Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering Department at the SDMCET, Dharwad was established in the year 1995. The department is recognized by AICTE and affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi. The program gained an Autonomous Status since 2007 and accredited thrice (Recent: 2018-2021 under Tier-I category). The sanctioned intake of the department is 30 for the Undergraduate program i.e. B.E. in Chemical Engineering. The department takes pride in it’s past achievements and has the dream supported by action plans to make it as one of the best Chemical Engineering Department to develop the proficient engineers to meet the industrial and societal needs with human values.

Department have 7 qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty members including 4 Ph.D holders guiding to cater to the needs of industry and community at large. Dr. Krishna Kulkarni, proprietor of Nichrome Industries Pvt. Ltd is the Visiting faculty of the department. The curriculum is updated every year by inviting the suggestions from the industry experts, distinguished alumni and academicians from the premier institutes. The department is recognized by VTU as a research center and offers doctoral program in the area of unit operations of chemical engg., environmental biotechnology, advance waste water treatment, Biofuels, Nanotechnology, air quality modeling etc. Department has got three funded projects each of 20 Lakh from VGST, Bangalore.

The department so far has produced 21 batches of graduates who are well placed in the industries and academic institutions across the country and overseas as well. In recent years more than 70% of eligible students are well placed in companies like MCF Mangalore, Biocon Bangalore, Indian Navy, Navya Biologicals Hubli, Nandu Chemical Hubli, Shilpa Medicare, Zuari Agro Chemicals Goa, Shree cements and JK cements Bagalkot, Akay Industry Hubli, West Coast Paper Mills Dandeli, Tech Mahindra Bangalore, TCS Bangalore and many more. Our alumni are well placed in Shell Technology Abu Dhabi, New Horizon Tutoring South Dakota, US., University of Nottingham Malaysia, Notore Chemicals-Nigeria, Biocon Bangalore, DRDO, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. Hyderabad, Reliance Industries Ltd., Jamnagar, Gujarat, Honeywell Automation India Ltd. Pune, Hikal Ltd. Bangalore, Occiderlal Petroleum Jacobs,  Mumbai.

The department through the cell for Industry-Institute Interface (III) at the college level organizes industrial visits, training in soft skills, guest lectures, alumni talks, seminars, workshops and symposiums etc., so as to bridge the gap between industry and academia. The department has MoU with Nichrome Industries Pvt. Ltd., Dharwad to facilitate the students with training, and project works. This has indeed made the department attain the status of being in the limelight and recognition.

Vision

  • To develop proficient Chemical Engineers to meet industrial and societal needs

Mission

M1. By designing the curricula in tune with industry

M2. By fostering research culture with ethics to disseminate knowledge

M3. By collaborating with Industry and Academia for sustainable growth

Faculty

Dr. Shivanand Y Adaganti
Dr. Shivanand Y Adaganti
Assoc. Professor

Dr. Shivanand Y.A
Qualification: B.E, M.Tech, Ph.D
Date of Joining: 04-09-1997
Nature of Association: Regular
Whether UG/PG Faculty: UG

Dr. Shivanand Y. Adaganti is an Associate Professor in the department of Chemical Engineering at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, INDIA. He obtained his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from REC, Hulkoti (Karnataka University), Master degree in Chemical Plant Design from NITK, Surathkal. Guided 20 U.G. projects, Conducted one International Conference and 10 Workshop on Process Automation and Nanotechnology and achieved 2 awards, Published 12 papers at International Journal and at Conferences and life member of IIChE and ISTE.

H S Ashoka
H S Ashoka
Asst. Professor

Mr. Ashoka H.S
Qualification: B.E, M.Tech
Date of Joining: 03-10-1997
Nature of Association: Regular
Whether UG/PG Faculty: UG

Prof. Ashoka H.S. is an Assistant Professor in the department of Chemical Engg.at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, INDIA. He obtained his Bachelor degree in chemical Engg. from R.V. College of Engg. Bangalore.  Master degree in Chemical Plant Design from NITK, Surathkal  and guided 16 U.G. Projects, Conducted  01 Conference and attended various  Workshops on EMS, IPRS Nano Technology etc. And awarded special best project from KSCST, Bangalore. Published 04 no. of papers in National and International Journals and life member of IEI and ISTE.

S S Inamdar
S S Inamdar
Asst. Professor

Mr. S.S. Inamdar
Qualification: B.E, M.E
Date of Joining: 10-01-2008
Nature of Association: Regular
Whether UG/PG Faculty: UG

Prof. S.S. INAMDAR is an Assistant Professor in the department of Chemical Engineering at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, INDIA. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree  from  Karnataka University, RTE Engg. College Hulkoti; Master degree in Chemical Engineering  from RTE Engg. College Hulkoti., Karnataka and guided more than 30 U.G students. Conducted 1 Conference on Energy and 4 Workshops on Process Control and Safety and achieved Exemplary Teaching award.  Published 6  no. of papers at  International Journal and  2 at conferences and life member of ISTE and IE.

Dr. Keshava Joshi
Dr. Keshava Joshi
Asst. Prof.

Dr. Keshava Joshi
Qualification: B.E, M.E, Ph.D
Date of Joining: 27-08-2004
Nature of Association: Regular
Whether UG/PG Faculty: UG

Dr. Keshava Joshi is an  Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, INDIA. He obtained his Bachelor of B.E in Chemical Engineering from REC, Hulkoti (KUD, Dharwad), Master degree in M.E in Chemical Engineering from TKIET, Warnanagar (Shivaji University) and Ph.D. from NITK-Surathkal, Karnataka India. He is guiding 1 Ph.D. student at Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, Karnataka and guided around 20 batches of U.G. students. He has Conducted 01 Conference, 02 Workshops and 03 seminars in the area of chemical and environmental engineering. He has published around 12 no. of papers at national and International Journal and 07 at conferences. He is the principal investigator for the Project entitled “Denitrification of municipal and industrial waste water using spouted bed bioreactor” for an amount of 20 lakhs sponsored by VGST, Bangalore. His area of interest is Environmental biotechnology.

Dr. Lokeshwari N
Dr. Lokeshwari N
Asst. Professor and Head

Dr. Lokeshwari N
Qualification: B.E, M.Tech, Ph.D
Date of Joining: 12-09-2003
Nature of Association: Regular
Whether UG/PG Faculty: UG

Dr. Lokeshwari Navalgund is an Asstiant Professor and Head in the Department of Chemical Engineering at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, INDIA.  She obtained her Bachelor of B.E in Chemical Engineering from REC, Hulkoti (KUD, Dharwad), Master degree in M.Tech in Industrial Pollution Control from KREC Surathkal (Mangalore University) and Ph.D. from NITK-Surathkal, Karnataka India. She guided around 20 batches of U.G. students (05 are KSCST funded). She has Conducted 01 Conference and 02 seminars in the area of chemical and environmental engineering. She has published around 15 no. of papers at International Journal and 03 at conferences. She is a member for the Project entitled “Denitrification of municipal and industrial waste water using spouted bed bioreactor” for an amount of 20 lakhs sponsored by VGST, Bangalore. Her areas of interest are air quality modeling and waste water treatment and management.

Dr. Rashmi S H
Dr. Rashmi S H
Asst. Professor

Dr. Rashmi. S.H
Qualification: B.E., M.Tech, Ph.D.
Date of Joining: 25-02-2008
Nature of Association: Regular
Whether UG/PG Faculty: UG

Dr. Rashmi S. H. is a Assistant Professor in the department of Chemical Engineering at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, INDIA. She obtained her Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad. Completed Ph.D. under VTU, Belagavi. Conducted 03 Seminars and 02 Workshops in the field of Chemical Engineering. Published 03 papers in International Journals and 04 at conferences and a life member of “The Institute of Engineers”.

Kirankumar Rathod
Kirankumar Rathod
Asst. Professor

Mr. Kiran Kumar
Qualification: B.E, M.Tech
Date of Joining: 01-09-2010
Nature of Association: Regular
Whether UG/PG Faculty: UG

Prof. Kirankumar Rathod is an Assistant Professor in the department of Chemical Engineering at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, INDIA. He Obtained his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Bapuji Institute Engineering and Technology, Davanagere, Karnataka. Master degree in Energy Engineering from National Institute Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Taminadu. Pursuing Ph.D. in Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, Karnataka  India. Published 06 no. of papers at International Journal and 02 at conferences.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • Apply principles of chemical engineering and allied disciplines to practice in process industries.
  • Solve real- life problems in industries and to fulfill ethical, environmental and social responsibilities.
  • Pursue higher studies and research in Chemical Engineering or allied fields of Engineering and Management.
  • Work in multidisciplinary teams with analytical, communication skills and leadership qualities for sustainable growth.

Program Outcome (POs)

  1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  11. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Program Specific Outcome (PSOs)

13. Plant operations and Control: Conceptualize the knowledge and information gained in mass and energy balance, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, kinetics, unit operations, process control, equipment design that can be used in design, control and optimizing the Chemical processes.

14. Quality, Feasibility and impact studies: Develop an integrated process and modify it attributing to economy, environmental friendly, ethics coupled with safety by applying principles of chemical engineering.

15. Development of engineering solutions through experiments: Apply knowledge of chemical engineering in solving both industry and academic problems using experimental methods including design of experiments and simulation to analyze, interpret and present the data.

Timetable

Timetable 2017-18

Syllabus

 

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