Why ChE @ IITH
At the Department of Chemical Engineering @ IITH, we prepare the next generation chemical engineers who can solve today's socio-technical problems.
- We offer B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D programs.
- We address problems that are central to sustainability and economic growth of the country.
- We create a reseach culture that is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary.
- We engage our in industry sponsored projects.
- We strive to create an environment that is challenging and enables our students to identify and pursue their professional goals.
- We affirm our commitment to the creation, development, and organization of fundamental knowledge, and to provide technical service to the community.
With IIT Hyderabad consistently flying high in the NIRF ranking, ChE@IITH is committed to set new heights for excellence in engineering education and research. We aim to achieve this ambitious goal by (i) instilling our fractal teaching approach which provides our students the extreme flexibility of need based learning, (ii) amalgamating the theoretical concepts and practical laboratory and project based hands on training that makes this ever green stream of engineering more adorable to our students, (iii) attacking the hard pressed social problems through multi-disciplinary research approach to become more socially responsible citizen, (iv) implanting the culture of productization and start-up in the young mind of our students to think big and become job creators for future, and (v) making high quality education accessible to the citizens of the country at their ease.
Broadly, teaching in our department covers various aspects of chemical, biochemical, minerals, materials, machine learning and process systems engineering. Parallely, the state-of-the-art developments in these fields are provided with the exposure of the carefully designed electives. Along with this, the creative mix of training on soft skills (e.g., communication, exposure of industry lectures, delivering lectures in department seminars, training on professional ethics/plagiarism, technical writing) helps the students to be industry ready. Such pedagogical building blocks and a cohesive force of highly prolific 22 faculty and 11 energetic staff in place, ChE@IITH steers undergraduate (Bachelor of Technology, current strength 163) and postgraduate programs (Master of Technology, current strength 46 and Doctor of Philosophy, current strength 63), featuring a unique curriculum that is both comprehensive and as agile as having the option of exploring internship opportunities. The department faculty are also leading and participating in a large number of interdisciplinary B. Tech (Computational Engineering) & M. Tech programs such as Polymer & Bio Systems, E-Waste Resources Engg, Energy Science & Technology, Integrated Sensor Systems and Additive Manufacturing giving interdisciplinary exposure to our students through a vast range of courses. Department’s strong commitment towards fundamental and applied research is evidenced by ~INR 45 crores of extramural funding (through different government agencies and national missions and several corporate research houses) that the department faculties have amassed so far. Faculty bestowed with the prestigious awards of national and international repute, and several of them appearing among the top 2% scientists in the world (Stanford University list 2022) bore the testimonies of quality and research environment in the department. A large number of faculty from the department are actively involved in organizing conference and outreach workshops and delivering invited / keynote lectures and transferring knowledge to the students and faculties across several institutes in India and abroad. The department also houses state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories. The faculty members in the department conduct research in a wide variety of exciting areas such as catalysis, fluid flow, nanotechnology, materials for energy and biological applications, bioengineering, atomistic simulations, efficient energy harvesting and storage, process control and optimization, machine learning, techno-economic analysis, supply chain management, mineral processing and climate change to name a few. With such aims, the department aligns itself with the nation’s several missions and dedicates itself towards the dream of nation building (Atmanirbhar Bharat).
The department offers the following programs
The number of seats leading to a B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering is 35. The admission is solely based on the rank secured by the candidate in JEE advanced examination conducted by the IITs. For more about JEE advanced please click on the explore button
The admission to the M.Tech program is based on GATE score.The GATE papers considered for admission are CH and BT. All candidates admitted to this program will be provided teaching assistanceship as per MHRD rules.In addition to general M.Tech in Chemical Engineering, our department is also a participating department in the interdisciplinary M.Tech programs i) Energy Science & Technology ii) E-Waste Resources Engg iii) Polymer & Bio Systems.
The admission to PhD program of the department is based on written test and interview. All candidates having M.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering are elible to apply for the PhD program. Candiates with M.Sc degree must have JRF for considering their candidature for the program. The department reseves the right to decide the cut off for the written test.
The admission to program is based on written test and interview. All candidates having B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering are elible to apply for the sponsored program.
The Department of Chemical Engineering is actively looking for faculty members with excellent academic background and proven research record in various frontiers of chemical engineering.
We invite applications throughout the year. If you are residing abroad we encourage you to visit the department and deliver a talk whenever you are in India. Skype request for interviews will only be considered from candidates who have visited the department in the recent past.
For any queries related to faculty position please contact the faculty search committee: fsc[at]che.iith.ac.in
For all the posts the following educational qualification and experience criteria apply
Ph.D. with first class or equivalent B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering with consistently good academic record throughout.
- Below 35 years of age.
- Candidates with at least 3 years of post-doctoral experience from a reputed university/research institute may be considered for the post of Assistant Professor.
- Candidates with Ph.D but with less than three years of post-doctoral experience may be put on tenure track for the post of Assistant Professor (on contract).
- Below 45 years of age.
- Candidates with at least 6 years industrial / research / teaching experience of which at least 3 years should be at the level of Assistant Professor in IITs, or at an equivalent level in any such other Indian or foreign institution / institutions of comparable standards.
- A minimum of 10 years teaching/research/professional experience of which at least 4 years should be at the level of Associate Professor in IITs, or at an equivalent level in any such other Indian or foreign institution / institutions of comparable standards.
- The experience is counted as on date of application.
- The candidate should have demonstrated leadership in research in a specific area of specialization in terms of guidance of M.Tech and Ph.D students, and have a strong record of sponsored research, publications in reputed journals, patents, laboratory/course development and other recognized relevant professional activities.
- Candidates should be preferably below 55 years of age
Areas of interest for the department
Candidates having strong expertise in all traditional and emerging areas of chemical engineering especially in the following, however not limited to, are encouraged to apply
- Particulate Technology
- Membranes and Separation Processes
- Molecular Dynamics
- Safety/Hazard Engineering
- Process Control
The present faculty search committee of the Chemical Engineering department has the following members:
- Prof. Narasimha Mangadoddy (Convener)
- Prof. Kirti Chandra Sahu
- Dr. Parag D. Pawar
- Dr. Lopamudra Giri
- Prof. Kishalay Mitra (HoD)
- Dr. Suhanya Duraiswamy
- Completely filled pplication form
- Detailed CV
- Research statement
- Teaching statement
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The Department of Chemical Engineering currently has three JRF openings. For further details please follow the explore button.
Please click on faculty members to filter out their broad research areas. If you hover the mouse on the theme image, you will be able to find the list of faculty members working in that particular theme. You can find a brief description about the department's research focus on each of the following themes by clicking on the 'more details' link
- All Faculty
- Alan Ranjit Jacob
- Anand Mohan
- Balaji Iyer
- Chandra Shekhar Sharma
- Debaprasad Shee
- Devarai Santhosh Kumar
- Giridhar Madras
- Kirti Chandra Sahu
- Kishalay Mitra
- Lopamudra Giri
- Mahesh Ganesan
- Narasimha Mangadoddy
- Parag Pawar
- Phanindra Jampana
- Ramkarn Patne
- Ranajit Mondal
- Saptarshi Majumdar
- Satyavrata Samavedi
- Shelaka Gupta
- Suhanya Duraiswamy
- Sunil Kumar Maity
- Vinod Janardhanan
Impressions of our students and alumni. Please click and hold on a tesimonial to stop the scrolling
In the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Hyderabad, the professors always strive hard to ensure that the students understand and appreciate the concepts. They have easily managed to generate the spark inside the students to dig deep and ponder about various ideas related to our field. The research culture here is extremely rigorous.
B.Tech class of 2020
IITH is a roller coaster ride. With its young and dynamic faculty and an ambitious attitude, this place emits contagious vibes to bring out the best in you. Although young, IITH had been a golden source to forge long-lasting friendships, ideas, networks, outlook and a million other things. IITH can teach you to dream and believe, as it had to me.
B.Tech class of 2015
The Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Hyderabad has played a crucial role in shaping my career. The diverse curriculum is designed to give thorough practical knowledge of the various fields and provides flexibility to students. The guidance the faculty has always pushed me forward while helping me explore my academic interests.
B.Tech class of 2020
Chemical engineering department of IIT Hyderabad is equipped with some of the finest labs, nurturing research interests of students right from the undergraduate level. We are provided with numerous opportunities for pursuing our field of interest and even work in that area along-side research scholars.
B.Tech Class of 2017
A well-balanced curriculum focussed on problem-solving, creativity, and practical knowledge makes the Chemical Engineering program at IIT Hyderabad, an excellent option for all budding engineers. I believe one of the best skills that I have acquired in these three years of my B.Tech is to think in an interdisciplinary manner. For this, I’m grateful to our flexible curriculum and intellectually stimulating conversations with our very young, dynamic, and approachable professors.
Ahmed Z Sihorwala
B.Tech Class of 2017
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The Department of Chemical Engineering at IITH offers a state of the art curriculum for its students at all levels to prepare them to become leaders of tomorrow who can transform the chemical industries to solve the socio-economic problems in a sustainable manner. The core of the undergraduate curriculum is designed to build strong foundations in chemical thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, fluid mechanics, process control, and principles of mass and transfer. The department also offers a large number of electives in the areas of energy and environment, advanced materials, chemical processes and biological engineering. The advanced electives along with training on live projects prepares our students to address problems that cuts across the boundaries of conventional chemical engineering. Some of our past recruiters are listed below
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