The University Grants Commission sanctioned the establishment of Institute of Petroleum Studies & Chemical Engineering in 1983, in a phased manner. The Institute also got financial assistance from His Highness Sheikh Zaid bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the then president of UAE, who visited Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh on Jan 01, 1975. Later this Institute was renamed as the Department of Petroleum Studies under the Faculty of Engineering & Technology. The Department is offering a Four year B.Tech (Petrochemical Engineering) & a Two year M.Tech (Petroleum Processing & Petrochemical Engineering) Programs. The Department is successfully serving the much felt need of deploying young men in petro based industries and is bridging the gap between academic institutions and industrial requirements.
The Department of Petroleum Studies, Aligarh Muslim University is pioneer in the northern India to offer the courses with focus for the training of the students in the field of Petroleum, Petrochemicals, Polymer and Gas processing in addition to the core courses of Chemical Engineering. It houses well equipped laboratories in the areas of crude evaluation, petroleum products testing, petroleum processing, fuel combustion studies, instrumental analysis, process control and instrumentation, polymer, reaction engineering, etc. The department with its well qualified staff is actively engaged in teaching and research and also contributes to the residential life of campus. Teachers of the department have published a number of research papers in international and national journals of repute.
Department of Petroleum Studies
To become a center of excellence for the development of the country and mankind by providing highly competitive professionals, cutting edge technologies and effective services to the academia and hydrocarbon industry.
To provide education and training to the students for serving at national and global levels
To develop a strong R&D infrastructure for solving the technological needs of the global economy and human
To develop vibrant and creative learning environment to produce technically sound, ethically strong and morally
elevated human resource
Program: B.Tech. (Petrochemical Engineering)
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
1. To train engineering graduates for serving the hydrocarbon, chemical & petrochemical industry as well as to cope with the recent challenges of energy harnessing, utilization and management with clear emphasis on sustainable environment.
2. To create the professionals for cutting-edge research work
3. To prepare the highly moral and ethical professional graduates to serve the society.
Program Outcomes (POs)
a. An ability to understand the application of basic sciences such as mathematics, science and engineering
principles in petrochemical engineering problems
b. An ability to identify, analyze and solve the engineering problems
c. An ability to design a system or a process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as techno-
economic, environmental and safety
d. An ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze & interpret data
e. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for engineering practice.
f. An ability to recognize the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
g. An ability to understand the recent challenges for sustainable development
h. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
i. An ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, both as a member and leader
j. An ability to communicate effectively through reports, presentations & discussions
k. An ability to understand and apply engineering and management principles
l. An ability to engage in life-long learning