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Chemical Engineering Department

Programme Chemical Engineering
Department Co-ordinator Prof. Femina J. Patel
Year of starting UG: 1994, PG: 2010
Level UG and PG
First year of approval by council 1994 F-700/41/GJ/(1)/RC/9
Intake UG: 60, PG: 18


To foster vibrant environment for creating professional chemical engineers with integrity and ethics.


  • To develop open access laboratories and infrastructure for conducive learning.
  • To enhance the professional engineering skills along with entrepreneurship, innovativeness and management.
  • To strengthen linkages with industries, alumni and professional bodies.
  • To undertake industry collaborative projects and research.
  • To inculcate professional ethics and make socially responsible engineers.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • To prepare graduates who will be skilled in fundamental concepts of chemical engineering.
  • To prepare graduates who will be capable of obtaining position in Industrial, Research, Government, Academic, Entrepreneur or other organizations, which use their technical knowledge and professional skills.
  • To prepare graduates who will have proficiency in execution of real time Chemical Engineering projects.
  • To prepare graduates who will contribute to the socio-economic environment of their communities.

Program Specific Outcome (PSOs)

  • An ability to grasp and apply chemical engineering fundamentals considering the impact of environment, safety, economics and sustainability.
  • An ability to design, synthesize, model, simulate, control and optimize chemical engineering processes.
  • An ability to comprehend new frontiers in chemical engineering, for addressing future challenges faced by society and industry.
  • An ability to develop soft-skills and leadership attitude to work on industrial and professional arena.
Prof. Femina J. Patel
Prof. Parin D. Shah
Prof. Suchen B. Thakore
Associate Professor
Prof. Dolly R. Gandhi
Associate Professor
Prof. Zoher Z. Painter
Assistant Professor
Prof. Milap G. Nayak
Assistant Professor
Ph. D.
Prof. Yogesh J. Morabiya
Assistant Professor
Prof. Sahil N. Prajapati
Assistant Professor
Prof. Sunil R. Patel
Assistant Professor
Prof. Jay B.Trivedi
Assistant Professor
Prof. Ujvala P. Christian
Assistant Professor
Ph. D.
Prof. Rakesh R. Merchant
Assistant Professor
Mr. R U. Gamar
Laboratory Assistant
Senior Secondary
Chemistry / Organic Chemistry Lab

This lab has high-end facilities like Alpha-FTIR Spectrometer that is equipped with a versatile ZnSe ATR crystal for the analysis of powders, solids, pastes and liquids. It has also UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, suitable for organic and coloured metal samples. Hundreds of organic precursors and salts are available for research, PG and UG level experiments.

Analytical, Research Lab and Project Lab

This Lab is mostly used for projects, It has analytical facilities, like Lambda LIIR-100 Dual-Beam Infrared Spectrophotometer, High precise balance, Bio-gas plant, Sonicator-600 W, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer (Elico SL-159), High-pressure reactor, Carbon-dioxide Supercritical Extractor, Gas Chromatography, Bio-Reactor for micro-organism like bacteria, cyanobacteria, algae growth, fully automatic to control various growth parameters.

Mass transfer Operation and Advanced Separation Techniques Lab

The lab is equipped with Distillation trainer, Distillation units-Packed bed, Sieve tray, Steam distillation unit and Absorption unit. Distillation is widely used in petroleum industries and synthetic chemistry.

Applied Chemistry Lab, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry Lab

The lab has a general facility of Flame-photometer, Ph-meter, Conductivity meter, and Turbidity meter. These instruments are suitable for estimation of the various inorganic samples and routine chemical analysis in clinical and chemical industries.

Fluid Flow Operation Lab

The lab has the facility of Drag coefficient apparatus, used to find drag coefficient which is a dimensionless quantity that is used to quantify the drag or resistance of an object in a fluid environment, such as air or water. Here, friction losses in pipe and Flow measurement devices and set-up are also available.

Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab and Biochemical Engineering Lab

The lab is equipped with various chemical reactors such as Continuous Stirred tank reactor, Plug flow reactor, Packed bed reactor, Series of CSTR etc., to carry of the chemical reaction and to determine the residence time distribution of the reactor. The Photo-bio reactor is also available.

Computational Chemical Engineering Lab

This lab has facilities of ORCA, MAT lab, Sci lab and various open-source solvers, like GAMS.

Process Heat Transfer Lab

The lab is equipped with Thermal Conductivity of Metal bar apparatus, Heat transfer through lagged pipe apparatus, Thermal conductivity of Insulating powder apparatus, Critical heat flux apparatus, Double pipe heat exchanger apparatus, Shell and Tube heat exchanger, Emissivity measurement apparatus, Drop-wise/Film wise condensation apparatus, Single Effect Evaporator, Double Effect Evaporator, Heat Transfer in agitated vessel apparatus and Unsteady state heat transfer apparatus set-up etc.

Instrumentation and Process Control Lab

Temperature, pH control trainer, Interacting and non-interacting system and various other necessary instruments are available for routine experiments of UG and PG students.

Mechanical Operation Lab

The Laboratory is well equipped with Jaw Crusher, Roll Crusher ,Ball Mill, Sieve shaker, , Froth Flotation Apparatus, Cyclone Separator, Basket Centrifuge, Belt Conveyor, Screw Conveyor, Pulveriser, Ribbon Blender, Fluidization Unit, Elutriator , Aeration Unit & Horizontal Plate type filter Press

Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals Lab

The Laboratory is well equipped with Redwood viscometer, Saybolt viscometer, Cloud and pour point apparatus, Cleavend's open cup tester, Ball and ring apparatus, Pensky marten with electric tester, Ramsbottom carbon residue apparatus, Aniline point apparatus and conradson apparatus.

Chemical Process Industries Lab

Facilities for lab scale synthesis of various chemical intermediates and products, like dyes, drugs and soaps. The Bomb calorimeter and Gas calorimeter are also available for UG experiments.

An Expert Talk on Crude Distillation and Cracking- Industrial Experience
An Industrial Visit under IIChE Student Chapter
An Industrial Visit under IIChE Student Chapter
An Expert Session on - GATE, Career Opportunities & Internship
An Alumni Interaction on - Overview of Refinery and Petrochemical Units
An Expert Lecture on Introduction of Process Industries’
An Alumni Interaction on - SUEZ Industry Experience and Preparation for Campus
An Expert Talk on Important Aspects of Experiential Learning
Identifying Intellectual Property Component at the Early Stage of Innovation
A workshop on Understanding of P&ID and PFD in Chemical Process Plant
An Alumni interaction on ‘Student Grooming for Campus Placement
An Expert Talk on "Important Aspects of Process Safety Management"
Alumni Interaction Session for GATE Preparation
Expert Lecture on Mass Transfer and Separation Processes: Applications in Chemical Process Industries
An Expert Lecture on Thermal Plasma for Waste Management
An Expert Lecture on Prototype Validation & Converting Prototype into a Startup
MISSION FISSION – A National Level Quiz Competition
Expert Lecture on "Green Manufacturing"
Expert Lecture on "Energy-Efficient Desalination: Material Science and Process Engineering Perspectives"
Training Program on " Process Engineering & Design (Session-3)"
Training Program on "Process Engineering & Design (Session - 2)"
Training Program on "Process Engineering & Design (Session - 1)"
Expert Lecture on GATE Career Opportunities & Internship
Expert Lecture on Basic Ethics of Group Discussion and Personal Interview
Expert Talk on Exposure of CHEMCAD software for Chemical Engineering students
Brief Report on Industrial Visit to CETP Vatva
Brief Report on Industrial Visit to Harsh Organo Chem Vatva
Brief Report on Expert Lecture on Safety Measures in Chemical Industries
Brief Report on Expert Lecture on Pollution Control in Chemical Industries
Brief Report on Expert Lecture on Awareness Session on GATE examination
Brief Report on Expert Lecture on Quantitative Ability Logical Reasoning and Verbal Ability
Mock Group Discussion for Placement Process
Brief Report on Workshop to Application of Computational Softwares in Chemical Engineering
Brief Report on Industrial Visit to B A Engineering, Vatva
Brief Report on Expert Lecture on "Personality Development"
Brief Report on Expert Lecture on "Application of Computational Softwares in Chemical Engineering"
Brief Report on Expert Lecture on "Inspiring Creativity & Endurance"
Brief Report on Industrial Visit to Gujarat Science City
Brief Report on Industrial Visit to Devarsons Pvt. Ltd.
Brief Report on Industrial Visit to Lonsen Kiri,GIDC,Vadodar
Brief Report on Induction Program 2019
Expert session on Nanocatalysis held under IEI Student Chapter
Brief Report on FINISHING SCHOOL(Technical) Training Program
Brief Report on Open house 2019
Industrial Visit Report -Harsh Organo
Industrial Visit Report - IPR
Industrial Visit Report Zydus
Brief Report on Chemo confluence 2018
Industrial Visit Report - Devarsons
Chemo confluence Brochure 2018
Brief Report on Open house 2017
Brief Report on Industrial Visit to Lonsen Kiri,GIDC,Vadodara
Brief Report on Chemo confluence 2017
Brief Report on Industrial Visit to Naroda Enviro Projects Ltd
Sr. No. Name Designation Organisation Role WEF
1 Dr. Femina J Patel Professor &Department Coordinator, Chemical Engineering VGEC, Chandkheda, Ahmedabad Convener 21-1-2021
2 Dr. Parin D Shah Professor, Chemical Engineering Department VGEC, Chandkheda, Ahmedabad Member 21-1-2021
3 Prof. Dolly R Gandhi Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering Department VGEC, Chandkheda, Ahmedabad Member Secretary 21-1-2021
4 Prof. Jay B Trivedi Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Department VGEC, Chandkheda, Ahmedabad Member 21-1-2021
5 Mr. Dharmendra Joshi Former Secretary, Strategic Consultant Partner Gujarat Chamber of Commerce AdmintAdmiserve Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad Member 21-1-2021
6 Mr. Mayank Parikh Vice President Macropolymer Ind. Ltd., Ahmedabad Member 21-1-2021
7 Mr. Paresh Chavda Unit Head & Dy. Environment Engineer Gujarat Environment Management Institute (GEMI), Gandhinagar Member 21-1-2021