Department of Chemical Engineering

About the Department

The idea of the creation of the Department of Chemical Engineering at AMU was born with the visit of his Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of the UAE in 1975. The approval of the UGC was obtained for the creation of the Department in the fifth Five Year Plan and it came into existence in 1978, when the first undergraduate course in Chemical Engineering started with an intake of thirty students.


A Post-graduate Diploma in Petroleum Processing was started in the Department in 1987, which was upgraded to full-fledged degree, M.Sc. Engg. (Petroleum Processing) in 1988. Subsequently, a masters programme, M. Tech. (Chemical Engineering) was started in 1999 with specialization in Process Modelling and Simulation. Another specialization, "Computer Aided Design of Process Plant" has also been approved.


Apart from B. Tech. and M. Tech. programmes, the Department also offers PhD in Chemical Engineering in a wide range of thrust areas: heat transfer, waste management, nanotechnology, mass transfer, enhanced distillation thermodynamics, and modelling & simulation etc. Till date five PhDs have been awarded while six are in progress.


To be a world class Chemical Engineering Department that imparts high quality education to its graduates and prepares them to be leaders in chemical

engineering and allied fields.



1. To produce globally acceptable, competent, ethically strong and professional chemical engineers to serve the needs of society as engineers, technocrats, entrepreneurs and leaders.

2. To foster process engineering knowledge through collaborative research and innovation with leading academic institutions and industry.

3. To prepare the students coming from different socio-economic levels including a sizeable number from the marginalized sections of society for a successful career in chemical engineering and allied fields.

4. To create a conducive environment to attract and retain the best faculty.

Departments of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Studies are jointly Organizing an International Conference on Advances in Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering in collaboration with Department of Process Engineering Memorial University Canada, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers and The Institution of Engineers (India) Aligarh local Centre from 22 to 24 February 2020.

Notable Speakers

Padma Vibhushan Prof M M Sharma FRS

Padma Shri Prof K Vijay Raghavan FRS Principal Scientific Advisor to Govt of India

Prof Ashutosh Sharma Secretary DST Chief Guest

Padma Shri Prof G D Yadav ICT Mumbai

Prof Iftekhar A Karimi NUS Singapore

Prof Hossam Gaber UOIT Canada

Prof B V Babu Ex VC Graphic Era

Prof I M Mishra ISM Dhanbad

Dr R P Verma Ex Director R & D IOC

Prof Bikash Mohanty IIT Roorkee

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