The B. Tech. Programme in Chemical Engineering at IIT (BHU) Varanasi offers a comprehensive curriculum that equips students with a strong foundation in chemical engineering principles and applications. With a rigorous academic environment and state-of-the-art facilities, the Programme nurtures students to become skilled professionals in the field. Each year, approximately 170 students successfully graduate from the Chemical Engineering department, having gained in-depth knowledge and practical experience through theoretical courses and hands-on training. The B. Tech. Programme in Chemical Engineering at IIT (BHU) Varanasi offers specialization in various streams focusing on Energy, Transport processes, Reaction Engineering and Catalysis; students gain a deep understanding of these core areas. Admissions to the Programme take place annually in July through the Joint Entrance Examination-Main (JEE-Main) and Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced (JEE-Advanced) conducted on a national level in April and May by CBSE and IITs, respectively. Eligibility requires a pass in the final examination of the 10+2 system or its equivalent. For more detailed admission procedures, interested candidates can visit the JEE-Advanced Website before the end of December preceding the year of admission.
The M.Tech. Programme at IIT (BHU) Varanasi offers an enriching and research-oriented experience for approximately 60 students annually. This four-semester Programme comprises a curriculum with a minimum of 10 courses, including four mandatory core courses spread across the two semesters. Students have the flexibility to choose six elective courses aligned with their specific interests. Students embark on research activities upon completing the coursework, dedicating the summer and the subsequent two semesters to their master's thesis. A seamless transition from the master's Programme to doctoral studies within the department is facilitated. Admissions to the M. Tech. Programmes occur during the summer, typically in April-May. The institute publishes a notification on its webpage, encompassing all departments. Admission to the M. Tech. Programme is based solely on GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) scores—detailed M. Tech. Programme eligibility criteria are in the PG manual of IIT (BHU) Varanasi.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.):
The Ph. D. Programme in Chemical Engineering at IIT (BHU) Varanasi offers a stimulating research environment for aspiring scholars. Admissions to the Programme occur twice an academic year, usually in May and December, with detailed eligibility criteria and notifications on the institute's webpage. The selection process begins with the shortlisting of candidates by a selection committee, followed by a written test covering various subjects within chemical engineering and engineering mathematics. Candidates who score above the predetermined cutoff are invited for interviews, typically held the following day, for final selection. Upon completion of coursework, which typically spans up to one semester, Ph.D. students engage in research activities focused on a specific problem of their interest under the guidance of a faculty mentor or mentors. This extended research period, lasting for 3-4 years, offers a unique experience that fosters the development of scientific temperament and enhances technical communication skills—successful completion of the Ph. D. Programme often entails publishing more than two research papers in reputable peer-reviewed journals, further enriching the student's academic journey. Detailed eligibility conditions for all Ph. D. admissions can be found in the PG manual of IIT (BHU) Varanasi.
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Proud moment for the department as a new cover article from the department on "A New Technique for Calculating Kinetic and Thermodynamic Barriers for Nucleation Rates and Interfacial Energy of CaCO3 Prenucleation Nanoclusters at High Temperature Using TGA Models and In Situ Crystallization” by Shivesh Sabbarwal, Prachi Srivastava, Vivek Kumar Verma, and Manoj Kumar, in the Crystal Research & Technology. Congratulations to all the Authors!!
- Dr. Ravi P. Jaiswal has been promoted to Associateship. Congratulations,
- Mr. Ashish Gautam (19041007) was awarded the Best Paper Award, CHEMCON -2022. Congratulations, Ashish and his co-authors.
- Mr. Prateek Chowdhury (22041003) was awarded the Ambuja Young Researcher Award, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), CHEMCON-2022. Congratulations Prateek.
- Prof. Monoj Kumar Mondal is ranked among the World's top 2% of Scientists from India in Chemical Engineering (for three consecutive years since 2020) as per the latest data and statistics released by Elsevier and Stanford University USA, 2022. Congratulations to Prof. M. K. Mondal.
- Prof. Monoj Kumar Mondal became a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, London, in 2022. Congratulations, Prof. Mondal.
- Prof. Monoj Kumar Mondal became a Life Fellow of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) in 2022. Congratulations, Prof. Mondal.
|Visitors||Date of Visit||Purpose of Visit|
|Raja Venkateswar||27.07.2022||1991 Batch Alumni Meet|
|Shankar Ramamurthy, Nilesh K.V. Kamsary, Dinesh Goel, Anil Kumar Tiwari, V. Subramainan, Sunil Mukul, Aandn Gorey, Shiva Gulvady, Makarana Gopal Pathankar||04.11.2022||1982 Batch Alumni Meet|
|Vijay S. Agashe||04.11.2022||1985 Batch Alumni Meet|
|Deepak Tandon||15.11.2022||1987 Batch Alumni Meet|
|Jaspreet Singh, Pradeep Jain, Rani Mohan, Milind K. Kamat, Ashok Rao, Shashi Kant||17.11.2022||1983 Batch Alumni Meet|
|Bhisham Kumar Chhatwari||12.12.2022||Alumni Meet|
|Summet Chandna , Deepak Ravindran, Alok Gupta, Ashutosh Gupta, Vishal Anand , Anupam Jain , Vishal Bhardwaj , Sanjeev Gupta , Sumi Jain , Atul Kumar , Rajesh Mishra , Ramaswamy Sreenivasan , Shashidhar Bhat , Rajeev Nandan ,||29.12.2022||1997 Batch Alumni Meet|
|Paresh Parekh||01.03.2023||Alumni Meet|
|Pradeep Varshney, N.R. Shenoy, Rao Saheb N. Patil, Ranjan Bose, Kamalhar Sawant, Mayor M. Shah, Shakuntala Battacharya, Harsh Veer Chopra, Aditya Satyadev||03.02.2023||Alumni Meet|
|Chandra Prakash Jain, Arvind Kumar Agarwal, Prof. S.K. Gary, Padam Chand Agrawal, K.R. Rohadia, G.G. Tandon, S.K. Porwal, Anil Gupta, Jagat Kumar Singh, Alokmoy De, Yogi V. (Yagyaualkya) Shukla, Arun Banerji, Ashok Kumar Gupta, Mool Chandra Agarwal, U. Dhrshit, Bwarnath Chaturvedi, Pran Verma||27.02.2023||1973 Batch Alumni Meet|
|Pratyush Dayal, Rahul Chauhan, Devesh Kumar Singh, Brijesh Pandey, Amit Lunic, Sushil Gupta, Gokul Singh, Jatin Kakkar, Aditya Satyadev, Anil Rao, Kapil Mehta, Shantanu Pandey, Anupama Gupta , Chhavi Agarwal, Sharad Agarwal, Shekhar Bhartiya, Yogesh Sharma, Amit Agarwal, Manish Maheswari, Niraj Mansingha||03.03.2023||1998 Batch Alumni Meet|
|Pramod Doshi||16.03.2023||Alumni Meet|
Indian Faculty visits in the Department
|S. No.||Name of Faculty Member||Purpose of Visit||Date and Venue|
|Prof. N.S. Gajbhiye, IIT Kanpur||Viva-Voce||April 2022|
|Prof. Ashok M. Raichur, IISc. Bengaluru||Viva-Voce||April 2022|
|Prof. A.K. Dikshit, IIT Bombay||Viva-Voce||August 2022|
|Prof. Jitendra Sangwi, IIT Madras||Viva-Voce||September 2022|
|Prof. Chandan Das, IIT Guwahati||Viva-Voce||October 2022|
|Prof. Saswati Chakraborty, IIT Guwahati||Viva-Voce||October 2022|
|Prof. Ethayaraja Mani, IIT Madras||Viva-Voce||February 2023|
Welcome to the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology (ChE) at IIT (BHU) Varanasi. With a national and international reputation for excellence, our department offers an exceptional educational experience, cutting-edge research opportunities, diverse degree options, and a strong alumni network. Established in 1921 as the Department of Industrial Chemistry, we have consistently set benchmarks in teaching and research. Today, as the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, we continue to deliver education in the latest areas of chemical engineering.
From Head's Desk
ChE@IIT (BHU) Varanasi is committed to providing the highest quality education, fostering a stimulating environment for our student's growth, and promoting excellence in chemical engineering education, research, and socioeconomic impact. Our faculty and student body are dedicated to achieving great success within India and abroad, making significant contributions to academia and industry. Our department takes pride in its world-class experimental research facilities, complemented by the top-ranked ParamShivay Supercomputer in the country. This advanced infrastructure supports our students and faculty in pursuing impactful research, attracting extramural funding, industry collaborations, and achieving high-impact publications and patents.
We have expanded our faculty in recent years to strengthen emerging areas of chemical engineering while maintaining our core strengths in fluid mechanics, reaction engineering, process design and intensification, thermodynamics, and molecular simulations. Additionally, we actively promote entrepreneurial activities among our students, resulting in numerous successful ventures supported by the department. As part of the ChE@IIT (BHU) Varanasi family, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of chemical engineering education and research. Whether you are interested in our B.Tech., M.Tech., or Ph.D. programs, we offer a wide range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our department boasts state-of-the-art research facilities, a well-equipped workshop, smart classrooms, an auditorium, and a library, making it one of the largest in the country. Moreover, as a DST-FIST Sponsored Department, we have established strong ties with industrial organizations, engaging in consultancy projects and industry-funded research. We invite you to join our exciting and thriving ChE@IIT (BHU) Varanasi community. For further information or to schedule a visit, please don't hesitate to contact us. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a department at the forefront of chemical engineering education, research, and industry collaboration.
|Advance Energy Solution||Bioscience & Technology||Catalysis and Reaction Engineering||Pollution Control Technology|
|Nanoscience and Technology||Renewable Energy||Soft and Active Matters||Theory and Computations|