Department of Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering

 Vision and Mission

Vision of the Department:

To be a Department of this Institution of global standing for developing professionally competent talent contributing to nation building in the Chemical and Petrochemical sector.

Mission of the Department:

• Training competent engineers for the Chemical and Petrochemical sector

• Develop and maintain state-of-art infrastructure and research facilities for the faculty and students to create, apply and disseminate knowledge

• To take on industry-relevant R&D activity by faculty and students for continuous improvement in academics and allied areas

• To develop students who shall be ethical in behavior both in professional as well as in personal life; and

• To create a culture where faculty and students give due consideration to environment and social issues while solving a problem.

Program Outcomes (POs):

PO1. Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2. Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

PO3. 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.

PO4. 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.

PO5. 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.

PO6. 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.

PO7. Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8. Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9. Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10. 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.

PO11. 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.

PO12. 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.

Program Specific Outcomes for B. Tech Chemical (Refining and Petrochemicals)

PSO1. Apply basic concepts of mathematics, science and engineering to solve complex chemical engineering problems;

PSO2. Design and analyze the process equipment’s, using laws of conservation, reaction kinetics, thermodynamics, process control, economics and safety

Courses Offered

Undergraduate programmes

  • B.Tech Chemical Engineering with specialization in Refining and Petrochemicals
  • B.Tech in Applied Petroleum Engineering specialization in Gas


Postgraduate programmes

  • M.Tech Process Design Engineering



  • Dr. S.K.Gupta felicitated at
    • Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore
    • The National Academy of Sciences India (NAASI)
    • Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)
  • Mr. G.SanjayKumar was awarded Best paper Award by UCAST 2010
  • Dr. Vishal Mishra was awarded with Young Scientist Award – Advances in Mechanical Engineering and Emerging Technologies which was bestowed by Kamala Nehru Institute of Technology, UP in 2012.


Students :

Fellowships earned by 2 doctoral fellows at Canadian University

The University is recognized by DSIR

Seminars / Events

  • National Level Workshop on Process Modelling and Simulation was organized on March 2010.
  • Special lectures were conducted for the students of M. Tech PD and PLE on usage of VBA macros in excel for class assignments
  • Guest lecture for pipeline students on ‘Pipeline Integrity Management.’ The guest lecture was given by Mr. P N Subramanian (L&T), Rohit Sinha, (L&T) on August 20, 2011.
  • Guest lecture on ‘Advances in the Chemical Sciences in the period 1950-2000 (this will cover almost all Nobel Prize works of the period) - as seen by a Chartered Scientist’. The guest lecture was given by Mr. Ramanujam Parthasarathy (Retd. IAS, Member EI Accreditation) on 16th April 2012.
  • Guest lecture on “Design of Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger – Troubleshooting”. The guest lecture was given by Mr. Arvind Kaushik Sr. Dy. G.M (Research and Development - Hydrocarbons), L&T, Mumbai on 10th September 2012.
  • Guest lectures were arranged for B. Tech GE students and M. Tech PDE students.
    •  Dr. Frank Xhu, Chief Engineer of UOP, USA.
    •  Mr. Surinarayanan of British Gas.
    •  Mr. Ramanujam Parthasarathy (Retd. IAS, Member EI Accreditation)
    •  Mr.Aravind Kaushik, Sr.Dy.G.M/R&D, L&T


Beyond syllabus activities

  • A Student Chapter of IIChE has been created in University. This facilitates student and faculty to interact with external professionals and help in their development
  • Lectures/Seminars by experts from Industry and Academia.
  •  PEP (Personality Enhancement Program) and orientation program conducted at the beginning of first year to orient the students toward professional curried building.
  •  Student participation in National & International competitions involving Engineering Design concepts.


Besides other academic facilities available for the department on Campus, following academic infrastructure is also available for enhancing conducive learning of the students:

  • Library: Fully Fully air-conditioned multi-floored centralized library building is with well-furnished with Reading Room and Reference books, Journal & Magazine and new furniture. Besides, Twenty Workstation for E database, OPAC ( Online Public Access Catalogue) access kiosk are also installed in the Library. In addition Photocopy and scanner facility is also available.
  • Internet facilities for staff and students
  • Wi-fi Campus
  • Staff and students are provided with Laptop / Netbooks
  • Class rooms with ICT facility
  • Students laboratories

Research Focus

The research thrust of the department is in the following areas:

  • Coal to Liquid
  • Gas to Liquid
  • Coal bed Methane
  • Catalyst Development
  • Process Technology


Research labs:

  • Bio Diesel Plant
  • Bio Gas Development and Training Centre


Successful research projects:

  • Neelam Chulah – Capable of burning different type of fuel i.e LPG, kerosene, Biomass
  • Gasification of Biomass to generate power


Contributions of the department in generating new knowledge, basic or applied

  • Trainings on the new software skills for both students and faculty.
  • A workshop on usage of MATLAB for Chemical Engineering Processes.


  • faculty

    Dr. R. P. Badoni

    B.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics), Agra University

    M. Sc. (Physics & Chemistry), Meerut University

    Ph.D, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun

    Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Liverpool University, Liverpool

  • faculty

    Dr. Santosh Kumar Gupta

    B.Tech (Chemical Engg), IIT Kanpur

    M.S. (Chemical Engg.), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

    Ph.D (Chemical Engg), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

  • faculty

    Dr. Ashoutosh Pandey

    B.Tech (Chemical Engineering), IIT Kanpur

    M.Tech (Chemical Engineering), IIT Kanpur

    Ph.D (Chemical Engineering), University of Massachusetts, USA

  • faculty

    Dr. G Gopalakrishnan

    B.Sc (Applied Sciences), Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai

    M.Sc (Applied Chemistry), Anna University, Chennai

    Ph.D (Heterogeneous Catalysis), Anna University, Chennai

  • faculty

    Dr. Rajeshwar Mahajan

    B.Tech (Chemical Engineering)

    M.E (Chemical Engineering)


  • faculty

    Dr. Vijay Parthasarthy

    B.Tech (Chemical Engineering), St. Peter's Engineering College, Madras University,

    M.Tech (Chemical Engineering), Vellore Institute of Technology, 

    Ph.D (Chemical Engineering.), IIT Madras

  • faculty

    Ajay Mittal

    B.Tech (Chemical Engineering), S.L.I.E.T, Longowal, 2001

    M.Tech (Petroleum Engineering), I.S.M, Dhanbad, 2003
    Ph.D. (Pursuing), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun.
  • faculty

    Dr. Adarsh Kr. Arya

    B.Tech (Chemical Engineering), B.I.E.T Jhansi 

    M.Tech (Chemical Engineering), H.B.T.I. Kanpur

    M.Tech (Piping Engineering),  IIT Mumbai 

    Ph.D, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

  • faculty

    Dr. Anupama Mishra

    B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering), Uttar Pradesh Technical University

    M.Tech. (Chemical Engineering), IIT (BHU), Varanasi

    Ph.D (Chemical Engineering), IIT (BHU), Varanasi
  • faculty

    Bhalchandra Shingan

    B.E (Chemcial Engineering)

    M.Sc (Gas Engineering & Management), University of Salford, UK

    Ph.D (Purusing), University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun

  • faculty

    Bomma Ramanjaneyulu

    B.Tech (Chemical Engineering), Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

    M.Tech (Chemical Process Synthesis & Design), Indian Institute Of Technology, Chennai

    Ph.D (Purusing),  Topic "Waste Water Treatment",  Andhra University
  • faculty

    Ch. Vara Prasad

    B.Tech (Chemical Engineering), College of Engineering, Andhra University 

    M.Tech (Chemical Engineering), IIT-Kharagpur.

    Ph.D (Pursuing) (Chemical Engineering), JNTU, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh

  • faculty

    Dr. Gopinath M

    B.Tech., (Chemical Engineering)  Arunai Engg. College (Madras University), Tiruvannamalai.

    M.Tech., (Industrial Biotechnology) Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar.
    Ph.D.,( Chemical Engineering) Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar.
  • faculty

    Kumargaurao Dnyaneshwar Punase

    B.Tech (Chemical Engg.), Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur University

    M.Tech (Chemical Engg.), IIT Roorkee

    Ph.D (Purusing), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Deharadun

  • faculty

    Dr. Murali Pujari

    B. Tech., (Chemical Engineering), G.M.R.I.T. College of Engineering, Rajam, Andhra Pradesh, India 

    M. Tech., (Chemical Engineering), Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India  
    Ph.D, (Chemical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India
  • faculty

    Dr. Nishu Goyal

     B.Tech (Biotechnology), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi

     M.Tech (Biosciences and Bioengineering), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
    Ph.D (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering), National University of Singapore
  • faculty

    Niteen Ramchandra Yeole

    B. Tech. (Petrochemical Engineering)
    M. E. (Chemical Engineering)
    Ph.D. (Purusing) (Chemical Engineering)
  • faculty

    Rose Havilah Pulla

    B.Tech (Chemical Engineering)

    M.E (Petrochemical Engineering)

    Ph.d (Pursuing) Chemical, Univeristy of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

  • faculty

    Dr. Satish Kommoji

    B.Tech (Chemical Engg.), JNTU, Hyderabad

    M.Tech (Chemical Engg.), SV University, Tirupati
    Ph.D (Polymer Science and Engg.) IIT Delhi
  • faculty

    Amit Kumar Thakur

    B.Tech (Chemical Engineering), BIT Sindri, Dhanbad

    M.Tech. (Chemical Engineering), IIT Mumbai

    Ph.D. (Pursuing), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun.

  • faculty

    Leena Kapoor

    B.Tech (Chemical Engineering)

    M.Tech (Chemical Engineering)

    Ph.D (Pursuing), University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun

  • faculty

    Pranava Chaudhari

    B.Tech (Chemical Engineering), Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur

    Ph.D. (Thesis Submitted), IIT Kanpur 

  • faculty

    Dr. Rahul Kumar


    M.Tech, IIT , Bombay


  • faculty

    Sukanchan Palit

    B.Tech (Chemical Engg), Jadavpur University, Kolkata

    Master's in Chemical Engg, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

    PGDM (Business Management), All India Institute of Management Studies, Chennai, 

    PGDM (Human Resource Development), All India Institute of Management Studies, Chennai

    PGDM (Environmental Management System & ISO 14000/14001), All India Institute of Management Studies, Chennai

    Ph.D, (Pursuing), University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun


  • faculty

    Giridhar Vadicharla

    B.E. (Hons.) (Chemical Engineering), BITS Pilani

    M.E. (Chemical Engineering with Spl. Petroleum Engineering), BITS Pilani

  • faculty

    Shyam Kumar Inturi

    B.Tech (Chemical Engineering)

    M.Tech (Gas Engineering)

  • faculty

    G. Saradha Devi

    B.TECH (Chemical Engineering), ANNA University

    M.Tech (Refining & Petrochemical Engineering), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Deharadun
    Phd (Purusing) (Chemical Engineering), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Deharadun

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