The Petroleum and Petrochemical College is one of only three colleges at Chulalongkorn University, offering programs at the graduate level. The College has its own governing body with a certain degree of autonomy. This has enabled the College to overcome some of the limitations of the traditional government systems and to operate more independently while remaining a government institution. The governing body of the College consists of a Governing Board chaired by the President of the University and an Executive Board chaired by the Director of the College. Members of the two boards are selected from heads of relevant Departments within the University, representatives from other related government organizations, and high-ranking representatives from the relevant industries. The Governing Board meets once per year while the Executive Board meets bimonthly. For the running of the International Graduate Programs, there is also a Steering Committee comprising the Department Heads and Co-ordinators of the three U.S. partner institutions and the Director and Deputy Directors of the College. The Steering Committee meets once per year to oversee the organization of the collaboration. In recognition of the U.S. university participation the degree diplomas of graduates of the College are countersigned by the Department Heads of the three U.S. partner universities.