School of Chemical Engineering


MIT-WPU School of Chemical Engineering

With a legacy of four decades behind it, the MIT-WPU School of Chemical Engineering is one of the foremost centers of chemical engineering within the whole of India. Founded to meet the rising demand for Chemical Engineers in the country, it has produced a competent and talented workforce for over forty years. The state of the art laboratories along with a highly qualified academic staff ensure that the MIT-WPU School of Engineering excels at research, something the burgeoning Chemical Industry sorely needs.

There are presently more than seven titles being currently researched at the School with grants from major universities including the Savitribai Phule University, BCUD amongst others. Our updated syllabus and numerous industry visits ensure that we remain abreast with the latest developments within the field of Chemical Engineering and that ensures the quality of our graduates. With an emphasis of the overall development of our students coupled with an excellent infrastructure and faculty, we will continue to produce the finest Chemical Engineers and engage in innovative research for the near future.


To be recognized as a center of educational excellence in the field of chemical Engineering with a strong foundation of social and professional ethics.


To produce quality chemical engineering graduates from students of diversified backgrounds by providing them broad based education, team building skills, and professional values in a nurturing as well as creative learning environment.

Message from HOS


Dr. Vikrant D. Gaikwad

Associate HoS, Head
School of Chemical Engineering

The School of Chemical Engineering at MIT WPU offers UG, PG and Ph.D. programs in Chemical Engineering. The programs are designed to give students diverse and in-depth knowledge covering all aspects of chemical engineering. The unique feature of the UG and PG program is the availability of the professional electives tracks starting in the third year, addressing the growing demand for professionals in the field of Environmental Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Speciality and Fine Chemicals, Process Modelling and Simulation, Refining and Petrochemicals, Data Analytics and Machine Learning, Computational Fluid Dynamics and many more.The Department of Chemical Engineering is concerned and has the responsibility towards creating professionals with sound knowledge of Process Safety and Management. The curriculum is designed with rigorous inputs of practise of Process Safety Principles.

The Chemical Engineering Department firmly believes in inculcating the cross and multidisciplinary professional skills amongst the students with special emphasis on the professional ethics and values. The Active Learning Methods such as Project Based Learning, Problem Based Learning, and Collaborative Learning are implemented through different courses to equip students with a sense of team work, real life problem handling capabilities and contribute to the field in more constructive way. Short term training programs and one day workshops are conducted to develop soft skills in the students.

To keep our students abreast with the advances in the field of chemical engineering, they are exposed to the professional environment through various activities, such as Industrial Visits, Guest Lectures, Certificate Courses, and Industrial Projects etc. A strong alumnus base and networking provides students with additional mentorship which guides them in choosing their professional careers.
The AIChE Students Chapter provides the platform for the students to develop their leadership skills through various activities. Our students have made a mark at National and International level by participating and winning three major AIChE Global Awards such as International Leadership and Development Travel Grant Award, Donald F. Sophomore Award and Freshman Recognition Award. Also, students have won the Best Innovation Award prize, Chem-E-Safe Award and Best Poster Presentation Award at the First AIChE Regional Student Conference held at VIT Vellore in August 2018. AIChE MIT – WPU Pune is hosting the upcoming Regional Student Conference on 22-23 August 2019. MIT-WPU RSC will also be the first Southern Asian RSC.
With Strong Industry connect and Professional Body network in place along with support from the alumnus, the Department of Chemical Engineering is ready to be the responsible and able partner in the growth of the Industry and the Nation.

Dr. Vikrant D. Gaikwad
Associate HoS
School of Chemical Engineering
Tel-No: +91-20-25703118