Amal Jyothi College of Engineering

Course Course Code Duration
B.Tech in Chemical Engineering CH 4 Years
M.Tech in Nanotechnology NT 2 Years

Chemical Industry

Chemical engineering is quite unique among the many branches of engineering as it links physics, chemistry, and biotechnology together with mathematics and economics to the processes that convert raw materials or chemicals into more useful and valuable forms. The Chemical Engineering specialization focuses on developing industrial processes within the technological, economical, and ecological boundaries.

Chemical engineers often find practical applications for the discoveries they make in their laboratories. The work of a chemical engineer is confused with the work of a chemist. A chemist is responsible for creating chemical reactions needed for a product in the laboratory level. Chemical engineers are then responsible for making the process in large scale in a way that is cost effective, safe, energy efficient, and environmentally sound.

Chemical engineers are involved in the design, operation and maintenance of chemical and allied industries. They also work in the field of energy, environment and safety. Research interested students can explore their innovative ideas through different research organizations such as Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), CSIR laboratories, Defence Research  and Development Organisation (DRDO), National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), and National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST). They can also have wide range of chemical engineering research opportunities nationally and internationally through Indian Institute of Technology’s (IIT’s), National Institute of Technology’s (NIT’s) and foreign universities.

Chemical engineers are placed in the following industries:

  • Petroleum industries
  • Petrochemical industries
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Rubber and tyre industries
  • Chemicals manufacturing industries
  • Cement industries
  • Ceramic and glass industries
  • Textile industries
  • Nuclear power projects
  • Food industries
  • Sugar and starch industries
  • Fermentation industries
  • Soaps and detergent companies
  • Pulp and paper industries
  • Beverage industries
  • Polymer and plastic industries
  • Manmade fiber and film industries
  • Salt industries
  • Rare earth industries
  • Pesticide industries
  • Fertilizer industries
  • Vegetable oil industries
  • Iron and steel industries
  • Waste and water treatment companies
  • Propellant industries
  • Perfume industries
  • Pigments and dyes industries
  • Paint industries
  • Coal and coal products industries
  • Leather industries
  • Flavor industries
  • Computer components manufacturing companies
  • Spices extraction industries
  • Adhesives and gums industries
  • Aluminium and metal industries


Major chemical engineering industries in Kerala include, The Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited (KMML), BPCL Kochi Refinery, Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited (HOCL), Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore (FACT), Travancore Cochin Chemicals Limited (TCC), Travancore Titanium Products Limited (TTP), Indian Rare Earths Limited (IRE), Malabar Cements Limited (MCL), and Hindustan Insecticides Limited (HIL), Hindustan Latex Limited (HLL), Hindustan Newsprint Limited (HNL), Fluid Control Research Institute (FCRI),  English Indian Clays Limited (EICL), VKC Rubber Industries Private Limited, United Breweries Limited, Nitta Gelatin India Limited (NGIL), Synthite Industries Limited, Philips Carbon Black Limited, Apollo Tyres Limited and Carborundum Universal Limited. Chemical Engineers can also work in public sectors such as Kerala State Pollution Control Board, Kerala Water Authority, Kerala Industrial and Technical Consultancy Organisation Limited (KITCO), Directorate of Industries and Commerce, and Inspectorate of Factories and Boilers.

The four-year B. Tech programme of the Department is dedicated in delivering technically proficient and ethically responsible engineers to the society. The Department of Chemical Engineering aims to be a center for excellence in research and higher education in order to address the needs of a phenomenally growing chemical industrial sector. The curriculum of Chemical Engineering in Amal Jyothi College of Engineering maintains global standards with emphasis on the fundamentals covering the length and breadth of the area of Chemical Engineering.

The students learn through the excellent infrastructure facilities and accommodation provided on campus, amidst the picturesque location of Kerala. They have access to state of the art laboratory facilities, a library with a voluminous collection of reference books, and a number of journals of National and International repute. The college is equipped with latest computers, allowing students to work with the latest computational and modeling tools, providing a solid foundation for their future career growth.

Department Info

dept info Department Location Division Block C (Automobile Block)
Year of Establishment B.Tech in Chemical   Engineering — 2013
Head of Department Prof.V.K.Sasikumar (HOD)
Contact – Ph. No. + 91 9946664027
Email ID
Total number of Classrooms 4
Total number of Laboratories 6