Dr. Projjwal Sarkar

Designation: HOD
Cell: +91-9126579866

Mission of the Chemical Engineering Department are :-

To provide quality education with the help of the various state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities available in the department which in turn will help to produce skilled, talented, dynamic and quality engineers..
To enhance the upcoming technologies by organizing seminars and conferences on various emerging fields.
To augment the research activities around the department for leading to PhD degree and brining up sponsored projects.
To nourish the students to build up their career and to encourage them for higher education.
To generate broad based education with emphasis on the theory and the practice of Chemical Engineering with respect to the current and future requirements of the country in particular and the international community in general.

Career prospects for Chemical Engineers are :-

To substantiate the significance of Chemical engineering it is more often said, there is a touch of Chemical Engineering in every need right from the beginning of the day of a person with brushing the teeth by toothpaste to the laying down onto a bed at night at comfortable temperature. A Chemical engineer has cluster of job opportunities in the following sectors :-

  • Petroleum refining, Polymers and plastics, # Pharmaceuticals, #Paints and pigments
  • Processed foods # Petrochemicals # Commodity chemicals (sulfuric acid, ammonia, caustic soda)
  • Agricultural chemicals # Personal care products (toothpaste, cosmetics, deodorants)
  • Inks and dyes # Environmental remediation and hazardous waste disposal
  • Energy production # Refrigeration and air-conditioning industries

About infrastructure

Software and Computer facilities:-

The department provides hands-on infrastructural facilities in a state-of-the-art spacious Computer Laboratory. Chemical Engineering Department has installed CHEMCAD v 5.6. It is important and versatile software in Chemical Engineering platform for the enhancement of design and drawing of numerous equipments belonging to chemical process industries. This software is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi. It is so user-friendly that a student of chemical engineering background having a little computer operating knowledge could comfortably utilize this software. It will contribute to the steady growth and expansion of the chemical engineering department.

The Branch of Engineering that is concerned with the design, construction and operation of machine and plants performing chemical reactions is known as Chemical Engineering. The most important role of a Chemical Engineer is to help produce a significant extent of chemicals in a safe and economic way by proper design of chemical reactors to meet the demand of the modern society.
What distinguishes chemical engineers from their counterparts in other engineering disciplines is the fact that they are required to apply knowledge of chemistry in addition to the knowledge of other engineering sciences. Thus because of their perceived superiority in scientific and technical know how, they are sometimes regarded as “Universal Engineers”.
The Department of Chemical Engineering consists of highly qualified and goal-oriented team of faculty members from renowned institute like IIT-Kharagpur, Jadavpur University, NIT-Durgapur, University College of Science & Technology(CU) and with a judicious mix of youth and experience.
The potential research is being carried out by our eminent faculty members in the following areas:-(i) Non-CFC technology (ii) Membrane separation technique, (iii)Utilizing waste product in making valuable products (iv)Waste water treatment, (v) Inversed fluidization technique.
The senior faculty members of the department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Durgapur are associated with this department as mentor as well as Adjunct professors. Projects Works and Research & development works are going on jointly with them. Faculty members of this department are regularly invited at NIT Durgapur as External Examiner for UG & PG students and also as speaker in different events. Our students are pursuing PG Courses and Research work leading to PhD at NIT Durgapur since 2008.


IICHE Student Chapter organizing seminar, quiz & plant visit

Departmental laboratories

Laboratories are the heart of any engineering subject as technical education demands practical knowledge. The Chemical engineering department is privileged to be well equipped with highly modern and sophisticated laboratory equipments. The various laboratories handled in chemical engineering department are as follows :-

  1. Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
  2. Heat Transfer Laboratory
  3. Reaction Engineering Laboratory
  4. Mechanical Operations Laboratory
  5. Instrumental Method of Analysis Laboratory
  6. Process Control Laboratory
  7. Energy Laboratory
  8. Mass Transfer Laboratory
  9. Process Equipment Design and Drawing Laboratory.


Sl No. Name Qualification Designation Experience Specialization Photograph
1 Dr. Projjwal Sarkar B.E. (Chem. Engg) JU, M.Tech (IIT Kgp) Ph. D.(JU) Asst. Professor & HOD 10.5 Years in Teaching Separation Processes, Mechanical Operation, Operation Research, Advanced Separation Processes, Wastewater Treatment, Autocad
2 Dr. Ananta Kumar Das B.Tech (Chem. Engg) C.U., M.Tech (C.U.), PhD (C.U.) Professor 24 yrs in Industry &  8.5 Years in Teaching Instrumentation & Process Control, Environmental Engineering, Project Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Ceramic Technology  
3 Dr. Debasish Ghosh B.E. (Chem. Engg) JU, M.E. (JU), PhD (IIT G) Asst . Professor 8 Years in Teaching Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Design, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Ceramic Membrane, Social Entrepreneurship, Machine design  
4 Ms. Deepshikha Dutta B.Tech (Chem. Engg) Coimbatore Institute of Technology, M.Tech (NIT Dgp), Pursuing PhD at NIT Durgapur Asst. Professor 10.5 Years in Teaching Polymer Sc. & Engineering, Energy Technology, Chemical Process Technology, Petrochemical Technology,  Heat Transfer  
5 Mr. A. K. Basak B.Tech (Chem. Engg) C.U., M.Tech (Operation Research) M.Tech (Chem. Engg) (NIT Dgp) Asst. Professor 20 Years in Industry & 8 Years in Teaching Petrochemical Technology, Separation Processes, Environmental Engineering  
6 Ms. Debasree Layek B.Tech (Chem. Engg) DIATM, M.Tech (NIT Dgp), Pursuing PhD at NIT Durgapur Asst. Professor 5 Years in Teaching Fluid Mechanics, Chemical Process Technology, Industrial Stoichiometry  
7 Dr. Pronoy Kumar Sinha B.Tech (Chem. Engg) C.U., M.Tech (C.U.), PhD (C.U.) Asst. Professor 5.5 Years in Teaching Modelling Simulation and Optimization, Numerical Computation, Computational Fluid Dynamics,  Biochemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering,  Industrial Stoichiometry, Modelling Industrial Wastewater Treatment, Chemical Reaction  Engineering.  

Visiting Faculty

Dr. Tamal Mandal M.Tech, PhD Professor Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Durgapur
Dr. Gopinath Halder M.Tech, PhD Associate Professor Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Durgapur
Mr. S.K. Chakraborty M.Tech Ex- Manager Safety Linde India Limited (Formerly known as BOC Limited)
Technical Assistant

Mr. Pradip Kunti

Diploma In Chemical Engineering

Mrs. Madhusri Sasmal

Diploma In Chemical Engineering