Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

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 University 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 nearly 30% of the faculty with a PhD and 30% pursuing their PhD, the students get to learn from people who are well qualified an experienced.

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.

Faculty List

Employe ID Title Name Designation
30092200 Dr. DURAISAMY  KUMARESAN Associate Professor
30991241 Dr. JAYANARAYANAN  K Associate Professor
30011371 Dr. KANNAN  M Assistant Professor (SG)
30102447 Dr. KRISHNA  PRASAD Assistant Professor (SG)
30162988 Dr. MAHENDRA NAKTUJI  NANDANWAR Assistant Professor (SG)
30132749 Dr. MAYA  MAHAJAN Associate Professor
30001329 Dr. MEERA  BALACHANDRAN Associate Professor
30082082 Dr. MURALI  RANGARAJAN Associate Professor
30142830 Dr. NIKHIL  RAJ  PP Assistant Professor
30072046 Dr. NIKHIL.K  KOTHURKAR Associate Professor
30072009 Ms. NITHYA  K Assistant Professor (SR.GR)
30142831 Dr. RAJENDRA  KUMAR  S Assistant Professor
30072013 Ms. RASANA  N Assistant Professor
30142797 Dr. SASANGAN  RAMANATHAN Dean - Engineering
30072005 Ms. SINDHU  S Assistant Professor (SR.GR)
30061861 Dr. SRIRAM  DEVANATHAN Professor
30961258 Mr. SUBBA RAO  R Professor
30112467 Dr. UDAYA B  RAGULA Associate Professor
30021446 Mr. VINOJ  VASU Assistant Professor (SG)