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The University of Calcutta is a pioneering institute in introducing post-graduate studies in Applied Science in 1920's. 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. It was a two year M.Sc course in Applied Chemistry with Chemical Engineering as its main subject. After continuous re-structuring and updating of courses, a three year M.Sc Tech course in Applied Chemistry was introduced in the department in 1951. Later it was further revised to a two year B.Tech. and one year M.Tech. course in Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology in 1959. In 1968, under the initiative of the Ministry of Education, the Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology course was re-structured to three year B.Tech. and two year M.Tech. courses. In 1977, the degree of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology was renamed as degree in Chemical Engineering with subsequent changes in course structure. In January 1982, the department of Chemical Engineering came into existence out of the parent department of Applied Chemistry with a student intake of 40. The department now offers a three year B.Tech. and four semester M.Tech. course in Chemical Engineering. The students after receiving sound training in this department have proved to be equal to the stringent technical man-power requirement of Indian Chemical Industries. Most of them are placed of highly responsible positions including several top-most administrative posts and some of the alumni have distinguished themselves in professional achievements abroad.
A candidate who has passed three years B.Sc. Examination with Chemistry (Hons), Physics & Mathematics from University of Calcutta or its equivalent is eligible for admission to three year Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) course in Chemical Engineering of University of Calcutta.
A candidate who has passed the B.Tech. Examination in Chemical Engineering from University of Calcutta or an equivalent examination recognised by the University, is eligible for admission to four semester Master of Technology (M.Tech) course in Chemical Engineering of University of Calcutta.
Major Thrust Area in which Research Activities are being actively pursued in the department :
Transport processes in multiphase system
Sponsored Research Projects during Last Five Years
Placement Scenario of Our Alumni in India and Abroad in Last 25 Years
For imparting effective teaching and practical training, the Department of Chemical Engineering is equipped with a large number of computers. There are about thirty computers, mainly PC's of which about half are 486 based machines. Moreover several Pentium machines are available in the Department. These computers are available to students, research scholars & teachers for teaching and research works. Teachers & students also have access to various scientific & design software packages, some of which have been developed in this very Department. The facilities are continuously updated in an effort to provide the students with latest machines & softwares. There is also a Central Computer Centre which provides computational facilities with modern computers and offers courses which are most essential in today standards. E-mail & partial internal connections are also available. In addition, work on library networking & full internet connectivity through VSAT for this campus (Rashbehari Prangan) is also available.
The library complex caters to the needs of the students and faculty. It has maintained a good stock of text and reference books in Chemical Engineering and allied subject. Students also have the facilities of the central journal library of the university, which maintains a continuous flow of Indian & Foreign journals of repute. It has also a good collection of journals on related subjects. It also has reprographic facilities. Students & members of the faculty are entitled to use the libraries of the other departments in the campus such as Departments of Applied Physics, Radiophysics, Electronics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics & Applied Mathematics.
LABORATORY AND WORKSHOP FACILITIES
A well-equipped workshop is also available to cater to the needs of the students as well as research scholars. Analytical instruments such as gas-chromatograph, HPLC, UV-vis spectrophotometer, IR spectrometer, etc. are available for use in B.Tech. / M.Tech. Project and Research work.
AICTE & INAE jointly ventured the scheme a few years back. Ours is the only department in the University being awarded with a Visiting Professor under the scheme, during the academic session 2003 -04. We have the opportunity of having Dr. T. K. Ray, chairman, CMDC Design (P) Ltd., New Delhi in our midst as a Distinguished Visiting Professor.
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