11th Annual Convention of FIPI Student Chapters


11th Annual Convention of FIPI Student Chapters

The 11th Annual Convention of FIPI Student Chapters was held on 31st March 2022 in the premises of Dibrugarh University.  The convention provides a platform to the students to interact, compete and share knowledge with each other and also an opportunity to listen to the industry experts, academicians etc.  This year the theme given to the Student Chapters was “Enhancing the Energy Value Chain through Innovation and Digital Ecosystem”.

A total of 43 participants (36 Students and 7 Faculty members) from 8 FIPI Students Chapters participated in the convention.  In addition to the above, students and faculty members from various departments of Dibrugarh University were also present during the convention.  FIPI had invited Dr. L K Nath, Vice Chancellor, Dibrugarh University to deliver the Keynote Address and senior officials from Indian Oil & Gas Industry viz. Shri Prasanta Borkakoty, Resident Chief Executive, Oil India; Shri Rajesh Kumar Sharma, ED-Asset Manager, ONGC Assam Asset and Shri G Ramesh, ED-Head, AOD State Office, IOCL were invited to address the gathering during the Inaugural Session and also as the esteemed Jury member  to adjudge the presentations during the day. Shri Gurmeet Singh, Director General and Shri T K Sengupta, Director (E&P) FIPI were present during the event.

From the Indian Oil & Gas Industry OIL, ONGC and IOCL were the main sponsors of the event.

The event commenced in a traditional way by welcoming all the dignitaries with flower bouquet and Gamosa.  The University Anthem was played and after that all the present guests formally inaugurated the event by lighting of lamp.  Shri T K Sengupta, Director (E&P), Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI), delivered the Welcome Address and thanked the management of Dibrugarh University for giving an opportunity to FIPI to organize the Convention in their premises.  While emphasizing the theme of the presentation i.e. “Enhancing the Energy Value Chain through Innovation & Digital Eco System, he mentioned the enhancement of three ‘Es’ i.e. Energy, Efficiency & Environment to be achieved through two “Ds” i.e. Decarbonization & Digitalization.  Shri Gurmeet Singh, Director General FIPI delivered the Keynote Address and apprised the participants about national & international events conducted by FIPI, initiatives for Academia and future planning. Dr L K Nath appreciated the initiatives of FIPI w.r.t. various academic activities and events.  The senior executives present from OIL, ONGC and IOCL delivered the address and shared their experience, Knowledge & latest happenings in the field of oil & gas with the students and the faculties present during the event. 

After the Inaugural session the event was divided into two competition segments.  In the first part, the Student Chapters made a 10 minutes presentation on the activities covering the technical events, quiz contests, article/paper/poster presentations, webinar/lecture series, activities related to CSR and social awareness events organized during the previous year. 

In the second part, a theme presentation on “Enhancing the Energy Value Chain through Innovation and Digital Ecosystem” was also made by the Student Chapters of FIPI.  Each Chapter was given 15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes were kept for the question & answers by the Jury members w.r.t their presentation.  The Jury members viz. Shri T K Sengupta from FIPI, Shri Prasanta Borkakoty from Oil India;  Shri Rajesh Kumar Sharma from ONGC Assam Asset and Shri G Ramesh from AOD-SO, IOCL adjudged the presentations as per the evaluation criteria covering no. of the technical events, quizzes, webinars/lecture series/paper and poster presentation relevant to the Indian Oil & gas industry organized by the Chapters during  previous year and introduction, contents, summing up, oratory, time management etc. for theme presentation.

A few of the chapters did a wonderful work w.r.t. Chapter activities and making the theme presentation which was appreciated by all.

After the detailed discussions by the Jury member the result was announced as below:

  • Winner of ‘Best Chapter Award 2021’


University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun


  • Runner Up of ‘Best Chapter Award 2021’


Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhi Nagar


  • Winner ‘Best Presentation Award 2021’

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun


  • Runner Up of ‘Best Presentation Award 2021’

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

The Winners for both the categories were awarded with a Cheque of Rs 20,000/-, Crystal trophy and a certificate of participation.  Each Runner up was given a cheque of Rs 10000/-, trophy and a certificate of participation.

As the competition was very tough and almost all the chapters performed well in making both the presentations, the panel of judges recommended two ‘Special Commendation Award’ to those who competed very closely with the awardees.  The Special Commendation Award for Chapter Activities was given to the following: -

  1. Dibrugarh University

  2. IIT(ISM) Dhanbad

After the award ceremony the students from other Chapters were given a certificate of participation.  Shri Gurmeet Singh, Director General FIPI presented mementos to the esteemed Jury Members and thanked them to spare their valuable time and making the Convention a success. 

Dr Borkha Mech Das, Faculty Advisor, Dibrugarh University FIPI Student Chapter delivered the Vote of Thanks!

The 11th Convention of FIPI Student Chapter was a successful event.