1. Our Institute: The Origin
  2. Our Success in Competitive Exams
  3. Batch Timings for 2017-2018 Program
  4. Our Faculty Team
  5. Our Infrastructure
  6. Fees: Tuition
  7. Fees: Hostel
  8. How to apply/ Admission Process?
  9. Contact & Office Address
  10. 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.

  • Shri Mukesh Ambani is the President of the university and chairman of the PDPU board.
  • 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 (2016).
  • Our CENTER OF CONTINUING EDUCATION (CCE) conducts classes for UPSC Civil Services Examination in the form of Certificate Course {This will help students to have a convincing proof after preparing meticulous manner} .
  • Our UPSC Civil Services Exam Coaching has been modified into a Certificate Course Program for the benefit of aspirants [Certificate Course offered as GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP]
  • This certificate will be awarded to candidates who are securing 40% cumulatively in the exams conducted by CCE-PDPU [Objective tests] during the course. (More details under FAQ below]

Our Success in Competitive Exams

  • All India Rank-81 in the Indian Forest Service examination-2016
  • 4 candidates qualified for physical test of Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Exam. – 2015
  • A Girl aspirant has been recommended to Air Force through Air Force Selection Board – 2015
  • 22 candidates qualified for UPSC Civil Service Mains – 2016 (18 from 2016 batch & 4 from previous)
  • One of the candidates (Roll No: 0398026) qualified to appear UPSC (IAS/IPS/IRS…) Civil Services Interview – 2016
  • 2 candidates qualified for CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES (ACs) EXAMINATION – 2016
  • 5 candidates qualified for UPSC Civil Service Mains – 2017

Batch Timings for 2017-2018 Program

Dear Aspirants, PDPU hereby invites the applications for its UPSC coaching program-2018 (with embedded Certificate course for “GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP”)

Type Weekend Batch
Days Saturday, Sunday
9:00 am to 6:00 pm (1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Break)
Class Strength 120 students
Reading room
Open 7 days a week from 8: 30 AM To 10:00 PM (Except Public & University Holidays)
Click me for more details on our SLS Library
  • We will be conducting regular lectures, mock tests and group discussions
  • The frequency of mock tests will be increased after completion of course lectures.

Our Faculty Team

PDPU IAS Coaching Faculty

Subject Resource Person
  • Ethics
  • Comprehension for Paper-II (CSAT)
Mr. G. Subba Rao: Retd. IAS, Author of

  1. Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Examination
  2. Good Governance in India for GS (Main) – Paper 2
  3. Writing Skills for Civil Services Examination
Indian Economy & Macroeconomic Fundamentals Mrunal of Mrunal.org
Indian Polity & Indian Foreign Policy
  • Mr. Ganesa Subramanian (Director, Ganesh’s ias Academy, Chennai)
  • Mr. S. Venkata Krishnan, Lecturer & Managing CCE
History, Art & Culture
  1. Dr. Sujata Menon, author of
    1. Concise History of Modern India for Civil Services Examination
    2. Comprehensive World History for Civil Services Main Examination by Sujata Menon
  2. Mr. Pratik Nayak, Director of PACE academy, Ahmedabad
International Relations Mr. S.Venkata Krishnan
Mr. Pratik Nayak
Geography (Physical, Indian, World) Mr. Suneep Zamir
Environment Mr. Govind Tiwari, UGC NET qualified in Environmental Science
Science & Technology Mr. Noorani & GS Team
Indian Society Mr. Diwaker & GS Team
CSAT (Maths, Reasoning) Mr. Jenil, Mr. Mohit and others.

GS Team: This team includes serving & Retd IAS/IPS/IRS officers & serving & retd Professors of Central/ State University as our visiting/guest faculty

Our Infrastructure

  • 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.

Fees: Tuition

Tuition Fees* Rs.33,000/-
Deposit** Rs. 2000/- [Refundable subject to the norms mentioned in note#2.]
Duration Up to June 30-2018
Reward upon
Suitable Cash Reward

Notes: –

  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) no damage to any equipment, books, infrastructure of PDPU (2) good behavior and discipline in PDPU premises throughout the course.
  3. ***Reward is applicable only for the 2017-2018 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

  • Per month: Rs.5000+ electricity charge, inclusive of GST.
  • Rs.5000 deposit (one time and refundable)
  • No Separate hostel for girls only separate floor
Type of Room Three sharing room, attached toilet & bathroom
Food / Canteen Rs.4200/- p.m. per student (Subject to Change)
  • 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 installments.
  • Duration of Hostel Stay: Up to 30st June 2018.
  • If student doesn’t vacate the room after the above mentioned time, he/she will be charged Rs.1000/day.

Scholarship and award?

  1. PDPU shall provide suitable cash reward its students for clearing the Mains-2018, irrespective of domicile.
  2. Apart from that, Government of Gujarat also runs a separate cash reward scheme meant only for the domiciles of Gujarat who clear UPSC civil services prelim/ mains / interview. If you take admission in PDPU, it doesn’t debar you from the said Government scheme, provided that you’re a domicile of Gujarat. But, PDPU neither provides information nor administers this government scheme. You’re advised to read the government notification on this link, and apply to the designated authority to claim the reward on your own, once you clear prelim / mains / interview.

જો તમો ગુજરાત ડોમીસાઈલ હોવ, તો યુપીએસસી પ્રિલીમ/મેઈન્સ/ફાઈનલ સિલેકશન પાસ કર્યે દરેક તબક્કે ગુજરાત સરકારની પ્રોત્સાહન યોજનાઓ હેઠળ પણ તમે ઇનામ મેળવવા પાત્ર છો. પી.ડી.પી.યુ.માં એડમિશન લીધેથી તમે આવી યોજનાઓનો લાભ મેળવવા ગેરલાયક નથી ઠરતા, પરંતુ, આ યોજના બાબત પી.ડી.પી.યુ. ખાતે કોઈ પણ માહિતી આપવામાં આવતી નથી, કોઇપણ અરજીઓ સ્વીકારવામાં નથી આવતી, કોઇપણ સરકારી વહીવટ કરવામાં આવતો નથી. તમારે પોતે જ સરકારી પરીપત્ર વાંચી એ મુજબ, ચિન્હિત સ્થળે અરજી અને ઘટતી કાર્યવાહી કરવી. પરિપત્ર આ લીંક ઉપર મળશે.

How to apply for PDPU Admission Process?

  1. Registration period is up to September 12th , 2017
  2. Fill up this google form: https://goo.gl/FSLRVx
  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&17 batches, 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, Anthropology, Gujarathi literature 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

Contact & Office Address

2nd Floor, D-Block, SLS-Building,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Raisan, Gandhinagar, Gujarat-382007
Click to see on Google Map
Website: pdpu.ac.in/cce

Contact Hours Weekdays from 10.00 A.M to 5.00 P.M. Lunch Break: 1 PM to 2 PM
Contact Personnel Mr. Bhargav Chhtrala – (079 2327 5276)
Mr. SR Narayanan – ( 079 2327 5271)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q.Tell me more about the “Certificate for Governance & Leadership”
It’s embedded in UPSC civil service exam coaching program itself. This certificate will be awarded to candidates who are securing 40% cumulatively in the exams conducted by CCE-PDPU [Objective tests] during the course. The content of the course are as following:

Course Code Course Name Hours
CCE1 Indian Polity 35
CCE2 Indian Society 20
CCE3 Indian Economy & Macro Economic Fundamentals 35
CCE4 Science & Technology developments in India 35
CCE5 Geography with special reference to India 35
CCE6 Indian History (Including the impacts of  World History) 35
CCE7 India’s Art & Culture 25
CCE8 Environment & Sustainability with special reference to India 25
CCE9 Indian Foreign Policy 30
CCE10 Leadership, English & Aptitude for Administration 20+35
5 Tests (Paper I + Paper II)-objective 20
Total Hours  350

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, you can’t. Because, 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 if you appear for CSE-18 interview.

Q. What type of study material will be provided to students?

  • After class, PPTs will be mailed to students.
  • Selected handouts will be provided.
  • Selected material available in our webpage (pdpu.ac.in/cce/ ). 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
E-mail:cce@pdpu.ac.in or
Call: 079-2327 5271 / 5276