Chemical Engineering

The department of Chemical Engineering was established in 1989 offering B. Tech. course with an intake of 30 students, which was enhanced to 50 in the year 2001 and subsequently to 60 in the year 2009. The department has started M. Tech. Chemical Engineering course in the year 2001 with an intake of 25 students, M.Tech Nano Technology in the year 2012 an intake of 25 students and M.Tech Environmental Engineering in the year 2016 with an intake of 25 students. The department is also having research facilities for Ph. D in Chemical Engineering.

The students are provided good computing and internet facilities. The department has well equipped laboratories, including pilot-plant facilities. Certain sophisticated equipment like Computer- controlled bioreactor, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Gas Chromatography, High Performance liquid chromatography and Millipore water purification system have been purchased for carrying out research work by students and faculty. The department also has several research projects funded by BRNS, AICTE, UGC etc.

Definition of Chemical Engineering (AIChE)

Chemical Engineering is the profession in which a knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, and other natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop economic ways of using materials and energy for the benefit of mankind.

Role & Opportunities of Chemical Engineers

Chemical Engineers translate processes developed in the lab into practical applications for the commercial production of products and then work to maintain and improve those processes. 

Chemical Engineers rely on the main foundations of engineering: math, physics, and chemistry. They are most often employed by large-scale manufacturing plants to maximize productivity and product quality while minimizing costs.

In addition to traditional careers in the chemical, energy, textile and petrochemical industries, Chemical Engineers enjoy increasing opportunities in biomedical, pharmaceuticals, electronic device fabrications, environmental engineering and renewable/nuclear energy sectors. The unique training of the Chemical Engineer becomes essential in these areas when processes involve the chemical or physical transformation of the matter.

 Department Vision:

  • To become a globally recognized Chemical Engineering program coupled with excellence in education, training, research and consultancy in Chemical Engineering and to serve as a valuable resource for industry and society.
  • To inspire young minds towards academic excellence through advanced research and innovative technologies coupled with professional ethics and human values.

Department Mission:

  • To provide students with broad curriculum in the basic sciences, process systems and design, unit operations and modern experimental and computing techniques to make them competent and practicing chemical engineers without compromising professional ethics and moral values.
  • To develop infra-structure that promotes internationally recognized research, creativity and an entrepreneurial culture.
  • To foster ethical leadership and activities those support the administration, advancements, governance and regulation of chemical engineering education and the engineering profession.
  • To undertake collaborative projects/consultancy works which provide opportunities for long – term interaction with academia, industry and other research organizations.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):

PEO 1: To prepare the students for successful careers in industry and/or to excel in pursuit of higher studies

PEO 2: To provide students with the necessary Chemical Engineering skills required for the workforce including knowledge of Chemical and Allied Engineering techniques and the ability to utilize science, mathematics, and engineering principles to analyze and solve problems, which are more essential to societal needs.

PEO 3: To provide students with professional skills necessary to be effective and succeed in the modern workforce including the ability to function in teams, the ability to communicate effectively, and high standards of ethics and professionalism.

Program Outcomes:

The program outcomes for Chemical Engineering are:

PO 1: An ability to apply the knowledge of Mathematics, Science, Engineering and fundamentals for understanding and solving of complex Engineering problems in Chemical Engineering

PO 2: Be capable of designing and conducting experiments and be able to analyze and interpret data

PO 3: An ability to design systems, components, and processes to meet desired needs applicable to Chemical Engineering within realistic constraints such as economic, environment, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability

PO 4: An ability to function effectively as individual, as a member or leader in diversified teams and multidisciplinary areas.

PO 5: Ability to identify, formulate, and solve Chemical Engineering related problems.

PO 6: An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility to the chemical engineering profession and to society at large

PO 7: An ability to communicate effectively by conveying technical material through both formal written medium and through oral presentations.

PO 8: To attain broad education necessary to understand the impact of chemical engineering related solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.

PO 9: An ability to recognize the need for continuous professional development through lifelong learning

PO 10: Ability to possess knowledge of contemporary chemical engineering related issues

PO 11: An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practice.

PO 12: Ability to design, analyze and control physical and chemical processes. (Project Management and Finance)