B.Tech Programme in Chemical Engineering

The duration of the B. Tech program is normally 4-years (8-semesters). However, students can finish the program in 3.5 years (7-semesters) if they complete all requirements within that time. The minimum requirements involve successful completion of the following course credits,

Institute Core:

124

Credits

Science/Engineering Science:

54

Credits

Humanities and Social Sciences (Level-1):

22

Credits

Departmental Compulsory

105

Credits

Departmental Electives

36

Credits

Humanities and Social Sciences (Level-2):

27

Credits

Open Electives

54

Credits

Total

415

Credits



Dual Degree Programme

A Chemical Engineering B. Tech student may choose to opt for a Dual Degree Program. A student completing a dual degree program earns both the B.Tech (Chemical Engineering) and an M.Tech/MS/MBA degree on graduation. The normal duration of all dual degree programs is 5-years. Students should have a minimum CPI of 6.0 at the time of applying for a dual degree program. Additionally, students should have no more than 36-credit backlog in credits of their B. Tech program at the time of applying for the dual degree program. [Example: Consider a student applying for dual degree program after the 6th semesters in the B. Tech program. Let us assume that the student is supposed to complete X credits after 6 semesters as per the suggested UG template of the ChE department. In order to apply for the dual degree program, the student must have completed at least (X – 36) credits.] The dual degree program for a B.Tech (Chemical Engineering) student may be of three types


Category A: B. Tech (Chemical Engineering) + M. Tech (Chemical Engineering)

Students may apply for Category-A dual degree program after their 5th, 6th, or 7th semesters. However the Chemical Engineering Department prefers that students apply for the CATEGORY-A dual degree program during their 6th semester, i.e., they start their dual degree program from the 7th semester onwards.

Students in their 6th semester and wanting to opt for the dual degree program must apply in response to the call for admission to the CATEGORY-A dual degree program made during that semester. There are no limits on the number of seats for Category-A dual degree program of the Chemical Engineering Department. If accepted in the CATEGORY-A dual degree program of Chemical Engineering Department, the student must get the consent of any Chemical Engineering faculty member to be his/her thesis supervisor and register for courses and thesis credits in the 7th – 10th semester with the consent of the thesis supervisor. The students are also advised to follow the suggested template for Category-A Dual Degree Program.

A CATEGORY-A dual degree student is entitled to a waiver of 36-OE credits and 18-DE credits from the B.Tech (Chemical Engineering) graduation requirements.

A CATEGORY-A dual degree student can request for withdrawal from the M. Tech part of the dual degree program at any time during the course of the dual degree program. Further, the M. Tech part of the program will be withdrawn if a student is more than 40 credits short of the total credit requirement of her/his B. Tech program at the end of the eighth semester. Students should consult UG manual for minimum PG-CPI requirements of the dual degree program.

In case the M. Tech part of the program of a CATEGORY-A dual degree student is withdrawn for any reason, the student will be required to complete all mandatory graduation requirements of the undergraduate program for graduation with a B. Tech degree. However, PG courses taken towards M. Tech degree may be counted as OE credits for the UG graduation requirements.


CATEGORY-B: B.Tech (Chemical Engineering) + M.Tech (in another engineering department)
B.Tech (Chemical Engineering) + MS (in a science department)
B.Tech (Chemical Engineering ) + M.Des (in design program)



CATEGORY-C: B.Tech (Chemical Engineering ) + MBA (in IME Department)

ChE B. Tech students may opt for Category-B/C dual degree program after their 6th semester. Students in their 6th semester and wanting to opt for the dual degree program must apply in response to the call for admission to the CATEGORY-B/C dual degree program made during that semester.
In additional to the standard eligibility requirements for dual degree programs, many departments have additional requirements such as interviews or written tests for CATEGORY-B/C dual degree applicants. Students may approach the concerned department / program for details regarding such additional eligibility norms. Most departments also have seat restrictions for CATEGORY-B/C dual degree applicants as specified in the UG manual.

The M.Tech/MS part of the academic program of a CATEGOTY-B/C dual degree student will be administered by the DUGC of the concerned department. The student should approach the DUGC convener of the concerned department regarding the template, course requirements, time table clashes and other issues.

A CATEGORY-B/C dual degree student is entitled to a waiver of 36-OE credits from the B.Tech (Chemical Engineering) graduation requirements.

A CATEGORY-B/C dual degree student can request for withdrawal from the M. Tech part of the dual degree program at any time during the course of the dual degree program. Further, the M. Tech part of the program will be withdrawn if a student is more than 40 credits short of the total credit requirement of her/his B. Tech program at the end of the eighth semester. Students should consult UG manual for minimum PG-CPI requirements of the dual degree program.

In case the M. Tech part of the program of a CATEGORY-B/C dual degree student is withdrawn for any reason, the student will be required to complete all mandatory graduation requirements of the undergraduate program for graduation with a B. Tech (Chemical Engineering) degree. However, PG courses taken towards M. Tech degree may be counted as OE credits for the UG graduation requirements.

Double Major Programme

A Chemical Engineering B. Tech student may choose to opt for a Double Major Program. A student completing a Double Major Program earns both the B.Tech (Chemical Engineering) and a B.Tech/BS degree from another department on graduation. The normal duration of all Double Major Programs is 5-years.
Students should have a minimum CPI of 8.0 at the time of applying for a Double Major Program. Admission to the Double Major program is subject to overall CPI ranking and availability of seats. Details regarding seat availability are given in the UG manual.

Students may opt for Double Major program after their 4th semester. Students in their 4th semester and wanting to opt for the Double Major Program must apply in response to the call for admission to the Double Major Program made during that semester. Once a student is admitted into the Double Major program, s/he will be advised by the DUGC conveners of both the parent and the Second Major departments regarding the course template, course requirements, time table clashes and other issues.

A Double Major student is entitled to a waiver of 36-OE credits from the B.Tech (Chemical Engineering) graduation requirements.

A student may withdraw at any time from the Double Major program. Additionally, the Second Major will be withdrawn at the end of the eighth semester if the student is short of 30 credits or more from completing the First Major, or if her/his CPI falls below 6.0.

In case the Second Major of a Double Major student is withdrawn for any reason, the student will be required to complete all mandatory graduation requirements of the undergraduate program for graduation with a B. Tech (Chemical Engineering) degree. However, courses taken towards the Second Major may be counted as OE credits for the B. Tech (Chemical Engineering) graduation requirements.

Minor Programme

To obtain a minor in Chemical engineering, a student should submit an application to the DUGC of ChE, preferably in their fourth semester so as to facilitate pre-registration of appropriate ChE minor courses from their fifth semester onwards. There are limited number of openings (about 10) for every batch and the selection is based on the CPI of the student. In case of a tie, the stream of the student and grades of specific courses will also be considered.

Following the acceptance by ChE department, the student should complete the following four courses to obtain the minor:

CHE251: Introduction to ChE and process calculations (offered in the odd semester, no prerequisites)
CHE261: Chemical Process Industries (offered in the even semester, no prerequisites)
CHE313: Mass transfer and its applications (offered in the odd semester,no prerequisites)
CHE331: Chemical Reaction Engineering (offered in the even semester, ESO202 is a prerequisite for this course)