12th Convention of FIPI Student Chapters


12th Convention of FIPI Student Chapters

The 12th Convention of FIPI Student Chapters was held on 4th April 2024 at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Jais, Amethi.  It was attended by a total of 60 participants including 6 students & a faculty member from each of the 7 participating FIPI Student Chapters and volunteers from the host institute.  The participating chapters are IIT-Guwahati, JNTUK, PDEU, IIT-ISM, Dibrugarh University, UPES and RGIPT.  The theme of the Convention was “Pathways for Hydrocarbon Industry in its Journey towards Net Zero.”

The convention commenced with the presentation by Mr Jorden Strickler, Program Manager, Global Standards Strategy (GSS), American Petroleum Institute (API), providing an overview on the institute’s services, standards and certification programs etc.

After the presentation by API, Mr Gurmeet Singh, Director General FIPI addressed the gathering and commenced his address by thanking the RGIPT Management for hosting the 12th Convention of FIPI student Chapters in its premises.  He extended a warm welcome to the Chief Guest Mr N Chandrasekhar, Executive Director & Head BPCL R&D, Guest of Honour, Mr Rajesh Singh, Executive Director (UPSO I), IOCL Lucknow and thanked for their presence during the 12th Convention.   In his address, he mentioned about the opportunities given in the past to the FIPI Chapter students, which are helpful in enhancing their knowledge and experience by listening/interacting with the industry experts. He appreciated the efforts of the students for conducting the Chapter Activities completed during the previous year as mentioned in the reports submitted by all the FIPI Chapters.

Prof A S K Sinha, Director, RGIPT thanked Director General, FIPI for providing the opportunity to host the 12th Convention and extended gratitude to Chief Guest and Guest of Honour for accepting the invite.  He emphasized on developing the Industry Academia relationship by way of collaboration in various research and technology development areas where Industry can utilize the knowledge and expertise of the academia.

Mr N Chandrasekhar Executive Director (R&D), BPCL and Mr Rajesh Singh, Executive Director IOCL addressed the gathering of students & faculty and apprised them about various initiatives taken by their respective organizations in order to achieve net zero targets set by Govt of India.

After the Inaugural session, the presentations on Chapter activities and the theme presentation were made by the students of the participating chapters.   The Jury comprising of the following members had evaluated the presentations:

  1. Mr N Chandrasekhar, Executive Director (R&D), BPCL

  2. Mr Rajesh Singh, Executive Director (UPSO-I) IOCL

  3. Mr Kallol Shah, Director, Research and Analysis Wing, S&P Global

  4. Mr Gurmeet Singh, Director General, FIPI

  5. Mr DLN Sastri, Director (ORM), FIPI

The Jury evaluated both the set of presentations on the basis of the evaluation criteria.

Before the declaration of the results, Mr DLN Sastri, Director (ORM) at FIPI addressed the students and congratulated them for making wonderful presentations on the chapter activities & theme.  He motivated them to work hard to achieve their goals in life.  He wished good luck to all the participants for the results. As per the decision of Jury the results were announced as below:

  • Winner of Best Chapter Activities 2023-24 is PDEU - a trophy and prize money cheque of Rs 50,000/- was given to the Chapter.

  • Winner of Best Theme Presentation is UPES – A Trophy and Prize money cheque of Rs 50,000/- was given to the Chapter.

  • Runner up Award for Best Theme Presentation, a joint award was declared by the Jury for RGIPT and JNTUK  - a Citation and Prize money cheque of Rs 25000/- to each chapter

Since Jury declared the Joint Runner Up award to be given to JNTUK and RGIPT, Director General FIPI had made an announcement to give the prize money of Rs 25000/- and citation to each of the aforementioned chapters. He presented mementos to the Jury Members and the Director of RGIPT as a token of appreciation.  Mr D L N Sastri presented the participation certificate to the students & faculty members of the participating universities/institutes.

Dr Alok Singh, Faculty Coordinator of RGIPT FIPI Student Chapter, delivered the vote of thanks to the invited guests, FIPI Team, participants and RGIPT students & volunteers for making it a successful event.