As per the directive of the ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, a Technical programme should comprise of at least 20% courses on Humanities and Management. For better execution of policies during one’s professional career, a technocrat is required to come to terms with the realities of life. In India, Rural population comprises of nearly 70% of the country’s total population. In a developing nation like India, cities are getting saturated rapidly in many ways and the onus on administrative machinery is to focus on rural areas for development. In this regard, it has become mandatory to know and understand rural life and its demography. It is in this reference, School of Petroleum Technology, under the aegis of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, established by a special act of Assembly (2007), has introduced Summer Rural Internship (SRI) as a course in B.Tech Petroleum Engineering Programme for first year students.