Admissions 2020



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.

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.


Semester I
Code Title L T P Credit
19ENG111 Technical Communication 2 0 3 3
19MAT103 Linear Algebra for Chemical Engineers 3 1 0 4
19CSE100 Problem Solving and Algorithmic Thinking 2 1 3 4
19PHY102/ 19CHY101 Engineering Physics - B / Engineering Chemistry - A 2 1 0 3
19PHY182/ 19CHY181 Engineering Physics Lab - B / Engineering Chemistry Lab - A 0 0 3 1
19MEE100 Engineering Graphics - CAD 2 0 3 3
19EEE100 Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering 3 0 0 3
19MEE181 Manufacturing Practice 0 0 3 1
19CUL101 Cultural Education - I 2 0 0 2
  Total 23
Semester II
Code Title L T P Credit
19MAT113 Differential and Integral Calculus 2 0 0 2
19PHY102/ 19CHY101 Engineering Physics - B / Engineering Chemistry - A 2 1 0 3
19PHY182/ 19CHY181 Engineering Physics Lab - B / Engineering Chemistry Lab - A 0 0 3 1
19CSE102 Computer Programming 3 0 3 4
19CHE101 Material Balances 3 1 0 4
19CHE111 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 3 0 0 3
19CHE102 Statics 3 0 0 3
19EEE181 Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering Lab 0 0 3 1
19CUL111 Cultural Education - II 2 0 0 2
  Total 24

Curriculum for III to VIII semesters will be finalised later

Cat Code Title L T P Cr ES
HUM 15ENG111 Communicative English 2 0 2 3 A
SCI 15MAT111 Calculus and Matrix Algebra 2 1 0 3 B
ENGG 15CSE100 Computational Thinking and Problem Solving 3 0 2 4 D
SCI 15PHY100 / 15CHY100 Physics / Chemistry 3 0 0 3 C
SCI 15PHY181 / 15CHY181 Physics Lab / Chemistry Lab 0 0 2 1 L1
ENGG 15MEC180/ 15EEE180 Workshop A/ Workshop B 0 0 2 1 L2
ENGG 15MEC100 Engineering Drawing - CAD 2 0 2 3 E
HUM 15CUL101 Cultural Education I 2 0 0 2 F

Total 20
Cat Code Title L T P Cr ES
SCI 15MAT121 Vector Calculus and Ordinary Differential Equations 3 1 0 4 B
SCI 15CHY100/ 15PHY100 ChemistryPhysics 3 0 0 3 C
ENGG 15CSE102 Computer Programming 3 0 0 3 D
ENGG 15CHE111 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 3 0 0 3 A
ENGG 15CHE112 Material Balances 3 1 0 4 E
SCI 15CHY181/ 15PHY181 Chemistry Lab/ Physics Lab 0 0 2 1 L1
ENGG 15EEE180/ 15MEC180 Workshop B/ Workshop A 0 0 2 1 L2
ENGG 15CSE180 Computer Programming Lab 0 0 2 1 L3
HUM 15CUL111 Cultural Education II 2 0 0 2 F
Total 22
Cat Code Title L T P Cr ES
ENGG 15CHE201 Energy Balance and Thermodynamics 3 0 2 4 A
ENGG 15CHE202 Fluid Mechanics 3 1 0 4 C
ENGG 15CHE203 Mechanical Operations 3 0 0 3 D
SCI 15CHY245 Instrumental Methods of Analysis 3 0 0 3 E
SCI 15MAT204 Transforms and Partial Differential Equations 2 1 0 3 B
HUM   Humanities Elective I 2 0 0 2 H
ENGG 15CHE281 Fluid Mechanics Lab 0 0 2 1 L1
ENGG 15CHE282 Mechanical Operations Lab 0 0 2 1 L2
HUM 15AVP201 Amrita Values Programme I 1 0 0 1 F
Total 22
Cat Code Title L T P Cr ES
ENGG 15CHE211 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3 0 0 3 A
ENGG 15CHE212 Chemical Technology 4 0 0 4 B
ENGG 15CHE213 Process Heat Transfer 3 1 0 4 C
SCI   Science Elective 3 0 0 3 D
HUM   Humanities Elective II 2 0 0 2 H
ENGG 15CHE285 Chemical Engineering Instrumentation Lab 1 0 2 2 L1
ENGG 15CHE286 Chemical Technology Lab 0 0 2 1 L2
HUM 15SSK221 Soft Skills I 1 0 2 2 G
HUM 15AVP211 Amrita Values Programme II 1 0 0 1 F
Total 22
Cat Code Title L T P Cr ES
ENGG 15CHE301 Chemical Reaction Engineering I 3 0 0 3 A
ENGG 15CHE302 Diffusional Mass Transfer Operations 3 1 0 4 C
ENGG 15CHE303 Statics and Strength of Materials 3 1 0 4 E
HUM 15ENV300 Environmental Science and Sustainability 3 0 0 3 D
SCI 15MAT214 Probability and Statistics 2 1 0 3 B
ENGG 15CHE381 Heat Transfer Lab 0 0 2 1 L1
ENGG 15CHE382 Strength of Materials Lab 0 0 2 1 L2
HUM 15SSK321 Soft Skills II 1 0 2 2 G
PRJ 15CHE391 Project Based Learning - Phase I   1 P1
ENGG 15CHE390 Live-in-Lab**   [3] P2
Total 22 [+3]
Cat Code Title L T P Cr ES
ENGG 15CHE311 Chemical Reaction Engineering II 3 0 0 3 A
ENGG 15CHE312 Equilibrium Staged Operations 3 1 0 4 C
ENGG 15CHE313 Materials Technology 3 0 0 3 D
ENGG 15CHE314 Process Dynamics and Control 3 1 0 4 E
SCI 15MAT302 Numerical Methods 2 0 2 3 B
ENGG 15CHE385 Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab 0 0 2 1 L1
ENGG 15CHE386 Mass Transfer Lab 0 0 2 1 L2
HUM 15SSK331 Soft Skills III 1 0 2 2 G
PRJ 15CHE396 Project Based Learning – Phase II   2 P1
Total 23
Cat Code Title L T P Cr ES
ENGG 15CHE401 Process Design and Integration 3 0 0 3 A
ENGG 15CHE402 Process Equipment Design and Drawing 2 0 2 3 B
ENGG 15CHE403 Transport Phenomena 3 1 0 4 C
ENGG   Elective I* 3 0 0 3 E
HUM   Management Elective 3 0 0 3 D
ENGG 15CHE481 Chemical Process Control Lab 0 0 2 1 L1
ENGG 15CHE482 Computer Aided Design of Chemical Process Lab 1 0 2 2 L2
PRJ 15CHE495 Project Phase I       2 P1
ENGG 15CHE490 Live-in-Lab**       [3] P3
Total 21 [+3]
Cat Code Title L T P Cr ES
ENGG   Elective II* 3 0 0 3 E
ENGG   Elective III* 3 0 0 3 D
PRJ 15CHE499 Project Phase II       10 P

Total 16


* A maximum of One Elective course can be chosen from the Electives prescribed for other Branches or from under Science Electives.
** Students undertaking and registering for a Live-in-Lab project, can be exempted from registering for an Elective course in the higher semester.


15CHY231 Advanced Polymer Chemistry 15CHY232 Biomaterials Science
15CHY233 Catalytic Chemistry 15CHY234 Chemistry of Advanced Materials
15CHY235 Chemistry of Engineering Materials 15CHY236 Chemistry of Nanomaterials
15CHY237 Chemistry of Toxicology 15CHY238 Colloidal and Interfacial Chemistry
15CHY239 Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modelling 15CHY241 Electrochemical Energy Systems and Processes
15CHY242 Environmental Chemistry 15CHY243 Fuels and Combustion
15CHY244 Green Chemistry and Technology 15CHY245 Instrumental Methods of Analysis
15CHY246 Medicinal Organic Chemistry 15CHY247 Modern Polymer Composites
15CHY248 Organic Reaction Mechanisms 15CHY249 Organic Synthesis and Stereochemistry
15CHY250 Polymer Materials and Properties 15CHY251 Polymers for Electronics
15CHY252 Solid State Chemistry 15CHY331 Batteries and Fuel Cells
15CHY332 Corrosion Science 15PHY230 Advanced Classical Dynamics
15PHY233 Biophysics and Biomaterials 15PHY234 Introduction to Computational Physics
15PHY238 Electrical Engineering Materials 15PHY239 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
15PHY240 Electronic Material Sciences 15PHY241 Lasers in Material Processing
15PHY243 Microelectronic Fabrication 15PHY245 Nuclear Energy – Principles and Applications
15PHY247 Photovoltaics 15PHY248 Physics of Lasers and Applications
15PHY250 Quantum Physics and Applications 15PHY251 Thin Film Physics
15PHY331 Astronomy 15PHY333 Concepts of Nanophysics and Nanotechnology
15PHY335 Medical Physics 15PHY338 Physics of Semiconductor Devices
15PHY532 Astrophysics 15PHY535 Earth's Atmosphere
15PHY536 Earth's Structure and Evolution 15PHY540 Nonlinear Dynamics
15PHY542 Optoelectronic Devices 1
15CUL230 Achieving Excellence in Life - An Indian Perspective
15CUL231 Excellence in Daily Life
15CUL232 Exploring Science and Technology in Ancient India
15CUL233 Yoga Psychology
15ENG230 Business Communication
15ENG231 Indian Thought through English
15ENG232 Insights into Life through English Literature
15ENG233 Technical Communication
15ENG234 Indian Short Stories in English
15FRE230 Proficiency in French Language (Lower)
15FRE231 Proficiency in French Language (Higher)
15GER230 German for Beginners I
15GER231 German for Beginners II
15GER232 Proficiency in German Language (Lower)
15GER233 Proficiency in German Language (Higher)
15HIN101 Hindi I
15HIN111 Hindi II
15HUM230 Emotional Intelligence
15HUM231 Glimpses into the Indian Mind - the Growth of Modern India
15HUM232 Glimpses of Eternal India
15HUM233 Glimpses of Indian Economy and Polity
15HUM234 Health and Lifestyle
15HUM235 Indian Classics for the Twenty-first Century
15HUM236 Introduction to India Studies
15HUM237 Introduction to Sanskrit Language and Literature
15HUM238 National Service Scheme
15HUM239 Psychology for Effective Living
15HUM240 Psychology for Engineers
15HUM241 Science and Society - An Indian Perspective
15HUM242 The Message of Bhagwad Gita
15HUM243 The Message of the Upanishads
15HUM244 Understanding Science of Food and Nutrition
15JAP230 Proficiency in Japanese Language (Lower)
15JAP231 Proficiency in Japanese Language (Higher)
15KAN101 Kannada I
15KAN111 Kannada II
15MAL101 Malayalam I
15MAL111 Malayalam II
15SAN101 Sanskrit I
15SAN111 Sanskrit II
15SWK230 Corporate Social Responsibility
15SWK231 Workplace Mental Health
15TAM101 Tamil I
15TAM111 Tamil II

Year-wise Curriculum & Syllabus

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