Academic Departments University of Calcutta


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 2018-2022


Faculty Members :
Name Designation Area of specialisation Email/Phone number
Dr. (Mrs.) Mahua Ghosh
Associate  Professor & HOD Oil Technology
Ext. 276
Dr. (Ms.) Dipa Biswas
Professor Petrochemicals & Petroleum Refinery Engineering
Ext. 269
Dr. Sunanda Mukhopadhyay
Professor Ceramic Engineering
Ext. 273
Dr. (Mrs.) Sriparna Datta
Professor Pharmaceuticals & Fine Chemicals Technology
Ext. 275
Dr. Achintya Saha
Professor Pharmaceuticals & Fine Chemicals Technology
Ext. 274
Dr. Prabir Maiti
Assistant Professor Ceramic Engineering
Ext. 279
Dr. (Mrs.) Debarati Mitra
Assistant Professor Petrochemicals & Petroleum Refinery Engineering
Ext. 262
Dr. Md. Farooque Abdullah
Assistant Professor Pharmaceuticals & Fine Chemicals Technology
Ext. 278
Dr. Debjyoti Ray
Assistant Professor Ceramic Engineering
Ext. 265
Dr. Sanjib Barma
Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering
Ext. 264

Courses :

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


Research scholars :
Name Name of the supervisor Date of registration/Enrolment
Aatrayee Das Prof. A Mukherjee 02.02.2017
Anirban Chakraborty Dr. M. Ghosh 08.10.2020
Asis Kumar Sarkar Dr. D. Ray 16.08.2019
Gourab Chatterjee Dr. M. Ghosh 08.10.2020
Ishika Saha Prof. S. Dutta 28.06.2018
Madhushrita Das Dr. M. Ghosh 12.12.2017
Megha Jethwa Prof. A. Saha 04.07.2019
Monalisha Samanta Dr. D. Mitra 09.07.2018
Pakter Niri Prof. A. Saha 08.10.2020
Pameli Pal Dr. P.K. Maiti 02.01.2019
Paromita Das Prof. S. Mukhopadhyay 14.07.2015
Pranab Kumar Sahoo Prof. S. Dutta 08.10.2020
Sambit Dutta Dr. S. Berma 08.10.2020
Sampa Dutta Dr. M. Ghosh 16.08.2019
Samiran Hota Dr. A. Chatterjee 03.07.2018
Sanghita Das Prof. A. Saha 02.01.2019
Saswati Banerjee Prof. S. Datta 05.02.2018
Shairee Ganguly Dr. M. Ghosh 16.08.2019
Shovanlal Bhowmick Prof. A. Saha 13.08.2018
Somnath Sinhamahapatra Prof. S. Mukhopadhyay 10.06.2014
Somjyoti Basak Dr. S. Berma 16.08.2019
Somen Goswami Dr. D. Roy 08.10.2020
Soumyadeep Ghosh Dr. Md. F. Abdullah 02.01.2019
Sriparna Chakraborty Dr. M. Ghosh 10.06.2014
Subhajit Kundu Dr. D. Mitra 02.01.2019
Sukanta Garai Dr. D. Ray 02.01.2019
Suparna Biswas Dr. D. Mitra 02.02.2017
Sushma Rani Prof. A. Saha 08.10.2020
Rakeya Samanta Prof. S. Datta 08.10.2020
Reshmi Chakraborty Prof. A. Saha 08.10.2020
Zinnia Chowdhury Dr. S. Berma 20.06.2021
Projects :
  • WB-DST Project, “Production of potential Exopolysaccharides from microbes and exploration of their commercial applications”, Financial Assistance (2016) as Principal Investigator for three years of Rs. 12.8 Lakhs.
  • UPE Project Phase II, “Studies on Characterization and Application of Bacterial Extracellular polymeric substances from waste”, Financial Assistance (2017) as Principal Investigator for three years of Rs. 15 Lakhs.
  • University Potential of Excellence (UPE) II Scheme Research Project, “Chemometric modeling on drug design and development of selective LRRK2 inhibitors for therapeutic application of Parkinson’s disease”, Financial Assistance (2017) as Principal Investigator for five years of Rs. 15 Lakhs.
  • UGC DRS1 Program, “Small Molecular Drug Discovery and Delivery Design Against Infectious Diseases”, Financial Assistance (2017) as Coordinator for five years of Rs. 1.41 Cr.
  • ICAR, Govt. of India Project, “Upgradation of Oil lab to Food testing lab”, Financial Assistance (2017) for five years of Rs. 157.80 Lakhs.
  • Department of Science & Technology and Biotechnology, Government of West Bengal Project, “Debezenation of model pyrolysis gasoline using pervaporation technique” Financial Assistance (2019) for three years of Rs. 11.30 Lakhs.
  • DST SERB MATRICS Scheme, “Understanding the unique structural dynamics of dengue viral proteins through large scale molecular simulations”, Financial Assistance (2020) as Principal Investigator for three years of Rs. 6.60 Lakhs.
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 Funding agency
CHNS analyser TEQIP Phase I, CU
UV-VIS Spectrophotometer TEQIP Phase I, CU
UV Spectrofluorometer UGC DRS-I
Tintometer TEQIP Phase II, CU
Gel Electrophoresis TEQIP Phase II, CU
Petroleum Product Analyzers TEQIP Phase II, CU
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
Lyphilyser TEQIP Phase II, CU
Fermenter TEQIP Phase II, CU
Cold Centrifuge UGC
Ultra Centrifuge DST FIST
Ultra Centrifuge UGC DRS-I
High Pressure Reactor TEQIP Phase I, CU
Tensiometer University
Cheminformatics tools DST SERB
Refrigerator (-80°C) UGC DRS-I
Rheometer UGC DRS-I
High pressure homogenizer UGC DRS-I
Constant Temperature Bath UGC DRS-I
High temperature furnace UGC DRS-I
Modeling software, Molsoft UGC DRS-I
Non destructive testing instrument TEQIP Phase III, CU
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:

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.

Links :
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Additional information :
Vision :
  • 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.
Mission :
  • 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.
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.
Programme Curriculum :
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, H.R. Johnson India Ltd, TRL Krosaki Refractories Limited, OCL India Private Limited, Aditya Birla Insulator, EPCOS India Private Limited, Vesuvius India Ltd., Hindustan National Glass Ltd., IFGL, Somany Tiles, Nataraj Ceramics, Calderys India Limited, Saint Gobain, Carborundam Universal.

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 : Rashbehary Siksha Prangan (Rajabazar Science College Campus)

Address for communication : The Head, Department of Chemical Technology, University of Calcutta, 92 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata-700009

Phone : 91-33-2350 1014 / 1397 / 1857 / 6387 / 6396 / 8386, ext. 260/261, Email :