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8th Annual Convention of FIPI Chapters

The 8th Annual Convention of FIPI Chapters was held at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) Dehradun on 7th September 2018 on the theme “Future of Oil for Transportation”. The FIPI Chapters were instituted to provide a platform for all academicians, students, technologists and management experts of the university/college for regular exchange of ideas in all areas of Oil & Gas Sector.

Faculty members and students from nine FIPI Chapters, viz Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham; IIT Guwahati; IIT (ISM) Dhanbad; JNTU Kakinada; MIT Pune; Osmania University; PDPU Gandhi Nagar; RGIPT Rai-Bareilly, UPES Dehradun participated in the Convention. Ms. Malvika Bajpai & Amey Avanish, Student Members, FIPI-UPES Chapter welcomed the gathering.

Prof. Suresh Kumar, Dean, School of Engineering, UPES addressed the participants and also welcomed the senior faculty members and students from various universities/institutes. Prof. Kumar spoke about digitalization and automation happening in every industry and how the conventional technologies will need to be supported by IT and Automation in near future.

On the basis of activities performed by various chapters during the previous year, Mr. T.K. Sengupta, Director (E&P) evaluated the performance of each chapter and declared ISM Dhanbad as the best chapter for various activities carried out during the previous year.

All the chapters made 10 minute presentations on the theme “Future of Oil for Transportation”. After evaluating the presentations, the best presentation award was given to UPES Dehradun and the Presentation Runner-up award to MIT Pune. Mementos to the faculty coordinators were also presented by Mr. T.K. Sengupta.

While addressing the gathering, Mr. T.K. Sengupta, Director (E&P), FIPI congratulated all the chapters for making wonderful presentations and presenting various ideas for Future of Oil for Transportation. Mr. Sengupta emphasized on the need to bring in uniformity in the parameters for evaluation of the activities performed by various chapters.

Dr. Mandira Agarwal, Professor, Deptt. of Petroleum Engineering and Earth Sciences, UPES proposed the vote of thanks. Dr. Agarwal congratulated all the chapters and complimented FIPI and all members of the UPES chapter for their sincere efforts to make the Convention a grand success. After conclusion of the convention, participation certificates were distributed to each participant.

Lighting of the lamp by Dignitaries
Mr. T.K. Sengupta, Director (E&P), FIPI addressing the participants
Prof. Suresh Kumar, Dean-SoE, UPES addressing the participants
IIT (ISM) Dhanbad – Recipient of Best Chapter Award
UPES Dehradun receiving the Best Presentation Award
Presentation Runner-up Award - MIT Pune
Participants from PDPU Gandhinagar.
Participants from RGIPT Raebareli.
Participants from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.
Participants from JNTUK Kakinada.
Dr. Mandira Agarwal, Professor, Deptt. of Petroleum Engineering and Earth Sciences, UPES proposing the vote of thanks.
Group Photograph.