The Department of Chemical Engineering at BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus was established in 2004. In its early days, it was referred to as the Chemical Engineering Group before it attained Department status in 2009. It offers a strong integrated First Degree academic programme (B. E.) and also a dynamic Higher Degree Programme (M. E.) in Chemical Engineering that reflects the evolution of the Department. Over the years, the academic programme has evolved with a strong core curriculum complemented by electives in the important emerging areas of Chemical Engineering.

The continually evolving programmes emphasize on fundamental theory as well as practical applications in Chemical Engineering, keeping in view the continuous changing scenarios in this discipline. Aligning with the three tier structure of the University, the Department also offers a Doctoral programme leading to a PhD degree.

The faculty in the Department are a mix of highly qualified and experienced people from both academic and industrial background and this helps the students to understand and appreciate knowledge in this discipline and its relevance to Industry. The Department currently has 22 faculty members comprising of :

  • Senior Professor: 01
  • Professor: 03
  • Associate Professors: 07
  • Assistant Professors: 10
  • Visiting Faculty: 01


The Department has initiated a vigorous research program in several thrust areas through significant funding from Industry and Government funding agencies. Faculty in the Department are engaged in basic research and applied research of interest to industry. The Department till date through constant efforts of its faculty has secured research funding for projects to the tune of over Rs. 10 crores in the last 07 years. Research infrastructure has been created in a few areas with these funded projects and this is a constant ongoing activity. These experimental facilities are well complemented by theoretical modeling and simulation facilities driven by multi-physics / process modelling and simulation software packages.

In a span of 18 years of its existence, the Department of Chemical Engineering has seen remarkable developments in evolving curricula, teaching, laboratory infrastructure and research programmes as well as funded and consultancy projects. It is poised for all round growth in the next few years spurred on through activities driven by its faculty and students.

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Programmes Offered

The academic programmes of the Department include an Integrated First Degree (B.E.), a Higher Degree (M.E.) and Doctoral Degree (PhD). The academic curriculum has been designed to include various components of science and engineering to impart students the ability to function effectively and efficiently. Core courses, electives, laboratories and project-oriented courses aim to integrate fundamental study of chemical processes and technologies with emphasis on bringing practice to classrooms.


Faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering are engaged in fundamental engineering research as well as applied industrial research. The Department, through constant efforts of its faculty, has secured research funding for projects from several government agencies and industries. Research infrastructure has been created in niche areas with these funded projects and this is a constant ongoing activity. Experimental research via facilities created through extramural and Department funds is well complemented by theoretical research in the area of modeling, simulation and optimization based on computational facilities created and software packages used.



Several research facilities both experimental and computational have been created over the years from extramural and Department funds. Such facilities play a vital role in advancing the understanding and knowledge in various areas of Chemical Engineering. These facilities are designed to provide state-of-the-art equipment and resources to faculty and students working on various projects related to chemical engineering.

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