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IIT Madras Revolutionizes Energy Education with Web-Enabled ‘Applied Petroleum Engineering & Hydrogen Energy’ Course, GATE Score Not Required

IIT Madras is set to revolutionize the field of energy education with the launch of a groundbreaking course titled ‘Applied Petroleum Engineering & Hydrogen Energy’ (PGPEH). In partnership with Zemblance Hydrocarbons Private Limited, the university’s Digital Skills Academy is offering a post-graduate level advanced certification program that breaks away from the traditional norms.

Breaking barriers, this web-enabled hybrid program combines diverse courses in petroleum engineering, renewable energies, and hydrogen energy. Remarkably, applicants do not need a GATE score to be eligible for this course. The initiative aims to address industry needs by upskilling and enhancing employability for engineering graduates and working professionals.

The mastermind behind this venture is Professor Rajesh Nair, leading the program, with invaluable support from Zemblance Hydrocarbons and IITM Pravartak Technologies Foundation. The collaboration includes Ed4All, ensuring the program’s reach extends to Africa, Latin America, South Asia, the USA, the UK, and the Middle East.

The program doesn’t rely solely on online assessments; it incorporates offline exams held at various centers across India for comprehensive evaluation and qualification of participants. The inaugural date is set to be Teachers Day, September 5, 2023.

Candidates eligible for this program include engineering and technology graduates, those with Master’s degrees in relevant science subjects, and working professionals in the oil and gas industries or related fields.

As an additional advantage, the course will feature a stellar lineup of professors from IIT-Madras and experienced industry experts from distinguished organizations such as ONGC, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, GAIL (India), and Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited. Their practical insights will enrich the web-enabled learning experience.

For those seeking more information on this transformative program, they can reach out to or visit the course details on or

This pioneering initiative by IIT Madras promises to reshape the future of energy education and workforce development, bridging the gap between academia and industry needs on a global scale.

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