Career Opportunities in Petroleum Management

Petroleum management is comparatively a recent stream into the educational sector of India. There are not many institutes and colleges available in the country for this course but still it is one of the most beneficial and highly paying career options for the seekers. The courses are generally available in this field at the post graduate level, especially Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Management (PGDPM). However, there are few institutes offer petroleum management at the doctorate level. The study involves topics like oil, gas, energy and allies’ sector management, energy trade and risk management, city gas distribution and law, project management, supply chain, general management, economics and international geo-political issues. 

Courses for Petroleum Management 

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Management (PGDPM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Management for Working Executives (PGDPM-X)
  • Doctorate Programme in Petroleum Management (PhD)


The general eligibility criteria to pursue MBA or PGDPM courses in Petroleum Management field is to pass the Bachelor’s Degree Examination with minimum 50% marks from a University recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. However, some institutes also require prior experience in the same field to provide admission to the candidate. 

Admission Procedure

To get admission in these aforementioned courses in Petroleum Management, one should appear in an entrance test conducted either at central level or by a particular institute. Those who have cleared the entrance test will have to appear in group discussion and personal interview. So the final selection of the candidates is done via merit obtained by them in these three criteria. However, academic performance in the past examination is also vital in seeking admission to the petroleum management courses. 

Top Institutes in India for Petroleum Management

Here are few names of colleges, which have specialized courses in petroleum management: 
School of Petroleum Management (SPM) Gandhinagar, Gujarat 
Indian Institute of Petroleum Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Indian Oil Institute of Petroleum Management Gurgaon, Haryana
Indian School of Petroleum East of Kailash, New Delhi

Job Opportunities 

The students, who have passed their courses in Petroleum Management, can seek their job prospects in the companies related with energy and infrastructure, marketing, finance, operations and many more. Teaching in Petroleum Management is also an option especially for those who have achieved doctorate degree in the same field. 
So seek admission in the course related with petroleum management and see how many opportunities are available for your professional future.