Message from HoD
Chemical Engineering, in essence, concerns the economic design and operation of chemical plants. Chemical Engineering fundamentals draw from physics, chemistry, mathematics and increasingly biology, which is combined with engineering art to understand and control molecular and macroscopic processes in these diverse systems. The discipline is expanding and the new science and engineering are helping develop technologies that are more efficient, safer and environmentally friendly. Chemical Engineers have made important contributions to society over the years in terms of products and processes. The breadth and versatility of their training will continue to open many new opportunities for chemical engineers in the future.
The Department of Chemical Engineering was established in the year 1996 and currently offering B.Tech. Program with 60 intake. Students are admitted to these programmes based on National level competitive examinations. The department has well qualified faculty dedicated to teaching and doing research in fundamental and advanced areas. The Department has been producing competent Chemical Engineers to the society right from its inception. The Department is well equipped with all the required laboratories as per the curriculum with state of art equipment & latest software in Chemical Engineering such as ASPEN PLUS, follows a well-disciplined teaching-learning process, and maintains a win-win student-teacher relationship on campus. The programme is approved by AICTE and Accredited Thrice (Five years in 2012) by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi. The department has inked MoUs with some of the leading industries. The graduating students are absorbed into reputed firms through campus placements. The department aims at inculcating lifelong learning skills in the students. The alumni of the department are shouldering high positions in multifarious organizations. We have revised our academic curriculum to be in tune with the current developments in the field while retaining the core concepts from the discipline. Our students have actively participated in National and International Conferences and won many Best Paper/poster awards. The department has dedicated all the activities for the benefit of chemical industry and society.
The Research Laboratory was established with financial assistance from AICTE under "MODROBS" scheme. Two of the faculty members have received grants for conducting seminars in 2010, 2013 and 2017 from AICTE, and two of the faculty members have received Minor Research Projects in 2016 by UGC. Further, the Department shares the equipment in Fluid Mechanics laboratory of Civil Engineering Department, C-Programming laboratory of Computer Science and Engineering Department and Heat Transfer Laboratory of Mechanical Engineering Department, besides the common workshop facility. The Department is complimented with adequate faculty with Five Ph.D.s and Three M.Tech.s.
Traditionally the Department organizes one or two technical programs every year providing a forum of exchange of ideas and transfer of know how between students of various institutions across the State / Country. The Department organized 6th Annual Session of Student Chemical Engineering Congress (SCHEMCON-2010) during 24-25 September, 2010 on the theme "Process Industries and Sustainable Development". The Department (IIChE-RVR&JCCE Student Chapter) organized IIChE 2nd council meeting of IIChE on 07-02-2015. The Department is also actively involved in establishing IIChE- Guntur Regional Centre and its activities. IIChE-RVR&JCCE Student Chapter organizes various technical events such as ChECK (Chemical Engineering Contest for Knock out), guest lectures, etc. For such an active role the student chapter has been awarded with Ambuja's Best student chapter 1st prize in 2011, 2nd prize in 2012 & Pedilite Industries Best Student Chapter Award for the academic years 2015 & 2016 by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Kolkata