Department of Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical engineering, established, in 1996 originally being affiliated to Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar is now one of the affiliated colleges under Gujarat Technological University (GTU) Ahmedabad. The department, having an intake of 60 students, has so far produced 18 batches of graduate chemical engineers.A post graduate programme ME (Chemical Engineering) with an annual intake of 24 students was started from 2014.

In the year 2012 the UG programme of chemical engineering was accredited by the National Board of Accreditation. In the following year, the department received a grant to the tune of rupees eleven lakhs sixty-five thousands from AICTE under Modernization and removal of Obsolescence (MODROBS) scheme. We have also received project grants from CSIR, IE(I), Gujarat Council on Science & Technology (GUJCOST), and Department of Science & Technology (DST) Govt of India. Our department is also recognized by IE(I) as one of the two centers in Gujarat where AMIE students complete their practical experiments as a part of their final examination

The Department currently has twelve faculty members, qualified and experienced, who bring to the Department a wealth of expertise to maintain a vibrant teaching-learning and industry-oriented research environment. The department has twelve separate laboratories having more than 140 equipment/bench-scale experimental set-ups/small pilot plants/analytical instruments to cater the need of undergraduate curriculum of the Gujarat Technological University. It includes not only traditional unit operations, reaction engineering, basic and applied chemistry laboratories, but also computerized process control and simulation laboratory with software for design and simulation. Our laboratories are enriched with pilot plants of nanofiltration, pervaporation and various analytical instruments.



To be a nationally recognized leading Chemical Engineering Department with outstanding teaching-learning, and top-notch industry-linked research and development activities.

  1. To produce graduates with a strong foundation of scientific and engineering knowledge.
  2. To foster acquired knowledge and develop technology through excellence in research, in core as well as in the interdisciplinary fields of chemical, biochemical, systems, materials and environmental engineering.
  3. To contribute to the sustainable development of the nation and the quality of life of the people through leadership in professionalism, education, research and public services.

  1. To educate young learners who pursue careers as practicing chemical engineers in traditional as well as emerging fields.
  2. To be successful in pursuing higher education for continuous development of their knowledge and skills.
  3. To function effectively in the complex modern work environment with the ability to assume professional leadership roles.
  4. To contribute to the economic and industrial growth and prosperity of the country, the communities and the society at large.

  1. To be able to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  2. To demonstrate problem-solving and thinking skills.
  3. To have the ability to use computers effectively for engineering practice.
  4. To be able to communicate effectively across range of context and audiences.
  5. To work as a member of multidisciplinary teams, and have an understanding of team leadership and coordination.
  6. To develop confidence to work independently and in a team to accomplish a common goal.
  7. To have an appreciation of contemporary issues relevant to chemical engineering.
  8. To develop concern for the environment.
  9. To have a working knowledge of chemical process safety.
  10. To inculcate professional and ethical responsibility.