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Prof. Rakesh Kumar Vij

Prof. Rakesh Kumar Vij, a distinguished Professor of Practice at the School of Energy Technology, PDEU, also serves as the Director of Placement at PDEU, bringing more than 44 years of invaluable experience in Exploration & Production. His extensive expertise covers reservoir management and exploitation techniques. Alongside these accomplishments, Prof. Vij's academic journey includes notable milestones such as a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Dibrugarh University, an Advanced Management Leadership Course from IIM-Bangalore, and a Middle Level Management course from IIM-Calcutta. He also holds a Black Belt-Six Sigma from the University of Kentucky, USA, and Advanced Reservoir Engineering certification from ISM-Dhanbad. Additionally, he has completed a Management Course from MDI-Gurgaon, a Leadership Course from ASCI-Hyderabad, and achieved a dual MSc & MPhil from Delhi University.

Combining his academic prowess with an illustrious career, Prof. Vij has made an enduring impact on the energy industry. His impressive journey encompasses roles such as the Former Director of the School of Petroleum Technology at PDPU and the Advisor and Executive Director-Asset Manager at ONGC. Beyond these roles, he has contributed as a Guest Faculty in prestigious institutions like ISM-Dhanbad, MIT-Pune, MS University-Baroda, and Dibrugarh University-Assam. Prof. Vij's influence extends to governing councils, research advisory boards, and esteemed committees, influencing both academia and industry. With a global perspective, he has orchestrated over 30 international visits across 19 countries, serving purposes such as delivering keynote addresses, training sessions, conferences, and work associations. His involvement spans reputable organizations including Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Weatherford, GCA, BCG, McKinsey, TOTAL, PETRONAS, Shell Energy, CMG, IPR, VNII, OIL, GSPC, Blade Energy, GNRL, Petrobras, NITI Aayog, and MoPNG.

Prof. Vij's intellectual contributions encompass 70+ Technical & Research papers, 9 Patents, and over 30 technical papers presented at various national and international conferences. His innovative contributions to the field have been consistently significant. With a continuous commitment to excellence, his focus now includes Green Hydrogen, reservoir management, and the integration of cutting-edge technologies to catalyze positive transformations within the energy sector. 

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