Institute of Technology

Chemical Engineering Department

Chemical Engineering Department, established in 1995, offers Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech.) in Chemical Engineering, Masters of Technology (M.Tech.) in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Environmental Process Design, Energy System; and Ph.D. in various thrust areas. The Department also offers the B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering with minor specialization in Environment Engineering.

The Department comprises of highly qualified and committed faculty members with experience in both Academia and Research & Development (R&D) from all over the India. Their expertise covers various domains in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Energy Engineering, Chemistry and Polymer Technology.

The Department is well equipped with laboratory facilities including high-end equipment like gas chromatography (GC), atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS), total organic carbon (TOC) analyser, high pressure reactor, atmospheric gas solid catalytic reactor, UV-vis spectrophotometer, rotary evaporator, planetary ball mill, packed bed columns and more. Department has also got a well-established simulation laboratory consisting of Aspen.HYSYS, HTRI, Suprpro Designer, POLYMATH and other open source software.

The Department has a strong desire of forging innovative alliance with industries to achieve academic excellence along with updated training on current professional practices. The Department offers consultancy services to the industries and also active in industrial problem solving through institute-industry-interaction. Department is a Schedule-1 Auditor of Chemical and Allied Industries recognised by Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB). It has organized many training programmes for professionals and faculty members in the areas of core chemical engineering, environmental engineering, nanotechnology, modelling, simulation, optimisation and many more.

The Department has won many prestigious National Awards from various organization like Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Indian Institute of Chemical Engineering (IIChE), SAE BAJA etc.


Engineering Graduates will be able to:

1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

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 the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

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. (Can be map with Major project)

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. (Can be map with courses involving use of Aspen, HTRI, MATLAB, Excel program etc.)

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. (Can be map with environmental related courses)

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. (Can be map with all courses with some CO where output can effect to industry and to society indirectly)

8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice. ((Can be map with all courses wrt term paper submission)

9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with 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. (Can be map with Seminar and Mini, Minor, Major project)

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. (Can be map with Mini, Minor, Major project)

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. (Can be map with courses with laboratory experiments, Seminar and Mini, Minor, Major project)

The Programme Specific Objectives of Chemical Engineering Department (PSO):

Curriculum of chemical engineering is designed to prepare graduates to attain the following program specific outcomes:

1. an ability to model, simulate and validate the chemical engineering problems

2. an ability to design or develop chemical processes incorporating impact of economic, environmental, social, health, safety and sustainability

3. an ability to practice or apply chemical engineering principles, communication and other skills in a wide range of industrial and professional employment areas