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The Department of Chemical Engineering at PMEC is established in the year 2014 with 60 numbers of students. The campus is one of the premier departments in the country that provides a unique educational and research environment. We have a major emphasis on interdisciplinary and industrial collaborations. Our primary missions are to educate graduate students and to discover and disseminate knowledge through research.

The Department is committed to achieving excellence in these activities and evaluates the success and leadership of its programs using the highest standards of quality, innovation, & visibility, while at the same time providing a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our goal is to provide to our student's strong fundamentals complemented by professional skills including communication. Our other important goal is to produce students and faculty who will become leaders in their areas.

Vision of the Department

To be recognized among highly ranked Chemical Engineering programs of the nation through the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research in all sub-areas of Chemical Engineering and in service to the public.

Mission of the Department

To produce well-trained Chemical Engineering graduates with innovative thinking, knowledge, and skills to excel in postgraduate programs or to succeed in the technical profession and to instill in them the spirit of passion and dedication to work creatively and effectively for the betterment of humankind.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Sl. No.Programme Educational Objectives
1To produce highly qualified, well-rounded, and motivated graduates possessing fundamental knowledge of Chemical Engineering who can provide leadership and service to Odisha, the Nation, and the World
2To pursue creative research and new technologies in Chemical Engineering and across disciplines in order to serve the needs of industry, government, society, and the scientific community by expanding the body of knowledge in the field.
3To develop partnerships with industry and government agencies.
4To achieve visibility by active participation in conferences and technical and community activities.
5To publish enduring scientific articles and books.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, the sciences, and engineering principles to problems in chemical engineering.
  • An ability to understand and apply fundamental scientific and engineering principles to engineering problems in the context of the interrelationships between structure, properties, processing, and performance of all classes of chemical process systems
  • An ability to design, conduct, analyze, and interpret results of laboratory experiments that involve the behavior of materials in engineering applications, including the use of statistical and computational methods.
  • Familiarity and experience with modern techniques, instrumentation, and other tools require for experimental and engineering design, data collection, and data analysis in the practice of chemical engineering.
  • An ability to work in and provide leadership for diverse teams in the solution of engineering problems.
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems that involve application and selection of materials.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and their implications
  • An ability to communicate effectively through written reports and oral presentations, including the preparation of professional-quality visual aids.
  • A broad education is necessary to understand the impact of materials engineering problems and solutions in a global/societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues in the context of engineering problems in chemical engineering.


The Chemical Engineering graduates have bright scope of employment in Fertilizer, Petrochemicals, Cement, Metallurgical, Paper, Pharmaceutical & Software Industries. The course structure has been revised in accordance with the need of different industries. To cope with the demand of software engineers, the department is putting extra emphasis on computer-related subjects. The department arranges industrial study tours to make the students acquainted with different industries. The department has one Chemical Engineering Society, which is actively engaged in all total development of the students. This department is also a Student Chapter of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, which is actively involved in various student-related activities.

Welcome to the Department of Chemical Engineering at Parala Maharaja Engineering College (PMEC).

Chemical Engineering is a dynamic and exciting field that lies at the intersection of science, engineering, and technology. Our department is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and stimulating educational experience to aspiring chemical engineers, equipping them with the skills and knowledge required to excel in their careers.

At PMEC, we believe in nurturing a spirit of inquiry, innovation, and problem-solving among our students. Our highly qualified and experienced faculty members bring a wealth of expertise and industry experience to the classroom, ensuring that our students receive a well-rounded education. They are committed to fostering an environment of academic excellence, research, and professional development.

Our curriculum is designed to keep pace with the evolving needs of the chemical industry. We offer a diverse range of courses that cover fundamental principles, advanced topics, and emerging areas of chemical engineering. The curriculum is periodically updated to incorporate the latest advancements in areas such as process optimization, sustainable processes, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. Our goal is to produce graduates who possess a strong foundation in chemical engineering principles and are well-prepared to address the challenges of the industry.

Practical learning is an integral part of our program. We have state-of-the-art laboratories and well-equipped facilities that provide hands-on training and research opportunities to our students. These laboratories enable students to apply theoretical concepts, conduct experiments, and gain valuable insights into industrial processes. We encourage students to actively engage in research projects, internships, and industrial training to enhance their practical skills and broaden their horizons.

In addition to academic excellence, we focus on the holistic development of our students. We provide various platforms for students to showcase their talents, such as technical competitions, national-level conferences, and symposiums. We also encourage participation in co-curricular activities and student organizations that promote leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.

Our department maintains strong ties with the industry, and we actively collaborate with renowned organizations to facilitate industrial visits, guest lectures, and internships. These interactions provide valuable industry exposure and networking opportunities for our students, bridging the gap between academia and the real world.

As you navigate through our website, you will find detailed information about our faculty, laboratories, research initiatives, and other relevant resources. Whether you are a prospective student, a current student, or a visitor seeking information about our department, we hope that our website serves as a valuable source of information.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any queries or require further assistance. Our faculty and staff are here to support you and guide you on your educational journey.

Thank you for visiting our website and considering the Department of Chemical Engineering at PMEC. We look forward to being a part of your academic and professional growth.

Best regards,

Dr. Himadri Sahu

Head of the Department (Chemical Engineering)

Parala Maharaja Engineering College (PMEC)

Courses Offered

The department is offering 4 Year B. Tech Degree course in Chemical Engineering.

Chemical Engineering 4 Year Course

Regular Faculty

Dr. Himadri Sahu

Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)

Areas of Interest:

Heterogeneous Catalyst, Bio-fuel, Bio-Hydrogen, Bio-Polymer

Guest Faculty

Dr. Shilpi Das

Guest Faculty

Areas of Interest:

Adsorption, Activated carbon, Wastewater treatment, Environmental Engg.

Mr. Sarat Chandra Patra

Guest Faculty

Areas of Interest:

Biofuel, Pyrolysis, Polymer Composites

Dr. Asmita Mishra

Guest Faculty

Areas of Interest:

Waste-to-Energy, Pyrolysis, Bioenergy, Waste Remediation

Dr. Dibya Ranjan Rout

Guest Faculty

Areas of Interest:

Graphene, Adsorption, Photo-reduction, Wastewater Treatment

Dr. Pradeep Sahu

Guest Faculty

Areas of Interest:

Pyrolysis, Gasification, MSW, Coal

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Pappala Praveen Kumar

Laboratory Assistant


B.Sc. (Chemistry hons., Khallikote University), M.Sc. (Chemistry, Khallikote University)

Laboratory Facilities

The department has following state-of-the-art and well-equipped laboratories.. 

Fluid Flow and Flow Measurement Lab

Bernoulis apparatus

Orifice meter Apparatus

Pitot Tube Apparatus

Notch Apparatus

Fluidized bed apparatus

Venturimeter apparatus

Reynolds apparatus

Centrifugal pump test rig

Reciprocating pump test rig

Heat Transfer Lab

Thermal conductivity of Liquid

Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger

Forced Draft Tray Dryer

Composite Wall Apparatus

Single Effect Evaporator

Vertical and Horizontal Evaporator

Stefan Boltzman's Apparatus

Parallel and Counter flow Heat Exchanger

Rotary Dryer

Mechanical Operation Lab

Plate and frame filter press

Roll Crusher

Hammer mill

Jaw Crusher

Ball mill

Cyclone separator

Gyratory Seive shaker

Vibrating screen

Mass Transfer Lab

Packed bed distillation column

Single effect evaporator

Solid liquid extraction Unit

Swenson Walker Crystallizer

Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab

Continous Stirred tank reactor

isothermal Plugflow reactor

Packed bed reactor

Fuel Technology Lab


Pour point apparatus with Chiller

Flash point tester

Digital bomb calorimeter


Process Dynamics and Control Lab

Pressure control trainer

Temperature control trainer

Single tank system

Two tank interacting system

two tank non-interacting system

Simulation Lab

Process Equipment Design Lab, Process Modelling and Simulation Lab, Transport Phenomena Lab



Research & Development Lab

Microwave assisted Reactor

Thin film polymer press

Digital Bomb Calorimeter

Ultra sonicator


Pour Point Analyzer (-40 Degree C)

Auto Titrator

Automatic Flash point Analyzer (300 Degree C)


Dessicator with vacuum Pump (Moisture removal unit)

Ultra pure water purification system


Temperature controlled conventional heating batch reactor (350 degree C)

Hot plate with Magnetic stirrer (200 degree C)

Digital weighing balance (0.0001 mg)

Muffle furnace (1200 degree C)

Drying oven (250 Degree C)

Synthesis of Bio-waste derived catalyst (Guide: Dr. Himadri Sahu)

Synthesis of Activated Carbon from Agro-Waste (Guide: Dr. Shilpi Das)

Bio-Polymer Synthesis (Guide: Mr. Sarat Chandra Patra)

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