Chemical Engineering

Degree AwardedDurationEntry LevelSeats in IIST
B.Tech.4 years10+260



About Department


The Department of Chemical Engineering at IIST, Indore is well known for providing a challenging academic program to its students. We also encourage our students to gain real-world engineering experience through industrial visits, projects etc. Moreover, the course offers exciting and multi-disciplinary opportunities for students to do research and explore. Students at IIST get excellent opportunities to work alongside their advisors. IIST has state-of-the-art teaching tools and smart ICT resources. The department also offers specializations in different areas to its undergraduate students as well.


Program Educational Objective


The program enables the students to develop the ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety. The students can identify, formulate and solve engineering problems with the understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.


The course will equip the undergraduates with the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic and societal context. The students will learn the use of techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practices.


Program Design


Spread over eight semesters in four years the program offers students the opportunity to play an important role in bringing the technological revolution in the in the fields of Chemical Engineering.


Special Education & Learning


Department of Chemical Engineering is very keen for overall development of students. Therefore, Special education and learning is added for overall growth that will help the students in the competitive world. This special education includes:


  • GATE Classes
  • Aptitude Classes
  • PDP Classes
  • E-Teaching
  • QEEE classes in association with IIT Madras
  • Virtual labs in association with IIT Delhi


Message from HOD


Welcome to the exciting world of Chemical Engineering!

The Department of Chemical Engineering @ IIST was started in the year 2012. Chemical Engineers take a unique view of processes – they have the ability to look at processes, which convert raw materials into useful products – both from an overall perspective, determining the economic feasibility of such conversion processes, but also from a very fundamental perspective, where the role and behavior of specific components participating in these processes are studied in detail. This is what makes Chemical Engineering unique and relevant.


Our students are exposed to practical problems through the department’s well-equipped laboratories including Software Laboratory for advanced computation and simulation using software like MATLAB and CHEMCAD.


Industrial tours and in-plant training are organized in reputed chemical plants for our BE Students every semester to link smart classroom teaching with chemical plant operation. Variety of workshops and guest lectures on advanced/emerging topics in Chemical Engineering are also organized for students. Reputed firms visit our campus to recruit the graduating engineers.


Chemical Engineers are at the forefront of technology and their role in modern society is becoming increasingly important. Chemical Engineering Department at IIST takes pride in nurturing high quality Chemical Engineering professionals for fruitful engagement in industry, research and academics.


I trust that you will find Chemical Engineering as interesting, challenging and relevant as many others before you have.


Mrs. Samatha Singh

Head, Department of Chemical Engineering

IIST, Indore – 453331

M.No.: 9165359797 Phone: 4010674, 610, 614

Fax: 0731-4010502

Department Vision & Mission

To be center of academic excellence in the field of chemical engineering education.

  • Strive for academic excellence in chemical engineering through well-designed course curriculum, effective classroom pedagogy and in-depth knowledge of laboratory work.
  • Transform undergraduate engineering students into technically competent, socially responsible and ethical engineering professionals.
  • Create computing centers of excellence in the field of chemical engineering to provide exposure to students on latest software tools and computing technologies.
  • Incubate, apply and spread innovative ideas by collaborating with relevant industries and R&D labs through focused research groups.q
  • Attain these through continuous team work by a group of committed faculty, transforming the chemical engineering department as a leader in imparting engineering education and research.

Program Outcomes


  • Ability to work effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse technical teams.
  • Ability to communicate verbally, in writing and audio-visually.
  • Ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in specialized technologies and Contemporary issues.
  • Use of scientific methodology in approaching and producing solutions to engineering problems and needs
  • Ability to take societal, environmental and economical considerations into account in professional activities.
  • Ability to conduct team work (within the discipline, inter-disciplinary, multidisciplinary)
  • Understanding of the ethical, societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and consequent responsibilities relevant to engineering technology practice.
  • Ability to establish the relationship between mathematics, basic sciences and engineering sciences with engineering applications
  • Ability to conduct experiments
  • Ability to do engineering design
  • Possession of pioneering and leadership characteristics in areas related to the Profession



Department of Chemical Engineering has good infrastructure for B.Tech. Chemical Engineering in terms of laboratories such as

Analytical Equipment Laboratory


Analytical Equipment Laboratory

Environmental Engineering Laboratory


Mass Transfer I Laboratory


Chemical Process Control Laboratory


Mass Transfer II Laboratory


Heat Transfer Laboratory


Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory


Fluid Particle Mechanics Laboratory


Process Simulation Lab



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