The department of Chemical, Polymer, and Composite Materials Engineering was established in 2007. The department was primarily designed to build on current acclivities and to provide a nucleus for the University’s rapidly expanding industrially oriented research training and consultancy in Chemical Engineering. Since then, more than 500 students have been graduated who are currently working in the reputed international and national organizations and institutes. The department has developed considerably in terms of undergraduate lab and postgraduate research facilities, interacted with the local industry with a specific focus on the local needs and indigenous solutions to the their problems. Students are trained to use specialist scientific knowledge, analytical skills, and innovative thinking to come up with creative solutions to real-world problems. They design new chemical processes and products, as well as improving the performance of existing ones. They are also involved in developing cleaner and more sustainable energy sources, and developing new wonder-drugs to cure the world’s diseases. Core strengths of department are its qualified and dedicated faculty; up-to-date laboratories with essential equipment; well-equipped and upgraded library; strong Industrial links and well-equipped research labs.
The Department Mission:
The mission of the undergraduate program of the Department of Chemical Engineering encompassed three key aspects:
- Education: To offer an outstanding academic program to enable graduates master process synthesis, design, and operations knowledge and develop excellent technical, technological and leadership skills
- Research: To provide a vibrant interdisciplinary research program in engineering science, creating novel and sustainable solutions to serve public interests in areas such as health, energy and environment.
- Social Responsibility: To promote inclusive, safe, collaborative and respectful community for learning and work with integrity.
The Department offers Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering under Outcome-Based Education system where all teaching/learning activities are student-centered. The program covers all aspects of knowledge, skills, and industrial motives to enable graduates with strong technical education for rapidly changing technological environment to pursue lifelong learning and to achieve professional success. The curriculum for the B.Sc. Chemical Engineering has evolved over a number of years and is designed to prepare the students for design, operation, and supervision of Chemical, Biochemical and Polymer Plants. The course is updated regularly to incorporate the outcomes of local and global research in the field of Chemical Engineering. Emphasis is given to the use of computers by students in problem solving and design of equipment and plant. The course curriculum is same as already being followed in Chemical Engineering Department, Main Campus.
Program Educational Objectives:
B.Sc. chemical engineering programs in the department is designed to provide its graduates a solid educational foundation on which they can build successful and sustainable careers in chemical engineering, chemical technology or a related field. The objectives are:
PEO-1: Apply the knowledge, principles, and skills in process industry, academia, and complementary fields to meet the stakeholder requirements.
PEO-2: Graduates achieve professional success by practicing ethical behavior, social responsibility, and diversity, both as individuals and in team environments with effective communication.
PEO-3: Graduates pursue innovative approaches and career growth through professional practice, graduate studies, and other training programs in engineering sciences and management.
Program Learning Outcomes:
The PLOs are published in the student handbook of Chemical Engineering department and are also displayed in the department for the awareness of faculty as well as of students. These engineering attributes (PLOs) of the Chemical Engineering Department are 12 in number and are listed below:
- Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
- Problem Analysis: An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
- Design/Development of Solutions: An ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
- Investigation: An ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis and interpretation of experimental data and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.
- Modern Tool Usage: An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
- The Engineer and Society: An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems.
- Environment and Sustainability: An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
- Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
- Individual and Team Work: An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.
- Communication: An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
- Project Management: An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.
- Lifelong Learning: An Ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.