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Department of Chemical Technology


Year of Establishment : 1982

History of the department :The inception of the Department of Applied Chemistry was in 1920. University of Calcutta is the first among the Indian universities to pioneer studies in Applied Sciences at the post graduate level. In January 1982, Department of Applied Chemistry was trifurcated into three departments; Department of Chemical Technology is one of them. The university introduced B. Tech (8 semesters) 4 years course along with lateral entry for post B.Sc (Chemistry Hons.) 3-years (6 semesters) B. Tech. and 2-years (4 semester) M. Tech. degree courses in the Department of Chemical Technology since 2008. In 2015, Department started 4-years (8 semesters) B. Tech. course for the students passed 10+2 level and qualified JEE.

Special award/ recognition from UGC or related statutory body : Received Departmental Special Assistance Program (SAP-I) for 2016-2021


Faculty members :

Name Designation Area of specialisation Email Phone number
Dr. Achintya Saha
Pharmaceuticals & Fine Chemicals Technology achintya_saha@yahoo.com +919433134636
Ext. 260/ 274
Dr. Arup Mukherjee
Professor Pharmaceuticals & Fine Chemicals Technology arupm1234@gmail.com +919433475981
Ext. 266
Dr. Tapan Kumar Parya
Professor Ceramic Engineering mailme.tapan@gmail.com +919836434387
Ext. 263
Dr. (Ms.) Dipa Biswas
Professor Petrochemicals & Petroleum Refinery Engineering dipa_bis@yahoo.com +919830392418
Ext. 269
Dr. Uttam Ray Chaudhuri
Professor Petrochemicals & Petroleum Refinery Engineering urc@vsnl.net +919830570370
Ext. 271
Dr. Sunanda Mukhopadhya
Professor Ceramic Engineering msunanda_cct@yahoo.co.in +919836485805
Dr. (Mrs.) Sriparna Datta
Professor Pharmaceuticals & Fine Chemicals Technology sriparna_d@yahoo.com +919830695346
Ext. 275
Dr. (Mrs.) Mahua Ghosh
Assistant Professor Oil Technology mahuag@gmail.com +919433112273
Ext. 275
Dr. Prabir Maiti
Assistant Professor Ceramic Engineering prabir.maiti@gmail.com +919432889369
Ext. 279
Dr. (Mrs.) Debarati Mitra
Assistant Professor Petrochemicals & Petroleum Refinery Engineering debarati_che@yahoo.com +919836058605
Ext. 262
Mr. Farukh Abdullah
Assistant Professor Pharmaceuticals & Fine Chemicals Technology mfabdullah13@gmail.com +919874899385
Ext. 278
Dr. Debojyoti Ray
Assistant Professor Ceramic Engineering debucer@rediffmail.com +918017889377
Ext. 265
Dr. Sanjib Barma
Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering sanjib.burma@gmail.com +917896889085
Ext. 264


Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
B. Tech. in Chemical Technology (Ceramic Engineering) U.G JEE Rank 10
B. Tech. in Chemical Technology (Oil Technology) U.G JEE Rank 10
B. Tech. in Chemical Technology
(Petrochemicals & Petroleum Refinery Engineering)
U.G JEE Rank 10
B. Tech. in Chemical Technology
(Pharmaceuticals & Fine Chemical Technology)
U.G JEE Rank 10
M. Tech. in Ceramic Engineering P.G. JEE Rank 10
M. Tech. in Oil Technology P.G. JEE Rank 10
M. Tech. in Pharmaceuticals Technology P.G. JEE Rank 10
M. Tech. in Petrochemicals & Petroleum Refinery Engineering P.G. Do 10
Ph.D. in Ceramic Engineering Doctoral M. Tech. in Ceramic Engineering 8/ faculty
Ph.D. in Oil Technology Doctoral M. Tech. in Oil Technology 8/ faculty
Ph.D. Petrochemicals & Petroleum Refinery Engineering Doctoral M. Tech. in Petrochemicals & Petroleum Refinery Engineering 8/ faculty
Ph.D. Pharmaceuticals & Fine Chemical Technology Doctoral M. Tech. in Pharmaceuticals & Fine Chemical Technology 8/  faculty


Research scholars:

Name Name of the supervisor
Aalok Basu Prof. A Mukherjee
Abhishek Dhar Dr. U Roychoudhury
Ashim Halder Prof. A Mukherjee
Ashish Nandy Prof. A Saha
Debdas Mali Dr. P K Maiti
Dipanjan Sengupta Prof  S Dutta
Helen Chattopadhyay Prof. A Saha
Kankana Das Dr M Ghosh
Paromita Das Prof T K Parya
Priyabrata Manna Dr. P K Maiti
Ram Karan Dr. P K Maiti
Sagar Bhayye Prof. A Saha
Santanu Saha Prof  S Dutta & Prof D Biswas
Sayan Roy Chowdhury Dr D Mitra
Soma Das Dr M Ghosh
Sonia Kundu Prof. A Mukherjee
Surasree Sengupta Dr M Ghosh
Suvadra Das Prof. A Mukherjee
Swarnali Chakraborty Dr M Ghosh
Tabassum Hossain Prof. A Saha


Project title Funding agency Principal investigator Duration Budget (lacs)
Small molecular drug discovery & delivery design UGC-SAP Prof. Arup Mukherjee, Coordinator 2016-2021 141.00
Design and development of novel PPAR modulators for adjuvant therapy of metabolic syndrome DST- SERB Prof. Achintya Saha 2013-2017 36.00

Antioxidative and Anti–platelet aggregative properties of DAG rich Rice Bran Oil and DAG rich Mustard Oil.

ICMR Dr. Mahua Ghosh 2015-2018 13.00
Biooxidation of fatty acids to produce dicarboxylic acids DBT Dr. Mahua Ghosh 2015-2018 25.00
Upgradation of Oil lab to Food testing lab ICAR Dr. Mahua Ghosh 2015-2020 157.80

Collaborations :
Academic collaboration
Academic collaborations is one regular activity and the department extend support to NITTR, NIPER, Bose Institute, Indian Statistical Institute,  Academic Staff colleges of different universities, BIT (Mesra), West Bengal Pollution Control Board, Jadavpur University, University of North Carolina, St. Xavier’s College, GCCET, Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute etc.
Industrial Collaboration
FSSAI (Govt. of India), Coats of India, Mother Dairy, Edible Products Ltd. Quaker Chemicals Ltd. Proficient Food Products, Food Safety & Standard Authorities of India (Govt. of India), Indian Customs, Suman Proteins Ltd., Aloka Oils Ltd, Vinaka Fats & Oils, Budge Budge Refinery Ltd. Albert David limited, Sigcap Pharmaceuticals and several more

Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department :

  • Nanomedicine
  • Biotechnology
  • Vegetable oils
  • Lipid Nutrition of unsaturated fatty acids and modified fats
  • Enzyme Biotechnology
  • Cheminformatics Drug Design
  • Herbal Drug Technology
  • Glass-ceramics
  • Ceramic Membranes
  • Refractory Castables
  • Sol gel Processing
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Bioremediation
  • Biosurfactant
  • Membrane Technology
  • Catalytic Reaction in Petroleum under high pressure (like Hydrocracking)
  • Characterization and applications of sol-gel materials
  • CO2 capture

Teaching support :

  • Virtual laboratories
  • E-learning

Research support :

Name of the equipment Brief description Funding agency
CHNS analyser   TEQIP Phase I, CU
UV-VIS Spectrophotometer   TEQIP Phase I, CU
Tintometer   TEQIP Phase II, CU
Gel Electrophoresis   TEQIP Phase II, CU
Petroleum Product Analysers    
Attritor Mill   TEQIP Phase I, CU
Precision Cutter   TEQIP Phase I, CU
Spin coater   TEQIP Phase I, CU
TBP Distillation unit   TEQIP Phase I, CU
Molecular Distillation Unit   DBT
Rotary Evaporator   DST
Lypholyser   TEQIP Phase II, CU
Cold Centrifuge   UGC
Ultra Centrifuge   DST FIST
High Pressure Reactor   TEQIP Phase I, CU
Tensiometer   University
Server Computer Server DST SERB
Cheminformatics tools Molecular modeling software DST SERB

Major activities

  • Industry visit for 2nd and 3rd year students
  • Organizing remedial classes for final year students
  • Job opportunities through placement cell, Dr. Sumit Kar, Placement Officer (Extn. No. 579) (e.mail: placementcu2014@gmail.com)

The Placement Cell along with the faculty members organize value-addition programmes like soft-skill development and provide placement opportunities to students. It also acts as the major interface between the industrial sector and helps in developing the industry-academia inter-relationship.

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Additional information :


  • To achieve excellence in new age technology developments, innovations in technology fundamentals, and motivate in realistic scientific contributions cutting across different technology barriers. Strive will be a national model of excellence for challenging, learner-centred academic activities that will achieve the highest level of intellectual excellence, embrace diversity, motivate confidence within a diverse collaborative research Environment.
  • Excel in participative learning and inspire young mind for lifelong learning with social and professional commitments.
  • Contribute whose members shall share a passion for research, teaching and lifelong learning with an abiding commitment to society.
  • Promote strong traditions for intellectual academic delivery and application of knowledge in rapidly developing changes in national and international science and technology scenario.


  • The mission is to inspire young mind for continuance of cohesive contributions in science based technology applications and innovations.
  • Creating multifaceted opportunities for the faculty, researchers and the freshmen for excellence in professional knowledge and skills, comprehensive social developments and personal commitments build upon strong ethical and moral values.
  • Creating sustained developments through multilateral collaborations directed in innovative research, industry requirements and continued learning needs.

    Programme Educational Objectives

  • To impart high quality education to the students for adaptation of emerging technologies in the field of Ceramic Engineering, Oil technology, Petrochemicals & Petroleum Refinery Engineering and Pharmaceutical & Fine Chemical technology and excel in their professional careers.
  • To encourage the students to pursue higher education and contribute in research and development activities in the areas of Ceramic Engineering, Oil Technology, Petrochemicals & Petroleum Refinery Engineering and Pharmaceutical & Fine Chemical Technology.
  • To lay the foundation on managerial and behavioral aspects of professional Life, exhibit leadership qualities and satisfy the technological needs of the society.

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    Programme Outcomes
    The Programme outcome includes the following – B. Tech students should have

  • Ability to apply knowledge of science, mathematics, and Technology principles to practical situations in their respective professional career.
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments and interpret and analyze the data obtained on experimentation.
  • Ability to design a desired system and process within realistic economic, environmental, social, political sustainability.
  • Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to identify, formulate and solve the technological problems of industry.
  • Ability to understand the professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in multicultural environment and work with Team professionalism.
  • Ability to acquire broad education necessary to understand the impact of Engineering & Technology solutions for global, economic and social environment.
  • Knowledge on contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern Technology tools necessary to succeed in the graduate competitive examinations and pursue higher studies in Chemical Technology.
  • Recognition of the need for engaging in life-long learning and continually update technical know-how by self learning.

In Plant Training/Institutional Training
Students have to undergo an In plant Training program for a specified period (4–6 weeks) related to one’s course/subject in an industry, like Cipla Pharmaceuticals, Mendine Pharmaceuticals, Stadmed, East India Pharmaceuticals, Dey’s Medical, Zuventus,  Strassenburg Pharmaceutics, Emami Pharmaceuticals, Freshnius Kavi Pharmaceuticals, Torrent Phrmaceuticals, Aventis Pharma, Indian Oil Corporation limited, Haldia Petrochemicals, Reliance Petrochemicals, Essar Oil Limited, British Oxygen, Asianol Lubricants, INOX Gases, Houghton International, Axzo Nobel, Nalco Chemicals, Berger Paints India Limited, Emami Agrotech Ltd., Adani Wilmer Ltd., Ruchi Soya Industries ltd., Gokul Refoils & Solvents Ltd., Budge Budge Refineries Ltd., Balmer Laurie Ltd., British Paints, Alfa Laval India, Britannia, Shalimar Paints India, Gemini Edible & Fats, Acalmar.

Consultancy Services :

Sl No. Project Title Funding Agency
1 Evaluation of nutritional facts of Veg oil samples Suman Proteins Pvt Ltd., Kolkata
2 Evaluation of nutritional facts of Veg oil samples Proficient Food Products, Kolkata
3 Analysis of ester samples by GC Quaker Chemical India Ltd, Kolkata
4 Comparative study of frying characteristics of four veg oil available in market Budge Budge Refinery Ltd, West Bengal
5 Analysis of edible oil samples Vinayaka Oil & Fats Pvt Ltd., Howrah
6 Testing of bleach ability of three solid waste samples Eastern Resources, Kolkata
7 Analyses of Vanaspati samples i2i Management Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd
8 Analyses of sesame & linseed oils B N Exports Pvt Ltd, Kolkata
9 Surveillance of Edible oils available in Kolkata Market FSSAI, Govt of India
10 Comparative study of quality of mustard oil available in Kolkata Market Emami Agrotech Ltd
11 Analysis of edible oil samples JVL Oil Refinary, Jl No-149, HPL Link Road , Haldia
12 Analysis of Mustard oil M/s Krishna Enterprise, 3/109, Bhawanipur,  Haldia

Apart from these  a regular CUIIPP activity on ‘Analysis of imported vegetable oils’  is carrying out with FSSAI, Govt of India & Indian Custom from July 2009.


Campus : Rashbehari Sikha Prangan

Address for communication :
The Head Department of Chemical Technology
University of Calcutta
92, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata - 700 009
Phone: +91-33-2350 1014 / 1397 / 1857 / 6387 / 6396 / 8386, ext. 260/261
E-mail: hdctcu@gmail.com, chemtech@caluniv.ac.in