Year of Establishment : 1982
History of the department : The inception of the Department of Applied Chemistry was in 1920. University of Calcutta is the first among the Indian universities to pioneer studies in Applied Sciences at the post graduate level. In January 1982, Department of Applied Chemistry was trifurcated into three departments; Department of Chemical Technology is one of them. The university introduced B. Tech (8 semesters) 4 years course along with lateral entry for post B.Sc (Chemistry Hons.) 3-years (6 semesters) B. Tech. and 2-years (4 semester) M. Tech. degree courses in the Department of Chemical Technology since 2008. In 2015, Department started 4-years (8 semesters) B. Tech. course for the students passed 10+2 level and qualified JEE.
Special award/ recognition from UGC or related statutory body: Received Departmental Special Assistance Program (SAP-I) for 2018-2023
Academic collaborations is one regular activity and the department extend support to NITTR, NIPER, Bose Institute, Indian Statistical Institute, Academic Staff colleges of different universities, BIT (Mesra), West Bengal Pollution Control Board, Jadavpur University, University of North Carolina, St. Xaviers College, GCCET, Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute etc.
FSSAI (Govt. of India), Coats of India, Mother Dairy, Edible Products Ltd. Quaker Chemicals Ltd. Proficient Food Products, Food Safety & Standard Authorities of India (Govt. of India), Indian Customs, Suman Proteins Ltd., Aloka Oils Ltd, Vinaka Fats & Oils, Budge Budge Refinery Ltd. Albert David limited, Sigcap Pharmaceuticals and several more
Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department :
Teaching support :
The Placement Cell along with the faculty members organize value-addition programmes like soft-skill development and provide placement opportunities to students. It also acts as the major interface between the industrial sector and helps in developing the industry-academia inter-relationship.
Additional information :
Programme Educational Objectives
The Programme outcome includes the following B. Tech students should have
In Plant Training/Institutional Training
Students have to undergo an In plant Training program for a specified period (46 weeks) related to ones course/subject in an industry, like Cipla Pharmaceuticals, Mendine Pharmaceuticals, Stadmed, East India Pharmaceuticals, Deys Medical, Zuventus, Strassenburg Pharmaceutics, Emami Pharmaceuticals, Freshnius Kavi Pharmaceuticals, Torrent Phrmaceuticals, Aventis Pharma, Indian Oil Corporation limited, Haldia Petrochemicals, Reliance Petrochemicals, Essar Oil Limited, British Oxygen, Asianol Lubricants, INOX Gases, Houghton International, Axzo Nobel, Nalco Chemicals, Berger Paints India Limited, Emami Agrotech Ltd., Adani Wilmer Ltd., Ruchi Soya Industries ltd., Gokul Refoils & Solvents Ltd., Budge Budge Refineries Ltd., Balmer Laurie Ltd., British Paints, Alfa Laval India, Britannia, Shalimar Paints India, Gemini Edible & Fats, Acalmar, H.R. Johnson India Ltd, TRL Krosaki Refractories Limited, OCL India Private Limited, Aditya Birla Insulator, EPCOS India Private Limited, Vesuvius India Ltd., Hindustan National Glass Ltd., IFGL, Somany Tiles, Nataraj Ceramics, Calderys India Limited, Saint Gobain, Carborundam Universal.
Campus : Rashbehari Sikha Prangan
Address for communication :
The Head Department of Chemical Technology
University of Calcutta
92, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata - 700 009
Phone: +91-33-2350 1014 / 1397 / 1857 / 6387 / 6396 / 8386, ext. 260/261
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