The Department of Chemical Engineering with well qualified faculty provides high standard of education in the diversified fields of Chemical Engineering. The Department has immense strength in the area of Polymer Engineering. The Department received national recognition by winning the Gold Trophy for Plasticon Award 2012 in the category of Best Educational Institution Contributing to Plastics. The Plasticon Award was conferred on 1st February 2012, at 8th International Plastics Exhibition and conference. The programme was supported by Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India. Faculty members are working on sponsored projects and collaborative research with various organizations. The Department is also recognized under DST-FIST.
The Department has modern and sophisticated laboratories and workshop facilities such as Chemical Engineering Unit Operation laboratory, Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory, Process Control Laboratory, Synthesis Laboratory, Energy Engineering Laboratory, Polymer Characterization Laboratory etc. The Department has excellent facilities in Polymer Processing Workshop and Product Development Laboratory including mould design and manufacturing facility. The various materials in characterization facilities include Instron Universal Testing Machine, Rigaku wide angle X-Ray diffractometer, ATLAS accelerated weathering testing system, HAAKE Rheometers. The Product Development facilities include MCP HEK vacuum casting system for prototyping and Stratasys Fused Deposition Modelling system rapid prototyping. The students are trained in various CAE applications in the field of product and process design with various software such as ASPEN PLUS, Accelrys, Material Studio for molecular simulation, MATLAB, PROENGINEER, ANSYS, CATIA, FLUENT, POLYFLOW, and MOLDFLOW.
There are several Projects sponsored by DRDL, DST, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Coir Board etc. to the credit of the Department. Major research areas are: Nanotechnology, Advanced Polymer Composites, Alternative Energy, Bio-resources Utilization, Pollution Control, Water Treatment Technologies, Polymer Blends and Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Nano filtration Membrane, Recycling of Polymer Waste, Specialty Polymer, Colloids and Interfacial Science, Tissue Engineering, Sensors, Fuel Cell Membrane.
The Department conducts short and long-term courses in Polymer Processing, Quality Control, CAE, etc. Apart from manpower development, we provide consultancy and testing facilities to the plastics industries. The Department also conducted an Integrated Industrial Training Programme in plastics processing industry at Amiantit Oman, in Sultanate of Oman.
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
Integrated M.Sc. Programme:
- Food 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 (As per GATE syllabus)
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