Department of Chemical Engineering



To be a leading Chemical Engineering Department for imparting quality technical education and progressive research at global level.


  • To provide a state of art environment and a rigorous academic program that train students to excel in fundamental sciences, chemical and allied engineering fields.
  • To offer a program that inculcates creative thinking and lifelong learning contributing to the advancements in chemical sciences and its application.
  • To foster principles of sustainability and promote environmentally benign technologies for the benefit of society.


The department was established in the year 1978 with the intake of 40 students. In the year 2002 the intake was enhanced to 60 students. Apart from B.E, the department is also offering M. Sc Engineering (Research) and Ph.D. The department has been approved as Research Centre by VTU in 2002. The department main research areas are – Water Treatment, Nano Composites, Catalysis and Bioremediation.


  • The Department of Chemical Engineering was the fifth department to be started in 1978 at MSRIT. The Department is certified thrice in succession by the National Board for Accreditation, certified with ‘A’ grade by NAAC and was ISO 9001:2000 certified till January 2016. Over 2000 students have graduated in 34 batches. The Bangalore Regional Centre of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers is functioning from this department for almost a decade. The country’s most prestigious event in Chemical Engineering CHEMCON-2011 was organized at MSRIT.
  • The department has handled several projects sponsored by DRDO, VTU, IEI and KSCST. The department is approved as Research Center by VTU for acquiring higher qualification leading to M.Sc by Research and Ph.D degrees. The expertise of the faculty covers a wide range of disciplines and they are engaged in cutting edge technological research. The department offers excellent infrastructure.
  • With the qualified, dedicated staff and committed students, the results are always good. The students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities under the aegis of IIChE student chapter. The conducive professional atmosphere helps the students in their all-round development and to become dedicated to profession. Students have won various prestigious awards, international internships and high accolades for innovative projects.
  • The department takes pride in its past achievements and has the dream and action plans to make it as one of the best Chemical Engineering Department.

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Department of Chemical Engineering offers three program that are affiliated to VTU – Belgaum and recognized by AICTE:

  • B. E in Chemical Engineering.
  • M.Sc (Engg) by Research.
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):
  • The B.E. Chemical Engineering Program at Ramaiah Institute of Technology aims to provide a strong foundation of scientific and technical knowledge in a state of art learning ambience. It equips the graduates with problem solving abilities, teamwork, and communication skills necessary throughout their careers. They are consistent with the following Educational Objectives:
    • PEO1: Produce graduates with a strong foundation and understanding of the fundamental principles of mathematics, science, and engineering enabling graduates to pursue their careers as practicing chemical engineers in Chemical and Allied Engineering Industries.
    • PEO2: Produce graduates who are prepared to pursue their post-graduation and research in the emerging and allied areas of Chemical Engineering and Business.
    • PEO3: Produce graduates who possess skills with professional integrity and ethics to assume professional leadership roles and administrative positions.
    • PEO4: Provide students with opportunities to integrate with multidisciplinary teams to develop & practice written and oral communication skills.
Program Outcomes (POs):
  • The Programme outcomes are defined by National Board of Accreditation. The established PEO’s are in line with programme educational objectives. 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 Programme outcomes are defined by National Board of Accreditation. The established PEO’s are in line with programme educational objectives. Engineering Graduates will be able to

    • Acquire in-depth knowledge of material and energy balances, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, chemical reaction engineering, continuous and stage-wise operations, process dynamics and control, economics, safety and environmental aspects required to work in traditional and emerging chemical engineering areas.
    • Apply computational and simulation tools to solve chemical engineering problems, design and optimize chemical processes.
    • Design and conduct experiments, prepare technical reports including business management modules and engineering economics and demonstrate professional engineering competence.
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • Class Room
  • FTIR
  • Gas chromatography
  • Mass transfer laboratory
  • Mechanical operation laboratory
  • Mechanical operation laboratory
  • Momentum transfer laboratory
  • Pilot plant
  • Molecular Biology Lab
  • Research laboratory
Dr. Archna

Dr. Archna received her Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from Punjab University in 2009. She has published 39 research papers in International Conferences and Journals. She has co-authored a book chapter on “Composites Based on Natural Polymers”. She has a Research Grant from Institution of Engineers India. She is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers, India and Life Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers and Life Member of The Indian Society for Technical Education. She his guiding 07 Ph.D scholars. Her areas of interest are catalysis and water treatment.




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