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Ph.D. Research Projects For Chemical Engineering:

  • CFD modelling of multi phase flows in industrial cyclones and fluidized bed
  • Advanced water treatment technology for removal of fluoride in water
  • Development of nano-materials for the enhance fuel efficiency
  • Studies on Bio-diesel production using process intensification techniques
  • Experimental and modelling studies on hydrocarbon steam cracking
  • Development of novel ionic liquids for cleaner production
  • Design and development of novel membrane based water purification system
  • Modelling of amine based carbon sequestration techniques


The Department of Chemical Engineering conducting ICCI-2017 on 21 and 22 April, 2017


Upcoming lectures and seminars by visiting delegates

Seminars by Students school of technology


About Chemical Engineering

Whenever new fields of technology are developed they will involve atoms and molecules. Those will have to be manipulated on a large scale, and that will mean that chemical engineering will be involved-inevitably – Isaac Asimov (1988).

Chemical engineering involves with the industrial processes in which raw materials are changed or separated into useful product. Chemical engineers are very well known in the field of equipment design, building process conditions and optimization of process conditions. Recent development of mathematical tools and different software gives deeper insight to complex chemical engineering processes.

Apart from energy operations today’s chemical engineers are achieving new developments in medicine, biotechnology, microelectronics, advanced materials, energy, consumer products, manufacturing, and environmental solutions. None the less chemical engineering-trained entrepreneurs are making their place as CEOs of leading global businesses as DuPont, Intel, General Electric, Dow Chemical, Exxon, BASF, etc.



"School of Technology intends to focus on technological education, research and service that anticipates, and meets, the need of tomorrow’s world. It is expected that engineering graduates from School of Technology will care about issues that technology can make difference whether these issues are health, security, economic well-being or sustainability of world and values."

Mission of department of chemical engineering are:

  • To impart effective academic program that provide comprehensive exposure to fundamentals and to applied industrial concepts.  
  • To generate research resource and new ideas that have a significant impact on industrial practice and contribute to the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering.
  • To become a centre for Knowledge Sharing which will enforce process industries to collaborate with the department
  • To promote active participation of our department in determining the technological perspective for social, economical, and environmental issues facing around the world.



Department of Chemical Engineering was established in 2011 with undergraduate programme in chemical engineering. In the initial years of the newly established department emphasis was given on developing the undergraduate curriculum and laboratories. Now department has well established course structure and well developed laboratories for undergraduate students. Courses are designed by board of studies in such a fashion that provide students to think beyond the class room teaching and make them able to solve open ended problem of real situation. Department is also evolving in the recent areas of research and developments and generating facilities for R&D. Department has highly dedicated faculty members with considerable teaching, industrial and research experience. Faculty members along with research scholar and undergraduate students are setting up a trend to build a strong alliance with the academia as well as industry by organizing different workshops and seminars.

The department has its privilege to be located in Gujarat, ‘Petro Capital’ and chemical hub of the country. Department has collaboration with different establishment and chemical industries of this region, bringing forth umpteen prospects on both, the industrial and academic strata. Our students are getting benefit of interacting with these chemical companies and get connected through summer internships and regular plant visits to industries.


Message From Head of Department

It gives an immense pleasure to introduce the Department of Chemical Engineering (DCE) of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, the integral part of the School of Technology.

The Department of Chemical Engineering adopts a philosophy of ‘Discovery Learning to Generate Knowledge through Experience and Innovative Ideas’. DEC focuses on comprehensive course curriculum with immense practical exposure to the students which enable them take up challenging professional careers in various fields such as product manufacturing, process engineering as well as design in chemical industries and allied sectors such as oil and natural gas, petroleum and petrochemicals, fine and heavy chemicals, coal chemicals, fertilizer and agrochemicals, plastics, polymers etc. Apart from this the comprehensive course structure capacitate the students to deal with problems pertaining to energy conservation and environmental pollution. 

DCE believes in building strong interaction with the academia as well as with industry in order to serve society in a better way. Such interaction fosters new and existing partnerships essential for quality R&D studies, developing the state of the art research infrastructure, avenues for professional development of faculty and students, updates in the current trends in technology and research. 

UG program of DCE is further committed to produce the class of engineers and technologists with competitive professional skills including computations, experimental as well as design skills. Department is having young and energetic faculties dedicated to impart the quality education to students and train them to develop the skill sets like team work, problem solving abilities etc.


International Relations

Department has initiated collaboration with Qatar university in “National Priority Research Programme (Qatar)”. Qatar University has facilitated a joint research in the field of carbon dioxide capture and sequestration (CCS).

Department has collaboration with premier universities like University of Saskatchewan, University of Houston etc for student internship.


Industrial Relations

MoU between PDPU and GCA
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) and Gujarat Chemical Association (GCA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) commemorating a beginning of a fruitful alliance between the two establishments, bringing forth umpteen prospects on both, the industrial and academic strata. MoU promises to create an interactive platform to help students develop a practical aptitude through industrial experience. GCA shall also offer its membership to students, faculty members and professionals of PDPU along with organizing various faculty training programmes, and help in alleviating the department in reaching new heights in the area of engineering.

Laboratories donated by GACL
Department has collaborated with Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited, Vadodara, which has supported to set up state of the art and well equipped laboratories.

Contact us

Department of Chemical Engineering,
School of Technology,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University,
Raisan Village,
Gandhinagar - 382007
Gujarat, India


The department aims to provide in depth knowledge of various aspects of chemical engineering.

Course Structure for B.Tech.

  • Mathematics I
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Chemistry
  • Workshop Practice
  • Computer Programming
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics II
  • Physics
  • Elements of Civil Engineering
  • Elements of Mechanical Engineering
  • Elements of Electrical Engineering
  • Communication Skills
  • Engineering Materials
  • Mathematics III
  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Fluid Flow Operations
  • Chemical Process Calculations
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I
  • Heat Transfer Operations
  • Numerical Techniques in Chemical Engineering
  • Electrics and Electronics Technology
  • Solid Fluid Operations
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II
  • Process Heat Transfer Design
  • Chemical Process Technology I (Organic)
  • Chemical Reaction Kinetics
  • Mass Transfer I
  • Chemical Process Technology II (Inorganic)
  • Modeling and Optimization
  • Process Instrumentation
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Chemical Reactor Design
  • Mass Transfer II
  • Process Equipment Design
  • Process Dynamics and Control
  • Energy Technology
  • Humanities Elective
  • Computer Aided Process Design
  • Polymer Science and Technology
  • Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals
  • Industrial Economics
  • Seminar
  • Industrial Training Evaluation
  • Food Technology (Elective I)
  • Nano-technology (Elective I)
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering (Elective I)
  • Fertilizer Technology (Elective I)
  • Environmental Engineering and Pollution Control
  • Process Plant Safety, Health and Design
  • Project Management
  • B. Tech. Project
  • Biochemical Engineering  (Elective II)
  • Environmental issues and Control in Chemical Industries (Elective II)
  • Disaster Management in Chemical Industries (Elective II)
  • Chemical Industry Practices (Elective II)
  • Newer Separation Process (Elective III)
  • Nuclear Chemical Engineering (Elective III)
  • Chem Informatics (Elective III)
  • Dyes and Intermediates (Elective III)

Course Structure for M.Tech »



Flow Chart for Course

Flow Chart for UG Course

B.Tech Chemical Engineering UG Course »


Flow Chart for PG Course

M.Tech Chemical Engineering PG Course »


Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab
Chemical reaction engineering labs are intended to facilitate undergraduate students to the areas of chemical kinetics, reactor design and operations. Some of the experiments are related to chemical kinetics, interpretation of reactor data and correlations. Operation of reactors such as Isothermal Batch Reactor, Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR), Plug Flow Tubular Reactor and multiple reactors in series are available. Experiments related to dynamics of reactor, RTD studies of various reactors and its performance are an integral part of many experiments.
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Computer Aided Process Design Lab
The lab has 60 personal computers, servers and workstations hosting a variety of software used in chemical engineering. Students are given training on software like ASPEN PLUS, HYSIS, MATLABS, ANSYS POLYMATH etc. to cater the development of process modeling, flow sheeting, material and energy balance, Simulation, Optimization and synthesis techniques for chemical and environmental engineering processes.

Environmental Engineering Lab
This lab focuses on both environmental sciences and engineering. A wide range of experiments illustrating basic principles of air, water and waste water analysis with pollution parameters are available. BOD incubators, COD and SPM analyzers, laminar flow chambers, autoclave, pH meter, conductivity meter, UV spectrophotometer, TSS analyzer, DO analyzers, Jar test Apparatus etc are also available. Other facility include muffle furnace, precision weighing balance, dust sampler, noise meters etc.
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Fluid Flow Operations Lab
Fluid Flow Operations lab deals with experiments focused on measurement of fluid flow properties like fluid viscosity, density, velocity and its distribution; study of fundamental experiment, Stokes Law are also performed. Various experiments are available to estimate frictional losses and minor losses in circular pipes, annular sections, various pipe fitting and valves. It has flow device measurement devices such as Venturimeter, Pitot Tube, Orificemeter, Weirs and Notches, Centrifugal pump etc. Models of pumps, pipe fittings, valves, plumbing system are also available.
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Mass Transfer Lab
Mass Transfer Labs are equipped with some of the most important experimental facility for stage wise separation and purification such as sieve plate distillation, steam distillation, Plate and Packed bed absorptions, wetted wall contactors etc. Important experiments include gas absorption, extraction and leaching, crystallization, air-water humidification operation, drying etc. Apart from this, basic fundamental mass transfer principles like gas diffusion, liquid diffusion are also studied.
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Process Heat Transfer Lab
Heat Transfer Lab helps the students to understand the mechanism of Conduction, Convection and Radiation which are the basic modes of heat transfer. To enhance the practical knowledge of industrial equipments, students perform experiments on heat transfer equipments like Double Pipe Heat, Shell and Tube Heat, Plate and Finned Tube Heat Exchanger. They also study of heat transfer coefficient of single effect evaporator, horizontal and vertical condensers.
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Solid Fluid Operations
The laboratory is well equipped for study of various unit operations in process industries, which are essential for cleaning and preparation of raw materials. These operations include size reduction, size separation, clarification, kneading, solid fluid separation etc. All basic experiments for fluid particle mechanics like Jaw Crusher, Ball Mill, Hammer Mill, Sigma Mixture, Plate and Frame Filter Press, Vacuum Filter, Cyclone Separator, Froth Flotation, Batch Sedimentation, Sieve Shaker, Hydrodynamics studies of fluidization are available in this laboratory.
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Seminar & Projects

Undergraduate projects offered to the final year chemical engineering students as a part of their degree requirements

Study Processing of Glycerol post Trans esterification reaction Ms. A. Sharma

Microwave assisted transesterification reaction Ms. A. Sharma and Dr. P Kodgire

Kinetic study of biodiesel formation Mr. A. Kumar

Catalyst preparation for vehicular emission control Mr. A. Kumar

Design Methodology of Reactive Distillation and simulation using Aspen Plus for Biodiesel Synthesis. Mr. A. Kumar

Process design, simulation and economics of a Bio-fuel production plant Dr. S. K. Dash

Process design of a waste water treatment plant of capacity 500 mld (million litres per day) Dr. S. K. Dash

Process design and simulation of an ammonia manufacturing plant of capacity 1000 mtpd (Metric ton per day) Dr. S. K. Dash

Process design, simulation of a Natural Gas processing plant of capacity 1 bcf (1 billion cubic ft per day) Dr. S. K. Dash

Synthesis and analytic study of different grade fertilizer in laboratory: Ammonium Sulphate Ms. B. Saini

Design of Effluent treatment plant for industrial waste water Ms. B. Saini

Parametric study on the degradation of dye by advanced oxidation process Ms. B. Saini & Mr. A. Dey

Post Combustion CO2 Sequestration from flue gas using activated amines in gas liquid contractor Mr. A. Dey

Production of Styrene Mr. H. Choksi

Production of white phosphorus and phosphorus trichloride Mr. H. Choksi

Biodiesel production using co solvent Mr. H. Choksi

Effect zeolite modifications on catalytic performance Ms. M. Phutke

Optimization of Heat Exchanger Networks Ms. S. Balchandani

Design, Synthesis and Application of Drilling fluids Mr. A. Gupta and Mr. H. choksi


*Please contact respective faculty for more details






Research focus

Department research focus is on recent scientific development and contributes to the main stream of chemical engineering research. Research is going on in the area of

Present scenario of energy crisis and depending economy on fuel/petroleum market embarks the need of alternative source of energy. Development of sustainable technology by balancing environmental, energy and social objectives is one of the main focuses of research in the department.

Today’s world is confronting with environmental issues like increasing global warming, waste water treatment etc. Chemical engineering processes provide efficient solution in abatement of the pollutants.

Understanding of a chemical reaction and mechanism of catalyst interference in the reaction plays an important role in the designing of chemical industries. Catalyst preparation, characterization and application are fusion of basic science with chemical engineering.

Modeling and Simulation:
Process modeling and simulation has given a new dimension in understanding transport and kinetics of a process and scaling of chemical engineering processes. Basically it deals with three aspects, namely; Modeling of chemical engineering processes, parameter estimations and application of numerical methods for solution of models

Research Projects

Research projects going in the department are

Process intensification for biodiesel production
Dr. P. Kodgire, Mr. H. H. Choksi, Ms. A. S. Chakraborty, Mr. A Kumar

Post Combustion CO2 Capture and CCS
Dr. P. Kodgire, Dr. S. K. Dash, Mr. A. Dey, Ms. S. Balchandani

Waste water treatment by using membrane bioreactor
Dr. S. K. Dash, Ms. B. Saini

*Contact respective faculty for more details





Prashant Patel
Lab Assistant
Chemical Engineering
Phone: 9662048706
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Personal Details
Ph.D. Research Scholar
Department of Chemical Engineering
Contact Number: 9638073147

B.E.(Chemical) VGEC, Chandkheda Gujarat,
M.E.(CAPD), L.D. college of Engineering, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Current research area: Development of Solvents for Carbon Dioxide Capture
Guide: Dr. Pravin Kodgire and Dr. S. K. Dash

Working experience

  • Total academic experience: 1 year (Nirma Institute of Diploma Studies and L.D. college of Engineering as a visiting lecturer)
  • Total industrial experience: 1 year (Process Engineer at Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Dholka)


  • Secured first rank at ‘research fair-2011’ for best research work presented in Chemical Engineering field, organized by “Gujarat Technological University”
  • Secured second position in Chem. Phantacy, poster held at trace'07, organized by ‘chemical engineers association’, Gandhinagar
  • Secured second position in Animadyerto held at confluence'08, organized by ‘chemical engineers association’, Gandhinagar


  • No. of papers presented in National Conferences: 5
  • No. of papers presented in International Conferences: 2

Campus Recruitment

E Y ESSAR GACL Green Enviro. Coop. Society Ltd. GSFC
Infosys Quanta Process Reliance Industries Ltd. Tata Chemical Ltd.  




• To expose students to various operations of oil and gas industry for enhancing their understanding about application of science and engineering principles studied in first two years of B. Tech programme.
• To develop students’ understating about oil and gas industry operations to facilitate their academic and research learning for the 3rd and 4th year B. Tech programme.
• To create border understanding of oil and gas value chain.
• To expose students to upstream, midstream and downstream operations of oil and gas sector.