M. Sc. Petroleum Technology


The oil industry all over the world, especially in India, has been passing through an active phase of growth. Since 1970’s the oil industry has seen a phenomenal rise in the demand for Petroleum Products. The Government Policy decisions in the recent past have thrown open the government-run industries to the private sector, thereby attracting foreign direct investment in this sector. This has enhanced the need for trained man power, especially in the Petroleum sector. Envisaging this need for specialized man power, the Department of Geology of Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune, launched a Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Petroleum Technology in the year 1987, which in 1989, expanded to a two-year post-graduate.

The Department of Geology of Nowrosjee Wadia College, envisaged this need for specialized geology –based knowledge in this field and launched an interdisciplinary course in (Applied) Petroleum Technology in the year 1987. The initial success of the course, coupled with interaction with different companies in the Petroleum Industry encouraged us to expand the course in 1989 to a two year Post-graduate Degree in Petroleum Technology. Since then we have had more than thirty batches graduating successfully.

The Degree awarded is a M.Sc.(Applied) Petroleum Technology and is affiliated to the University of Pune. The blend of Technology with Geology is the essence of this course.

The overwhelming response to the course and the successful placement of our students in oil companies and petroleum service companies around the world has made this course invaluable. Today, this course is recognized by UGC and ONGC for employment of the students.

Intake Capacity
Sr. No. Course Sanctioned Intake
1 M.Sc. Petroleum Technology Part I 48
2 M.Sc. Petroleum Technology Part II 48

Following subjects are offered by our college in M. Sc. Petroleum Technology -Part I
Name of the Subjects
Subject Code Subject Credite
Semester I
Core Compulsory Theory Paper
PGPT111 Fundamentals of Petroleum Geology 2
PGPT112 Sedimentology 4
PGPT113 Structural geology in Petroleum Exploration 4
PGPT114 Stratigraphy and Micropalaeontology 4
Core Compulsory Practical Paper
PTP 1 Practicals related to PGPT111 & PGPT112 3
PTP 2 Practicals related to PTDT113 & PGPT114 3
Name of the Subjects
Subject Code Subject Credite
Semester II
PGPT121 Petroleum Geochemistry 4
PGPT122 Depositional System Analysis 4
PGPT123 Petroleum Exploration Techniques 4
PGPT124 Environmental management and Economics 2
Core Compulsory Practical Paper
PTP3 Practicals related to PGPT121 & PGPT122 3
PTP4 Practicals related to PGPT123 & PGPT124 3
Evaluation Process:

For each subject of 4 Credits and 2 Credits internal Assessment of 30 Marks and 15 Marks will be conducted. Similarly, external Assessment will be of 70 Marks and 35 Marks, respectively.

Admission Procedure

  • A Student has to obtain/ download the Admission Form in prescribed format from the College website.

  • Students should see the updated merit list on the college website and take admission by paying the fees.

  • The admission will be confirmed after paying the full fees and submission of the required documents.