The Department of Chemical Engineering was established in the year 1996 and has an annual intake of 30 students. The department is recognized by VTU as Research Centre for pursuing M. Sc. (Engineering) / Ph. D. programmes.The Department is headed by Dr. Umesh B. Deshannavar.The department has a team of dedicated faculty members to take personal care in all-round development of students.


To be a department of excellence in education and research meeting the requirements of industry and society


  1. To create graduates with sound knowledge in theoretical and applied aspects of Chemical Engineering.
  2. To prepare graduates for professional practice and higher studies in core and multidisciplinary areas through seminars and projects.
  3. To achieve excellence in academics and research through quality education and student support systems.
  4. Foster industry-institute relationship to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
  5. To facilitate employ ability and entrepreneurship through holistic education and alumni network.


The Major Laboratories of this Department are:
· Mechanical Operation Lab
· Momentum Transfer Lab
· Pollution Control & Instrumental Analysis Lab
· Mass Transfer Lab
· Process Control Lab
· Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab
· Process Heat Transfer Lab
· Computer Applications & Simulation Lab

Salient features of Department 

  • The Department extends additional library facility to all the students for reference books and technical journals
  • The Association of Chemical Engineering Students (ACES) is active in conducting various technical activities like Industrial visits, Industrial tours, Quiz programs, Aptitude tests, Seminars on advanced topics, Group discussions etc.
  • Regular mentoring for students by faculty
  • Regular industry – academic interactions. Strong alumni – institute bonding. Alumni share their professional expertise to undergraduate students in a lectures and interactions series.

The department blog can be found at : The Alchemist

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