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Department of Chemical Engineering

“We bring Chemical Engineering into Life”

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The Department of Chemical Engineering was established in the year 1995 to offer undergraduate (UG) program with an intake of 40 students and subsequently increased to an intake of 60 students by the year 1997. Since then, the department has gained recognition and prominence as the most sought option for admission into Undergraduate Program in Chemical Engineering. The department was accredited by NBA for the first time during the year 2004 for a period of three years. Later, the department continued to be successively accredited during the years 2008, 2012 and 2017, each time for a period of three years.

The graduated chemical engineers have many career options to choose – like placement in MNCs, industry, teaching, research or an admission into PG courses like M.Tech, M.S or MBA in India or countries like USA, U.K, Germany and Australia. A few of our graduates turn as entrepreneurs. The department continues to upgrade chemical engineering syllabus structure, experiments and infrastructure to keep abreast with latest developments in chemical engineering and allied fields.

The department has instituted Chemical Engineering Clinic, Innovative cell and Hobby cell to hone the skills of the students. Apart from regular class work, the students regularly update and develop through various co-curricular activities organized in the department like seminars, conferences, workshops, industrial visits, summer internship training and invited talks by eminent personality like successful alumni, scientists and industrialists. The department has Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) students’ chapter, a professional body that was adjudged as Best Students’ Chapter in the country during the year 2001.

The department is collaborating with other departments of the institute: Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and working together under the umbrella of ‘Centre of Life Sciences Research’. The chemical engineering staff is working on multidisciplinary emerging areas of science, technology and engineering in collaboration with other experts of this center. The department has a proposal to establish a “Smart Centre for Green Engineering and Technology-Research”. The objective is to promote collaborative research and co-curricular academic activities through skill development programs, certification courses and training programs for students in the niche areas of chemical engineering.

Experts are being drawn from industries, research organizations and academic institutions of private and public sectors to be included in our Industry Advisory Panel (IAP). The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of CBIT at national level with CSIR-IICT and at international level with Rowan University-USA shall strengthen the department linkages towards academics and research development.

The department has highly energetic and enthusiastic staff with academic and research pursuit. They are involved in the institute level activities like MSME Business Incubation Centre, T-Hub, Cyber security group and ATAL Community Innovation nodal center.

Program Offered

 B.Tech in Chemical Engineering (60 seats) 

Department Vision

To become the most sought center of excellence engaged in training and shaping students as professionals for higher education and process industries both in India and abroad and allow the students to do  R & D projects and publish same in the reputed journals.

 Department Mission

Imparting contemporary technical education and training manpower to create a skilled human resource talent pool to serve, manage the process industries globally with a sense of responsibility towards society and the environment.

 Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • To train the students for identifying problems relevant to design and general practice of chemical engineering field.
  • To provide experience in the three significant design areas of equipment, process and plant operation of chemical industries.
  • To educate the students in understanding the multifaceted aspects of chemical engineering and in applying the various computational methods studied, for problem analysis and solution.
  • To prepare the students to pursue post graduate studies or to succeed in industry / technical   profession through global technical education.

 Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

 PSO-1: Undertake research activities in the area of heat & mass transfer, separation processes,

Reaction engineering, related to Green Chemical Engineering.

PSO-2: Undertake real life projects in process industries and allied fields.

 Program Outcomes (POs) (As specified by AICTE)

 PO-1: Engineering knowledge:

Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and engineering specialization for solving complex engineering problems

PO-2: Problem analysis:

Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

PO-3: Design/development of solutions:

Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, and cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO-4: Conduct investigations of complex problems:

Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO-5: Modern tool usage:

Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

PO-6: The engineer and society:

Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal, and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

PO-7: Environment and sustainability:

Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

 PO-8: Ethics:

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO-9: Individual and team work:

Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO-10: Communication:

Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with t h e society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO-11: Project management and finance:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO-12: Life-long learning:

Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.