We have set up processes and mechanisms to ensure that we benchmark ourselves with the very best in the business. Some of them are:
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 Rs. 28.5 lakhs for research on Nano catalysis – development and applications, to Prof. P.A. Joshi, Dean, Faculty of Technology, and Professor of Chemical Engineering in April 2009.
The Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat has given a grant of Rs. 10-crore to the university and naming it as Anchor Institute to provide manpower training programs in the Chemical & Petrochemical Sector for the state of Gujarat. This is a four year project which has commenced from August 2009.
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 and Nanotechnology) for the Young Scientist Fast-Track Scheme and will be funding his research (about Rs 21lakh) proposal on acid catalysts in April 2010.
Department of Chemical Engineering has got industry sponsored research projects worth Rs 7 lakh with time span of two years.
The GSFC Science Foundation has funded 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) for a period of three years for Rs. 10.27 lakhs.
Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, has sanctioned Community Development Polytechnic with an outlay of Rs 71 lakh over a period of 5 years commencing from April 2010.
University Grant Commission, New Delhi, has sanctioned M. Tech. (Chem. Engg.) program to Dept of Chem. Engg. with specialization in Surface Science & Nanotechnology with a total budget of Rs 41.5 lakh which has commenced from July 2010.
Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, has approved Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development center for the Faculty of Technology with a total budget outlay of Rs 45.3 lacs over four year period commencing from July 2010.
The Government of Gujarat has given a grant of Rs. 3.5 crores to establish the Shah-Schulman Centre for Surface Science and Nanotechnology in March 2009.