Meet the H.O.D

Prof. (Dr.) Kiran D. Patil (H.O.D-Chemical Engineering)

Prof. (Dr.) Kiran D. Patil, H.O.D. Chemical Engineering

Prof. (Dr.) Kiran D. Patil, H.O.D. Chemical Engineering

Welcome to the exciting world of Chemical Engineering!

Chemical Engineering is one of the oldest Engineering disciplines in existence today. Chemical Engineering is a dynamic discipline and it has been evolving continuously since the days of craft innovations of prehistoric times. Chemical engineering has played an important role in the development of chemical industry, which, in turn, has played a key role in the matters of providing the essential human needs. The discipline covers a wide-ranging set of societal interests and needs, including the following: health; habitable environment; national defense and security; transportation; communications; treating diseases; agriculture; development of smaller, faster computer chips to innovations in recycling; clothing and food; and various life amenities. Chemical engineering is also concerned with pioneering valuable new materials and techniques; an important form of research and development with direct applications in pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, artificial kidneys, oil refineries, solar panels, clean water, and biocompatible polymers. Beyond designing, manufacturing, and using products, chemical engineering also includes devising new ways to measure, effectively analyze, and possibly redesign complex systems involving chemical and biological processes.The multi-disciplinary and versatile nature of this branch provides a broad spectrum of career opportunities.Global Chemical Industry is estimated to be USD 3.5 trillion and considered one of the fastest growing sectors of the manufacturing industry. In 2017, Global sales in this sector were estimated to be USD 8.2 trillion.Indian Chemical Industry is the third largest in the world and continues to grow at 8% per annum and it will be $ 450 Billion industry in 2025. It Constitutes 15% of manufacturing capacity and 20% of excise revenue and converts raw materials (oil, natural gas, air, water, metals &minerals into more than 70,000 different products. Approx. US $ 28 billion turnover which is approx. 7% of India’s GDP

A new model of “borderless chemical engineering science” is emerging and driving the profession towards achieving symbiotic relationship with other disciplines. Almost every process, product, or application that has attracted the discipline’s attention involves chemical, physical, and/or biological phenomena at various spatial and temporal scalesChemical engineering synthesizes knowledge from several disciplines (multidisciplinary) and interacts with professionals from multiple disciplines (interdisciplinary). Chemical engineering development, as guided by its four main paradigms: unit operations, transport phenomena, product engineering and sustainable chemical engineering. Today the modern R &D have become available from drawing rooms across the globe.

At MIT-WPU Department of Chemical Engineering, we strive to develop chemical engineers into global citizens with sound values. Challenges are opportunities for chemical engineers who are best prepared with problem solving skills to tackle the challenges for a better and sustainable world. The breadth and versatility of their training will continue to open many new opportunities for them in the future.Our B. Tech Programme is based on the three cardinal principles of providing social context to education, giving maximum choice to the students when it comes to choosing their own career path and encouraging active learning as implemented through our famed WPU Method. The B.Tech program is a total of 4 years divided into 12 trimesters and around 175 credits, which are earned throughout the 4 year period. The village immersion program, national study tour, international study tour, active learning methods like Problem Based Learning (PBL), Experiential Learning and Collaborative Learningare the special features of our program.This endures that the students of the Chemical Engineering department of MIT-WPU are developed into world class engineers and technologists by providing them with a broad based education, team building skills, and professional values in a nurturing as well as creative learning environment.This program is truly blending of latest industry trends with fundamental knowledge base in Chemical Engineering.

Our department has excellent infrastructural facilities for training students in this interdisciplinary program. The students are trained by our highly qualified, experienced and competent faculty in an atmosphere which is highly conducive for Teaching-Learning process. We stress on the importance of the latest relevant soft wares and to that end the students are given practical hands on training on the latest software used by Industries such as ASPEN PLUS, HYSYS, HTRI, COMSOL MULTIPHYSICS, and MATLAB. Our Department strives to maintain our traditionally strong links with industry through interactions spanning consultancy, sponsored research and continuing education. Our Chemical Engineering department also supports cutting edge research in diverse areas such fuel combustion and microelectronics, energy systems, biotechnology, consumer products, manufacturing, advanced materials and environmental solutions. The department has been granted one of the Student Chapters of the prestigious American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in 2018, only eleven of the kind. At MIT, the AIChE student chapter provides a voice for undergraduates in department affairs, encourages the professional development of students through seminars workshops and events concerning graduate school applications, job hunting, and professional life in industry.Earlier event, PETROVISION, has been rebranded toCHEMOVISIONunder the aegis ofAIChE student chapter from year 2018.

Here at MIT-WPU we believe in the holistic growth of our students and to facilitate that we have numerous activities for their benefit. The WPU Method stresses on peace studies under which we encourage students to find their own harmony by conducting Yoga Classes and classes which teach the wisdom of saints and philosophers so that our students are firmly grounded in ethics and morality. We carry various outreach programs like our Rural Immersion program under which our students are taken to rural areas in order for them to understand the everyday issues of the people there while they are tasked with using their acquired engineering skills to find cheap and reliable solutions for them. We encourage our students to partake in sports and to that end we have active sporting events along with well stocked sporting gear for various sports and fields to cater to football, cricket, basketball, swimming and many others!

Because of this well designed and unique approach the students are fully equipped to take responsibilities in the Chemical Industry such as Manufacturing, Fertilizers, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Agrochemicals, Polymers, Paints, Pigments, Dyes, Textile, Ceramics, Paper & Pulp, Design and Construction, Petrochemicals, Specialty Chemicals, Microelectronics, Electronic and Advanced materials, Polymers, Business services, Biotechnology, Environmental, Food & Biotechnology and Oil & Gas Sector amongst others.

I wish all our budding Chemical Engineering students a pleasant and successful four years at MIT WPU’s School of Chemical Engineering.

I hope to see you all in class soon!
Prof. (Dr.) Kiran D. Patil
Head, School of Chemical Engineering
Tel. No: +91-20-30273512, Mobile: +919850272850
E-mail: kiran.patil@mitpune.edu.in  |  kiran.patil@mitwpu.edu.in

B.Tech (Chemical Engineering)

Chemical engineers have been improving our well-being for more than a century. From the development of smaller, faster computer chips to innovations in recycling, treating disease, cleaning water, and generating energy.
Chemical engineers work in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, design and construction, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, food processing, specialty chemicals, microelectronics, electronic and advanced materials, polymers, business services, biotechnology, environmental health and safety industries, among others. B.Tech graduates can also work in government sector or choose to work in defence establishment, atomic power plant, and power conservation projects, recycling department or healthcare related projects. (DRDO, ISRO, NTPC etc), or in research fields in laboratories. (NCL, ISRO, etc) or get involved in IPR and knowledge management industry.
For higher studies, our students often pursue their MS, MBA, M.Tech or PhD from India and abroad.

Programme Highlights

Chemical engineering is a multi-disciplinary and versatile branch of engineering that combines natural and experimental sciences (such as chemistry and physics), along with life sciences (such as biology, microbiology and biochemistry) plus mathematics and economics At MIT-WPU, we inculcate problem solving skills, team spirit, professional ethics and habit of self-learning.

    • State-of-art infrastructure

    • Strong industry and research organization support

    • Outstanding PETROTECH student Chapter award 2010, Highest Award

    • Active Learning Pedagogy

    • Prominent Industry Collaborations

    • Strong Global Alumni Network

    • Competency Mapping to aid students elect right subjects in final year

    • Emphasis on social context in engineering education

    • National as well as International exposure

    • Exposure to Problem based Learning

    • Experiential learning

    • Guest Faculty of National and International experts

    • An ideal blend of academics with sports, culture, yoga for holistic lifestyle

    • World Peace teachings in curriculum

    • Dedicated training and placement support

    • Social Internship, National & International Tours

    • Mentoring

Programme Structure

B.Tech (Chemical Engineering) at MIT WPU is imparted with active learning methods like Problem Based Learning (PBL), Experiential Learning and Collaborative Learning. The curriculum is a four year programme comprising of twelve trimesters and credit based programmes. In their final year Students can choose from the following tracks:

    • Foundation of Science, Engineering & Design

    • Social Internship & Guided Study tours

    • Track I : Flow Simulation

    • Track II : Refining and Petrochemicals

    • Track III : Biochemical Engineering

    • Track IV : Process Modeling and Simulation

    • 4 weeks International Study Tour

    • Industry internship-4th year-last Semester

    • Industry internship-4th year-last Semester

    • Capstone project in the eighth semester

Ranking & Recognition

The Program is accredited by National Board of Accreditation in 2003, 2009 and 2016.

Ph.D (Chemical Engineering)

With an aim to foster high quality research, the MIT-WPU School of Chemical Engineering renders the best of technical expertise coupled with research competence. The programme is tailored to sharpen the candidate’s skill set thus facilitating the genesis of substantial research of distinction.

Program Structure

Following courses shall be part of the Ph.D. program: Research Methodology, Research Proposal, Review Seminar, Mathematics for Engineering Research and Advances in Chemical Engineering.
After admission, each Ph.D. student shall be required to undertake Course Work for a minimum period of one semester. The Course Work shall be offered with credit system and will be treated as pre- Ph.D. preparation. The total credit requirement for entire course work shall be 20 credits. Students are required to earn these 20 credits in maximum two semesters.
Mathematics for Engineering Research will be based on the Advance topics from Engineering Mathematics. It will consist of minimum 15 units of 2 credits each. Contents for the Branch Specific Topics will be based on the advanced topics/technology pertaining to the branch. It will consist of minimum of 10 units with 2 credits each.
The students shall be required to earn the credit for 2 units from Mathematics for Engineering Research and 3 units from Branch Specific Topics, related to their area of research, selected in consultation with the Guide and approved by the Head of Research Centre.
Date of registration will be after successful completion of Course Work.

MIT-WPU method of academics

    • Cutting edge Programmes with interdisciplinary knowledge to technically empower the candidate.

    • A Revolutionary Education System that is flexible and continuously updated.

    • Contemplates on the future requirements of students while grooming their current traits.

    • The unique Peace constituent of WPU comprises of multi-faceted modules specifically designed for the holistic development of students and cover topics that lead to – Peace in the self, peace in communication, peace in family, peace in heritage, peace in nature, peace in scriptures, peace in business, peace in entrepreneurship, peace in society, peace in action.

Assessment

    • Evaluation pattern: Continuous evaluation, End Semester Examination, End Semester Presentation.

    • The continuous assessment of all the courses of Ph.D. course work shall consist of assignments /case study / tests/presentations.

    • The continuous assessment of theory course shall be evaluated on the basis of the class tests/assignments/case studies/quizzes. There shall be minimum two class tests/assignments/case studies/quizzes for each theory course. It shall be of minimum 25 marks.

End Semester Examination :

The End Semester Examination for the theory courses shall be conducted at the end of Course work. It shall weigh 100 marks and span a three hours duration.

End Semester Presentation :

The Research Progress Monitoring Committee duly constituted by the Head of Research Centre, shall review the End Semester Presentation and assign marks.

Why MIT- WPU?

Pursuing a B.Tech Programme from MIT World Peace University delivers a uniquely designed experience of best-in-class resources that are in conformance to futuristic Industry requirements, giving you an edge over your peers. Few of these are highlighted below-

    • Flexible Academic Credit System (ACS)

    • Continuous Updated Education (CUEd)

    • Research Collaborations

    • Corporate Collaborations for Live Industry Projects

    • National, Internationally acclaimed Research Scholars and Faculty

    • Rural Immersion Programme

    • Peace Programmes for holistic development

    • Promote Sports Culture for Peace

    • Rural Immersion Programme

    • National Study Tour

    • Peace Programmes for holistic development

    • Promote Sports Culture for Peace

    • Alumni Connect for hand holding support

    • Social Mission – inculcate Social Responsibility for sustainable development goals

    • Life @ campus beyond education

        • Promote National & International level Competitive Sports

        • NCC & Gymkhana

        • E-Cell-Entrepreneurship Skills

        • Communications Laboratory

        • Counselling

        • Film Club

        • Student Initiatives- Abhivyakti

Chemical Engineering (Eligibility/ Selection Criteria)

Eligibility/ Selection Criteria :

    • 10 + 2 Science pattern or equivalent examination with Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology or Technical Vocational subjects and obtained a minimum score of 50% marks in the above subjects taken together.

    • Obtained valid score of Entrance Test JEE (Main) or MHT-CET.

    • Passed Diploma in Engineering and Technology and obtained at least 50 % marks

    • Merit based. As per the norms laid down by Government of Maharashtra for the year 2018-19. Merit based, on the basis of marks in HSC (2018), JEE Main (2018), MHT-CET (2018) score. As per the norms laid down by the Government of Maharashtra for the year 2018-19

Advisory Board

    • Dr. G. D. Yadav, Vice Chancellor, ICT Mumbai

    • Dr. V. V. Ranade, Professor, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

    • Sameer Hiremath, Joint MD, HIKAL Ltd., Mumbai

    • Shri Sanjay Chougule, Senior General Manager , ICICI, Mumbai

    • Shri Raghvendra Gaikaiwari, MD, High-Tech Biosciences Laboratories, Pune

    • Sadanand Yadwadkar, Ex-President, Reliance Industries Ltd.

    • Shri Avinash Dharmadhikari, IAS (Retd.)

    • Dr. Shirsh Karve, Vice President R&D, Dow Chemicals International, Mumbai

    • Dr. Bhaskar. D. Kulkarni, Ex-Deputy Director, NCL, Pune

    • Dr. Dinesh Deshpande, Former Executive Director, HPCL, Mumbai

Department Infrastructure

The Chemical Engineering Department located in the E wing is in the North – South direction and thus has excellent sunlight and air circulation along with excellent acoustics. All class rooms are provided with LCD projectors, PC with internet, white board, overhead projector, podium, and elevated platform for teacher or instructor. Sound system is available in E 303. All laboratories are equipped with necessary infrastructure including updated equipment, good seating arrangement for students for instructional purpose during practical courses, and state of art computer laboratory with availability of professional software like Aspen Plus, MATLAB, COMSOL and HTRI in sufficient number for curricular and co-curricular activities. Department library is one of the most updated facilities available in the department catering for the need of students and faculty members. Very good collection of printed text and reference books is available in the library along with digital library and e library facility accessible anywhere in department which is inclusive of Science Direct and One Petro (SPE International) and subscription for E-journals related to all engineering disciplines. In addition E- journals are also available through individual faculty subscription.

Infrastructure Photos

Computer Laboratory:

It has 40+ computers with latest configuration. Professional software like ASPEN Suite, MATLAB, COMSOL Multiphysics and HTRI are available. These are rigorously used in practical courses.

Subjects covered: Process Calculations, Computational Skills, Numerical Methods and Statistics, Advanced Numerical Simulation, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Refinery Process Design, Biochemical Process Design, Flow Assurance, Piping Engineering, Novel Separation Processes, Process Dynamics and Control, Chemical Process Optimization and Machine Drawing.

Departmental Library:

Department library is one of the most updated facilities available in the department catering for the need of students and faculty members. It has a good collection of printed text and reference books along with digital library facility accessible anywhere in department. This is inclusive of subscriptions to Science Direct, One Petro (SPE International) and e-journals related to other engineering disciplines.

Solid Handling Laboratory:

Unit operations form the building blocks of a Chemical Industry. The size reduction and separation of the material is handled in this laboratory.

Equipment available: Ball mill, Jaw Crusher, Leaf Filter, Filter Press, Elutriator, Cyclone Separator, Sedimentation, Agitation and Fluidization.

Subjects covered: Particulate Technology, Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering Practices.

Mass Transfer Laboratory:

Mass Transfer studies the movement of chemical components in different operations like distillation, absorption, extraction, drying, etc. Be it manufacture of petrol from crude oil or extraction of edible oil from seeds, mass transfer principles decide the purity and yield. Students perform these operations on the available equipment and explore the results.

Equipment available: Vapour-Liquid Diffusion, Steam Distillation, Wetted Wall Column, Cooling Tower, Tray Dryer, Liquid-Liquid Extraction.

Subjects covered: Mass Transfer-I, Mass Transfer-II, Chemical Engineering Practices

Refining and Separation Processes Laboratory:

Petroleum products are the backbone of modern economy. Application and cost of these products is decided by their quality. This lab helps to determine the quality of petroleum products like petrol, diesel, kerosene, bitumen, coal, etc.

Equipment available: All equipment are as per ASTM standards. ASTM Distillation, Dean Stark Apparatus, Abel’s Flash Point, Pensky Marten Flash Point, Saybolt Viscometer, Smoke Point, Cloud and Pour point, Aniline point, Reid Vapour Pressure, Bomb Calorimeter, Ring and Ball Apparatus, Oxidation Stability, Conradson Carbon Residue and Penetrometer. The Separation equipment include: Absorption using Sieve tray, Membrane Separation Unit, Adsorption using packed bed and Ion Exchange.

Subjects covered: Refining Operations, Novel Separation Processes, Biochemical Process Design, Chemical Engineering Practices and Environmental Engineering

Process Instrumentation and Control Laboratory:

The operations of any chemical process are driven by Instrumentation and process control for better yield and product quality. It is highlighted by the fact that any Chemical Process Industry allocates around 40% of its capital budget for Process Instrumentation. This laboratory gives hands on experience of the instruments and control systems used in the industry.

Equipment available: Temperature measurement using Thermocouples and RTDs, Pressure measurement using transducers, Level measurement using Ultrasonic method and air bubbler method, Valve Characteristics, Refractometer, UV Spectrophotometer, Conductivity measurement, First order system, Second order system, Ratio Control, Switches and PLC trainer.

Subjects covered: Process Instrumentation, Process Dynamics and Control, Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Piping Engineering

Chemical process systems are governed by flow of fluids and energy. Chemicals and utilities like steam are necessarily transported through pipes. Also energy conservation is of prime importance. This lab covers the Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics aspects of the Transport Phenomena. Students can experiment on the parameters for fluid flow and heat flow patterns required for designing a system.

Equipment available: Thermal Conductivity measurement, Insulation thickness, Heat Exchanger Trainer, Reynolds Set up, Venturimeter, Orifice meter, Flow loops, Pressure drop in pipes and Chemical Engineering Practices

Subjects covered: Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Environmental Engineering, Piping Engineering and Transport Phenomena

Chemical Processes Laboratory:

Chemical Technology deals with industrial applications of organic and inorganic chemistry, quantitative and instrumental analysis, electrolysis and petrochemicals which form an integral part of our day to day life. This lab helps to learn the laboratory synthesis and analysis of the various chemicals.

Equipment available: All the basic as well as advanced glassware and chemicals required for any laboratory experiment in chemistry.

Subjects covered: Petrochemical Processes, Green Technology, Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Biochemical Process Design, Flow Assurance, Chemical Engineering Practices and Catalysis.

Industry Affiliation

The Department of Chemical Engineering has collaborations with the following industries:

  1. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
  2. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
  3. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
  4. Reliance Industries Ltd.
  5. Finolex Industries Ltd.
  6. Thermax Ltd.
  7. Aker Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  8. Forbes Marshall
  9. Kirloskar Ebara Pumps Ltd.
  10. Alfa Laval (India) Ltd.
  11. Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd
  12. Praj Industries Ltd.
  13. Equinox Software and Services Pvt. Ltd.
  14. Honeywell India Ltd.
  15. National Chemical Laboratories (NCL), Pune
  16. CSIR, Urdip, Pune
  17. Rashtriya Chemical Fertilizers (RCF) Ltd.
  18. Infosys Technologies Ltd.
  19. Accenture
  20. Cognizant Supreme Petrochem Ltd.
  21. Privi Organics Ltd.
  22. Kajaria Ceramics Ltd.
  23. Texol Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
  24. HIKAL Ltd.
  25. Bell Energy Pvt. Ltd.
  26. Praxair (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  27. Helium Consulting, Pune
  28. Asian Paints
  29. Mu Sigma, Pune
  30. Z S Associates, Pune

Contact Us

Program Head:

Prof. (Dr.) Kiran D. Patil
E-Mail: kiran.patil@mitpune.edu.in
Tel No. : +91-20-30273512,
Mobile : (+91) 9850272850

Counselor:

Dr. Vikrant D. Gaikwad
E-Mail: vikrant.gaikwad@mitpune.edu.in
Tel No. : +91-20-30273118,
Mobile : (+91) 7709198836