It’s my pleasure to welcome you to Chemical Engineering Department at the MGM University. The department was founded in 1983 and serve as an academic home to undergraduate and doctoral students. Department has been experiencing a growth at the undergraduate level due to an increased placement opportunities for our students, and our outcome based education program. We provide our undergraduate students with hands-on work experience by placing them in a structured, multi-disciplinary projects and internships with local and national corporations.
Chemical Engineering department is always in pursuit of excellence and recognize that students who become connected with current engineering practice and research areas, through participation in industrial internships and projects during their undergraduate years, tend to perform better and have a higher level of determination in their later professional life.
Research activities of our students are supported by the outstanding facilities available in the Department, IIRC-the process automation and additive manufacturing facility, as well as interdisciplinary support from various engineering and science departments.
Our aim is to accept best students and staff and provide them a progressive environment. MGM University has an exciting time ahead as our country faces great scientific and technical challenges, and the solutions to many of which will be found by Chemical Engineers and it can be by you!
I invite you to join us as we together can improve our lives and build the world.
Undergraduate Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Chemical Engineering is aligned with All India Council of Technical Education and is globally benchmarked. The total credits students need to complete are 160 and are usually completed in 4 academic years. One academic year is divided in Two Semesters and assessment is carried out at the end of every semester. The Quality is assessed by grading system.
Department offers Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering and Inter-disciplinary engineering streams. Research areas are mainly Advanced Process Modelling, Simulation and Control, Process Plant Design, Bio-fuels and Bio-fertilizers, Waste Valorization, Drug Delivery, Nanotechnology, Environmental Pollution Control, etc.
We are happy that you are considering MGM University for your higher studies.
The aim of Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering degree program of study is to prepare students of the highest quality professional and technical leadership skills to have successful career in chemical and allied industry and other sectors of global economy. Students will achieve this goal by developing strong base of fundamentals of science and engineering which will enable them to build profound engineering judgment and practical insights. Environmental effects of chemical operations are highlighted throughout the program, giving importance to successful control and mitigation of pollution and improved health and safety at work place.
The Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Chemical Engineering degree program of study is accredited by the AICTE and offers choice based credit system education. In addition to core courses, student can opt for discipline specific elective subjects, open electives subjects from different institutes of the University. In addition, this program is uniquely designed to increase the employability and to prepare students to work in a Multi-discipline work environment. Program offers Major-Minor degree scheme wherein Major will be in core Chemical Engineering and Minor will be as per students interests.
To provoke independent thoughts in students and importance of team work, program also gives emphasis on outcome based education, design thinking process and cooperative education component involving Projects, Seminar, Internships and activity based learning. We aim and prepare students to be adaptable and industry-ready having competencies across range of technical and non-technical subjects. Chemical Engineers have continuously contributed and still are contributing to improve standard of living of the society through many sustainable processes and products. Therefore, we are sure that after completion of this program our students will be very well suited to serve in both industrial and service sector.
Organizes various technical events for students every year.
Industry visits every semester.
Students doing Masters abroad.
Well-equipped laboratories with good ambience.
Alumni hold key positions in various organizations in India and abroad.
Good Industry-Institute interaction through Alumni network and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Collaboration with Government of India organizations such as Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Mumbai, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur and Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai.
Availability of Process Flow sheet Simulation software CHEMCAD.
Availability of other Chemical Engineering Open Source software such as SciLab, OpenFoam, DWSIM and many more.
Professional body membership by faculty and students. Student Chapter of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) under Pune Regional Centre.
Guest lectures by eminent personalities from Industry.
Sci-Lab Workshops in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Conduct events sponsored by United Nations General Assembly.
Consultancy to local industries through live undergraduate projects. Industries include Chemical, Pharmaceuticals (API), Food, Plastic, Oil and Paints, and Distilleries.
In-house departmental yearly magazine CHEM-VOICE.
Free career guidance and aptitude training.
Mass Transfer operations laboratory aims to introduce students to working of unit operation equipments most commonly used in chemical process industries for separation of components from a mixture of components. Objective is to give hands-on training to students through Experiments so as to understand operations of process equipments. Students correlate fundamentals studied in theory to practical applications similar to actual plant operation.
In Chemical reaction engineering laboratory students get hands on experience of understanding and applying theories of reaction engineering and reactor design operations on a lab scale equipments. Students study reaction engineering phenomena on continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR), continuous stirred tank reactor in series, batch reactor, Tubular or plug flow reactor, and etc. Student can also study reaction kinetics and reactor design on Process flowsheet simulation software CHEMCAD
This laboratory gives hand-on experience to students about various advanced separation process currently being used in the industry. Students develop the understanding of significance of application of one or more conventional separation techniques in combination reactive systems through experiments and/or simulation.
Students are introduced to various techniques of determining of quality of products obtained in an industry and how to control it. The methods studied in this lab during first and second year of studies are useful in analysing the samples of compounds obtained in various experiments throughout their studies.
Mechanical Operations Laboratory enables students to understand & study various mechanical operations involved in separation of solid particles of different sizes as well as solid-fluid system. Many equipments are available in the laboratory such as Froth Flotation, Sigma Mixture, Ball Mill, Plate and Frame Filter, Cyclone Separator, Hammer Mill, Jaw Crusher, Batch Sedimentation, Sieve Shaker are available for experiments where students understands various operations such as solid fluid separation, size reduction, size separation, clarification, etc.
Industrial Pollution Control laboratory provides the facilities required to assess the quality of the raw water, treated water, sewage water and industrial effluent. Various experiments and procedures studied in this lab work introduce students to various allowable norms required to maintain the successful environment protection through safe supply of process water and discharge and disposal of effluents into the environment.
Process control Laboratory introduces students to the basic knowledge of response of a system which interact each other and which do not interact with each other using liquid Level equipments. Apart from understanding the response of a system through transfer functions, various controllers such as P, PI, PD & PID are used to introduce students to controller tuning widely used in the Chemical process Industry. Matlab® and Process flowsheet simulation software CHEMCAD® is also used to study control of process
The computer lab has been recently modernized with the inclusion of computing facilities of latest specifications. Students are taught the basic use of computers and programming in their second year, and their applications in chemical engineering problems in subsequent years. In addition, students use computer lab for their assignments and presentations in all other courses and make use of the knowledge available on the internet for project and seminar activities. Process Flow-sheeting simulation software CHEMCAD along with various other open source chemical engineering software are installed on to systems that can solve wide range of chemical engineering problems and scientific calculations.
Chemical process and allied industries involve many operations where heat is removed from the process or added to the process. This phenomenon is studied in heat transfer operations. Efficient transfer of heat results in efficient operation of many process equipments such as chemical Reactors, Distillation Columns, and Heat Exchangers etc. The heat transfer laboratory is equipped with instruments to familiarize students with various modes of heat transfer enabling them to understand and apply the basic fundamentals for the smooth running of process in industry.
Students get the understanding of theory and practical problems of fluid flow phenomena through many experimental set-ups. Laboratory has many models of pipes, pumps, valves and fittings used in fluid flow operations
Department has a big hall equipped with modern PA system and LCD projector which is main venue for Gust Lectures, Workshops, Professional Society student chapter activities etc. This seminar hall has a seating capacity of more than 100 students/delegates at a time.
Industry Automation Lab and Fluid Flow Monitoring Pilot Plant sharing with Innovation, Incubation and Research Centre (IIRC).
On 25 January 2020 under Alumni Connect Program of Anubandh 2020, 85 eminent alumni of Chemical Engineering department visited the college and department. Dr Guhe, Head Chem Engg Dept. along with faculty members welcome alumni in Chemical Engineering department by felicitating them, Batch wise, by offering bouquet and gift Bags. Head Chem Engg Dept. gave little presentation explaining Vision, Mission, Program Outcome of Chemical Engineering. Achievements of department were shared with Alumni and appeal is made to them to provide support in providing training and recruitment for students. Later Head explained about MGM University and Chemical Engineering program structure to be offered from AY-2020-21 and also appealed to alumni to publicize MGM University and contribute to progress of JNEC under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Students interacted with Alumni informally and asked many queries. Finally Head thanked Alumni for their time, suggestions, feedback and for gracing the occasion. Program ended on a very happy note.
On 24 January 2020 under Industry-Academia Connect Program 2020, department invited Alumni to discuss Curriculum Design so as to cater current industry need and hence to be included in Chemical Engineering syllabus under MGM University. Eminent alumni namely Mr. Devinder Singh, Mr. Konark Gupta, Mr. Atul Choudhary, Mr. Vishal Chavan, Mr. Sunil Choudhary, Mr. Raosaheb Patil, Mr. Vikram Rathod, Mr. Ravindra Mundada gave very useful suggestion shared their views on inclusion and omission of subjects in view of current chemical industry needs. It was very productive meeting.
On 24 January 2020 under Industry-Academia Connect Program 2020, Chemical Engineering department conducted a Panel Discussion session for undergraduate students in which eminent alumni from Industry and an entrepreneur, namely Mr. Devinder Singh, Mr. Konark Gupta, Mr. Atul Choudhary, Mr. Vishal Chavan, Mr. Sunil Choudhary, Mr. Raosaheb Patil, Mr. Vikram Rathod, shared their views on important topics in view of current chemical industry needs. Topics for Panel Discussion were (1) Future Ready Chemical Engineers: Factors to upgrade current education system, (2) Importance of Safety in Chemical Process Plant, (3) Industry 4.0 (Chemical Process Automation).It was very fruitful discussion and at the end alumni answered students’ querries.
Akshita Musande, Final Year Chem Engg, 2019-2020 Batch receiving Gold Medal and Certificate from Dr. Yeole, Vice-Chacellor, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad
Second year chemical engineering students visited the industry “Probus International LLP” in Paithan, Aurangabad on 2nd August 2019. This company is owned by alumnus of Chemical Engineering Department, Mr Vasant Hingnikar. During the visit students observed and understood the advanced separation process to extract essential oils from medicinal plants, seeds and other biomass. Mr Hinginikar keenly explained the process (operated at very high pressure) to all students. Students were very excited to see actual chemical process plant for the first time.
Third year chemical engineering students visited Food Industry “Cowland Agro Pvt.Ltd.” in Chikalthana, Aurangabad on 19 September 2019. This industry visit was mainly arranged for students as they study an Elective Subject “Food Technology”. During the visit students observed and understood various operations in Dairy Industry i.e. Pasteurization, Heat Exchange, Bottling of product, steam generation etc. It was a fully automated Plant and student understood theprocess automation, piping layout, insulation and support for equipments. Plant Supervisor thoroughly explained all the processes to students.
Chemical Engineering Department under the activities of MoU with Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Aurangabad as a part of which a Guest Lecture-cum-Public Awareness session on “Plastic Waste Management &Recycling Techniques” was arranged for Second, Third and Final year students on 30 September 2019. Dr BelimAkhtar and Mr Seturaman, faculty members of CIPET explained necessity of plastic recycling through Videos and presentations. Students understood the difference between various types of plastic which can be recycled and which cannot. They also allowed our second year students to undergo 2 weeks of Internship at CIPET during winter vacation.
Final year chemical engineering students visited the on-campus Sewage Treatment Plant and Effluent Treatment Plant being operated by Mahatma Gandhi Mission. During the visit students studied both Sewage Treatment and Effluent Treatment processes and understood various waste water treatment plant design aspects i.e. Aeration unit, Sedimentation unit, Filtration unit and Piping layout for the visit.
Final Year students doing project at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai
Started student chapter of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
Third year students’ participated in start-up projects competition sponsored by Texas Instruments under the guidance of Dr. S. Y. Guhe
Students actively participate in various national level project design contests and conferences, present papers and have won prizes
Active participation in technical students’ festival, cultural activities, sports and community services through N.S.S.
Faculty publish papers in scientific journals andpresented papers at National Conferences.
At the beginning of first year before actual teaching begins, newly enrolled students go through a fun filled 3 weeks of specially designed Induction Program to improve their social and professional ethics and interpersonal skills so that their transition from junior college to degree college is smooth. Students get introduced to campus, department, seniors and faculty members. Senior students are assigned as mentors to first year students.
Industrial visits are arranged every month which bridges the gap between theory and actual real life practical situation faced in an industry.
Eminent speakers from industry and academia share their knowledge & skills on industrial problems. This activity covers the content beyond syllabus. It improves the students’ knowledge immensely about a particular topic, a subject or overall discipline.
Events such as Quiz Competition, Project Competition, technical writing competition etc. are conducted under IIChE student chapter. IIChE student members get to attend national events such as conferences, seminars, competitions etc. at a discounted rate. Department encourages students to take part in such events.
Department organizes workshops for students such as GATE preparation, Human values & life management techniques etc.
Parents are one of the stakeholders and every year they are invited to the department to discuss the progress of their ward and to get their feedback to improve the quality of program.
Every year the Institute organizes alumni meet so as to facilitate placement, training for students, establish a rapport and communication between students and alumni through whole day interactions.
Institute organizes technical festival for students every year to nurture their co-&-extra curricular activities and leadership skills.
Awareness is created among students and non-teaching staff about operational safety, fire fighting techniques and handling of various types of fire extinguishers.
Student Training Cell arranges Aptitude Training sessions for students so as to prepare them for placements and competitive examinations.
Students from Second and Third year students give farewell to final year students and wish them luck for their career.
Students get involved in many community services and social activities under N.S.S. scheme.
This is the biggest and most awaited event of the year students wait and prepare for. Students participate in many events such as sports, drama, singing, fun games etc. This event develops teamwork and leadership skills in students.