India is transforming and repositioning herself globally in her infrastructure, industries, environment, energy and economy. Chemical engineering is one of the disciplines leading and shaping this transformation at the forefront.
Chemical engineers play a vital role in such diverse 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. Chemical engineering is the broadest branch of engineering, training professionals to design, manufacture, operate and control processes of such diversity.
Indian biotech and defense industries are highly research-driven and have among the highest demands for chemical engineers.
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.
It 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.
The students learn hands-on engineering skills in excellent labs, workshops and on computers. They also use the excellent library facilities and computing facilities in the campus, and have access to the state-of-the-art instrumentation equipment at Amrita Center for Nanosciences. Amrita School of Engineering and the department have excellent placement records for the graduating students. Nearly 25% of our students go abroad every year for higher studies. We have a hardworking and enterprising student group. Our students have been placed in top notch companies like General Electric, Schneider India, Akzo Nobel, Apollo tyres etc.