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ONGC Centre of Advanced Studies

Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) Centre of Advanced Studies (OCAS) has recently been established in the University of Lucknow with the financial support from Oil and Natural Gas Commission under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity of ONGC. The OCAS building is huge one having a built up area of 11,000 sq. meters with five floors( G + 4).

The OCAS is envisaged to undertake advanced research, provide high quality training and develop globally competitive training and research in multi-disciplinary areas for the benefit of students, teachers and researchers. The focus is on path breaking scientific research, development of trained human resources, technology development and economic outreach. The OCAS is envisaged to have a strong collaboration with different departments of the University of Lucknow as well as other institutions outside the University for conducting interdisciplinary research and imparting education and training to students, teachers and researchers.


  • Advance Research: To conduct advance research in identified areas.
  • Human Resource Generation: To Conduct short term and long term training in identified areas to create professionals suitable for the global research environment.


The OCAS centre will be actively involved in carrying out advance level of research and training to bring out excellence in multi-disciplinary areas as follows:

  • Impart high quality training and undertake advanced research in multidisciplinary areas in a globally competitive manner.
  • Facilitate training programmes with a view to disseminate contemporary knowledge in the identified areas and development of contemporary skills.
  • Monitor the ongoing global changes and developments with a view to incorporate the best practices.
  • Develop trained human resource.
  • Interaction and linkages with industries and international organizations
  • Collaboration with various departments of the University as well as those outside University, on the basis of their potential, capabilities and achievements.
  • Undertake consultancy services in research, education, training, solution development.
  • Develop economic outreach for need based industries at national and international levels.


  • Institute for Development of Advance Computing
  • Institute of Geo-resources and climate studies
  • Institute for Wild Life Sciences
  • Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Institute for Food processing and Technology
  • Centre for Excellence in Bioinformatics
  • Central Instrumentation Facility


Prof. U.N. Dwivedi
ONGC Centre of Advanced Studies (OCAS)
University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007, India
Phone:91-522-2740132; 91-522-2740148; Mobile:91-9415022445
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