School of Liberal Studies - PDPU-

School of Liberal Studies - PDPU

Block D, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Knowledge Corridor, Raisan Village, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India- 382007


Focus on student learning and not on teaching. Provides an opportunity for every individual to expl...

Courses Offered

Master of Arts , B.A. (Hons.) , B.Com.( Hons) , BBA (Hons.) ,

About College

  • Focus on student learning and not on teaching.
  • Provides an opportunity for every individual to explore, nurture and develop life skills.
  • Opportunities for joint research
  • Amalgamation of academic and non academic activities

Top Recruiting Companies

  • Tata Docomo
  • Adani
  • Airtel
  • Amul
  • DHL
  • Infosys
  • MotherDairy
  • SilverTouch
  • Vedanta
  • Torrent
  • MICA
  • The Times Of India
  • GSPC
  • Coca cola
  • ONGC
  • NTPC
  • Honda
  • Randstad
  • Reliance Industry Limited

Infrastructure / Teaching Facilities

Lecture Hall:
Air-conditioned lecture halls of the university give a comfortable ambience to the students to learn and develop more. All the Lecture Halls are equipped with Projectors and PC. They have comfortable seating of swirling chairs. There are around 10 Lecture halls for School of Liberal studies.

Library is basically a collection of sources, resources and services. Library and Information Centre here extensively utilizes Information Technology so that best source and information can reach to the user. The library has been automated using Alice for Windows (AfW) - an international user friendly library package. The software facilitates automated circulation (issue/return) of books and speedy access to bibliographic, location and availability information of the books in the library. There are 5520 books, 44 journals, 141 CDs all kinds of newspaper.
Performing Arts Room:

This room is specially designed to keep the performing arts discipline active in the Campus. Students prepare and practice for their Dance, Music, Drama etc competition and SLS cultural activities in this room. Theatre, Music and Dance classes are also conducted here.
Language Lab:

To enable students to comprehend and use languages efficiently, PDPU has set up a multi-medium Language Laboratory (Language Lab) set in a 2110 sq. feet spacious room. The Language Lab is fully furnished and air-conditioned. The Language Lab at PDPU is a Computer based laboratory with flexibility to conduct laboratory sessions without computers. Globarena Technologies Private Limited develops the software used in the Language Lab. The Software has default 200-hour self-learnable digital program.
Hostel Facilty:

Our in-campus residential facilities offer furnished hostel rooms on a twin occupancy basis. This is an optional facility offered to the students for day boarding for local students. Separate hostels are provided for female students. There are Wi-Fi enabled hostel blocks which are well-designed to meet the needs of the students. These include emergency medical facilities, a doctor on call, 24x7 access to computer labs and a well-equipped and comfortable lounge to facilitate group activities.
Cafeteria & Food Court:

The University has ensured that the students enjoy healthy & nutritious diet charted out by a dietitian, which is wholesome and nutritious. The food court also provides refreshments throughout the day. The cafeteria is attractively laid out and offers students an eco-friendly environment to relax while deliberating on their academic challenges.
Wellness Centre
: A nutritious diet and a good workout help students to combat academic stress. PDPU has set up a state of the art wellness centre which offers cardio & weight training equipment and helps students workout under the expert supervision of a certified trainer. The wellness centre can look after the needs of more than 50 students per session and is functional throughout the day. As part of its wellness initiative, the university also provides an open ground for outdoor games, such as football and cricket and practice courts for basketball, volleyball and badminton.
Other Facilties:

  • Excellent classrooms with AV facilities
  • State of Art Labs
  • Libraries
  • AC campus
  • Access up to late evening to Libraries and language lab.
  • Stationery Store
  • Medical Store
  • Doctor on Campus
  • SBI Bank Campus Branch and ATM
  • Lawn Tennis, Basket Ball Court, Cricket Field, Volley Ball and Football fields.
  • In door games like table tennis, carom etc.
  • Wellness Centre (Gym with flexible timings)
  • Beauty Parlor and Spa (proposed)
  • PDPU Civil Services Centre (IAS Training Centre)

Top Faculty

  • Prof. Nigam Dave Communication & English Literature
  • Prof. Santosh Kumar Public Administration
  • Dr.  Sanjay Pradhan International Relations
  • Dr. Rupak Borah International Relations
  • Dr. Ashvin Dave Business Administration
  • Dr. Neeta Sinha - Psychology
  • Dr. Ritu Sharma Psychology
  • Dr. Rohit Srivastava Physics
  • Dr. Prashanta Panda Economics
  • Dr. Himani Baxi - Economics
  • Dr. S. Sriram Public Administration
  • Mr. Anurag Srivastava Public Administration
  • Dr. Akash Patel Accounts
  • Dr. N. Madhvan Environmental Studies
  • Ms. Neeta Khurana Communication, Film Studies, Fine Arts
  • Ms. Niyati Shah Communication & English Literature, Folk Dances
  • Dr. Chaitanya Vyas Business Administration
  • Ms. Supriya Pal Business Administration
  • Mr. Darshit Shah Computer Science

Refer to the link for all details of the Core faculty and Adjunct faculty lists on our website

Institute Description

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) has been established by GERMI as a Private University through the State Act enacted on 4th April, 2007. The University offers programs to address the need for trained human resources in the domains of Science, Technology, Management and Humanities. 

It intends to broaden the opportunities for students and professionals to develop core subject knowledge which are duly complemented by leadership training interventions, thereby helping the students to make a mark in the global arena. This objective is being further addressed through a number of specialized and well-planned undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral programs as well as intensive research projects.

Schools at PDPU :

  • School of Petroleum Management offers M.B.A. and Ph.D., Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Management for Executives, and Management Development Programmes focused on Energy & Infrastructure Sector.
    The School is approved by AICTE
  • School of Petroleum Technology offers B.Tech., M.Tech. and Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering. It is academically engaged in creating a high quality talent pool for the hydrocarbon sector across the entire value chain.
  • School of Technology offers B.Tech. in the fields of Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, & Chemical Engineering, besides the Ph.D. Program. It also offers in Nuclear Engineering.
  • School of Liberal Studies offers four year Bachelor programme in the field of Liberal Studies, M.A. in Public Administration/International Relations /Political Science as well as the Ph.D. programs.
  • School of Solar Energy offers M.Tech. and Ph.D. in the field of Solar Engineering


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Placements for higher Studies

Serial no. School of Liberal Studies  Batch/Program

Secured Admission in University /College  for Higher Studies Pursuing
1. 2009 Drexel University US MS Public Policy
2. 2009 Columbia University US MS Environmental Sciences
3. 2009 De Montfort University UK Public Relations
4. 2009 TISS, Mumbai M.A. in Disaster Management
5. 2009 TISS, Mumbai M.A. in Development Studies
6. 2009 IRMA, Anand PGDRM (PG Diploma in Rural Management)
7. 2009 RMIT, Melbourne Master of International Urban & Environmental Management
8. 2009 PDPU, Gandhinagar MA Public Policy & Administration



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