Year of Establishment : 1920 (Erstwhile Dept. of Applied Chemistry was Trifurcated into three departments in 1982, of which Dept. of Chemical Engineering emerged)
History of the department :The University of Calcutta is a pioneering institute in introducing post-graduate studies in Applied Science in 1920s. At the initiative of the great educationist, Sir Asutosh Mukhopadhyay and Sir P.C.Roy, the department of Applied Chemistry came into existence in 1920 along with sister Technology departments. Professor H.K.Sen became the first professor and Head of the department of Applied Chemistry.
The Department of Applied Chemistry started offering degrees in Chemical Engineering in the year 1977 with intake of 40 and 20 for B. Tech & M. Tech programs respectively.
The present Department of Chemical Engineering was emerged from the parent department in the year 1980 with the above 2 programs. In the year 2000, the intake for M. Tech. program was increased to 25. The degrees offered by the department are duly accredited by the AICTE and approved by UGC.
Recently the Department has started to take 20 students from WBJEE and 20 from B.Sc as lateral entry in the second year.
Vision and Mission of the Department
Vision of the Department
The vision of the Department is to be a nationally and internationally recognized school of Chemical Engineers by producing competent practicing chemical engineers as well as dedicated academicians for the service of the society and humankind.
The Department aims at serving the nation and the society by following the vision of the Faculty of Engineering & Technology keeping in view the motto advancement of learning of the University of Calcutta.
Mission of the Department
To achieve its own vision and the vision of the Faculty, the Department of Chemical Engineering is committed to:
- Provide high-quality teaching to foster international standard graduate and post graduate Chemical Engineers.
- Motivate the students of the Department to face challenges in their professions industrial, academic, R & D organizations.
- Generate knowledge through research as well as through interaction with industries and academia so that the students of this Department can take part in the interdisciplinary fields like environmental engineering, nanotechnology, biotechnology and material science.
- Inspire the students of the Department to contribute to the sustainable development of the nation and society through professionalism, education, research, public and social services.
Campus : University College of Science & Technology
Address for communication : Department of Chemical Engineering, University College of Science & Technology, 92, A.P.C. Road, Kolkata 700 009