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After a long journey finally ending at Ahmedabad, we took an Ola Cab to Gandhinagar. After travelling around 8 km from Gandhinagar, we finally reached the PDPU campus. We entered there through one of the four campus access points. Thereafter, we took a brief walkthrough of the school of petroleum Technology (one of the four schools of PDPU), followed by The school of technology, the School of Petroleum Management and the School of liberal studies. As such, the day passed on with this whole campus’ walkthrough. Next day, as we woke up, we were greeted and pleased with the very mesmerizing view of the PDPU’s manicured garden, along with the heavenly view of the white pigeons gathered around in the garden itself. All this left an unforgettable trace of memories in our minds.
Being fortunate enough, we got to take a look over the massive 1 Megawatt Solar Power plant of PDPU. On the other hand, it was really mind-blowing for us when we came to know, it was a setup plan of the Centre of Excellence in Automobile at PDPU itself, by the Govt. of Gujrat, comprising around Rs. 150 Crores (USD $25 million)
In the joint venture with Maruti Suzuki India Pvt. Ltd. (MSIL). In the end, we took a bunch of beautiful memories, along with some knowledge about Petroleum engineering & Technology too.
The campus is located 14 km away from the Ahmedabad airport and 21 km from the Ahemdabad’s Kalupur railway station. It is 3 kms off the main road, connecting Gandhinagar to Ahmedabad airport. So that means you have to get into trouble for exploring the city, even from the outskirts.
Campus & Infrastructure
The university is spread across a lush green, pollution-free, 100 acres campus, with a very good biodiversity. The entire space is dotted with lots of mango trees and more interestingly, the campus itself houses 18 different varieties of birds. The university started with a single building and then over the years, expanded its infrastructure to four large blocks: an administrative block, hostel block, cafeteria block, sports grounds and manicured gardens. The entire campus is tobacco-free and is monitored by CCTV cameras, all over the 4 access points. Free on-campus facilities are also provided, which include an SBI branch, a pharmacy, stationary store, a travel desk and campus store, 24×7 medical services and doctor-on-call.