The research in the
department ranges from the core areas of chemical engineering such as
transport phenomena, thermodynamics, kinetics, process engineering, catalysis,
hazard management, optimization and control and separation processes, to the
newer frontiers that include bioinformatics, colloids and interfaces,
nanotechnology and novel polymeric and semiconductor materials. Our research
programs receive support from almost all of the Government funding agencies,
as well as from a host of chemical and processing industries like Hindustan
Lever, IPCL, GSFC, BPCL, GAIL, ICI, etc. Faculties also contributes to the
training and teaching needs of the industry and the faculty of other colleges
by conducting short-term courses in almost all areas of chemical engineering.
The four semester
M.Tech. program attracts approximately 40 students each year. These students
take six courses (of which at least three from compulsory areas of Reactor
Design, Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomena and Mathematics or Numerical
Methods, the remaining from among several state-of-art electives). This is
followed by six course units (and a summer) of research.
Every year about 8 to
10 students are admitted into our Doctoral degree program. A doctoral student
is expected to complete at least four graduate level courses. Every year about
five to six students are awarded the Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering
Engineering Department was established in 1951. The first post-graduate degree
course with specialisation in Combustion engineering and Fuel Economy was
started in 1952 under the leadership of Professor Weissweller. At present, the
department is deeply involved in activities in the field of Pollution Control,
Transport Processes, Coal and Petroleum Technology, and Membrane Processes.
The department has always been engaged in research sponsored by notable
organisations like L&T, SAIL, TISCO, ONGC, BHEL, IOC, CMPDE and many more
covering areas like Process Control, Heavy Chemicals and other process
industries, Petroleum industry, Steel industry, Nuclear industry, FCC Riser
Hydrodynamic Studies, Process Development for Alkylation of Aromatics, Coke
Oven Effluent treatment, On-line polymerisation process optimisation, Heat
Pipe Performance Simulation etc. The ‘National Bio-gas project' was undertaken
to serve rural India.
(1) B.Tech. in Chemical
Engineering, 4 years
(2) B.Tech. and M.Tech. in
Chemical Engineering, 5 years
Engineering), 2 Years
Engineering), 2 years
The Department of
Chemical Engineering was established in 1963 with an Undergraduate programme
in Chemical Engineering. A Master’s course in Equipment and Plant Design was
initiated in 1970. Later on, two new Master’s courses namely Industrial
Pollution Abatement and Advanced Transfer Processes were inducted.
Subsequently, the specialisation of Equipment and Plant Design was redesigned,
updated and re-christened as Computer Aided Process Plant Design. At present,
the Department is running three post-graduate programmes leading to
M.Tech.(Chem.) degree with specialization in Computer Aided Process Plant
Design, Industrial Pollution Abatement and Industrial Safety & Hazards
Management. A five-year integrated programme on Hydrocarbon Engineering
offering dual degree of B.Tech.(Chem. Engg.) and M.Tech.(Hydrocarbon
Engineering) has been started from the session 2003-04. The Department offers
high level research programme in diverse areas of Chemical Engineering. It has
been providing consultancy to chemical and allied industries in several areas.
The Academic Departments
of the institute offer the various course based and research based degree
The following courses
based degree programmes are offered by the departments:
1. Bachelor of
2. Dual Degree progammes in Engineering leading to B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees
3. Master of Technology(M.Tech.)
4. Master of Science(MSc)
The following are the Research based degrees offered by the departments:
1. Master of Science by
2. Doctor of Philosophy(PhD)
There are fifteen
academic departments in the institute. All the departments have the doctoral
programme. The departments of Aerospace Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical
Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,
Ocean Engineering and Physics offer B.Tech. and Dual degree programmes. The
Chemical Engineering related courses are :
(1) B. Tech. in Chemical
(2) Doctor of
(3) Dual Degree in Chemical
(4) M. Tech. in Chemical
The Birla Institute of
Technology and Science(BITS), Pilani is an All-India Institute for higher
education deemed to be a University by the Government of India. BITS Pilani is
a technological university currently offering Master's degree and Doctoral
programmes in various areas of Science, Humanities, Management and various
branches of Engineering & Technology. As of this writing, BITS Pilani has
three full-fledged campuses at Pilani & Goa in India and at Knowledge Village,
Dubai in UAE.
Over the years, BITS
has provided the highest quality technical education to students from all over
India admitted on the basis of merit. BITS is located in the Vidya Vihar
campus adjacent to the town of Pilani in Rajasthan.
offered at BITS, Pilani-Pilani Campus :
at BITS, Pilani-Goa Campus:
admission to any of the Integrated first degree programmes, the candidate
should have passed the 12th examination from a recognized
Central/State board with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and adequate
proficiency in English. Further, the candidate should have obtained a minimum
of aggregate 80% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects in 12th
examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and
Mathematics subjects. Admissions will be made purely on merit. Admissions to
Integrated first degree programmes, both at Pilani campus and Goa campus, is
through a computer based online test conducted by BITS. This test is referred
to as ' BITS Admission Test', in short as BITSAT.
Post Graduate Courses
integrated first degree of BITS or its equivalent with adequate
preparation in Bio-chemistry and Microbiology.
Chemical; Civil; Computer Science; Mechanical
Integrated first degree of BITS in the same discipline or its
Any Higher Degree of
BITS or its equivalent.
Any applicant with
qualification equivalent to Integrated first degree of BITS will be first
examined for suitability to one of the higher degree programmes of the
Institute. Shortlisted candidates will be called for a written test/interview
for selections. Selected candidates will be given financial assistance in the
form of either a fellowship of any government agency or of the Institute,
project or teaching assistantship, full/partial tuition waiver or a
combination of these. Employed professionals having long experience and proven
competence aspiring for Ph.D. programme will be considered under the 'Ph.D.
Aspirants' scheme and will be allowed to pursue their research at their own
locations of work.
These programs were
initially offered to only on-campus students. However in the past decade it
has had significant experience in distance learning pedagogy and instructional
design. To make its model of distance learning scalable, reachable to wider
audience and leverage the benefits of emerging technologies, BITS conceived
and designed the BITS Virtual University(VU).
This VU project envisages the design and development of multimedia course that
is web-enabled that goes towards the curriculum of a full-fledged degree
program. This enables people who are off-campus to avail of the facilities
offered to a normal on-campus student registered under the same program. The
advantage of this concept of VU is that students can get a degree from BITS,
while being off-campus. Since these courses are web-enabled, the student can
work in his own comfortable environment and is not restricted to the
Moreover he can work
at a pace with which he finds convenient. All the students registered for the
current semester are given a login and a password. Using this student can
access course materials for which he has registered. Prescribed textbooks and
materials which will be useful to the student are made available separately.
Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology(MUICT)
UDCT is the most
outstanding Institute of the University of Mumbai. This prestigious institute
is a jewel in the crown of the University of Mumbai. It was founded on 4th
August 1934 and was recently awarded the status of the Institute on 26th
January 2002 and renamed MUICT. It enjoys a unique and prominent place amongst
the premier institutes that are engaged in education, training and research in
the field of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology and Pharmacy in India.
Located in central Mumbai over a lush green campus of 16 acres, the MUICT has
a built-up area of 33000 m2 including classrooms, laboratories and
The institute has
received the FICCI(Federation of Indian Chambers of commerce and Industries)
award in the field of research in Science and Technology for the pioneering
work in chemical engineering and technology for the year 2000-2001. This is
also for the first time that any educational institution in India has received
the highest recognition from the apex body of industries i.e. Federation of
Indian Chambers of commerce and Industries. The FICCI award commemorates the
“excellent relationship that the MUICT has built with industry by
commercialization of major process improvement, designs in engineering and
adoption of new technologies resulting in large increase in profitability”.
The award also recognizes the achievement in establishing a “culture of
research in an exemplary fashion”.
specialized and interdisciplinary courses are introduced to keep pace with the
fast changing technology. The Masters Program in Bioprocess Technology with
special emphasis on downstream processing, Masters Program in Flavour &
Perfume Technology and Masters Program in Plastic Processing are some of these
courses that are unique in the whole country. Most of these courses have
partial or total support of the industry and allied professional bodies. In
January 2001, MUICT has introduced a certificate course in Chemical Technology
Management for Doctoral students of MUICT with the objective to train them to
provide leadership to chemical industry and undertake entrepreneurship. The
course is launched with the assistance of UICT Alumni Association. It is a
matter of pride to state that on an average 30% of MUICT graduates from every
class have started their own industries, most of the time without any family
background of business.
The All India
Council of Technical Education(AICTE) has rated MUICT postgraduate education
as the best in the country including all the branches of engineering and
technology and as comparable to the best anywhere in the world. There are
11 Departments in MUICT, which include Chemical Engineering, Six branches of
Chemical Technology: Intermediates & Dyes, Food & Fermentation, Oils
Surfactants & Oleochemicals, Paints & Polymer, Pharmaceutical Technology &
Pharmacy, Fibres & Textile Processing. In addition, there is one Department of
General Engineering and three Departments of Applied Sciences: Applied
Chemistry, Applied Physics, and Applied Mathematics.
offers four years Degree courses in Chemical Engineering(B.Chem.Engg.), in
Pharmacy(B.Pharm.Sc.) and B.Tech. in 7 branches of Chemical Technology(Dyes,
Foods, Oils, Paints, Polymer, Pharmaceutical, Textile). The eligibility is 12th
science. Admission for All India Seats are filled by MUICT and the remaining
seats are filled by the Directorate of Technical Education(DTE), the
Government of Maharashtra. Admission for Masters programs is in line with the
UGC norms and GATE is required as an eligibility criteria. For Doctorate in
Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy and Sciences, UGC/CSIR norms are followed
for usual UGC sponsored seats as well as for endowment and other project
Library has about 38200 books, 25290 journals and 10000 standards
and subscribes 120 international and 25 national journals. In addition there
are 3000 thesis, 925 reports, 16000 microfilms/microfiches and 30 CD-ROM.
members obtain several research grants through prestigious national
institutions and international collaborative research programs. International
collaborative programs is a common feature in MUICT and Indo-US, Indo-French,
Indo-EU, Indo-SA, Indo-Netherlands programs were instrumental in producing
several outstanding research contributions in both fundamental and applied
science. Some of the important on-going international collaborations include
Exxo-Noble, Netherlands; Ensic-Topulouse, France; University of Perdue, USA;
University Birmingham, UK; Huntsman Polyurathanes, Belgium; Groningen
consultancy is another unique feature of MUICT faculty members. This leads to
many aspects: realize and utilize the fruitful research at the implementation
stage, to focus the research to the directly relevant areas with potential
commercialization, solve specific technical problems faced by the industry,
nurture industry-academics interactions and attract competent and highly
qualified technocrats to occupy the faculty positions at MUICT. Interestingly,
many faculty members pay out their salaries through the one-third share of the
consultation fees to the University.
Major Research Work
Undergoing in UDCT:
(1) Chemical Engineering
Division : Design of multi phase reactors, design of multiphase reactions,
separation processes, catalysis, bioseparation, enzyme technology,
environmental engg., process development, computer aided mathematical modeling
and stimulations, modeling of stirred reactors, pollution control etc.
(2) Technology of
Intermediates and Dye-stuff Division : Synthesis of heterocyclic, carbocyclic,
fluorescent compounds, synthesis and applications of high performance azo
pigments, synthesis of laser dyes, process development and standardization of
Intermediates, pharmaceutical intermediates, liquid crystal dyes and
intermediates, environmental aspects of Dyestuff etc.
(3) Technology of Textiles
and Fiber Processing: Eco-friendly textile processing, computer colour
matching, exploiting the use of natural dyes, application of alternative
sources enzymes and their use in textiles, Electro kinetic studies, effluent
treatment studies, colouration of all forms of man made fibers etc.
(4) Foods and fermentation
Division : Fermentative production of enzymes & industrial chemicals,
technology of traditional food, plant tissue culture, natural food colours,
bioconversions, food quality analysis, supercritical extractions of valuable
good constituents etc.
(5) Technology of Oils
Surfactants & Oleoresin Division : Energy efficient & eco-friendly processes
in oil seeds processing & utilization , novel surfactants and speciality
chemicals, edible oil & oil based products, uses of oleochemical , waxes in
(6) Technology of
Pharmaceuticals & Pharmacy Division: Novel reaction search, asymmetric
synthesis, natural products, drug design & discovery, new drugs and drug
intermediates and their analyses, computer aide drug design, drug delivery
(7) Paints & Polymer
Division: Polymer recycling , blends, rheological studies, synthesis and
characterization of resins, colouration & colour matching synthesis of
inorganic and organic pigments, ion exchange resins etc.
(8) Applied Chemistry
Division: Sonochemistry, microwave technology, catalysis, surface chemistry,
green chemistry, solvent extraction, electro chemistry etc.
(9) Applied Physics:
Polymer physics, laser, colour physics, plasma physics etc.
(10) Applied Mathematics:
Computer applications, computer programming for chemical engineering
applications and other modeling problems etc.
Engineering Department of UICT is known as one of the best chemical
engineering schools in the world. The Chemical Engineering Department of UDCT,
from its inception to date, maintains a continued tradition of high quality
education, research and academia-industry interaction. There is a regular
output of high quality research in the field of multiphase reactors,
catalysis, Bio separation, enzyme technology, environmental engineering,
process intensification and process development.
Four year Semesterised
course leading to Bachelor in Chemical Engineering(B.Chem. Engg.)
-Master in Chemical
Engineering(M. Chem. Engg.)
-Master of Technology(M.
Tech.) (Bioprocess Technology): An inter-Departmental course
-Master of Technology(M.
Tech.) (Perfumes and Flavours): An inter-Departmental course
-Ph.D. in Chemical
-Ph.D. in Chemistry(organic,
The Chemical Engg
Department over the past few years has equipped itself with diverse types of
modern laboratory equipment required for work in the areas of contemporary
interest viz. multiphase reactors, catalysis, bio-separation, enzyme
technology, and environmental engineering.
in Chemical Engineering:
The candidate should have passed the degree of B.Chem. Engineering of
University of Mumbai or any equivalent examination of a post-HSC four-year
degree course, of a University recognized by the University of Mumbai, with
first class(i.e. 60% of the marks in aggregate or equivalent grade average).
in Polymer Technology & Engineering:
Any person who has passed with first class(60% and above or equivalent grade
point average) in any one of the following examinations or their equivalent.
(a) B.Tech.(Polymer Technology and Engineering) or B.Tech. (Paints Technology)
of Mumbai or from any
other recognized University
(b) B.Sc.(Tech.) (Technology of Plastics or Technology of Paints), from
University of Mumbai or
from any other
(c) B.Chem.Engg. from University of Mumbai or from any other recognized
(d) B.Sc.Tech.(Rubber technology) from any recognized University
(e) B.E.(Polymer Engg. or
Plastic Engg.) from any recognized University
(f) B.Chem.Tech.(Polymer Engg. or Plastic Engg.) from any recognized
(g) B.E.(Petrochemical Engineering/Technology) from any recognized University
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.):Four
year Semesterised Degree Courses after HSSC Exam
For those qualified with
HSSC or equivalent with First Class and also with Physics, Chemistry, Maths
with 60% marks at one and same sitting.
-Reservations: Reservations as per the Government Resolutions
-All India Open Merit
Seats(Including the State of Maharashtra) : 41(To be filled by MUICT)
Mumbai & Maharashtra State
Seats : 95(To be filled by DTE)
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
It was started in
1909 through the pioneering vision of J.N. Tata. Since then, it has grown into
a premier institution of research and advanced instruction, with more than
2000 active researchers working in almost all frontier areas of science and
technology. IISc is an institute of higher learning and is constantly in
pursuit of excellence. It is one of the oldest and finest centres of its kind
in India, and has a very high international standing in the academic world as
The Department of
Chemical Engineering was started in 1943 as a wing of the Division of Pure and
Applied Chemistry. The Chemical Engineering wing earned the full status of a
department in 1947. In 1961, it was affiliated to the Engineering Faculty and
renamed the Department of Chemical Engineering.
as a center for excellence in research and higher education in chemical
engineering to address the needs of a phenomenally growing chemical industry
in post-independence India. The department has evolved significantly over the
last six decades, reflecting changes in the Indian chemical industry and the
chemical engineering profession worldwide. Research began in the fifties and
sixties with focus on thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, catalysis, and unit
operations, and was followed in the seventies by chemical reactor theory.
Scores of catalysts were developed for homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions
central to our industry, and a variety of chemical reactors were designed and
analyzed. Gradually, focus shifted to more basic research in multiphase
systems. In subsequent years, department went on to make major theoretical
contributions in multiphase systems and won considerable national and
international acclaim. Newer areas like colloid and interfacial science,
biochemical engineering, complex fluids, and polymer science appeared on the
chemical engineering arena in the eighties. In synchrony, the department
developed cutting edge research programs in these areas and has emerged today
as a major center for expertise in modeling complex fluids and advanced
materials. Endeavors in biochemical engineering initiated during the eighties
have culminated today in the establishment of several novel bioreactors across
the country, bringing new accolades to our department.
The turn of the
century is witnessing the fusion of traditional chemical engineering areas
with modern fields like information science, communication technology,
nanoscience, and biology. In keeping with this transition, the department
today has acquired a significantly interdisciplinary character.
Current activities extend to
such diverse areas as biochemical and metabolic engineering, colloid and
interfacial science, complex fluids, environmental engineering, granular
flows, molecular modeling and simulation, nanotechnology, theoretical biology,
transfer processes, and process systems engineering.
At the same time, the traditional strengths as work on reactor analysis,
multiphase systems, and catalysis continues.
The department has had
a longstanding tradition of providing its students with chemical engineering
education of the highest international standards. It currently offer programs
leading to the Master of Engineering(ME), Master of Science(M.Sc.(Engg.)) and
Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) degrees. This is also the first Institute in the
country to introduce innovative Integrated PhD Programmes in Biological,
Chemical and Physical Sciences for science graduates.
Tata (1839-1904) was one of the extraordinary men who even towards the end of
the nineteenth century was convinced that the future progress of the country
depended crucially on research in Science and Engineering. The first batch of
students were admitted in the Departments of General and Applied Chemistry and
of Engineering (ME): The ME program is a two-year course based program
designed to prepare students to address complex industrial and technological
problems through an advanced knowledge of various chemical engineering
subjects. A bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or a related field is
necessary to enter the program. Selection is based on the score obtained in
the GATE Chemical Engineering Paper.
of Science (MSc(Engg)): The Master of Science program is a research based
program designed to prepare students to advance chemical engineering through
research, development, production, design and/or management. A bachelors
degree in engineering or a masters degree in sciences with mathematics as a
subject at least at the bachelors level is required to enter the program.
Candidates are called for an interview on the basis of their scores in GATE or
Joint CSIR-UGC National Entrance Test for JRF or UGC-NET for JRF. The final
selection is based on the performance in the interview.
of Philosophy (PhD): The Doctor of Philosophy program is designed to prepare
each student to actively participate in the development and growth of the
field of chemical engineering at all levels in the industry or in research and
teaching in a university or a research organization. Students can enter the
PhD program either with a masters or a bachelors degree in engineering.
Admission to the
PhD program is in both August and January semesters for which applications are
generally received in March and October, respectively, every year. For
Applicants with a masters degree in engineering Selection is based on
performance in an interview. No GATE score is required. In the PhD program,
each student selects a research advisor and plans a program of course work and
thesis research. Six credit hours of graduate course work of which at least 3
credits should be from core courses offered in the department are required for
the PhD degree. Independent research work is assessed by a comprehensive
examination midway in the program and a defense of the thesis at the end.
Applicants with a
bachelor’s degree in engineering are called for an interview on the basis of
their scores in GATE or Joint CSIR-UGC National Entrance Test for JRF or UGC-NET
for JRF. The final selection is based on the performance in the interview.
Each student selects a research advisor and plans a program of course work and
thesis research. A minimum of 18 credit hours of graduate course work of which
at least 6 credits of core courses in addition to the 4 credit mathematics
course offered in the department are required for the MSc(Engg.) degree.
Independent research work is assessed through a comprehensive examination
midway in the program and a defense of the thesis at the end.
& QIP: The department also accepts students under the External Registration
Programme sponsored by industries and scientific organizations. Faculty
members from different engineering colleges can register for higher degrees
under the Quality Improvement Programme (QIP).
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
The sixth member of
the IIT fraternity was established in 1994. The academic programme of IIT
Guwahati commenced in 1995. IIT Guwahati's campus is on a sprawling 285
hectares plot of land on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra around 20 kms.
from the heart of the city.
At present the
Institute has eleven departments covering all the major engineering and
science disciplines, offering B.Tech., B.Des., M.Tech., Ph.D. and M.Sc.
programmes which includes Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering also.
of Chemical Engineering at IIT Guwahati. Started in 2002 is a major academic
host offering all degrees(B.Tech., M.Tech. & Ph.D.) in Chemical Engineering.
The research interests of the faculty vary broadly ranging from nano scale to
meso scale systems/technology that may demand a collaborative approach with
chemistry, material science, bio-technology, computing and electronics.
engineering involves the economic transformation of raw-materials to valuable
products with lowest possible environmental risk and hazards. Therefore, a
chemical engineer should possess an all round competence in mathematics,
chemistry, physics and economics in addition to the basics in engineering.
Chemical engineering applications have wide spectrum including the production
of petroleum products, petrochemicals, bulk chemicals, fertilizers,
pharmaceuticals, plastics and polymers. Frontier areas of chemical
engineering research include microfluidics, microreactors, waste management,
computer aided process decisions, smart material synthesis, nanotechnology,
hydrogen energy, fuel cells, membranes, drug delivery systems, bio-chemical
The B.Tech. program in
Chemical Engineering involves an eight semester program of courses. The
admission to B.Tech. courses is through JEE test. The entire curriculum is
carefully designed to promote gradual transfer of chemical engineering
knowledge ranging from fundamental principles to advanced concepts. The
undergraduate program also makes the students familiar with real world
situations related to chemical engineering discipline in the form of summer
training and research project. The department presently takes about 20
students per year.
Undergraduate Course Curriculum includes the following courses:
Strength of Materials
Solid and Fluid-Solid
Material Science I
Process Control and
Numerical Methods in
Process Plant safety
Interfacial Science & Engineering
Petroleum Refinery &
The M.Tech. programme with
specialization in Petroleum Refinery Engineering has been initiated in
2004. Course modules in this curriculum allow one to develop advanced skills
to understand complex problems that exist in both chemical and petroleum
The Departmental M.Tech curriculum includes the following courses:
Petroleum Refinery Engineering
Advanced Heat & Mass
Project / Thesis
Interfacial Science &
The Ph.D. programme at
the Department was initiated in 2002. The department enjoys wide variety of
research interests due to competent faculty in research and therefore about 33
research areas (link) have been identified that can suit the purpose of the
student. Many times, research scholars work in interdisciplinary research
getting involved with other departments and research centers at IITG
(nanotechnology centre, energy centre and environment centre). Given the fact
that we have the state of the art analytical and computational facilities,
presently the department has research scholars working in different research
areas such as waste pyrolysis, nanotechnology, combustion engineering, solar
photocatalysis, membrane reactors, sono-chemical waste water treatment,
membrane separation, auto-catalytic solid fluid reactions, gas-liquid
reactions, value added products etc.
The doctoral programme
curriculum constitutes the minimum necessity of taking at least four (for a
scholar with M.Tech. degree) or six (for a scholar with B.Tech. degree) course
modules offered for the M.Tech. programme. Usually, a scholar is allowed in
the first one year to finish his/her course work and follow up later with
his/her research work. The maximum time allowed for a research scholar to
finish his/her Ph.D. programme is about 4 years.