Chemical Engineering
There was a time when people used to hire a chemist and a mechanical engineer to get the work done, which later was taken care by a single person, the chemical engineer. Essentially, chemical engineers design and operate processes that convert chemicals, raw materials, living cells, microorganisms and energy into useful forms and products; products that are part of everyone's life. This was the department with which DDU started in 1968 (erstwhile known as DDIT).
The Department - At a Glance
The department boasts of five patents, and 55 national and international publications over the past five years
The Chemical Engineering department of the university is recognised as the Anchor Institute for the Chemicals and Petrochemicals sector by the Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat
The departmental faculty members are on the university's Board of Studies, while being members of various other boards as well as state and national committees. They also go as B. Tech, M. Tech and PhD examiners at other universities in the state
Currently, it offers B. Tech. Chemical, M. Tech. Chemical (with two specialisations of General Chemical Engineering and Surface Science & Nanotechnology), Diploma in Chemical and PhD
There are 13 faculty members in Chemical degree programme, 4 in diploma programme, 4 in Chemistry, 3 in Centre for Surface Science & Nanotechnology and 1 in Anchor Institute, all part of the Chemical Engineering Department
The Gujarat Council for Science and Technology (GUJCOST) has declared the Department of Chemical Engineering as a Centre of Excellence and given a grant of INR 28.5 lac for research on 'Nanocatalysis - development and applications'
The department takes up training programmes for corporates, which may be short term, like a 3-month training programme for engineers of Gujarat Narmada Fertilizers Company (GNFC) etc.
The Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat has given a grant of INR 10 crore to DDU and named it as Anchor Institute to provide manpower training programmes in the Chemical & Petrochemical Sector for the state of Gujarat
The Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, has chosen Dr. Manish Mishra, of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (and Shah-Schulman Centre for Surface Science & Nanotechnology) for the Young Scientist Fast-Track Scheme and will be funding his research proposal on acid catalysts
The GSFC Science Foundation will be funding the project on 'Nanotechnology to Clean Water in Developing Nations: Poor Man's Filter' submitted by Dr. Premal R. Shukla, Professor & Head, Department of Chemical Engineering (and Shah-Schulman Centre for Surface Science & Nanotechnology), DDU for a period of three years for INR 10.27 lac
The Department has got a grant of INR 48 lac from DST-FIST for environmental treatability set-up and multi-input-multi-output process set-ups, with 50 computers and ChemCad software, weighing balances, lab renovation etc.
It is the top-ranked department in Gujarat state with INR 16 crore of R&D funding and training programmes, and INR 50 lac consultancy projects
The Government of Gujarat gave a grant of INR 3.5 crore to establish the Shah-Schulman Centre for Surface Science and Nanotechnology at DDU. DDU contributed an equal amount of INR 3.5 crore and 10 industry founder members also funded INR 15 lac each to become members of the Centre
The Chemical Engineering department is well-equipped with laboratories to help supplement the lectures, and test and experiment with the theories they learn. The labs include:
Mechanical Operation Lab
Heat Transfer Lab
Fluid Flow Operations Lab
Mass Transfer Lab
Transport Phenomena Lab
Instrumentation and Process Control Lab
General Chemical Technology Lab
Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab
Advanced Instrumentation Lab
Board of Studies
The Chemical Engineering Department is governed by a board of studies which includes:
Dr. M. S. Rao (Chairman)
Professor and HoD, Dept. of Chemical Engg., DDU
Dr. A. P. Deshmukh
Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engg., DDU
Mr. A. K. Dasgupta (External Expert)
Executive Director, Deepak Nitrite Ltd., Vadodara
Dr. P. A. Joshi
Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engg., DDU
Prof. D. J. Vyas
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Chemical Engg., DDU
Mr. H. P. Pandya (External Expert)
Executive Director, GSFC, Vadodara
Faculty Members
The faculty members are experts in their respective fields of chemical engineering. The esteemed faculty includes:
Dr.Meka Srinivasarao
Professor & Head
Dr.Pradyumankumar A.Joshi
Dr.Anand P.Dhanwani
Associate Professor
Dr. A. P. Deshmukh
Associate Professor
Dr.Vimal G. Gandhi
Associate Professor
Dr. Jalesh L.Purohit
Assistant Professor
Prof. Dipali N. Shah
Assistant Professor
Prof. Mihir P. Shah
Assistant Professor
Prof. Nirav J. Bhavsar
Assistant Professor
Prof. Siddharth C. Modi
Assistant Professor
Prof. Hitesh N. Panchal
Assistant Professor
Prof. Sweta M. Patel
Assistant Professor
Prof. D. J. Vyas
Lecturer (Selection Grade)
Prof. Charmy S. Malde
Prof. Aneri Tamboli
Assistant Professor
Prof. Rignesh B. Patel
Prof. Chirag R. Patel
Prof. Brijesh P. Waghela
Diploma programme in Chemical Engineering
UG Programme in Chemical Engineering
PG Programme in Chemical Engineering
Doctoral Programme
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