Welcome to the Department of Chemical Engineering BIT Mesra. Chemical Engineering discipline is the interface of molecular sciences and engineering. The discipline is strongly dependent on the basic scientific fundamentals like Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Biology along with other engineering discipline like Materials Science, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Computer Science. The discipline offers unparalleled opportunities to change the Human civilization in all fronts.
The Department was established in 1994 as Polymer Engineering and is renamed as Chemical Engineering in 2011. The Department currently offers two undergraduate programs one is B.TECH. (Chemical Engineering) NBA Accredited with 120 seat capacity & another is B.TECH. (Food Engineering and Technology) with 30 seat capacity. The Department has well qualified faculties provides high standard of education and research in the diversified fields of Chemical Engineering. The academic curriculum of both the existing and proposed courses is up-to-dated to CBCS in line with the recent scenario in the field while retaining the core concepts from the discipline. Faculties have introduced new electives related to their research and recent industrial developments. The Department also provides facilities for doctoral research in the fields of Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science and Technology, Food Science and Technology and allied areas.
The Department has state of the art laboratory facilities comprising the high end equipment’s, processing line and cutting edge computational facility with modern simulations software to cater the modern industrial requirements. The Department has 7 undergraduate laboratories covering the length and breadth of the core concepts of the disciplines that includes Heat and Mass transfer lab, Fluid and Mechanical operations, Reaction Engineering, Process Control, Chemical synthesis, material processing and computational lab with new edge software like COMSOL, ASPEN, ANSYS, MAT LAB and others. In addition, the Department has 4 advanced research lab covering the area of recent advancement of energy, material, process engineering, and computational fluid dynamics.
The Department received national recognition by winning the Gold Trophy for Plasticon Award 2012 in the category of Best Educational Institution Contributing to Plastics at the 8th International Plastics Exhibition and Conference, supported by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India. The Department is recognized by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India as a FIST Department. Over last few years, an increase in sponsored research from DRDL, DRDO, DBT, DST, ICMR, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Coir Board, CCL, etc.
The Department has strong interaction with many Industries to insist our students to take part in the industrial projects, and to accept pre placement offers as final year project in the Industry. Students are placed in esteemed core and software companies across the word. To name some of our recruiters ADITY BIRLA, TATA STEEL, ZINDAL, RELIANCE, PWC, STARLITE, GOOGLE, WIPRO, AMAZON, ACCENTURE and many more.
Students are also pursuing their higher studies in the institute of national and international repute including different IITs, NITs and foreign Universities. Some of our Alumni cracked Civil Service examinations also.
In addition IICHE, BIT MESRA student chapter to make the students aware with the recent requirement and progress of chemical engineering and to give an opportunity to be a member of wide chemical engineering fraternity. Almost every year Chemical Engineering Students organized technical fest “Coalescence” where expert from Industry is invited for guest lecture. The Department organized Industry visit time to time to familiarizes with Industry.
We welcome you all to visit our department for your valuable remarks and suggestion.
To be a centre of excellence for the provision of effective teaching/learning, skill development and research in the areas of chemical engineering and allied areas through the application of chemical engineering principles.
To educate and prepare graduate engineers with critical thinking skills in the areas of chemical engineering & polymer science and engineering, who will be the leaders in industry, academia and administrative services, both at national and international levels.
To inculcate a fundamental knowledge base in undergraduate students which enable them to carry out post-graduate study, do innovative interdisciplinary doctoral research and to be engaged in long-life learning.
To train students in addressing the challenges in chemical, petrochemical, polymer and allied industries by developing sustainable and eco-friendly technologies.
The Department of Chemical Engineering offers one Undergraduate four year programme, and Doctoral programme. The department also runs one five year Integrated M.Sc. Food Technology programme.
- B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) - Intake: 120
- B.Tech. (Food Engineering and Technology) - Intake: 30
Doctoral Programme in the fields of Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science & Engineering, and, Food Processing Technology.
B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) programme:
B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) programme is accredited by National Board of Accreditation, India. The first accreditation was from 01.07.2018 to 30.06.2021 which was further extended for one year till 30.06.2022. Based on the compliance report, the programme has been again accredited for the academic years 2022-2023 to 2024-25 i.e. upto 30.06.2025.
The minimum number of credits required for a B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) degree is 168. The curriculum is based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.
As per curriculum, Programme core courses (38%), Programme Elective courses (11%) and Project work (9%) are offered by the department. Foundation science courses (15%) are offered by science department while General Engineering courses (14%) are offered by other engineering departments of the institute. For details click here.
Our curriculum offers the flexibility for students to include an In-depth Specialization in:
- Chemical Process Engineering, or
- Polymer Technology.
Students who have registered for B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering should complete 20 additional credits of courses. For details click here.
For other department students, B. Tech. Minor in Chemical Engineering will be awarded if he/she completes 20 credits of courses. For details click here.
Chemical Engineering (As per GATE syllabus)
Polymer Science & Engineering/ Material Science / MSc (Chemistry)/ Allied Branches
Food Technology(As per GATE syllabus)
Dr. Akhil Kumar Sen
Head, Department of Chemical Engineering
BIT- Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, INDIA 835215
Phone: 0651-227 6053
Fax No.: 0651-2275401