Get ready to witness the magic whirled up through the amalgamation of present and the future, in our grand annual colloquium JIGYASA that retains nothing less than excellence!


The science is clearer than ever before, awareness is at an all-time high, commitments are more ambitious and innovations are more impactful.

Technical Weeks

The perfect blend of inspiration, vision and innovation presents the young bright minds a series of opportunities to showcase their skills and compete with others to find the best.


The prime responsibility of the Chapter is to provide the members with the knowledge of their domain, along with the opportunity to unveil the skills which are yet to be revealed.


With the objective of enhancing the remarkable skills within the students, FIPI Society established 'FIPI Student Chapter' at Universities/Institutes wherein faculties/students are provided with a series of events and workshops for better learning in the field of Petroleum Engineering.


Best Chapter Award


Second Best Chapter Award


Second Best Chapter Award


Best Chapter Award


Best Presentation Award, Second Best Chapter Award


Best Presentation Award


Best Presentation Award

About Us

UPES FIPI Student Chapter became the first Student Chapter to be established by the FIPI Society in UPES. Founded on 24th September 2007, UPES FIPI Student Chapter completes twelve golden years of success this year. Since its establishment, UPES FIPI Student Chapter has been an inspiration for all FIPI Student Chapters across the nation by increasing the standards of excellence at the academic, co-curricular and social front with each passing year. Focusing on the booms and downturns, economic swings and variations taking place in the petroleum industry, the Chapter through its activities delivers essential knowledge to its members. It has been the prime responsibility of the Chapter to provide the members with the knowledge of their domain, along with the opportunity to unveil the skills which are yet to be revealed. With the motto of corporation and collaboration, UPES FIPI Student Chapter ceaselessly works to nurture the School of Engineering (SOE), School of Law (SOL) and School of Business (SOB).

500 CSR Activities
2500 Members
2007 Year of Establishment
7 Awards Won

Our Committees

Publicity Committee

"Great stories happen to those who can tell them."

The Publicity Committee is highly dedicated to represent the Chapter within the premises of the university. The members of this Committee hold the uttermost responsibility to be the face of the Chapter among the students of the university.

Events Committee

"Don't limit your challenges. Challenge your limits."

The Events Committee creates a comprehensive event plan including goals/desired outcomes and theme of the event, and turns an event idea into reality by preparing all the minute details of an event and organizing them in the most structured and fun way possible.

Graphics and Design Committee

"Design is intelligence made visible."

This is what Graphic and Design Committee stands for. They are responsible for providing the Chapter what it takes to be presentable and understandable to each individual by producing different posters, info-graphs, videos and typography.

Membership Committee

"The shortest distance between two people is a smile."

The Membership Committee is one of the most significant and substantial working committee for the Chapter as it is tasked with defining representation of the Chapter amongst the students, and to guide them into the Chapter as its members.

Public Relations Committee

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some hire public relations officers.”

Apart from being the mouthpiece of the organization, the Public Relations Committee are responsible for spearheading the crucial task of sustaining a beneficial relationship with the industry and related sectors, and acquiring sponsorships and industrial tie-ups.

Editorial Committee

"A drop of ink may make a million think."

The Editorial Committee is responsible for maintaining the logs of the events which are being conducted by the Chapter. The Committee acts to inspect and review the international happenings, and to stimulate curiosity through stupendous writings. The purpose of the first draft is not to get it right, but to get it written!

Jigyasa Events

It is always the future which intrigues us, for everything is uncertain, but isn't this uncertainty the very heart of human creativity? A whole new world of the Hydrocarbon Industry is out there waiting to be explored; an idea is waiting to be innovated. Let's stop thinking out of the box, how about we try thinking what we can do with the box. Get ready to witness the magic whirled up through the amalgamation of present and the future, in our grand annual colloquium JIGYASA that retains nothing less than excellence!


What does it feel like to "investigate contemporary phenomena within its real-life context"? Bringing you a step closer to the thin line between imagination and reality, JIGYASA brings you EXIGENT- a case study challenge which will make you look to the complexity from an entirely different angle.


Depicting an idea through art is a talent. ENVISAGE is one such appreciation event for art where you carry the power to present your idea in two of the most important categories in the Oil & Gas industry- the upstream and the downstream.


Isn't it fascinating to see how someone presenting an idea could connect the minds of hundreds? TRANSCENDENCE gives you the opportunity to acquaint others about your views. This event is bound to work wonders in creating yourself as a strong individual.


Fancy yourself as a team-player in a squad? If your answer is yes, then you are perfect for this multitasking event which is a mixture of technical knowledge and oratory skills. So, gather up your team members to witness the thrill of Knockdown Buzz.

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Mandira Agarwal

Faculty advisor of UPES FIPI Student Chapter

Dr. Mandira Agarwal graduated with an Honors degree in Geology from Guwahati University in Assam, an M.Tech degree in Applied Geology from IIT- Roorkee, and an M.Phil and Ph.D in Geoenvironment from NEHU in Shilong, Meghalaya.
Dr. Mandira Agarwal is guiding the students of UPES FIPI Student Chapter in the capacity of Faculty Advisor since its inception in 2007 and has brought the chapter to great heights from scratch. The students from the chapter under her guidance are able to bring a number of laurels to the University. Apart from this, Dr. Agarwal also works passionately for the underprivileged sections of society.
She is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering & Earth Sciences at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun.

Dr. Atul Kumar Patidar

Co-faculty advisor of UPES FIPI Student Chapter

Dr. Patidar holds a PhD degree in Geology and has over 15 years of professional experience in subsurface exploration and management. He has previously worked with various Oil & Gas industrial giants like Reliance Industries Limited & British Petroleum as a Senior Exploration Geoscientist in their E&P business from the year 2007-2018.
He has a specialization in upstream oil and gas business mainly in seismic data interpretation, new acreage screening, prospect maturation, appraisal model planning and Risk/ uncertainty analysis and drilling and Techno-commerciality decisions planning.
He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering & Earth Sciences at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun.

Technical Weeks

RASAYANIKA: The Chemical Week

"The language which was assumed to be gibberish in Latin and German became the most powerful tool of the world in the hands of Liebig." From the tiniest sub-atomic particle to the ever-expanding universe, this astronomy of the molecular world is no less than a magic wand that drives life on this planet. It is one of the reasons that Chemistry, as a subject, attracts us like two chemical compounds forming a strong bond together. And the stronger the bond, the harder it is to break!


"Back in 1859, the human race discovered a treasure chest in the basement; and since then we have been living it up, just like any other person in our place would have." The rich history of the hydrocarbons is buried deep within the Earth's crust and it takes millions of years and a series of natural processes for these naturally occurring substances to be extracted. Being the only one among the triad of geological siblings of hydrocarbons that has dominated the global energy economy for centuries, our histories and destinies are hopelessly intertwined with the Black Gold.


"Programming isn't about what you know; it's about what you can figure out." Over the years, Silicon Valley gained the status of becoming more than just a location; it emerged out to be a mindset of the 21st century. Currently, it stands undefeated as the most prominent name for the tech entrepreneurs and the start-up visionaries. Giving you a close glimpse of the dominating tech giant, this invigorating tech-hub is designed to reboot your IT senses and challenge your processor to the utmost limit.


"Strange, isn't it? To love a book. When the words on the pages become so precious that they feel like part of your own history because they are." Literature is one of the most beautiful and soothing studies to be ever performed by humans. It incorporates and inculcates feelings of happiness, bliss, contentment, satisfaction and jubilation to the hearts of both, the authors and the readers. This magnificent exhibition is blended with creativity, imagination and perspectives; sprinkled with the spirit of extremely proficient vocabulary and writing skills, for those who believe these books are an escape that brings you home.

CSR Activities

"All of us are unique, but together our differences create a harmony singing a well-orchestrated melody, an intangible bond that lives on forever."

We, at UPES FIPI, envision a world where people know not just what it is to be human but also what it is to be humane. The world has changed dynamically! The science is clearer than ever before, awareness is at an all-time high, commitments are more ambitious and innovations are more impactful. Keeping this in mind, we have strived to align the goals of each of our CSR activities with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) via our partnerships and commitments. Let's live to better the lives of others.



“May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our country.” – Sardar Bhagat Singh

In the truest sense, independence cannot be bestowed; it must be won. UPES FIPI Student Chapter celebrated the 72nd Independence Day with children in a primary school of Bidholi. We feel immense gratitude towards the valiant martyrs. The flag hoisting ceremony was led by the head of the village and everyone had a sense of pride and patriotism in their eyes as the Tiranga waved in the wind.



“Cleanliness is not just a matter of instinct; it is a matter of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for it.”

Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness. We, at UPES FIPI Student Chapter, believe that a city must be made beautiful on the parameters of good health and cleanliness. Supervised by chapter officials, five teams of students conducted a cleanliness drive on the path which connects the campus from Dehradun city. The activity not only made the masses responsible for the environment but also planted a motivation for teamwork in the participants.



“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”- John F Kennedy

Fitness is the first requisite of happiness. UPES FIPI Student Chapter made an effort to raise the spirit of sports for children of primary school in Bidholi. The chapter organized various sports events for the children. Their enthusiasm and active participation filled our hearts with joy. The winners were given their well-deserved prizes and the silver lining was applause from the teachers and their guardians.



“There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more.”

Disability is a matter of perception. UPES FIPI Student Chapter paid a visit to Cheshire Homes, Dehradun. The students got the opportunity to interact and spend some wonderful time with these people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Chapter tried to do their part and distributed bed-sheets to the people. Seeing the smiles on those charming faces brought about a sense of bliss in our hearts.



“The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and dissemination of truth.”

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. UPES FIPI Student Chapter, in collaboration with ICFDR, organized Easy Classes for a Government School in Dunga. The goal was to help the students learn new things and extra-curricular activities within the school premises. The Chapter will continue to do their part and try to reach masses, all the way sharing knowledge.



“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.”

The greatest good is what we do for one another. UPES FIPI Student Chapter, in the endeavour of making a difference, organized ‘Koshish 2.0’. This donation drive embraced the government schools of Bidholi and Upper Kandoli. The students displayed their enthusiasm by donating various items like clothes, accessories, footwear, stationery, book and notebooks. This huge contribution helped in lifting the spirit of those in need.

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