Established in 2006, the Department of Chemical Engineering of the National Institute of Technology Calicut offers programmes leading to Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree as well as Ph.D. The four year undergraduate programme leads to the Bachelor of Technology(B.Tech) degree in Chemical Engineering. Master’s level programmes(started in 2015) are of two year duration and lead to the degree of Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Chemical Engineering. The research programme in Chemical Engineering, leads to the Ph.D. Degree awarded by the Institute. In addition to these regular programmes, this department is also actively involved in conducting faculty development programmes, job-oriented short-term training programmes, continuing education programmes for engineering professionals and academic faculty.The laboratories and research facilities in the Department are well maintained and regularly updated. Members of the faculty are actively involved in sponsored research and consultancy works. The R&D projects undertaken in the past were sponsored by the various agencies like the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) Government of India, the Department of Science &Technology (DST) Government of India, Science and Engineering Research Board(SERB) and the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment(KSCSTE),Government of Kerala.
Chemical Engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the application of physical science with mathematics, to the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms.. It largely involves the design and maintenance of chemical processes for large-scale manufacture. Chemical engineers are now engaged in the development and production of a diverse range of products like fabrics, adhesives, biocompatible materials for implants, prosthetics, gels etc as well as in commodity and specialty chemicals. Today, the field of chemical engineering is a diverse one, covering areas from biotechnology and nanotechnology to mineral processing. The course offered covers mass-, heat- and momentum- transfer operations, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, transport phenomena, simulation and process control, environmental engineering, energy engineering