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Department of Chemical Engineering

History

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 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.


The degrees offered by the department since its inception in the year 1920 are as follows:
Degree Duration Period
M. Sc. in Applied Chemistry  2 yr. 1920 - 1950
M. Sc. (Tech.) in Applied Chemistry  3 yr. 1951 - 1958
B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering & Chemical Technology 2 yr.  1959 - 1968
M. Tech. in Chemical Engineering & Chemical Technology 2 yr. 1959 - 1971
B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering & Chemical Technology  3 yr.  1969 - 1976
M. Tech. in Chemical Engineering & Chemical Technology  2 yr. 1972 - 1976
B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering 
3 yr. 1977 – 2004
M. Tech. in Chemical Engineering   2 yr.  1977 - 1980    
M. Tech. in Chemical Engineering  3 Sems. 1981 - 2001
B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering  6 Sems. 2005 – 2015
B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering  8 Sems.  2015 –
M. Tech. in Chemical Engineering 4 Sems.      2002 –

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:

  1. Provide high-quality teaching to foster international standard graduate and post graduate Chemical Engineers.
  2. Motivate the students of the Department to face challenges in their professions – industrial, academic, R & D organizations.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

    B.TECH IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
  1. To produce graduate Chemical Engineers with professional, social and ethical responsibility, and capable of taking leadership positions in the professional arena and/or society.
  2. To provide chemical engineering graduates with basic skills and modern tools to become effective, innovative, competent, responsible, contributing engineers in the chemical industries of India and abroad, having sufficient flexibility to take up new professional challenges for expansion.
  3. To inspire some of the graduates of the department to be ready for life-long learning by continuing their professional development and to obtain higher degrees in engineering and management. 
    The above objectives for the programme are consistent not only with the Mission and Vision of the Department, but also with the Mission and Vision of the Faculty of Engineering & Technology, University of Calcutta.

    M.TECH IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
  1. To produce post-graduate Chemical Engineers with professional, social and ethical responsibility, having updated advanced knowledge of the subject and self learning attitudes to accept the challenges of industry, academia, R&D and management.
  2. To produce post-graduate Chemical Engineers motivated towards environment-friendly innovation and socially responsible entrepreneurship. 
  3. To produce post graduate chemical engineers having international standard knowledge and skill so that they can be part of global professional community of Chemical Engineers in teaching, research and management.
    The above objectives for the programme are consistent not only with the Mission and Vision of the Department and programme, but also with the Mission and Vision of the Faculty of Engineering & Technology, University of Calcutta.

Programme Outcomes (PO)

    B.TECH IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
    It is expected that after completing the B.Tech course in Chemical Engineering, the students will emerge in the society as:
  1. Graduates with professional ethics and with in-depth knowledge of mathematics, science and chemical engineering to identify, formulate, and solve problems in chemical engineering and inter-disciplinary areas.
  2. Graduates with communication proficiency to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools for chemical engineering practice.
  3. Graduates with ability to recognize the need for, and to engage in independent and life-long learning in the context of technological change.

    M.TECH IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
  1. Post-graduates with professional ethics, social responsibility and in-depth knowledge of chemical engineering to identify, formulate, and solve problems of the subject and inter-disciplinary areas using their ability of critical thinking and management skill.
  2. Post-graduates with communication proficiency to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools independently for chemical engineering practice in industry as well as in research activities.
  3. Post-graduates with ability to recognize the need for, and to engage in independent and sustainable entrepreneurship that utilizes life-long learning in the context of technological change.

Special award/ recognition from UGC or related statutory body :

    Prof. S. Chakrabarti 
  • Received Invention Award (Invention no. 810510) from Intellectual Venture, India for invention of ‘Sunlight degradable composite film of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and Zinc oxide (ZnO)’ in October 2010.
  • Received Invention Award (IN-84226) from Intellectual Venture, India for invention of "Self-cleaning cotton textile with surface modified by zinc oxide nanoparticle’ in November 2012.
  • Mandip Saha Roy, Pallavi Mitra, Debasish Sarkar, Sampa Chakrabarti, Removal of hexavalent chromium from wastewater by reduction with zerovalent iron and subsequent precipitation by alkali, Journal of the Leather Technologists Association (JILTA), Vol 3, March 2011, 165-172 – has been selected as the Best Paper in 2011 of the journal and won J.SinhaRoy Memorial Award. 
  • Soumyadip Paul, Anirban Roy, Sampa Chakrabarti: Utilization of sonochemically synthesized iron-doped zinc oxide nanoparticles for photocatalytic degradation of PVC-composite film under UV radiation: 7th All India Inter Engineering College Academic Meet - 2016 & Innovative Model Competition for a Sustainable Society, 13th March, 2016 Organized by Forum of Scientists, Engineers & Technologists (FOSET) Mankundu, Hooghly – 712139 – Won 1st prize in Chemical and Environmental Engineering group
  •  Anirban Chowdhury, Mahjabeen Akram, Sampa Chakrabarti: Oxidative degradation of Rhodamine-B dye in wastewater using ultrasound-assisted Fenton’s reaction: a comparison between bath and probe type sonicators: 7th All India Inter Engineering College Academic Meet - 2016 & Innovative Model Competition for a Sustainable Society, 13th March, 2016 Organized by Forum of Scientists, Engineers & Technologists (FOSET) Mankundu, Hooghly – 712139 – won 2nd prize in Chemical and Environmental Engineering group

    Prof S. K. Das 
  • Outstanding faculty Award 2015, VIF, Chennai
  • The Best Citizen of India Award- 2015, Int. Pub. House, New Delhi
  • Dr. Radhakrishnan Gold Medal Award- 2015, GEPR, New Delhi

    Prof. A. K. De
  • National Merit Scholarship Award
  • Gold Medal Award from IEI for best paper publication

    Dr. D. Sarkar
  • Received General Electric (GE) Fund Scholarship for Leadership & Academic Excellence during M.Tech in IIT Bombay (2002).
  • Hiralal Roy Memorial Medal for securing highest score in the General Viva of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering during B.Ch.E in Jadavpur University (2001).
  • Mandip Saha Roy, Pallavi Mitra, Debasish Sarkar, Sampa Chakrabarti, Removal of hexavalent chromium from wastewater by reduction with zerovalent iron and subsequent precipitation by alkali, Journal
    of the Leather Technologists Association (JILTA), Vol 3, March 2011, 165-172 – has been selected as the Best Paper in 2011 of the journal.

    Dr. A. B. Biswas
  • MHRD Fellowship, after qualifying GATE-98
  • Senior Research Fellow (SRF); CSIR Fellowship No.- 9/28(574) EMRI- dated      27.08.2002, from 2002-06.
  • VICAL Award “The best students’ paper presentation during –CHEMCON 2004 at First Indo-US Conference and Chemical Engineering Congress-2004 , Mumbai.

    Dr. S. Roy
  • Outstanding Scientist Award VIRA 2016
  • Awarded Recognized Reviewer status (Elsevier, construction & building materials)
  • Raman Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Research for Indian Scholars in United States of   America for the Year 2014-15 (U.G.C)
  • Awarded recognized Reviewer status in “Construction and Building Materials”, Elsevier, 2014.
  • DST Young Scientist 2013
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
  • Institute scholarship for Doctoral Research in IIT Kharagpur
  • MHRD Scholarship for M.Tech Study

    Dr. B. Rajbansi
  • GATE Scholarship for M.Tech Study.
  • DST international travel grants scholarship for presenting paper in "International   Conference on Environmental Odour Monitoring and Control" Organised by AIDIC at Florence, Italy during 22nd -24th September, 2010.

Sri A. Mandal
Research Fellow in Project No.ESC0104, FC&BD at CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata (10th July,   2013 - 26th June, 2014).

Academic

Faculty members :

Name Designation Area of specialisation Email Phone number
Prof. (Smt.) Sampa Chakrabarti
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Head & Professor Separation Process, Environmental Engineering sampac.2008@gmail.com
cuhod.chemengg@gmail.com
scchemengg@caluniv.ac.in
9831384628
Prof. Sudip Kumar Das
[Profile]
Professor Environmental Engg., Multiphase Flow, CFD drsudipkdas@gmail.com 9830638908
Prof. Asim Kumar De
[Profile]
Professor Environmental Engineering, Process Control akdecuce@gmail.com  
Prof. Amitava Bandyopadhyay Professor Environmental Engineering, Mass transfer.     amitava.cuche@gmail.com  
Dr. Ranjan Kumar Basu
[Profile]
Associate Prof. Reaction Engineering cucerkbasu@yahoo.com  
Dr. Saumendra Nath As
[Profile]
Associate Prof. Thermodynamics and Reaction Engineering cuce_drsoumendranathash@yahoo.in
 
Sri. Bhaskar Chandra Das
[Profile]
Associate Prof. Chemical Reaction Engineering, Biotechnology bdascuce@gmail.com 9433625290
Sri. Kaushik Ganguly Associate Prof. Liquid-liquid dispersion kaushikgangulycuce@gmail.com  
Dr. Debasish Sarkar
[Profile]
Associate Prof. Mathematical Modeling,  Membrane Separation debasish.sarkarcuce@gmail.com 9330806040
Dr. Asit Baran Biswas
[Profile]
Assistant Prof. Multiphase flow, Waste water treatment. abbiswas@gmail.com 9433161843
Dr. Paramartha Mukhpadhyay
[Profile]
Assistant Prof. Thermal Cracking mparamartha@yahoo.co.in  
Dr. Subhasis Roy
[Profile]
Assistant Prof. Nanotechnology, Solar Energy subhasis1093@gmail.com 9775032952
Dr. Baisali Rajbansi
[Profile]
Assistant Prof. Heat Transfer, Environmental Science, Fluid Mechanics
baisali_rajbansi@rediffmail.com 9836864273
Dr. Barnali Mandal
[Profile]
Assistant Prof. Bioprocess Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Thermodynamics bmandal20@yahoo.co.in 9163821105
Dr. Debajyoti Goswami
[Profile]
Assistant Prof. Enzyme Catalysis, Micellar Catalysis,  Oleochemicals, Reaction Engineering goswami.debajyoti@gmail.com 9433312510
Sri Arindam Mandal
[Profile]
Assistant Prof. Fuel Cell arindammandal010@gmail.com 9051070820
Sri Biswajit kamila
[Profile]
Assistant Prof.   bkamila2012@gmail.com 9932196494

Visiting faculty members :

Name Institutions attached with
Prof. P. Ray Retired Faculty Member of Chem. Engg. Dept., C.U. 
Prof. M. Das Retired Faculty Member of Chem. Engg. Dept. , C.U. 
Prof. B. Barman Retired Faculty Member of Chem. Engg. Dept.,  C.U.
Prof. P. De Retired Faculty Member of Chem. Engg. Dept., C.U.

Courses

10+2+3+3 years B.Tech in Chemical Engineering:
Number of seats per year is 40; Eligibility 3 years B.Sc (Hons) course with Chemistry as Major and Mathematics and Physics as Minor.  (B.Tech Syllabus)
10+2+4 years B.Tech in Chemical Engineering (started from 2015)
Number of seats per year is 20 from WBJEE and 20 from 3 years B.Sc (Hons) course with Chemistry as Major and Mathematics and Physics as Minor by lateral entry in the 3rd semester.
2 years M.Tech in Chemical Engineering
Number of seats per year is 25. Eligibility B.Tech in Chemical Engineering with or without GATE. (MTech Syllabus)
Ph.D (Tech) in Chemical Engineering
Number of seats per year is variable and decided by the Department every year.  Eligibility M Tech/ B Tech in Chemical Engineering and M Tech in few other subjects decided by the department.
Syllabus and Regulations [B.Tech]
Syllabus [M.Tech]

Research

Research scholars:

Name Name of the supervisor Date of registration/Enrollment
Sri Anirban Roy Prof. S. Chakrabarti 17.09.2015
Sk Abdul Moyez Dr. S. Roy 14.08.2015
Sri. Anurag Kumar Singh   08.09.2016
Mrs. Aparna Bhattacharya Dr. B. Rajbansi 24.08.2015
Sr. Apurba Lal Mukherjee   07.09.2016
Smt. Arpita Gupta Prof. A. K. De 05.09.2016
Sri. Avinoj Roy Sri K. Ganguly 17.08.2015
Sri. Abhishek Siuli Dr. B. Mandal 07.09.2016
Sri Argha Dey Dr. S. Roy 17.08.2015
Sri. Bappaditya Chatterjee Prof. A. Bandyopadhyay 05.09.2016
Sri Bijoyaditta Mondal Dr. A. B. Biswas 16.09.2014
Sri Biswanath Biswas Dr. A. B. Biswas 19.09.2014
Smt. Kalpana Biswas Dr. D. Sarkar 05.09.2016
Smt. Keka Rana Dr. D. Sarkar 05.09.2016
Sri Koushik Ghosh Dr. A. B. Biswas 19.09.2014
Mrs. Mahjabeen Akram Prof. S. Chakrabarti 19.09.2014
Sm. Mithu Naskar Dr. D. Sarkar 26.09.2012
Sri Mobin Anwar Dr. P. Mukhopadhyay 22.08.2013
Sri.Neelanjan Bhattacharyay Dr. A. B. Biswas 16.09.2014
Sri. Partha Chakraborty Prof. A. Bandyopadhyay 06.09.2016
Sri Prasun Kumar Mandal Prof. A. Bandyopadhyay 08.07.2010
Sri. Prayash Adhikari Dr. D. Goswami 07.09.2016
Sri Pritendu Mal Shri K. Ganguly 08.09.2016
Sri Prosun Ray Dr. A. K. De 19.08.2015
Sri Sajal Kumar Halder Prof. A. Bandyopadhyay 19.09.2014
Sri Shashi Saurabh Kumar Dr. B. Rajbansi 07.09.2016
Sm. Senjuti Chatterjee Prof. M. Das 08.07.2010
Sri Samit Bikas Maiti Prof. S. K. Das 24.09.2012
Sm. Sayari Ghosh Dr. D. Sarkar 01.09.2012
Sm. Shreyashi Sarkar Prof. S. K. Das 08.07.2010
Sri Sisir Kumar Chakrabarti Dr. A. B. Biswas 24.08.2015
Sri Soumyajit Sen Dr. D. Sarkar 05.09.2016
Sri Sourav Chakraborty Prof. A. Bandyopadhyay 05.09.2016
Sri Suvasish Dutta Banik Dr. D. Sarkar 13.08.2015
Sri Sudipta Let Dr. R. K. Basu 17.08.2015
Sri Sudipta Nath Dr. D. Sarkar 20.08.2015
Sm. Tania Mitra Prof. S. K. Das 21.09.2012

Projects :

    Prof. Sampa Chakrabarti
  • Utilization of solar energy for degradation of refractory organic pollutants in wastewater by Photo-Fenton oxidation’ from the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of West Bengal.  (2012-2014)
  • B.Tech project work (Mr. Somnath Chowdhury) entitled ‘Solar photocatalytic cleaning and disinfection of cotton fabric with doped ZnO nanoparticles’ from Advanced Technical Cell of Defence Research and Development Organization and Advanced Technology Cell-Jadavpur University. (2013)
  • B.Tech project work (Ms. Sweta Ganguli) entitled : Sonochemical synthesis and characterization of the metal-doped zinc oxide nanoparticles’ from TEQIP-Phase II, FET, CU under student R&D programme. (2013-2014)
  • M.Tech project work (Mr.Argha Dey) entitled : Beneficial use of Chrome-Iron sludge from TEQIP-Phase II, FET, CU under student R&D programme.  (2013-2014)
  • ‘Influence of precursor composition and temperature on the characteristics of sonochemically synthesized iron-doped zinc oxide nanoparticles’ from the TEQIP-Phase II, FET, CU under Faculty R& D Programme.(2013-2014)
    Prof. Sudip Kumar Das
  • Adsorptive removal of heavy metals from wastewater using low cost-adsorbents – A fixed-bed continuous column studies’, DST, Govt. of West Bengal, (2014).
  • Fluidization using non-Newtonian liquids’, TEQIP Phase II-CU Faculty Research Project, (2013-2014).
  • Development of Glass-Ceramics using nano materials’, Center for Research in Nano Science & Nano Technology (CRNN), University of Calcutta, (Completed  2014).
  • Continuous column operation for the removal of Pb(II) from industrial waste water’, DST, Govt. of India, (completed 2013).
    Prof. Amitava Bandyopadhyay
  • Co-Investigator of a Project entitled “Development of Ammonia Gas Sensor” funded by the University Grants Commission amounting to INR 10,30,000 for the period 01.07.2012 to 30.06.2014 [2 Years], India. [Collaborative Research with Jadavpur University]
    Dr. Debasish Sarkar
  • Development of Novel High shear Membrane Module’ from the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. (2012 – 2015)
  • Quantifying morphological alteration of RBC population’ from TEQIP-Phase II, FET, CU under Faculty R& D Programme.(2013-2014)
    Dr. Asit Baran Biswas
  • Fluoride removal from drinking water by adsorption process using low cost adsorbents’ from the TEQIP-Phase II, FET, CU under Faculty R& D Programme. (2013-2014)
  • M. Tech., project work (Sri. Biswanath Biswas) entitled: ‘Production of Bio-ethanol from water hyacinth & duckweed’ from TEQIP-Phase II, FET, CU under student R&D programme.  (2013-2014)
    Dr. Subhashis Roy
  • 'Fabrication of Solid state dye-sensitized solar cells and their performance' Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) under Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India .(2014-2017)

Collaborations:

Name of the Faculty Member Foreign Institute/organization and country Type of Collaboration Details of outcome Year
Prof. Sampa Chakrabarti Washington University in St. Louis, USA Post doctoral research and publication Visiting Scientist in 2015
Manuscript (Photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange dye by pristine titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, and graphene oxide nanostructures and their composites under visible light irradiation) communicated to RSC Advances in 2016
2015
Prof. Sampa Chakrabarti State University of New York at Buffalo, USA Post doctoral research and publication Visiting Scientist in 2012
Published paper :Single-pot heating method for synthesis of iron-doped zinc oxide nanoparticles: Influence of precursor composition and temperature –International Journal of Materials Engineering and Innovation, Inderscience Publications. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2015, 18-31
2012
Prof. Sampa Chakrabarti The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE Collaborative Paper Prantik Banerjee, Sampa Chakrabarti, Saikat Maitra, Binay K. Dutta, Zinc oxide nano-particles – Sonochemical synthesis, characterization and application for photo-remediation of heavy metal, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry; 19 (2012) 85–93 2012
Prof. Sampa Chakrabarti Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia Collaborative Paper Sabtanti Harimurti,  Binay K. Dutta,  I. Fauzi B. M. Ariff , Sampa Chakrabarti,  Davide Vione; Degradation of Monoethanolamine in Aqueous Solution by Fentons Reagent with Biological Post-treatment, Water Air Soil Pollution, (2010) 211: 273-286 2010
Prof. Sampa Chakrabarti Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia Collaborative
Paper
Binay K Dutta, Sabtanti Harimurti, Idzham F. M. Ariff, Sampa Chakrabarti, Davide Vione; Degradation of diethanolamine by Fenton’s reagent combined with biological post-treatment, Desalination and Water Treatment, 19 (2010) 286 – 293 2010
Prof. Sampa Chakrabarti Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia Collaborative
Paper
Anirban Chakraborty,  Sampa Chakraborty,  Basab Chaudhuri, Sekhar Bhattacharjee, Process engineering studies on gold nanoparticle formation via dynamic spectroscopic approach; Gold Bulletin (Springer-Nature) October 2016
Prof. Amitava Bandyopadhyay Asian Institute of Technology. Bangkok. Thailand Faculty Secondment Nominated by MHRD, GoI Visiting Associate Professor (On Deputation from India as Foreign Assignment): Urban Environment Management Field of Study, School of Environment, Resources & Development, 2014
Prof. Amitava Bandyopadhyay National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech) Collaborative
Paper
Bibliometric analysis of carbon dioxide reduction research trends during 1999–2009. Terng-Jou Wan, Shu-Min Shen, A. Bandyopadhyay, Chi-Min Shu. Separation & Purification Technology. 94, 87–91, 2012. 2012
Prof. Amitava Bandyopadhyay National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech) Collaborative
Conference Paper
Fire and thermal explosion accident investigations of cumene hydroperoxide in Taiwan. H.C.Chou, J.M.Wei, S.H.Wu, J.H.Chi, A.Bandyopadhyay and C.M.Shu. European Safety and Reliability Annual Conference: Reliability, Risk and Safety: Back to the Future, ESREL 2010; Rhodes; Greece; 5 September 2010 through 9 September 2010; Ale, Papazoglou & Zio (eds). pp. 1868–1871. Taylor & Francis Group, London. 2010. ISBN 978-0-415-60427-7. 2010
Dr. Subhashis Roy Ohio University Center for   Electrochemical Engineering Research (CEER),USA Post doctoral research Visiting researcher  (2016-17) through UGC Raman Fellow scheme 2016-
17

INTERDEPARTMENTAL RESEARCH WITHIN  AND OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY IN INDIA
Prof. Sampa Chakrabarti is registered as supervisor with the Departments of Environmental Science (Faculty of Science) and Library and Information Science (Faculty of Humanities).  Two students (Dr. Prantik Banerjee and Dr. Pallavi Mitra) have received Ph.D in Environmental Science in 2015 under her supervision.  One more student (Ms. Amrita Dutta) of Environmental Science is at the verge of submitting her thesis.  Prof. Amitava Bandyopadhyay had a collaborative UGC funded R&D project with Jadavpur University.  Dr. Debasish Sarkar is registered as supervisor with the Departments of Environmental Science.  Prof. Chakrabarti is Associate Supervisor of a Ph.D student (Ms. Suchismita Majumdar) of the Department of Library and Information Science and recently a paper has been accepted in this interfacial area with Prof. Swapna Banerjee of that department. Prof. Chakrabarti has also published paper with students and faculty members from the Departments of Polymer Science and Technology.
Besides the above Prof. Chakrabarti has published papers with Faculty-members of the Departments of Physiology (Prof. Sanjit Dey) and Chemical Technology (Dr. Mahua Ghosh) as co-authors. Dr. Debasish Sarkar has published research articles with Faculty-members of the Departments of Physiology (Dr. Roshnara Mishra) and Chemical Technology (Dr. Debarati Mitra) as co-authors.  Prof. Sudip Kumar Das has joint Ph.D supervision with NIT Durgapur, MAKA University of Technology, West Bengal and NIT, Agartala. 
Dr. Debasish Sarkar is registered as a supervisor in the Departments of Chemical Engineering of IIT Kharagpur and Jadavpur University. Prof. Sampa Chakrabarti has collaboration with the Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology, Kolkata. 

Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department :

  • Transport processes in multiphase systemA solid-liquid heterogeneous reaction
  • Artificial Neural Network and Fuzzy Logic Control
  • Preparation of Gold Nanoparticles
  • Interphase phenomenon
  • Fluidization and Inverse Fluidization
  • Bio pulping and utilization of biological wastes
  • Microbial production of Lipase and Protein – enzymes for agricultural wastes
  • Removal of heavy and toxic metals from industrial wastes by chemical and photochemical methods
  • Removal of dyes from textile effluents by adsorption with agricultural waste
  • Photocatalytic and sonochemical oxidation of refractory organics
  • Bioleaching of silica from Indian Pyrolusite, dolomite and chromite ores
  • Production of bio-gas and organic fertilizer from waste hyacinth
  • Microbial Desulphurization of Indian Coal
  • Sonochemical synthesis and characterization of semiconductor nanoparticles
  • Smart textile and paper
  • Gas-phase odour sensing and control
  • Fuel cell
  • Enzyme Catalysis,   Micellar Catalysis and Surfactants, Oleochemicals 
  • Removal of Fluorides from water

Research support :

    INSTRUMENTS AVAILABLE
  • UV-vis Spectrophotometer
  • FTIR spectroscope
  • Gas Chromatograph
  • HP Liquid Chromatograph
  • IR spectroscope
  • BET surface area analyzer
  • Particle size analyzer
  • Total Organic Carbon analyzer
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer

Besides the above, Centre for Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CRNN) has instruments like FESEM-EDX, XRD, TEM where the faculty members have access.

Major activities

STUDENTS’ PARTICIPATION IN SEMINARS, TS COMMITTEES AND OTHER PROGRAMMES

Journal Papers:

  • Debasish Sarkar, Shirshendu Bardhan, Amitava Bandyopadhyay, Monojit Chakraborty and Chiranjib Bhattacharjee, Simulation of Continuous Stirred Ultrafiltration process: an approach based on Surface Renewal Theory, Asia-Pac. J. Chem. Eng. 7 (2012) pp. 279-294
  • Ankur Sarkar, Debasish Sarkar, Madhurima Gupta and Chiranjib Bhattacharjee, Recovery of Polyvinyl alcohol from desizing waste water using a novel high shear ultrafiltration module, CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water  40 (8) (2012) pp. 830–837

Conference Papers

  • Sampa Chakrabarti, Pallavi Mitra, Prantik Banerjee, Kaberi Tah and Saikat Pal, Oxidative Degradation of Eosin Y dye in water with Fenton’s Reagent and Comparison with Photo-Fenton and Sono- Fenton Degradation’ was presented in AOP 2010 (International conference on advanced oxidation processes) held at Kottayam, Kerala, India during September 18 -21, 2010
  • S. Paul, N. Mukherjee, D. Mukherjee, B. Singha and S. K. Das, Removal of Cr(VI) ions from aqueous solutions using coconut shell and hyacinth roots: Kinetics, equilibrium and thermodynamics study, presented at Students’ Chemical Engineering Congress (SCHEMCON) 2011organized at Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata during Sept. 23 – 24, 2011
  • Mandip Saha Roy, Pallavi Mitra, Debasish Sarkar, Sampa Chakrabarti, Removal of hexavalent chromium from wastewater by reduction with zerovalent iron and subsequent precipitation by alkali, was presented in AIPTC conference organized by FOSET during February 12- 1, 2011 in Kolkata and the full paper was subsequently published in the Journal of the Leather Technologists Association (JILTA), Vol 3, March 2011.  Later the paper was awarded as the BEST PAPER in 2011 and won J. Sinha Roy Memorial Award from Indian Leather Technologists Association.
  • Pallavi Mitra, Sandeep Karmakar, Debasish Sarkar, Sampa Chakrabarti, Chemical Reduction of hexavalent chromium in wastewater -  effect of pH and dosing of Mohr salt, was presented in AIPTC conference organized by FOSET during February 12- 1, 2011 in Kolkata and the full paper was subsequently published in the Journal of the Leather Technologists Association (JILTA), Vol 3, May 2011.
  • S Mondal, G. Chakraborty, S. Dutta, B. Singha and S. K. Das, Adsorption characteristics of Cu(II) ions from aqueous solutions using rice straw and rice husk, presented at Students’ Chemical Engineering Congress (SCHEMCON) 2011organized at Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata during Sept. 23 – 24, 2011
  • Prantik Banerjee, Indranil Nag, Somnath Chowdhury and Sampa Chakrabarti, Self-cleaning cotton fabric using sonochemically synthesized zinc oxide nanoparticles,  was presented in NANOSIM 2012 conference (AICTE sponsored national conference) organized by  JIS, Kalyani, West Bengal in January 2012.
  • Arnab Bhattacharya, Anirban Roy, Saikat Maitra, Sampa Chakrabarti; Sonochemical synthesis, characterization and photocatalytic application of iron doped zinc oxide nanoparticles under UV and solar radiation; was presented in 10th All India People’s Technology Congress (AIPTC-FOSET) during February 6-7, 2015 in Kolkata, India
  • Arnab Bhattacharya, Anirban Roy, Saikat Maitra, Sampa Chakrabarti; Sonochemically synthesized iron-doped zinc oxide nanoparticle: influence of varying sonication power, was presented at 6th All India Inter Engineering College Academic Meet 2015 on April 26, 2015 in Kolkata, India (Best paper award)
  • Soumyadip Paul, Anirban Roy, Sampa Chakrabarti: Utilization of sonochemically synthesized iron-doped zinc oxide nanoparticles for photocatalytic degradation of PVC-composite film under UV radiation: 7th All India Inter Engineering College Academic Meet - 2016 & Innovative Model Competition for a Sustainable Society, 13th March, 2016 Organized by Forum of Scientists, Engineers & Technologists (FOSET) Mankundu, Hooghly – 712139. Won Best Paper award.
  • Anirban Chowdhury, Mahjabeen Akram, Sampa Chakrabarti: Oxidative degradation of Rhodamine-B dye in wastewater using ultrasound-assisted Fenton’s reaction: a comparison between bath and probe type sonicators: 7th All India Inter Engineering College Academic Meet - 2016 & Innovative Model Competition for a Sustainable Society, 13th March, 2016 Organized by Forum of Scientists, Engineers & Technologists (FOSET) Mankundu, Hooghly – 712139 – won 2nd prize in Chemical and Environmental Engineering group.
  • S. Ghosh, A. Roy, N. Das, D. Sarkar, Morphological Scoring of Human Erythrocytes: an approach based on Atomic Force Microscopy: NANOCON 2016 at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
  • S. Ghosh, A. Roy, D. Sarkar, Assessment of morphologically altered RBCs using image processing tools, ICABET 2016 at Heritage institute of technology, Kolkata, India.
  • S. Ghosh, A. Roy, D. Sarkar, Rapid Morphological Assay of Human Erythrocytes-an Approach Based On Image Analysis (NT051), CHEMCON 2015 at IIT Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • M. Naskar, S. Jana,D. Sarkar, Characterization and modeling of intermeshed spinning basket membrane module in ultrafiltration of bovine serum albumin, presented in CHEMCON 2015 at IIT Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • Sayari Ghosh, Debasish Sarkar, Raghwendra Mishra, Ishita Chakraborty, Developing the morphological scale of RBC population from membrane roughness data obtained from Atomic Force Microscopy, presented in the 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnology, 2015 at HITK, Haldia, India.
  • Argha Dey, Sk. Abdul Moyez, Asim Kumar Hajra, Subhasis Roy, Studies on the Perovskite-based Solar Cell as Energy Harvesting Substitute, presentedat National Conference on Recent Trends in Functional Materials in Relation to Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (RTFMNN) Organized by Department of Chemistry, St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, Kolkata, India. February 4-5, 2016.
  • Sk. Abdul Moyez, Argha Dey, Subhasis Roy, Nano Bio-synthesis of Anthocyanin and Chlorophyll for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Application, presented at International Conference on Advances in Bioprocess Engineering and Technology (ICABET 2016) Organized by Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Biotechnology, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India. January 20-22, 2016.
  • Sk. Abdul Moyez, Argha Dey, Sanjoy Maity, Subhasis Roy, Synthesis of Natural Dyes to Repalce the Organic Dyes for the Fabrication of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell, at National Conference on Recent Trends in Functional Materials in Relation to Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (RTFMNN) Organized by Department of Chemistry, St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, Kolkata, India. February 4-5, 2016.
  • Argha Dey, Milan Kumar Mandal, Sk. Abdul Moyez, Subhasis Roy, Biomolecules Combined Hybrid Perovskites for Energy Efficient Solar Cell, at International Conference on Advances in Bioprocess Engineering and Technology (ICABET 2016) Organized by Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Biotechnology, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India. January 20-22, 2016.

Other Student Programmes
Quiz contest amongst the Undergraduate Chemical Engineering students in Eastern Region, organized by IIChE, Calcutta Regional Centre

  • February 26, 2011
  • March 24, 2012
  • February 02, 2013– Secured 3rd place.

Debate and Quiz Competition amongst the Undergraduate Chemical Engineering students in Eastern Region, organized by IIChE, Calcutta Regional Centre on February 22, 2014         
Smt. Triparna Lahiri of this Department secured 2nd place in Debate competition
Poster competition in the Departmental Alumni Meet and International Seminars in 2012 and 2015.
Teacher Student Committee
Student representatives with Faculty members constitute T-S Committee
Faculty members
Prof. Sampa Chakrabarti (HOD) Chairperson
Dr. Debasish Sarkar
Dr. Debajyoti Goswami
Sri Biswajit Kamila
Sri Arindam Mandal
Student members
3year B.Tech 5th semester : Debanjan Haldar, Sourabh Habib Halder
3year B.Tech 3rd semester : Pol Das, Tuhina Paul, Somshree Banerjee
4-year B.Tech 3rd semester : Amartya Ghosh, Akhil Kumar Golu, Monami Mitra, Sampan Sengupta
M.Tech 1st semester : Himadri Shasmal, Radhapada Manna

REMEDIAL TEACHING PROGRAMME
Informal kind of remedial teaching is always practised in the department by most of the faculty members.  Moreover, the Department conducted a formal Remedial Teaching programme on Transport Phenomena in Heat and Mass Transfer Equipment under TEQIP-Phase-II during February 2014.  Teachers from other institutes like Jadavpur University and Heritage Institute of Technology were invited to take classes alongwith departmental present and ex-teachers.

PLACEMENT AND HIGHER STUDIES
According to last few years’ data, 40-50% students find placement via the placement- cell of the University, 40% get jobs on personal connections and about 10% students continue higher studies.
In 2016, Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd, Berger Paints Ltd and Philips Carbon Black Ltd were among the employers who recruited via campus-recruitment drive.
In 2014, 14 students were offered job through campus-recruitment in the reputed companies like Hindusthan Unilever Ltd, Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd, ATUL Ltd. and BOC(Linde) India Ltd.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Inspired by the example of Acharya P C Ray, alumni of this department had established themselves as successful entrepreneurs from long ago.  A few names are:

  • Dr. Sobhan Ghosh – Managing Innovations, New Delhi
  • Shri Pravat Kumar Maity- Zen Marketing and Technologies, Kolkata
  • Shri Aurindam Purakastha- Radha Damodor Projects Ltd, Gwahati, Assam.
  • Shri Dipak Pahari –NRGtech Services Pvt. Ltd, Kolkata

Recently Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Calcutta and the Calcutta University Chemical Engineering Alumni Association (CUCEAA) have jointly organized a series of Entrepreneurship Development Programmes-EDP-2016 for its present and immediate past students and research scholars.   TEQIP-CU-Phase-II and CII-Eastern Region Innovation Task Force are also associated with it.  Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. Asutosh Ghosh was present in all the phases to encourage the participants.  Dr. Suryanil Ghosh Chairman, Total Start Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Developers, Kolkata conducted an interesting workshop by inducing to the way of writing a proposal based on the idea proposed by groups of students.

CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (CUCEAA)
CUCEAA was founded in 1993 and a renowned chemical engineer and faculty member of this department, Prof. N. K. Bose was the founder president of the alumni association.  Since then eminent practising chemical engineers and academicians working in India and abroad are associated with this Alumni Association that plays a very important role in the development of the department.  Following activities of the Alumni Association are there in the department:

  • An Alumni Meet with national/international seminar is organized in every third year in the department by the Alumni Association.
  • Text books are distributed among the current students on loan.
  • Prof. N. K. Bose memorial fellowship has been housed for R&D activity
  • Invited lectures are organized regularly
  • Plant visits and mentoring of the present students are organized by the Alumni.

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IN PLANT SUMMER TRAINING
Students of 5th semester undergo 6- weeks in-plant summer training in renowned organizations like ATUL Ltd, Hindalco, IFFCO, Haldia Petrochemicals and BOC.  After training the students have to submit a report and appear at a viva-voce examination

Contact

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Address for communication : Department of Chemical Engineering, University College of Science & Technology, 92, A.P.C. Road, Kolkata – 700 009