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About ICACE 2015

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After completing fifty glorious years in imparting good quality Chemical Engineering Education, the Department enters an important milestone of Golden Jubilee Year. ICACE-2015 is being organized between 20th to 22nd December 2015 to commemorate this milestone. In the recent past Chemical Engineering as a discipline has been diversifying in to several frontier areas and this conference will address the advances in core Chemical Engineering as well as allied fields through invited lectures by researchers of National and International repute and dissemination of latest research in the form of paper presentation with participation from academia, research organizations and industries.


National Institute of Technology KarnatakaNITK), Surathkal, formerly known as Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC), Surathkal.- is one of the institutes of national importance in India funded by Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Government of India. Since its inceptionn in the year 1960 as KREC Surathkal, the College established itself as a premier institution engaged in imparting good quality technical education involving good teaching-learning practices and sound research & development activities, as well as testing &  consultancy services.

The Department of Chemical Engineering of the institute was started in the year 1965 with Professor M G Subba Rau as its Founder Head of the Department. With his practical and innovative mind, Professor Rau laid a solid foundation to build a very good Department to make competent professionals graduating from the institution. A well balanced curriculum having theory and practice, good infrastructure, well qualified faculty have been the hall mark of the Department since its inception. When the institution was transformed from KREC to NITK, in order to keep pace with the changing needs,a  lot of additional infrastructure has been built utilizing funds available from several funding agencies.

The Department offers an undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering (since its inception) and three post graduate programs with specializations in Chemical Plant Design (since 1972), Industrial Pollution Control (since 1994) and Industrial Biotechnology (since 2007). In addition, M.Tech (Research) and Doctoral programs are offered. The Department also offers product testing and industrial consultancy. The alumni of the Department are well placed in profession both in India and abroad. Recently the B. Tech. Chemical Engineering program has received maximum award of five years of accreditation by National Board of Accreditation under Tier-1format.



Dept. of Chemical Engineering

NITK, Surathkal,
P. O. Srinivasnagar,
Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India



Head of the Department,
Dept. of Chemical Engineering,
NITK, Surathkal
E-mail: hodchemical [AT] nitk [DOT] ac [DOT] in

Phone: 0091 824 2474057, 0091 824 2473042

Mobile: 0091 7760588895