Welcome to the department of Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. Started functioning in 2002, the department is a major academic host offering B. Tech., M. Tech., and Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering. The department is endowed with young, vibrant and dynamic faculty well qualified to impart high quality teaching and research in Chemical Engineering. The research interests of the faculty vary broadly ranging from nano scale to meso scale systems/technology that may demand a collaborative approach with Chemistry, Materials Science, Bio-technology, Computing and Electronics.
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree in Chemical Engineering follows an eight semester system. The curriculum is designed to impart fundamental principles as well as recent advancements in Chemical Engineering. The syllabi include Humanities, Computer, Mechanical, and Chemical engineering sciences
The Master of Technology (M.Tech.) degree course with specialisation in "Petroleum Refinery Engineering" was started in 2004. Currently, the department offers four specialisations in the M.Tech. degree course (since 2011), viz. (1) Petroleum Science and Technology (2) Materials Science and Technology (3) Computer Aided Process Engineering and (4) International Joint M.Tech Degree in Food Science and Technology to the candidates selected through GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering). The master degree courses follow a four-semester system. In the first two semesters, the postgraduate students are exposed to advanced common courses of Chemical Engineering as well as specialisation related courses. The curriculum involves one year of thesis work (semesters III and IV) which includes fundamental and applied research.
The doctoral programme requires a minimum necessity of taking four course work for master (M. Tech.) degree holder and six course work for bachelor (B. Tech.) degree holder in the first two semesters. After the completion of course work, the doctoral students have to appear for the Ph.D. comprehensive examination.The research scholar is further allowed to carry out his/ her research work after successful completion of the Ph.D. comprehensive examination. The maximum duration for the doctoral programme is about six years. more..