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Dr. Akash Patel

Government of India launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) on 1st May, 2016 with an aim to replace the present unclean cooking fuels (fire-wood, dung-cakes, coal, etc.) mostly used in rural India with the clean and more efficient liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Under PMUY, the government is providing LPG connections to below poverty line (BPL) households in the country. The scheme is an ambitious social welfare scheme and is considered to be one of the largest schemes executed anywhere in the world. Dr. Akash Patel (Project Director) and Dr. Narayan Baser (Co-project Director) received a grant under Research Project Scheme of Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). The research project, titled “A study on socio-economic impacts of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana”, aims to evaluate the social and economic impacts of PMUY on poor (BPL) families in rural areas of Gujarat state. The project aims to assess the effectiveness of the PMUY scheme in achieving its aim and to understand the triggers and barriers to high uptake of PMUY.

 

Dr. Ashutosh Muduli

Since the revised definition on occupational health by WHO and ILO (2016), countries have started emphasizing on the psychological and physical health of employees through a co-operative work culture and conducive working climate. Influenced by the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention of ILO, a research framework has been prepared aiming at measuring the beliefs, attitudes, and values of the health care staff for OHS and the structures, practices, controls, and policies of the health care organisations related to OHS. The exploratory research shall be conducted in public and private healthcare organisations in Gujarat. For this purpose, Dr. Ashutosh Muduli has received financial grant under Research Project Scheme of Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). The research project titled “Occupational health and safety in the healthcare industry of Gujarat” aims at identification of unique characteristics of OHS culture in Indian healthcare organizations by exploring the barriers and facilitators to OHS performance. The research is expected to have important implications for the healthcare practitioners and policy makers.

 

Dr. Asit. B. Acharya

NITI Aayog, Govt. of India assigned to PDEU an important assignment to carry out detailed analysis of ONGC Videsh Limited's Overseas investments, which required analysis of (1) the methodology of selection of the investment partner, investment assets, investment distinctions along with the investment pattern adopted; (2) to critically analyse the production profile of the assets created, their operational status, profitability and risk factors associated thereto; (3) examine the suitability of the investments made by OVL to ensure India's energy security at present and in future; (4) to assess whether OVL and other Indian Oil and Gas companies are working in tandem with one another in a manner to ensure energy requirements of India; (5) to suggest ways and means to increase the profitability margins of the overseas assets, and (6) the strategies for minimizing the risk factors therein. PDEU carried out its assignment in an extremely professional manner and submitted the required report, which was appreciated and accepted by the NITI Aayog and all other government agencies. Dr. Asit B. Acharya, Professor of SPM worked as the Investigator and contributed in the financial, investment and strategic analysis of OVL, which got noticed & appreciation by the higher authorities in the Govt. of India - NITI Aayog, ONGC, OVL, MoPNG and others.

 

Dr. Narayan Baser & Dr. Akash Patel

The rural transformation is very dynamic process and its effects are more positive on rural population and improve their livelihood and standard of living. The process of rural transformation must thus be addressed by a policy agenda aimed at making rural transformation ecologically more sustainable and socially inclusive. Dr. Narayan Baser (Project Director) and Dr. Akash Patel (Co-Project Director) received a grant of INR 10 Lakh under IMPRESS of Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). The research project, titled “Multidimensional Assessment of Rural Transformation in selected districts of Gujarat”, aims to measure the pattern and extent of rural transformation in Gujarat using a comprehensive assessment system. The study will empirically measure the pattern and extent of rural transformation in Gujarat using a comprehensive assessment system with different dimensions with secondary and primary data.

2018-19: DHDR Project

Dr. Narayan Baser & Dr. Akash Patel successfully completed the detailed District Human Development Report project that was awarded to SPM by the state government of Gujarat.

 

E-Urja Research Project


ERP Implementation at GSECL - Technical Innovation and Business Impact

By Dr. Tanushri Banerjee, Associate Professor, SPM, PDEU
Mr. Rajendrasinh Parmar, Chief Nodal Officer e-Urja GSECL

Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB) reorganized in April 2005 into initially six Companies i.e. one Generation Company, one Transmission Company and four Distribution Companies. A new holding company named Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GUVNL) was then incorporated to carry out the residual functions of the erstwhile GEB. The power generation activities i.e. the power plants were transferred to GSECL (Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited).

In order to meet the complexities in the power sector and meet customer expectations, there was a need for standardization of business processes across the 7 companies. GSECL has extensively used Information Technology to support its business processes amongst which “e-Urja” project, an end to end IT project (ERP- Enterprise Resource Planning) has been implemented across the company i.e. eight power stations & corporate office. The ERP covers Operations, Maintenance, Material management, Finance, Fuel, Purchase, Scrap, HR/Payroll, Safety and Projects across the company.

The objective of the research study (July 2012 – August 2013) has been to identify and highlight the business impact of the e-Urja implementation at GSECL. Improvement (better integration and coordination) in business processes via e-Urja has been used as the parameter to signify the business impact. Data has been gathered from both the senior management who have been responsible for identifying the requirements for the e-Urja modules for their respective departments and also from the end users who have been using the e-Urja platform in the Corporate office in Vadodara and 3 plant locations. Results have indicated that there is a positive effect measured due to the implementation of the ERP platform.

 

LNG Conference


Dr. Pramod Paliwal invited as a panelist in LNG Conference

Dr. Pramod Paliwal was invited as an expert in the panel discussion on “Role of LNG in the New Wave of Economic Growth in India” in the 3rd Infraline Energy Annual Conference, LNG Fuelling the Future: Global Opportunities for India organized at Hotel Taj, New Delhi on 4th-5th September 2013.

Dr. Paliwal shared the panel that had other distinguished speakers like Mr. G.C. Chaturvedi, former Secretary, MOPNG, Mr. R.K. Garg, Director Petronet LNG Limited, Mr. B.S. Negi, former Member- PNGRB and Mr. Rajeev Khanna, former Director-BG India & currently COO-Infraline Energy.

Taking part in the deliberations, he spelled out the growing role of LNG as India’s Natural Gas sourcing in the light of overall increasing role of Natural Gas in India’s energy basket. He put forth the empirical evidences on the impact of USA’s Shale Gas revolution on world LNG market dynamics and how that could be favorable for India. Further, among others, he demonstrated as to how India is gearing up to consider LNG as a viable option so as to equal South Korea’s Natural Gas consumption levels by year 2016. He also spoke at length on techno-managerial challenges and opportunities for LNG business in the coming times.

The conference was addressed by other distinguished speakers like Dr. Saumitra Chaudhari, Member-Planning Commission, Dr. A.K. Balyan, M.D. & CEO, PLL among others. Indian Oil Corporation, Petronet LNG Ltd. and Gulf Petrochem were the principal sponsors of the conference that had a good attendance from the industry.

 
Books by Faculty

Book Title: Business Analytics: Text and Cases

Publisher: Sage Publishing

Authors: Dr. Tanushri Banerjee – Associate. Professor, School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar - India &
Dr. Arindam Banerjee - Professor of Marketing, IIM Ahmedabad - India

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Book Title: Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Business

Publisher: CRC Press/ Taylor & Francis Group-Boca Raton, London, New Delhi

Authors: Dr. Pramod Paliwal & Dr. Sudhir Yadav

Professors: School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Energy University,
Gandhinagar - India

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Book Title: Weaving Analytics for Effective Decision Making

Publisher: Sage Publishing

Authors: Dr. Tanushri Banerjee – Associate. Professor, School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar - India &
Dr. Arindam Banerjee - Professor of Marketing, IIM Ahmedabad - India

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Cases in Business Marketing

Authored & Edited by:
Dr. Pramod Paliwal, 
School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar

Dr. Sudhir Yadav,
School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar

Dr. Ramendra Singh,
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

Published by: Tata McGraw Hill

"Cases in Business Marketing aligns with the need of emerging business education. The focus of the cases is on contemporary management thinking and subject-areas that reflect the real business marketing issues. The cases vary in background (such as Natural Gas, Manufacturing, Print Media and ITES) and address a host of emerging issues such as value and its assessment, vendor management, strategic marketing, supplier-buyer relationship, offshoring and cross-functional coordination."

For further details, you may please visit: 
http://www.tatamcgrawhill.com/html/9781259026560.html


Stress and Work

Perspectives on Understanding and Managing Stress 
Publisher: Sage Publications

Edited by:

Dr. D M Pestonjee 
School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar

Dr. Satish Pandey 
School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar


Stress and Work
 focuses on the problem of stress from various angles and perspectives and provides empirical findings relevant to different occupational settings. It provides comprehensive research literature, which has been divided along the following theoretical perspectives: Occupational Stress and Burnout; Work–Family Conflict and Stress; Positive Stress Management; and Stress and Spirituality.

This volume will be a resource-book for researchers and practitioners of management, psychology, sociology, and behavioral sciences. The prospective reader of human society and human nature will find this volume to be of immense utility.

For further details, you may visit:
http://www.sagepub.in/books/Book241178?siteId=sage-india&prodTypes=any&q=Stress+and+Work&fs=1

 

 


In-house Faculty Seminar
Name Topic
Prof. Kaushal Kishore Petro-Retailing Operation in India: A Study of New Growth Strategy under the Influence of Changing Environment and Government Policies
Prof. Kaushal Kishore Role of Government in Inclusive Growth: Challenges ahead of Government of Bihar
Prof. Subrat Sahu Determinants of Economies of Scale and their Influence on the Oil & Gas Services: A Discussion
Prof. Sudhir Yadav Petro Retail Mix Elements: A Study of Indian Market
Prof. Satish Pandey
Using Popular Movies in Teaching Cross-Cultural Management
Prof. Somdeb Lahiri Voluntary provision of a public good in a strategic market game
Prof. Sudhir Yadav Supply Chain Management: A Case Study of Service Provider Firm for Exploration Activities in Petroleum Sector
Prof. Pramod Paliwal Natural Gas Conference, Turkey-2010
Prof. Kaushal Kishore Brand Building- A study of Petro-retailing companies operating in India
Prof. Kaushal Kishore ONGC – Diversification and Integration in business
Prof. Ashutosh Muduli Suitability of Performance Based Reward in Indian Culture: An Empirical Study

 

 

International Visitors Leadership Programme


International Visitors Leadership Programme on U.S.A Foreign Policy and Energy Security

Dr. Kaushal Kishore, Faculty-SPM attended ‘International Visitors Leadership Programme on U.S.A Foreign Policy and Energy Security’ sponsored by the Department of State, U.S.A which was scheduled from August 31, 2015 to September 19, 2015 in the four cities of U.S.A.

The programme offered opportunities to participate in both formal and informal interactions with top scientists, policy makers, journalists and research scholars from around 25 countries during the three weeks period.