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).