Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Jorhat, Assam
JORHAT, Jan 7: The State Government has allotted 300 bighas of land at Palasani reserve area, five kilometre away from Sivasagar town to construct the newly proposed Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology in the State. The Institute of Petroleum Technology, which would be the India’s second institute of its kind next to Raibareilly of Uttar Pradesh would be constructed under a project taken up by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry of the Central Government.
Talking to The Sentinel Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner NM Hussain told that the authority of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology has taken over the land from the Assam Government recently allotted for the said project. He also said that the authority of the central institute would start the required land acquisition process of the land soon.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India is going to set up the Institute at Sivasagar, through Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology Act 2007. It would be constructed as an Institute of National Importance along the lines of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) with the status of a deemed university. It would be co-promoted as an energy domain specific institute by six leading Oil Public Sector Units (ONGC, IOCL, OIL, GAIL, BPCL and HPCL) in association with the Oil Industry Development Board (OIDB). The Institute would also be associated with the leading International Universities and Institutions specializing in the domain of Petroleum Technology.
The prime objective of the Institute is to provide world class education, training, and research to roll out efficient human resources to meet the growing requirements of the Petroleum and Energy Sector.
It will also become a training and education institute to render expert Technical and Management Training to the existing Petroleum Industry and to provide multi-disciplinary techno-management, academic programmes in the fields of petroleum for creating Human Resource of the future on a global basis to meet the emerging demand scenario in India and abroad. THE SENTINEL