The Department of Chemical Engineering was established in the year 1996 and presently offers 4-year B.Tech. programme in Chemical Engineering with 60 intake. The programme is approved by AICTE and Accredited Thrice (Five years in 2012) by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi. The Department is planning to start M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering in the near future.
The Chemical Engineering programme is run as per the curriculum and syllabus prescribed by RVR & JC College of Engineering (Autonomous)/Acharya Nagarjuna University. The curriculum and syllabi is designed by the Board of Studies in Chemical Engineering of RVR & JC College of Engineering (Autonomous)/Acharya Nagarjuna University and is approved by the Academic Council of RVR & JCCE(A)/Academic Senate of the Acharya Nagarjuna University. The board of studies consists of Senior faculty From the Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty nominated by ANU from IITs, NITs and other Universities and senior executives from the industries.
Presently the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering of this Institution Dr. M.Venkateswara Rao is the Chairman for the Board of studies in Chemical Engineering of RVR & JC College of Engineering (Autonomous)/Acharya Nagarjuna University. The Department of Chemical Engineering with its laboratories, lecture halls and faculty rooms etc., are housed in an exclusive building. The Department has the state of the art equipment necessary for curricular needs and latest software in Chemical Engineering like Aspen plus University Package and TSPL.
The following are the laboratories:
The laboratories are so equipped that all experiments prescribed in the curriculum can be conducted. In fact all the experiments are conducted.
The Department is complimented with adequate staff with three Ph.D.'s and seven M.Tech.'s. The curriculum is implemented through well planned and organized lectures to make the learning most effective. The teaching and training is more student centered so that the pass outs will be able to prove themselves in a competitive environment. Periodic tests are used to gauge the performance of the students and counseling is offered appropriately to bring up the under performers. The Department lays special emphasis on project work. The projects are so conceived that they call for application of knowledge gained in various subject areas in Chemical Engineering. The Department exposes the students to live situations in Chemical Engineering by organizing Guest Lectures by eminent personnel from Industry and Academic Institutions. Further industrial visits are regularly arranged to process industries besides arranging practical training during the summer vacation after 3rd year. The teachers closely watch the student's performance and behavior and corrective suggestions are given whenever necessary for an all-round personality development. While the teachers bestow their utmost efforts they expect the students to be disciplined and utilize the guidance and counseling available to become Engineers with a competitive edge. As a Phillip to the aim of continuing education, the students are specially trained for GATE, GRE, and TOEFL. All the attempts are made by the Department and placement cell to arrange recruitment for the pass outs to the extent possible. The Alumni of the Department are faring well in their occupations. A good number of students are admitted into IIT's, REC's for higher studies and a number of students are pursuing their higher studies abroad. Traditionally the Department is organizing one or two programs every year providing a forum for exchange of ideas and transfer of know how between students and staff of Chemical Engineering Department in various institutions across the state/country.