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About ChE IIPE

The Department of Chemical Engineering at IIPE aims to generate skilled resources to cater to the needs of the Indian Industry, specifically the Energy Sector, and augment research in emerging areas towards sustainable development. The department offers undergraduate (B.Tech.) and postgraduate (M. Tech., Ph.D.) programs in Chemical Engineering. Through its continuous efforts, the department is determined to establish itself as the preferred choice among leading national and international institutes in the new era of Chemical Engineering.

  • The department offers courses related to traditional (momentum, heat, and mass transport processes, reaction engineering, thermodynamics, process control, etc.) and emerging areas (waste management, renewable energy, surface science, machine learning, nanoscience, etc.) of chemical engineering.
  • The curriculum focuses on empowering the students with hands-on experience with various simulation software (such as MATLAB, Aspen, and Fluent) and laboratory exposure. The department has the support from PSUs in the Oil and Natural Gas Sector of India (HPCL, IOCL, ONGC, GAIL, etc.) to provide industry-oriented outreach to our students.
  • The department has the interdisciplinary research focus and is keen to develop collaborations with industry and academia. Research themes pursued in the department include core and emerging genres, viz., distribution networks, energy storage, surface and plasma engineering, water treatment, machine learning, catalysis, bioenergy, etc.
  • The department strives continually to create an environment to learn, experience, and implement. The department is committed to facilitating the creation of highly motivated intellectuals empowered with the technical skills needed to serve the chemical industries.

From the Head of the Department

The Department of Chemical Engineering was established in 2016 to achieve the objectives of IIPE, i.e., providing skilled personnel for the Oil and Natural Gas industry.

  • The department started its operation with a B.Tech. Chemical Engineering Program and an intake of 50 students. Subsequently, Ph.D. and Masters's degree programs are incorporated in the years 2020 and 2022 respectively.
  • Process Modeling and Simulation, Energy Management, Transport Modeling, Pollution Abatement, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering, Multiphase modeling and molecular simulations, Adsorption Separation, and Polymers are the focus areas of research in the department, especially from the perspective of the oil and gas sector.
  • The faculty in the department are involved in industrial consultancy and sponsored research projects. The department is steadily building up the laboratory infrastructure necessary for UG, PG, and research activities. With the steady increase in faculty research consultancies and sponsored projects, the department is progressing in the right direction of success.
  • The department has an active IIChE student chapter. The department organizes webinars and tech talks to improve both the technical and behavioral skills of students.

Programs Offered

The Department of Chemical Engineering, IIPE Visakhapatnam offers the following programs.


The admission into the program is based on rank secured in JEE advanced examination.

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The admission into the program is based on the rank secured in the GATE examination.

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The admission into the program is based on the writen test and interview conducted by the department.

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The admission into the program is based on the GATE examination/ writen test and interview conducted by the department.

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B.Tech.Chemical Engineering is the first program that has been offered from the inception of the department. Admission into this program is based on JEE advanced rank secured by the candidates. Click on the explore button for more details about the JEE advanced examination.


The Department offers a Masters's degree program, M.Tech. in chemical engineering. Admission into this program is based on the GATE ranks secured by the candidates.

M.Tech. (Sponsored)

For M.Tech. (sponsored) category, GATE score is not mandatory. Admission into this program will be based on a written test/interview as specified by the department.


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Dr. Dipankar Pal

Assistant Professor Email: dipankar.che@iipe.ac.in

Dr. Hemanth Kumar Tanneru

Assistant Professor Email: hemanth.che@iipe.ac.in

Dr. Mounika Balla

Assistant Professor Email : mounika.che@iipe.ac.in

Dr. Pratibha Biswal

Assistant Professor Email : pratibha.che@iipe.ac.in

Dr. Raka Mondal

Assistant Professor Email: rakam.che@iipe.ac.in

Dr. Ravi Kumar Sonwani

Assistant Professor Email: ravikumar.che@iipe.ac.in

Dr. Ravi Kiran Mandapaka

Assistant Professor Email: ravikiran.che@iipe.ac.in

Dr. Seshagiri Rao Ambati

Associate Professor Email: seshagiri.che@iipe.ac.in

Dr. Sridhar Palla

Assistant Professor Email: sridharpalla.che@iipe.ac.in

Dr. P. Venkata Reddy

Assistant Professor Email : venkat_palleti.che@iipe.ac.in

Dr. Venkata Krishnasri Kurada

Assistant Professor Email: krishnasri.che@iipe.ac.in

PhD Scholars

L Karunakar Reddy

Email: karunakar.lomanda@iipe.ac.in
Research Area:Thermal Energy Storage

Diwakar Patel

Research Area: Waste Water Treatment

Himanshu Asati

Email: himanshuasati@iipe.ac.in
Research Area:Advanced Materials for Energy and Waste Water Treatment

K L S Sri Harsha

P Premalatha


Satyaprasad Yerra

Email: lab.che@iipe.ac.in
Lab Assistant


The department currently has the following broad research themes. Research areas of faculty members can be obtained by clicking on the individual faculty names. List of faculty working on a particular research theme can be obtained by hovering over those research theme images. Click on the links in the individual research themes to know more about them.

  • All Faculty
  • Dr. Venkata Reddy
  • Dr. Pratibha Biswal
  • Dr. Dipankar Pal
  • Dr. Raka Mondal
  • Dr. Tanneru Hemanth Kumar
  • Dr. Balla Mounika
  • Dr. Kurada Venkata Krishnasri
  • Dr. Ravi Kumar Sonwani
  • Dr. Sridhar Palla
  • Dr. Mandapaka Ravi Kiran
  • Dr. Seshagiri Rao Ambati

Campus Placements

Recruiters from both public and private sectors related to the downstream processing of the oil and gas industry are visiting the department for campus placements. Apart from the traditional refining jobs, organizations working on the allied areas of construction, analytics, marketing and edutech companies having the oil and gas energy vertices also visited the department for placements for the passed out batches. Some of our previous recruiters are

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