Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology was set up by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MOP&NG), Government of India. The institute has a dynamic state of the art learning and working environment. It is co-promoted as an energy domain specific institute by leading oil public sector units such as (ONGC, IOCL, OIL, GAIL, BPCL and HPCL) in association with the Oil Industry Development Board (OIDB). The organizational structure at the college is designed to provide students with an easy access to the faculty and administration.
The institute provides outstanding education, training, and research to roll out skilled human resources to meet the growing requirements of the Petroleum & Energy sector. The institute offers four years full time Bachelor of technology in Petroleum engineering and chemical engineering programme, two year full time Master of Business Administration Programme and Master of Technology in Petroleum Engineering Programme. Dr. J.P Gupta is the president of the college.
The institute was came into existence in 2007 and it has got the approval from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The institute provides courses in various departments such as Department of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, English, Geology, Management Studies, Mathematics, Petroleum Engineering and Physics.
The institute is located on a 125 acres of beautiful and lush green campus with wi-fi connection facilities, Air-conditioned Classrooms with AV facilities, Table Tennis rooms, Computer labs, Basket Ball court, Science labs, Gymnasium, Library, server rooms for e-mailing facilities, etc. Admission for undergraduate students are done through Joint Entrance Examination () and post graduate through GATE.