Dr. Vikrant D. Gaikwad

Associate HoS, Head
Department of Chemical Engineering

Message from HOD

The Department 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
Department of Chemical Engineering
Tel-No: +91-20-25703118