Department of Chemical Engineering
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The Chemical Engineering Department was established in the year 1996 and was twice accredited by NBA in 2003 and 2008 for 5 years. The Department offers UG & PG course.

 

It has faculty with good academic and industrial background, who are dynamically engaged in teaching, research and industrial interaction. Presently, out of the 13 faculty members, 7 are Ph. D holders and one awaiting to be conferred Ph.D. About 62 papers have been published in the last 5 years in various international and national journals. The faculty is actively engaged in R & D activities relating to Catalysis, Multi Objective Optimization, Three Phase Fluidization, Fuel Cell, Process control, Membrane separations, Bio Fouling, essential oils, precursors for carbon fibers and Corrosion, synthesis of Nano particles.

 

The department has the distinction of bagging two AICTE – RPS project worth Rs 20 Lakhs and two AICTE – MODROBS projects worth Rs 20 Lakhs in the last 5 years and successfully completing them. Currently, the faculty are working on a DST funded project on ‘Anti Fouling paint failure in ocean going vessels’ in collaboration with the Indian Maritime University, Visakhapatnam. Another AICTE – RPS project on ‘Production of Mesophase Pitch suitable for making carbon fibers from Coal Tar’ has been completed and mesophase pitch with 70% mesophase content suitable for carbon fibers was successfully produced in the lab.

 

The department is also keeping abreast the students of the present day developments in the application of software for Chemical Engineering by mastering the state of the art software packages like COMSOL for CFD, PRO II for Chemical Process simulation, MATLAB for general simulations and a Real Time Simulator. The students of the department are regularly trained on these softwares so as to enable them in visualizing the various possible scenarios. This has helped many of the students getting offers from companies like FLUENT, Reliance, HPCL, BPCL, Invensys and also being offered 6 summer fellowships in IITs and IISc in the last 5 years.

 

The department has established a strong industry interaction by the Training Technical Service personnel of HPCL on HYSYS and MACRED INDIA employees in the basics of Chemical Engineering. It is also actively engaged in helping purify industrial solvents of local chemical companies. It has also started an AICTE approved part time B.Tech Chemical engineering from 2012 for employees in and around Visakhapatnam. In the year 2014 training program for VASUDHA Pharma employees was organized in chemical engineering unit operations. The department had also signed MOU with JENGU Water Pvt Ltd. and established RO based pilot desalination plant during the year 2014-15.

 

The project works taken up by the students during their UG and PG courses are of high quality. One of the projects carried out by the UG students was awarded the best project of GVP- College of Engineering (A) by TCS in the year 2012 and a patent was applied for the “Mosquito Repellent” in 2015. Most of our PG student projects are carried out in collaboration with prestigious organizations like IICT, Hyderabad, NCL – Pune, CPCL – Chennai, BPCL- Hyderabad, Poorna Pragnya Bangalore etc. Three projects in the field of nanotechnology has been taken up by UG students this year.

 

The Department has full-fledged and well established Process Simulation Lab, Chemical Engineering Laboratories like Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Chemical Reaction, Process control, Mechanical unit operations, Fluid mechanics and Chemical Technology which meet the requirements of the undergraduate curriculum. Apart from these regular Labs, the department has also setup a Simulation lab which imparts the students with the knowledge and experience on process simulation, real time control of Distillation Column, Absorber & Stirred Tank Reactor, CFD, Process simulation using PRO-II and MATLAB. The post graduate labs is well equipped with a high pressure PARR reactor, Gas Chromatograph, UV-Spectrophotometer, Photo catalytic reactor, Auto clave, Controlled CSTR and Distillation Column and other equipment to carry out testing of pollutants.

 

Vision of the Department:

To evolve into a center of higher learning in chemical engineering with experimental and state-of-the art computational facilities for education and research.

Mission of the Department:

  • To produce high quality chemical engineers with knowledge and skills suitable to the needs of higher learning, industry and research organizations.

  • To meet the technological needs of the economy, environment and society.

  • To develop leadership qualities with good communication skills.

Long Range Goals:

  • To produce Quality Chemical Engineering graduates who would be original in thinking, innovative in approach, and would serve the needs of the society and country in the years to come

  • To develop Chemical Engineering Department into a Center of Excellence in emerging technologies like CFD, Multi Objective Optimization and Process Simulation.

  • To motivate the students to face the challenges in a professional way after graduation by organizing co-curricular & extra curricular and society activities such as Technical Quiz’s, Group discussions, Seminars, Training in latest Software & organization work

Short Range Goals:

  • To establish a Process simulation and a Computational Fluid Dynamics Centers.

  • To conduct academic programs close to industrial needs

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) :

PEO Code Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)
PEO1 Produce graduates to have basic knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering for successful careers in and related to chemical engineering with high morals and ethics.
PEO2 Analyze and design appropriate solutions for socially relevant problems by using current engineering techniques and tools.
PEO3 Engage in professional development through effective communication, team work and lifelong learning.


Program Outcomes:

  1. Able to apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals to solve complex chemical engineering problems.

  2. Attain the capability to identify, formulate and analyse problems related to chemical engineering and substantiate the conclusions

  3. In a position to design solutions for chemical engineering problems and design system components and processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration to public health and safety.

  4. Able to perform analysis and interpretation of data by using research methods such as design of experiments to synthesize the information and to provide valid conclusions.

  5. Able to select and apply appropriate techniques from the available resources and modern chemical engineering and software tools, and will be able to predict and model complex engineering activities with an understanding of the practical limitations.

  6. Able to carry out their professional practice in chemical engineering by appropriately considering and weighing the issues related to society and culture and the consequent responsibilities.

  7. Able to understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions on environmental safety.

  8. Transform into responsible citizens by resorting to professional ethics and norms of the engineering practice.

  9. Able to function effectively in individual capacity as well as a member in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary streams.

  10. Able to communicate fluently on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and society, and will be able to prepare reports and make presentations effectively.

  11. Able to apply knowledge of engineering and management principles while managing projects in multidisciplinary environments.

  12. Engage in independent and life-long learning in their specialized areas of chemical engineering.