Dear Aspirants, PDPU hereby invites the applications for its UPSC coaching program-2017 (with embedded Certificate course for “Governance in India”)

  1. Our Institute: the Origin
  2. Our Success: 22 Cleared UPSC Prelims-2016
  3. Batch Timings for UPSC-Prelim-2017 Program
  4. Our Faculty Team
  5. Our Infrastructure
  6. Fee: Admission
  7. Fees: Hostel
  8. How to apply/ Admission Process?
  9. Office Address
  10. Contact Hours
  11. Contact Personnel
  12. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Our Institute: the Origin

In 2007, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) was setup by GERMI under an Act of the Gujarat Legislature. The university is recognized by UGC and approved by AICTE.

  • PDPU is a research-led university located at Raisan in Gandhinagar- the capital of Gujarat, with a world class campus spread across 100 acres area.
  • PDPU is ranked 1st in Gujarat state, in the NIRF ranking by HRD ministry.
  • Shri Mukesh Ambani is the President of the university and chairman of the PDPU board.
  • Our CENTER OF CONTINUING EDUCATION (CCE) conducts coaching classes for UPSC Civil Services Examination.
  • This year UPSC Civil Services Exam Coaching has modified into a Certificate Course Program for the benefit of aspirants [Certificate Course offered as “Governance in India”]
  • This certificate will be awarded to candidates who are securing 50% cumulatively in the exams conducted by CCE-PDPU [Objective tests + Essay tests] during the course. (More details under FAQ below]


Our Success: 22 Cleared UPSC Prelims-2016

Sr.No Name Roll No. Sr.No Name Roll No.
1 Jayesh B. Rathod 49136 12 Sasiganandhan K. 207126
2 Abhishek Mura 34446 13 Trinath Mishra 15792
3 Akanksha Shukla 100728 14 Annam Praveen Venkat 54450
4 Asmita Singh 290666 15 Rajula Deepak Yadav 230195
5 Babitarani Swain 135846 16 K. Sharath Kamal Kumar 38126
6 Karan Raghav 125949 17 Sourav Kumar Gupta 195454
7 Pankaj Kumar 294977 18 Suvera Kalpesh 356647
8 Parth Ashok Mishra 354216 19 Govind Tiwari 13104
9 Pratyush Kumar Ratna 726793 20 Brijesh 484210
10 Ravinder Singh 439699 21 Riddham 652137
11 Ruchir Yogesh Farkiwala 21942 22 Deven Keshwala 398026


Apart from this our students have also cleared the written stages of CAPF, AFCAT, IBPS and RBI  exams.

Batch Timings for UPSC-Prelim-2017 Program

Type Weekend Batch for UPSC preliminary exam preparation
Days Saturday, Sunday
10:00 am to 5:00 pm (1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Break)
Class Strength 150 students
Reading room
  • We will be conducting regular lectures, mock tests and group discussions for Civil Services exam preparation.
  • The frequency of mock tests will be increased after completion of course lectures.

Our Faculty Team

Subject Resource Person
English for Administration
  • Mr. G. Subba Rao (Retd. IAS, Author of Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Indian Economy & Macroeconomic Fundamentals
  • Mrunal of
Indian Polity & Indian Foreign Policy
  • Mr. Ganesa Subramanian (Director, Ganesh’s ias Academy, Chennai)
  • Mr. S. Venkata Krishnan, Lecturer & Managing CCE
International Relation
  • Mr. S.Venkata Krishnan and Mr. Pratik Nayak
History, Art & Culture
  • Dr. Sujata Menon & Mr. Pratik Nayak
Geography (Physical, Indian, World)
  • Mr. Abhinav Singh,  Mr. Suneep & Dr.Kevin Virani
Aptitude for Administration
  • Mr. Govind Tiwari & GS team
Science & Technology
  • Mr. Noorani & GS Team
Indian Society
  • Mr. Diwaker & GS Team

GS Team: Serving & Retd IAS/IPS/IRS officers & Serving & Retd Professors of Central/ State University as our visiting/guest faculty

Our Infrastructure

PDPU campus hostel library

  • Program takes place in spacious air-conditioned class rooms, well equipped with AVs and LCD
  • Air-conditioned Library cum reading hall, with vast collection of books, periodicals and magazines for UPSC preparation
  • Wifi-enabled, spacious campus, silent atmosphere suitable ambiance for UPSC
  • Hostel and food facilities at nominal rates.

Fee: Admission

Details Only Prelims Coaching
Tuition Fees* Rs.32,000/-
Deposit** Rs. 3000/- [Refundable subject to the norms mentioned in note#2.]
Duration Up to Prelims – 2017 or June 30-2017 whichever is earlier
Reward upon
Suitable Cash Reward


  1. *Tuition fees inclusive of service tax. But it doesn’t include deposit, hostel and food charges.
  2. **Deposit will be refunded on satisfying following conditions (1) producing the hall-ticket of Prelims -2017 (2) no damage to any equipment, books, infrastructure of PDPU (3) good behavior and discipline in PDPU premises throughout the course.
  3. ***Reward is applicable only for the 2017 program.
  4. Tuition fee, Hostel and food charges once paid, shall not be refunded/returned in any case including the discontinuing of the course by the student.
  5. CCE shall reserve rights to modify the terms of the program upon its discretion.

Fees: Hostel

Facilities Girls Boys
  • Per month: Rs.3,500 + electricity charge
  • Rs.5000 deposit (one time and refundable)
  • Per month: Rs.4,000 + electricity charge
  • Rs.5000 deposit (one time and refundable)
Type of Room three sharing room,
attached toilet & bathroom
three sharing room,
attached toilet & bathroom
Food / Canteen Rs.3,750 per month Rs.3,750 per month
  • Hostel & Food Facility (Subject to availability). Hostel seats are limited, since we are also running parallel courses for UG and PG students in our university. Therefore, the hostel facility will be provided on first cum first serve basis.
  • Fees can’t be paid in instalments.
  • Duration of Hostel Stay: Up to 30st June 2017.
  • If student doesn’t vacate the room after the above mentioned time, he/she will be charged Rs.500/day.

How to apply/ Admission Process?

  1. Registration period is up to November 21, 2016
  2. Fill up this google form:
  3. After receiving registration form there will be a selection process by CCE-PDPU. Candidates who secured admission will be informed separately through mail.
  4. We don’t accept ANY fees in instalments

This is a university run program, not a private coaching institute with commercial motive. For example, in 2016 batch, even without charging extra fees the students were provided free travelling arrangements to their exam-centres; Tests and classes for optional subjects- Geography, Public Administration and sociology. But such gestures depend on time, space, financial and manpower constrains faced by the institute viz a viz the goodwill generated by the students through their discipline and hardwork.
CCE-PDPU is having a Vision about Nation building and for that we are working with a Mission set by our former DG Dr. D.J. Pandian Sir (Retd. Chief Secretary, Gujarat). If it is possible by you align with us in this Mission then join in our Program and we expect you have to follow highest discipline consistent with our CCE-motto: Enriching Culture, Energising Values

Office Address

2nd Floor, D-Block, SLS-Building,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Raisan, Gandhinagar, Gujarat-382007
Click to see on Google Map

Contact Hours

Weekdays from 11.00 AM to 6.00 PM. Recess: 1 PM to 2 PM

Contact Personnel

  1. Mr.Bhargav Chhtrala (Accountant)
  2. Mr.S. Venkata Krishnan aka Venkat Sir (Course Coordinator; NET & SLET in Pol. Sci., NET in Int & Area Studies, and NET in Pub. Adm)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q.Tell me more about the “Certificate for Governance”
It’s embedded in UPSC civil service exam coaching program itself. This certificate will be awarded to candidates who are securing 50% cumulatively in the exams conducted by CCE-PDPU [Objective tests + Essay tests] during the course:

Course Code Course Name Hours
CCE1 Indian Constitution & Indian Foreign Policy 25
CCE2 Indian Society 15
CCE3 Indian Economy & Macro Economic Fundamentals 35
CCE4 Science & Technology developments in India 25
CCE5 Basic Geography & Indian Geography 35
CCE6 Indian History & Modern European History 45
CCE7 English for Administration 25
CCE8 Aptitude for Administration 20
CCE9 Environment & India 15
CCE10 India’s Art & Culture 10
Total Hours 250

Q. What is the medium of instruction during lectures? English, Hindi or Gujarati?
Ans. English and Hindi Medium [Don’t claim exclusively either in Hindi or English]
Q. Can I attend demo classes before paying fees or taking admission?
Ans. No. This is a university run program, not a private commercial coaching class.
Q. What if I don’t like the teaching or want to shift elsewhere or want to discontinue the program for any other reason. Will my fees be refunded?
Ans. Money once paid, shall NOT BE REFUNDED. Neither in full or nor in part.
Q. If I clear prelims, will my fees be refunded?
Ans. No, the fee will not be refunded. But, a suitable cash reward will be given.
Q. If I join 2017 program but clear prelims in 2018, will my fees be refunded?
Ans. No
Q. What type of study material will be provided to students?

  • After class, PPTs will be mailed to students.
  • Selected handouts will be provided.
  • But, NO complete material will be provided.
  • Our library is fully equipped with the necessary books, newspapers, magazines, periodicals and other resources for preparation of civil services examination.

Q. I live in Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar/Mehsana, what are the transport facilities available to reach campus? 
The campus is located in KNOWLEDGE CORRIDOR, PDPU ROAD – 3 kms away from the main-highway between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. (Please refer to Google map given above). At present it is not covered directly via Public transport buses. From main road you will get auto rickshaw to reach Campus.
Q. After prelim-2017 is over, will I be able to continue using hostel, library, reading room and other facilities?
No facility will be extended on any ground and CCE-PDPU has discretion to decide on this.
Q. Any other query:
During weekdays on office hours, you may visit us personally or or call 79-23275276