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Chemical engineering is the broadest branch of engineering, training professionals to design, manufacture, operate and control processes of industries such as petroleum and petrochemicals, energy, power generation including ultra mega power plants, coal-bed methane, combined gas cycle plants and nuclear power, defense, mining and minerals including steel and aluminum, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, nanotechnology, cement, fertilizers, textiles, leather, food and agro-based technologies, polymers, and environmental engineering.

In this context, the demand for qualified professional chemical engineers to propel the growth of the industry and shape the contours of Indian economy is on the rise. The undergraduate(B. Tech) program offered in Chemical Engineering at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has a curriculum of global standards emphasizing the fundamentals, breadth of the discipline, and the necessary flexibility in being able to apply the fundamentals in widely varying contexts. Simultaneously trains the students in specialized elective streams such as materials science, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals, and petroleum refineries. With 45% of the faculty having a PhD degree, and another 25% actively pursuing their PhD, the students get to learn from well qualified and experienced staff.

About

Chemical engineering is the broadest branch of engineering, training professionals to design, manufacture, operate and control processes of industries such as petroleum and petrochemicals, energy, power generation including ultra mega power plants, coal-bed methane, combined gas cycle plants and nuclear power, defense, mining and minerals including steel and aluminum, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, nanotechnology, cement, fertilizers, textiles, leather, food and agro-based technologies, polymers, and environmental engineering.

In this context, the demand for qualified professional chemical engineers to propel the growth of the industry and shape the contours of Indian economy is on the rise. The undergraduate(B. Tech) program offered in Chemical Engineering at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has a curriculum of global standards emphasizing the fundamentals, breadth of the discipline, and the necessary flexibility in being able to apply the fundamentals in widely varying contexts. Simultaneously trains the students in specialized elective streams such as materials science, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals, and petroleum refineries. With 45% of the faculty having a PhD degree, and another 25% actively pursuing their PhD, the students get to learn from well qualified and experienced staff.

Curriculum

Semester II
Cat Code Title Credit
SCI 19MAT113 Differential and Integral Calculus 3
SCI 19PHY102/ 19CHY101 Engineering Physics – B /Engineering Chemistry – A 3
SCI 19PHY182/ 19CHY181 Engineering Physics Lab – B / Engineering Chemistry Lab – A 1
ENGG 19CSE102 Computer Programming 4
ENGG 19CHE101 Material Balances 4
ENGG 19CHE111 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 3
ENGG 19CHE102 Statics 2
ENGG 19EEE181 Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering Lab 1
HUM 19CUL111 Cultural Education – II 2
TOTAL 23
Semester III
Cat Code Title Credit
ENGG 19CHE201 Energy Balance and Thermodynamics 3
ENGG 19CHE202 Fluid Mechanics 3
ENGG 19CHE203 Mechanical Operations 3
ENGG 19CHE204 Principles of Heat Transfer 3
ENGG 19CHE205 Materials Technology 3
SCI 19MAT207 Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations 3
HUM Free Elective I** 2
ENGG 19CHE281 Chemical Engineering Lab 1 1
HUM 19AVP201 Amrita Values Program I 1
Total 22
Semester IV
Cat Code Title Credit
ENGG 19CHE201 Energy Balance and Thermodynamics 3
ENGG 19CHE202 Fluid Mechanics 3
ENGG 19CHE203 Mechanical Operations 3
ENGG 19CHE204 Principles of Heat Transfer 3
ENGG 19CHE205 Materials Technology 3
SCI 19MAT207 Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations 3
HUM Free Elective I** 2
ENGG 19CHE281 Chemical Engineering Lab 1 1
HUM 19AVP201 Amrita Values Program I 1
Total 22
Semester V
Cat Code Title Credit
ENGG 19CHE211 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3
SCI 19CHE212 Industrial Chemistry 3
ENGG Professional Elective I* 3
ENGG 19CHE213 Design of Heat Transfer Equipment 2
ENGG 19CHE214 Strength of Materials 3
SCI 19CHE215 Statistical Analysis of Process Data 3
ENGG 19CHE282 Chemical Engineering Lab 2 1
HUM 19SSK211 Soft Skills I 2
HUM 19AVP211 Amrita Values Program II 1
HUM 19LAW300 Indian Constitution P/F
Total 21
Semester VI
Cat. Code Title L T P Credit
ENGG 19CHE311 Chemical Reaction Engineering II 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE312 Design of Mass Transfer Equipment 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE313 Transforms & Control Systems Theory 3 1 0 4
ENGG Professional Elective III * 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE314 Pumps, Fittings and Valves 1 0 0 1
ENGG 19CHE382 Chemical Engineering Lab 4 0 0 3 1
PRJ 19CHE383 Project Based Learning 0 0 3 2
HUM 19SSK311 Soft Skills III 1 0 3 2
ENGG Professional Elective IV */ [Live-in –Labs] *** 3 0 0 3
Total 27 22
Semester VII
Cat. Code Title L T P Credit
ENGG 19CHE401 Process Design and Integration 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE402 Process Equipment Design 2 0 3 3
ENGG 19CHE403 Transport Phenomena 3 0 0 3
HUM Free Elective ** 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE404 Chemical Engineering Software Development 1 0 0 1
HUM 19CHE405 Process Economics 1 0 0 1
ENGG 19CHE481 Chemical Engineering Lab 5 0 0 3 1
ENGG 19CHE482 Process Simulation Lab 2 0 3 3
PRJ 19CHE495 Project Phase- I 0 0 6 2
Total 30 20
Semester VIII
Cat. Code Title L T P Credit
PRJ 19CHE499 Project Phase – II 0 0 30 10
HUM 19MNG30 0 Disaster Management P/F
ENGG 19CHE411 Chemical Engineering Process Safety 1 0 0 1
Total 32 11
Total 163
Professional Electives
Cat Code Title L T P Credit
ENGG 19CHY23 1 Biomaterials Science 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHY23 2 Green Chemistry and Technology 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE431 Environmental Engineering for Process Industries 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE432 Chemical Process Modelling and Simulation 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE433 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology  3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE434 Material Characterization and Spectroscopic Methods 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE435 Solar Energy 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE436 Process Intensification 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE437 Interfacial Science and Engineering 3 0 0 3
Cat Code Title L T P Credit
ENGG 19CHE43 8 Polymer Composites 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE43 9 Polymer Processing 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE44 0 Modern Separation Methods 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE44 1 Biochemical Engineering 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE44 2 Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Technology 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE44 3 Process Instrumentation 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE44 4 Polymer Materials – Structure Property Relations 3 0 0 3
ENGG 19CHE44 5 Safety and Hazard Management in Chemical Industries 3 0 0 3
Science Electives
Chemistry
Cat. Code Title L T P Credit
SCI 19CHY243 Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modelling 3 0 0 3
SCI 19CHY236 Electrochemical Energy Systems and Processes 3 0 0 3
SCI 19CHY240 Fuels and Combustion 3 0 0 3
SCI 19CHY232 Green Chemistry and Technology 3 0 0 3
SCI 19CHY239 Instrumental Methods of Analysis 3 0 0 3
SCI 19CHY241 Batteries and Fuel Cells 3 0 0 3
SCI 19CHY242 Corrosion Science 3 0 0 3
Physics
SCI 19PHY340 Advanced Classical Dynamics 3 0 0 3
SCI 19PHY342 Electrical Engineering Materials 3 0 0 3
SCI 19PHY331 Physics of Lasers and Applications 3 0 0 3
SCI 19PHY341 Concepts of Nanophysics and Nanotechnology 3 0 0 3
SCI 19PHY343 Physics of Semiconductor Devices 3 0 0 3
SCI 19PHY339 Astrophysics 3 0 0 3
Mathematics
SCI 19MAT341 Statistical Inference 3 0 0 3
SCI 19MAT342 Introduction to Game Theory 3 0 0 3
SCI 19MAT343 Numerical Methods and Optimization 3 0 0 3
Free Electives
Management Stream
Cat. Code Title L T P Credit
HUM 19MNG331 Financial Management 3 0 0 3
HUM 19MNG332 Supply Chain Management 3 0 0 3
HUM 19MNG333 Marketing Management 3 0 0 3
HUM 19MNG334 Project Management 3 0 0 3
HUM 19MNG335 Enterprise Management 3 0 0 3
HUM 19MNG338 Operations Research 3 0 0 3
HUM 19MEE401 Industrial Engineering 3 0 0 3
HUM 19MEE346 Managerial Statistics 3 0 0 3
HUM 19MEE347 Total Quality Management 3 0 0 3
HUM 19MEE342 Lean Manufacturing 3 0 0 3
HUM 19CSE358 Software Project Management 3 0 0 3
HUM 19CSE359 Financial Engineering 3 0 0 3
HUM 19CSE360 Engineering Economic Analysis 3 0 0 3
HUM 19MNG331 Financial Management 3 0 0 3
HUM 19CSE362 Information Systems 3 0 0 3
Humanities/ Social Science Streams
Cat. Code Title L T P Credit
HUM 19CUL230 Achieving Excellence in Life – An Indian Perspective 2 0 0 2
HUM 19CUL231 Excellence in Daily Life 2 0 0 2
HUM 19CUL232 Exploring Science and Technology in Ancient India 2 0 0 2
HUM 19CUL233 Yoga Psychology 2 0 0 2
HUM 19ENG230 Business Communication 1 0 3 2
HUM 19ENG231 Indian Thought through English 2 0 0 2
HUM 19ENG232 Insights into Life through English Literature 2 0 0 2
HUM 19ENG233 Technical Communication 2 0 0 2
HUM 19ENG234 Indian Short Stories in English 2 0 0 2
HUM 19FRE230 Proficiency in French Language (Lower) 2 0 0 2
HUM 19FRE231 Proficiency in French Language (Higher) 2 0 0 2
HUM 19GER230 German for Beginners I 2 0 0 2
HUM 19GER231 German for Beginners II 2 0 0 2
HUM 19GER232 Proficiency in German Language (Lower) 2 0 0 2
HUM 19GER233 Proficiency in German Language (Higher) 2 0 0 2
HUM 19HIN101 Hindi I 2 0 0 2
HUM 19HIN111 Hindi II 2 0 0 2
HUM 19HUM230 Emotional Intelligence 2 0 0 2
HUM 19HUM231 Glimpses into the Indian Mind – the Growth of Modern India 2 0 0 2
HUM 19HUM232 Glimpses of Eternal India 2 0 0 2
HUM 19HUM233 Glimpses of Indian Economy and Polity 2 0 0 2
HUM 19HUM234 Health and Lifestyle 2 0 0 2
HUM 19HUM235 Indian Classics for the Twenty-first Century 2 0 0 2
HUM 19HUM236 Introduction to India Studies 2 0 0 2
HUM 19HUM237 Introduction to Sanskrit Language and Literature 2 0 0 2
HUM 19HUM238 National Service Scheme 2 0 0 2
HUM 19HUM239 Psychology for Effective Living 2 0 0 2
HUM 19HUM240 Psychology for Engineers 2 0 0 2
HUM 19HUM241 Science and Society – An Indian Perspective 2 0 0 2
HUM 19HUM242 The Message of Bhagwad Gita 2 0 0 2
HUM 19HUM243 The Message of the Upanishads 2 0 0 2
HUM 19HUM244 Understanding Science of Food and Nutrition 2 0 0 2
HUM 19JAP230 Proficiency in Japanese Language (Lower) 2 0 0 2
HUM 19JAP2313 Proficiency in Japanese Language (Higher) 2 0 0 2
HUM 19KAN101 Kannada I 2 0 0 2
HUM 19KAN111 Kannada II 2 0 0 2
HUM 19MAL101 Malayalam I 2 0 0 2
HUM 19MAL111 Malayalam II 2 0 0 2
HUM 19SAN101 Sanskrit I 2 0 0 2
HUM 19SAN111 Sanskrit II 2 0 0 2
HUM 19SWK230 Corporate Social Responsibility 2 0 0 2
HUM 19SWK231 Workplace Mental Health 2 0 0 2
HUM 19TAM101 Tamil I 2 0 0 2
HUM 19TAM111 Tamil II 2 0 0 2
Eligibility

Admissions

Age : Candidates, whose date of birth falls on or after July 1, 1999.

Educational Qualification : A pass in 10 + 2 (Class XII) or its equivalent examination with minimum 60% aggregate of marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and with not less than 55% individually in each of these three subjects.

Program Overview

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

To produce graduates in chemical engineering, who, immediately after graduation or within five years of it:

  • can apply the knowledge for engineering practice, research, and management in the chemical and allied industries such as bulk chemicals, specialty chemicals, petroleum & petrochemicals, energy, advanced materials, microelectronics, healthcare, biotechnology, consumer products, and other industries, while adhering to values in the context of ethical, health, environmental, social, safety and economic issues,
  • can make worthy progress towards the acquisition of advanced degrees, are motivated to pursue additional training and certifications, and use their knowledge and skills to participate in the activities of local/national/international professional societies,
  • have good written and oral communication skills, and communicate their ideas and knowledge via scholarly articles, patents, delivery of effective presentations, and/or training of co-workers and associates,
  • strive for continuous self-development and life-long learning, and engage in their daily work with awareness of the global or social implications.
Program Outcomes (POs)

The Program Outcomes are defined by National Board of Accreditation. Engineering graduates will be able to:

  • Engineering Knowledge : Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems
  • Problem Analysis : Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences
  • Design/Development of Solutions : Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations
  • Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems : Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions
  • Modern Tool Usage : Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations
  • The Engineer and Society : Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice
  • Environment and Sustainability : Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development
  • Ethics : Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice
  • Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings
  • Communication : Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions
  • Project Management and Finance : Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments
  • Life-long Learning : Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change
Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

The undergraduate chemical engineering graduates will be able to:

  • obtain, apply, and demonstrate knowledge of core concepts and principles associated with chemical engineering unit operations and unit processes, along with the associatedethics, economics, safety, and sustainability aspects required to work in manufacturing, service, and R&D sectors,
  • formulate chemical engineering problems, and then apply computational and simulation tools to solve them for effective, efficient, and sustainable design, operation, and optimization of chemical processes, while being socially and environmentally responsible, and
  • plan, design and conduct scientific experiments, analyse the data, apply critical thinking to make valid inferences, and prepare technical and scholarly reports that include management and economics.

Facilities at a glance

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  • Hostel Accomodation
  • Sports Facilites
  • Banking Facilities
  • Transport
  • Medical Services
  • Canteen
  • General Store
  • CISCO
  • ICTS
  • Reprographic Facility
Facilities

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Why Amrita

The top reasons to choose Amrita for your career

601-800th

World University Rankings 2020

141

BRICS Rankings 2021

801–1000th

World University Rankings 2020

168th

BRICS University Rankings 2021

5th

India University Rankings 2020

12th

Overall Rankings 2021
ranking
5th Best
University in India
ranking
Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
ranking
Topmost
‘A++’ Grade

About

Amrita’s Live-in-Lab® program is a multidisciplinary theory–into–practice initiative that facilitates the research, development, and deployment of sustainable solutions for current challenges faced by rural communities (villages) in India. Through experiential learning opportunities, participants from multiple disciplines can study, observe, and interact with villagers, while living in rural communities, to gain a better understanding of challenges in seven thematic areas that are integral on the path to self-reliance: Health & Hygiene, Education & Gender Equality, Waste Management & Infrastructure, Energy and Environment, Agriculture & Risk Management, Livelihood & Skill Development and Water & Sanitation. These seven areas can further be classified as a combination of challenges, with each challenge subsequently linked to a combination of problem statements which can then be translated into projects.

Agriculture & Risk Management

Poor health due to malnutrition impacts every aspect of life. Rural agricultural communities often go without food due to climate change, exploitation, and unsound farming practices. Local organic agriculture provides a sustainable source of nutrients and livelihood for a village. Projects in this area analyze the environmental impact of current living standards and farming methods and then determine the optimal utilization of technology. Such project will help to improve existing standards and techniques and create long-term self-reliance.

Education & Gender Equality

Through education, one receives knowledge. Knowledge thereby empowers oneself to be independent and resourceful. Empowerment allows oneself to be free and live with dignity and. As freedom and empowerment support self-determination, it is imperative to empower rural communities with basic education through the use of innovative technologies. This will involve language training, vocational training, life skill training, and communication systems. This will help boys and girls living in rural communities to come to the forefront of modern society, take their own decisions in a sustainable manner and integrate themselves into the mainstream of development initiatives in their communities.

Energy & Environment

Access to affordable, reliable, renewable energy is crucial to create a sustainable and self-reliant community. Electricity is essential for household use, agriculture, farming, education, skill development, production, communication, healthcare, and safety. Environmental awareness and preservation ensure the sustainability and self-reliance of rural villages. Projects provide access to renewable electrical energy, develop and utilize smart energy technology, and encourage the efficient management of energy resources, ensuring sustainable development of communities.

Livelihood & Skill Development

Sole dependence on agriculture for livelihood is no longer an option for several residents of rural communities. Therefore, having alternative sources for generating income is crucial to establish sustainable, self-reliant villages. Most villagers have low or no literacy and numeracy skills, making them unable to earn a living and vulnerable to exploitation. Immersive projects assess the local resources, needs, and issues in a specific village and design technologically innovative solutions for livelihood that fit within the existing ecosystem, ensuring long-term viability. Required skills are taught to the villagers, ensuring independence and self-reliance.

Water & Sanitation

Water is a universal human right and is the very foundation of life and civilization. Scarcity, remote access, contamination, and droughts all impede access to water. Moreover, increasing populations and industrial production intensifies pressure on water resources. Water distribution systems, water-management awareness programs, and water-filtration systems are a few of the projects undertaken. Clean water and sanitation projects protect villagers’ health, improve quality of life, and underpin a self-reliant, sustainable community model.

Health & Hygiene

Access to healthcare is essential to the overall development of any community. Impoverished rural villagers face formidable obstacles to living stress-free, prosperous, and healthy lives. Poverty and lack of education result in domestic violence, depression, trauma-related disorders, alcohol and drug use, self-esteem issues, and more. Past and current projects leverage technology to remotely monitor health issues and provide research-supported interventions and initiatives.

Waste Management & Infrastructure

One of the major side effects of globalization and modernization in India is the inability for rural communities to properly dispose of and manage the various types of waste that have now infiltrated the daily lives of villagers. Land and water are littered with trash, especially plastics, agricultural runoff, priority chemicals, food waste and defecation. Ground cover is commonly burned in the backyard or on the side of the road. Some areas have unmanaged, open, landfills which pollute land, air, and waterways. Projects explore environmentally sustainable solutions for rural waste management.

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