Department of Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering is the branch of engineering, which blends the knowledge of basic sciences with engineering to develop, design, analyze and engineer the industrial processes and plants that turn raw materials into valuable products. These processes must be accomplished in safe, cost effective and sustainable manner to create products, which are useful and essential to the modern world. Chemical Engineering is based upon the fundamentals of mass, momentum, and heat transfer, thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. Chemical engineers are equipped with the necessary skills that encompass detailed understanding of all aspects of design, testing, scale-up, operation, control, and optimization of different unit operations. They are familiar with many industries such as petroleum and petrochemicals, plastics, fibers, paper, food processing, building materials, water desalination and pharmaceuticals, water desalination and pharmaceuticals. A Chemical engineering degree is also a good preparation for careers in pollution prevention and waste minimization.

Academic Programes
- B.Sc Chemical Engineering
- M.Sc Chemical Engineering
- Ph.D Chemical Engineering

Research Facilities

Chemical Engineering Department possesses state-of-the-art equipment and high-tech laboratories to facilitate the undergraduate and postgraduate students in lab work and research projects to acquire the understanding of various chemical processes by providing small-scale units and simulated industrial works environment. Chemical Engineering Department helps equip students with practical knowledge and troubleshooting skills through its various computer-controlled upto-date laboratories such as Chemi cal Proces s Technology,Chemical Reaction Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Fluid Flow, Fuel and Combustion, Heat Transfer, Instrumentation and Control, Mass Transfer, Particle Technology, Simultaneous Heat & Mass Transfer (SHMT), and Thermodynamics Laboratories.

Practical Training

Apart from academic activities, students are required to complete 800 hours of practical training as part of the B.Sc. Chemical Engineering Degree. This practical training is arranged during summer vacations in various national and international organizations and chemical industries. The major fields of interest are petroleum refinery, gas processing, petrochemical, polymer, sugar, fertilizer, cement, glass, ceramic and other process industries. This training also helps students in the selection of their final year projects for addressing existing field oriented Problems.

Industrial Visits

The Department is in close contact with government departments and private chemical industries. Field visits to chemical industries are arranged ranging across the whole country. Such field visits are found very helpful in broadening the vision of the students in the field of Chemical Engineering.

Placement Opportunities

There is a broad range of employment opportunities for Chemical Engineers, from large multi-national companies to small locally based companies, e.g. refineries, oil and gas fields, fertilizer industries, cement plants, ceramic and pharmaceutical industries. Graduates of this department are recognized as amongst the country’s finest Chemical Engineers. The Department has so far produced more than 500 engineers; most of them are holding responsible positions in public and private organizations of national and international repute.