Government of Maharashtra for the year 2018-19.

List of Advisors, Distinguished Speakers and Guides

  • Shirish Patil, Saudi Aramco Chair Professor, Petroleum Engineering Department, College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences , King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Rajendra V Marathe, Ex. Executive Director, ONGC, Mumbai
  • T Kumar, Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, and Ex-Director, NIT Durgapur
  • Akhil Datta-Gupta, Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A &M, USA
  • G. P. Karmakar, Professor in Petroleum Engineering, Department of Mining Engineering, IIT Kharagpur,  India
  • Abhijit Dandekar Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering College of Engineering and Mines, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
  • Shri S. K. Moitra, Executive Director- Asset Manager, ONGC, Mumbai, India.
  • Rakesh Kumar Vij, Ex. Executive Director- Asset Manager, Jorhat Asset, ONGC, India
  • Shri K. K. Roy, Associate Advisor, ONGC,Mumbai, India
  • Shri C. M. Venkat, Director, Subsea India, Aker Powergas Subsea Pvt. Ltd, Pune, India
  • Shri Yashodeep Deodhar, MD, 1Derrick, Bengaluru,
  • Rahul Patil, Director, Halliburton Technology, Centre, Pune, India
  • Shri Arun Karle, President, Askara International Inc., Mumbai, India
  • Ramashish Rai, President and CEO, Raeon Energy Services, Navi Mumbai, India

Shri Madhukar Naik, MD, Aquachem Eniviro Engineers, Mumbai, India

Hostel: Spacious Rooms (AC/Non-AC), Laundry
Canteens: Wide range of meal options
Recreation facilities: Sports – Basketball court, Gymnasium, Wrestling arena, Volleyball court and Athletics track
Classroom: Equipped with audio-visual facilities, modern ICT facilities
Laboratories: State-of-the-art Laboratory Infrastructure
Auditorium: Fully air conditioned with around 800 seating capacity with excellent acoustics used by students for performing arts and movie screening