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Department of Chemical Engineering

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About us

Looking into the rapid change in the global industry environment, Department of Chemical Engineering at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus is determined to nurture new talents and create leaders and entrepreneurs who can bring high level value addition to the Chemical and Allied industries. Our mission is to drive excellence in Chemical Engineering education and training thereby lead to the creation of a common platform for connecting academia and industry in the exchange of knowledge.

Chemical Engineering department comprises of highly experienced and qualified faculty who have received PhDs/Postdocs from IIT’s or universities abroad. The Department offers programs in three tiers of Chemical Engineering i.e Bachelors (B.E Honors), Masters (M.E) and Ph.D. We also train our students in doing research as part of the curriculum. In 2014-15 academic year, students published more than 25 research articles and 7 students have done their 6 months thesis either at Campus or in association with R&D organizations. Our B.E students have been placed in reputed companies such as Shell, Honeywell, etc. Currently 14 Research fellows are working in ongoing projects and many of them are registered for Ph.D. Our department has received funding for eight different projects from  DST, BIRAC (DBT), CSIR, ABSTC Mumbai, DRDO and BITS Pilani.
 
Because of our close association with Industry, we invite experts to deliver talks to our students. We organize industrial trips every semester apart from 7.5 months of practice school training.  Our faculty are also involved in teaching courses for Industry Professionals under Work Integrated Learning Program (WILP). We have conducted three conferences namely GREEN 2012 – Race to Innovation (01.04.2012), Innovations in Chemical Engineering (Nov.15-16, 2013), Advanced Materials for Defence and Aerospace Applications (22.12.2014) sponsored by Industries and CSIR. Faculty and students are members of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE-HRC). 
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Research

Department of Chemical Engineering is working on research areas such as process development, reaction engineering, petroleum engineering, electrochemical engineering, polymers and composites, catalysis, mathematical modelling of chemical/bio-geochemical processes biomaterial, biofuel, biological wastewater treatment, pulp and paper technology, fuel cells, etc.
 
Department has eight projects (7 ongoing + 1 sanctioned) worth Rs. 230.99 Lakhs funded by various funding agencies such as DBT, DST, BIPP-BIRAC, DRDO, BITS-Pilani. Department has 14 PhD students/project fellows working on these projects. Click here for more details. 
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Programs Offered

  • B.E. (Hons.) Chemical Engineering
  • Ph.D.
  • M.E. Chemical Engineering
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Faculty

Our faculty have extensive experience in industry, research as well as teaching. Our strength is a reflection of their skills, innovation and drive. Click here for faculty profiles.

Faculty & Student Achievements

Department would like to congratulate Silver medal recipient Mr. A. Sai Darshan (2012A1PS487H)  for securing second place in 2012-2016 batch (CGPA: 9.73/10). 
 
Department wishes to congratulate Prof. I. Sreedhar for being conferred as a Fellow (Associate) in the Telangana Academy of Sciences. 
 
Department wishes to congratulate Deepshika Gilbile, fourth year Chemical Engg. student for getting fully funded Ph.D. admission in University of California, Davis (USA)., May 2015.
 
Department wishes to congratulate Sai Darshan, fourth year Chemical Engg. student for receiving a fully funded  PhD admission in  Cambridge University as a recipient of the Cambridge India Ramanujan Scholarship, May 2015. 
 
Department wishes to congratulate Nikhil Sainath Reddy & K. Sesha Sai Nikhil, fourth year Chemical Engg students for getting selected as  an Assistant Manager - QC & Product Development in "Quantra" - Natural Quartz Surfaces (Pokarna Limited, Vizag), May 2015.
 
Department wishes to congratulate Prof. Srikanta Dinda for getting four patents in 2014 (US patent-01, European patent -01 and Chinese Patent -02) in the area of fluid catalytic cracking and dry gas reduction.

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