Prof.(Dr.) S. J. Naik

Professor and Head School of 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
e-mail: shailendra.naik@mitpune.edu.in

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