Chemical Engineering is involved in conversion of less useful raw materials into more useful products by means of unit operations and unit processes. Chemical Engineers work in the areas of process design, equipment design, production, product development, process automation, R&D and marketing and related fields. Recent developments in nanotechnology, pharmatechnology, biotechnology and electronic industry, along with existing areas like petroleum technology, bulk and specialty chemical manufacture, requires strong mathematical background coupled with analytical abilities.
The department was started in the year 1982 to meet requirements of the emerging discipline of Chemical Engineering and those associated with it. The Bachelor of Engineering program in Chemical Engineering is autonomous programme affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi. This program has been accredited twice by the National Board of Accreditation for 5 years in 2003,2008 and 3 years in 2015 with OBE
The department also offers a post graduate M.Tech Degree programme.under autonomous scheme
In 2002, the department was recognized as a research center by Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, with facility for M.Sc (Engineering) by research and Ph.D.So far 8 Ph.D Degrees and 4 M.Sc Degrees awarded through the Department.
Imparting quality education that promotes leadership in Research, Innovation and Sustainable Technologies through teamwork and Entrepreneurship in Chemical Processes, Energy, Unit Operations and Computational Chemical Engineering to meet societal requirements.