From large scale refineries to artificial organs for the human body. From developing new energy sources to synthesizing revolutionary new materials. The possibilities boggle the mind. But that is the scope of chemical engineering. With the current emphasis on computer-supported problem solving and modern laboratory technology, the field becomes all the more exciting.
The B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering is a focused program designed to understand and solve industrial related chemical problems. The curriculum has been so designed that it gives a balanced version of theoretical knowledge in various core and electives of this field in addition to courses in humanities, basic science and also practical knowledge. The department also lays emphasis on entrepreneurship.
The department offers a postgraduate program in chemical engineering. A prospective student who undergoes this program should be able to pursue his doctoral program in a variety of fields such as bio-chemical engineering, food technology, fertilizers, petro and petrochemicals.
The department is gifted with highly qualified faculty having experience in research and in industry. The teaching-learning process is monitored by a department representative for quality assurance.
The faculty members of the department contribute to academia by publishing books, presenting papers in the international and national conferences, delivering guest lectures and organizing national seminars. The department has a chemical engineering association, which conducts student level technical seminar and also arranges technical lectures by eminent persons from industry. Three worthy students were sponsored to visit Japan for a 2 month training on Environmental Science and Biotechnology, organized by Hiyoshi Co. Ltd., Japan. They experienced real-time analysis and control of dioxins and harmful substances in the environment.
The department has a research coordination committee directed by the Head of the Department along with two faculty members to coordinate academic research. There are four approved guides as resource persons to guide Ph.D. research. The department is pursuing a research project on "Cocoa Butter Equivalent" funded by AICTE with a financial grant of Rs.10 lakhs. The department has taken up socially relevant pilot research projects in the field of alternate fuels, Bio remediation and the environment.
Options are wide open in terms of self-employment and employment in chemical, biotech and food industries and R&D laboratories. Post graduates are highly preferred by process design consultants.