Guru Kashi University takes pride in offering this high technology oriented diploma course to the young students aspiring for challenging career. Education in Petroleum Engineering is conducted only at a few places in India. This is the first diploma course started in Punjab which is related to Petrochemical Engineering. GKU started this three year diploma course in order to meet the present and future demand of trained and Quality Manpower in the area of Downstream Processes, Petrochemicals and Chemical Process Industry. The Petrochemical Engineering department has excellent infrastructural facilities for training students in this interdisciplinary program.
The petrochemical industry in India started in 1960 and it is still growing at a phenomenal rate. There are all indications that it will continue to expand at a faster rate, especially with increasing foreign direct investment and expansion of native capacity. To meet the industry’s need for trained manpower GKU started a diploma course in Petrochemicals and Petroleum refinery Engineering.
The Guru Gobind Singh Refinery (GGSR) is located in village Phulokheri, Bathinda, Punjab, India. It is a refinery owned by Hindustan Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL) a joint venture between HPCL and Mittal Energy Limited, a company owned by L N Mittal (HMEL). The work for refinery started in 2008 and the refinery became operational in March 2012. Its annual capacity is nine million tons (180,000 barrels per day). This is great news for the students of Guru Kashi University that they will get better job opportunities in their own region as far as the field of petrochemical engineering is concerned.
Some features of this course are as given below:
- Guru Kashi University is one of the few universities in the country to offer this unique course
- Intake for every academic year is 60 students.
- Students are also employed in upstream sector of Petroleum exploration and Production.
- Placement and training cell of the university has been effectively carrying out interaction with the industry by conducting seminars, group discussions, lecture series etc.
- Students those who pass from Guru Kashi University by pursuing the diploma in Petrochemicals and Petroleum refinery Engineering can get good job around Bathinda in the famous industries like Trident Group, IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Bathinda Chemicals Ltd., National Fertilizers Ltd., and above all is the Guru Gobind Singh Refinery.
- Chemical industry leaders such as PRAJ, HONEYWELL, TOYO, WIPRO, ESSAR, RELIANCE, GAIL, THERMAX, etc. can employ pass outs from the department.