The Department of Chemical Engineering at CIT was started in 2004. It was initially organized on the
basis of specializations with distinct laboratories and academic programmes: Unit Operations (Heat transfer,
Mass transfer and Fluid mechanics), Automation in Chemical Industries, Processes (Inorganic and Organic)
and Technologies (Fuel, Silicate, Cellulose and Electrochemical). Over time, the Department has evolved
into a more homogeneous entity, with an emphasis on Chemical Engineering fundamentals. The general
academic programme reflects this evolution; however, specialization in particular technologies is possible by
research projects and through streamed electives.
Chemical Engineering is today recognized as a leading department in India primarily because of its strong academic programme, large faculty strength and diverse range of research areas. The academic programmes of the Department are the B.Tech. Several faculty members of the Department also actively participate in teaching and research activities of various interdisciplinary programmes of the Institute.
The Department has well equipped classrooms. Following are the state of art laboratories to cater to the needs of industry and academia:
- Mechanical Operations Lab
- Instrumental Analysis & Pollution Control Lab
- Computer Applications Lab
- Process Control Lab
- Reaction Engineering Lab
- Momentum Transfer Lab
- Heat Transfer Lab
- Mass Transfer Lab
- Environmental Engineering Lab
- Research Lab.