Advisory Council

Dr. Uma Shankar Prasad

Dr. U. S. Prasad is a distinguished alumnus of prestigious IIT-Kanpur and acclaimed educationist. He carried out his Post-Doctoral R&D work (on deputation from ONGC) in EOR Modelling at EOR Institute, University of Wyoming, USA. Having contributed more than three decades in ONGC - a premier E&P Company, Dr. Prasad has acquired extensive experience in upstream petroleum industry with core competencies in Reservoir Engineering, Production Engineering, and Exploration & Development of Unconventional Energy Resources. As a General Manager, he has coordinated, monitored and channeled various activities pertaining to Procurement and Budgeting as well as Development and Growth of Human Resources.

After his superannuation from ONGC in July 2010, he realigned his career and joined RGIPT as Professor of Petroleum Engineering, where he continued to strive to provide requisite inputs towards academic excellence/organizational growth till July 2015. During his tenure, he taught petroleum engineering courses to B. Tech and M. Tech students, and guided numerous M. Tech students in their thesis research work. His inspiring thoughts that “Innovation is more likely to come from generalists than specialists” guided the career of numerous students who are now well placed in reputed and esteemed oil and gas companies and achieving new heights.

Advisor for Reservoir Engineering, EOR Techniques, Oil and Gas Well Testing, Unconventional Resources and Interview Guidance.

Dr. Sushil Kumar Mishra

Dr. S. K. Mishra, a well-known personage for his dynamic personality with extensive knowledge in Reservoir Engineering, Well Test Analysis, Reservoir Simulation, Well Stimulation and Pipeline Engineering. He completed his Ph.D. research works in “Multi Phase Fluid Flow through Underground Porous Media,” from S. V. Regional College of Engineering & Technology (SVNIT), Gujarat in 1977 & worked at CNR Laboratory under University of Pavia, Italy on Numerical Analysis Techniques in 1975.

He joined ONGC in 1980 and retired as Deputy General Manager with more than three decades of experience on various topics at different institutes & work centers. Thereafter he joined RGIPT, Rae Bareli as a Visiting Professor and guided young Petrocrats to aspire their dreams. His ideas and knowledge replicated in his numerous research publications in International and National Journals.

Advisor for Well Test Analysis, Reservoir Engineering and Gas Hydrates

Prof. C. K. Jain

Prof. C. K. Jain is a renowned educationist and a well-known counsellor in the field of Petroleum Engineering and Oil Hydraulics with more than four decades of experience. He started his career as an Assistant Professor at Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad in 1978. Towards his late 60’s he was appointed at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun as an Adjunct Professor and received many accolades because of his methodology and dedication towards teaching. He was later appointed as Visiting Professor at RGIPT, Rae Bareli. As a counsellor he made an extensive study about various core petroleum topics and is now a nationally acclaimed mentor in the field of Drilling Engineering and Offshore Oil and Gas Technology

Advisor for Drilling Technology, Offshore Drilling and Production Practices and Interview Guidance

Prof. Prabhu Dayal Arora

Prof. P. D. Arora is highly qualified and renowned petroleum engineer. Prof. Arora did his integrated BS and MS in Petroleum Engineering from Moscow on Government of India Scholarship. He possesses enviable extensive, rich and diversified industrial experience spanning over 35 years in upstream wing of oil and gas industry-both domestic and international. He has worked for ONGC and Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). He was then appointed as Advisor (Production) in GAIL (INDIA) Ltd. and Country Manager in Transnational Drilling and Mining Associates (TDMA) followed by over a decade of freelance consultancy and teaching of domain subjects of Petroleum Engineering in UPES, Dehradun & RGIPT, Rae Bareli.

He has about two dozen field feasibility studies to his credit and written two books on Drilling and Production of Oil and Gas. Prof Arora is life member of Indian Society of Training and Development, New Delhi, India" He has participated in numerous domestic and international conferences, seminars and symposia. At present he is a Visiting Professor of Chandigarh University, Mohali.

Advisor for Production Operations, Drilling Technology and Interview Guidance.

Mr. Manish Kumar Srivastava

Mr. Manish Kumar Srivastava, an extremely passionate petroleum engineer with nearly Nine years of industrial experience as a Chief Field Geophysicist at WesternGeco International Limited, Schlumberger. He completed his degree in Applied Geology from prestigious IIT-Roorkee. His professional experience includes infield initial seismic data acquisition and processing, 4D seismic data acquisition, integration of different data sets like Seismic section, well log data, core analysis report, paleontological records etc. In addition to his domain he has coordinated and monitored the development and growth of Human Resources at Schlumberger and worked as a recruiter and soft skill trainer. He has been also involved in training of young engineers about the recent developing trends in oil and gas industry.

Advisor for Petroleum Exploration, Petroleum Formation Evaluation and Interview Guidance

Dr. Mukesh Kumar

Dr. Mukesh Kumar, a dignified mathematician and distinguished alumni of IIT-Roorkee. His refined new methodology and commitment towards the field of Mathematics, to endeavor young talents received him many accolades. His domain of interest is in Engineering Mathematics, Operations Research and Applied Mathematics. He has published numerous research papers in national and international reputed journals. He is presently a member of editorial Board and a reviewer of numerous National and International journals.

With an academic experience of more than a 10 years, he is the author of various books entitled (i) “Engineering Mathematics for Semesters I and II” published in McGraw-Hill publication (ii) “Engineering Mathematics for Semesters III and IV” published in McGraw-Hill publication and (iii) “Mathematical Foundation of Computer Science”

Advisor for Engineering Mathematics


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