Department of Chemical Technology

The inception of the Department of Applied Chemistry was in 1920. University of Calcutta is the first among the Indian universities to pioneer studies in Applied Sciences at the post graduate level. In January 1982, Department of Applied Chemistry was trifurcated into three departments; Department of Chemical Technology is one of them. The university introduced B. Tech (8 semesters) 4 years course along with lateral entry for post B.Sc (Chemistry Hons.) 3-years (6 semesters) B. Tech. and 2-years (4 semester) M. Tech. degree courses in the Department of Chemical Technology since 2008. In 2015, Department started 4-years (8 semesters) B. Tech. course for the students passed 10+2 level and qualified JEE.

Graduates of this university department are currently leaders in several significant chemical process industries in India and abroad. Many are avid researchers with excellent contributions in technology innovations. The department boost for excellent teacher-student relations, ample research facilities in different disciplines, Industry communications and pursuing multi-disciplinary research activities. Department has one independent animal house under the institutional animal ethics committee, one scanning electron microscope and a variety of chemical analysis and process engineering facilities to pursue research on live subjects.

Brochure : Chemical Technology Alumni Association Brochure

Faculty strength (at present):
Professors- 4
Associate Professors- 1
Assistant Professors- 5
Number of Non-Teaching Staff- 5
Courses offered & student intake:
B.Tech in Chemical Technology: 40
M. Tech. in Ceramic Engineering: 10
M. Tech. in Oil Technology: 10
M. Tech. in Pharmaceuticals Technology: 10
M. Tech. in Petrochemicals & Petroleum Refinery Engineering: 10

(5 regular and 5 sponsored)

Ph.D. 25 Scholars in the department at present

Student’s performance
( GATE and Placement)
GATE Placement
B.Tech 21 and opted for higher study 100%
M.Tech Majority opted for research career
Areas of Research Faculty involved Publications Research Project
Sol-gel processing, nanoceramics, ceramic membranes, novel ceramics through plant precursors, cement polymer concrete etc. 3 40 3
Lipid processing, lipid nutrition, lipid biotechnology, surfactant, Nano-encapsulation, Aromatic oil, paints and allied products and other multidisciplinary areas 1 70 11
Bioremediation, Biosurfactant development from hydrocarbons, Biodesulfuzation, manufacture of synthetic ester oil based Jet engine lubricants, high temperature high performance lubricants, Biolubricant, Catalyst development, Hydrocarbon process study, Nanotechnology, Modeling and Simulation, Sensor development 2 20 2
Developments of non-steroidal anti fertility drugs. Nanoparticle drug delivery, Drug lipid interaction, Drug design & molecular modeling, Modified biopolymers and bioplastics, biosurfactant dev for pharmaceutical use 3 62 10
Scholar’s performance
Fellowship Other Awards
CSIR, DST, DBT. ICMR, UGC, CU etc. Acharya P.C.Roy Research award, MRSI Young Scientists’ award, Oil Tech Association of India award, Best Poster and presentation award in various national and international conferences
Book/ Book Chapter published by Faculty Members 9
Patent published by Faculty Members 3
Extra mural grant received Rs. 4.5 Crore

Academic collaboration

Academic collaborations is one regular activity and the department extend support to NITTR, NIPER, Academic Staff colleges of different universities, BIT,Mesra, West Bengal Pollution Control Board, JU, University of North Carolina, St. Xavier’s College, GCCET, CGCRI etc.

Industrial collaboration

FSSAI (Govt. of India), Coats of India, Mother Dairy, Edible Products Ltd. Quaker Chemicals Ltd. Proficient Food Products, Suman Proteins Ltd., Albert David limited, Sigcap Pharmaceuticals and several more

Sophisticated instruments

SEM, Attritor Mill, Rheometer, Precision Cutter, Spin coater, TBP Distillation, CHNS analyser, High Pressure Reactor, Petroleum Product Analysers, GLC, HPLC,UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Molecular Distillation Unit, Rotary Evaporator, Lypholyser, Cold Centrifuge, Viscometer, Tensiometer, Ultra centrifuge, FTIR, GCMS, ELIZA Reader, HPTLC, DLS, Farmentor etc.