The University Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology, UICET (earlier known as Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology, DCET) was established in 1958 in collaboration with I.I.T., Chicago in the present building of the University Campus. Professor R. E. Peck from I.I.T. Chicago joined as the first Head of Institute. Since its inception in 1958, the Institute has established itself as a premier institution engaged in imparting quality technological education and providing support to research and development activities. Research in terms of publications and extramural funding has substantially increased over the years. The Institute has highly qualified core faculty of high professional profile to meet the emerging trends and challenges in the field of chemical engineering and allied areas on a global platform.
The year 2008 was the Golden Jubilee year of the Institute. As part of Celebrations, the Institute hosted CHEMCON-2008 (61st Annual session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers), which included a joint US-India Conference on Energy.
To achieve national and international recognition fulfilling the Panjab University's proud heritage through excellence in teaching, research and service.
- To develop human resource in chemical engineering, food technology and allied areas to cater to the requirements of industry, academics and R & D organizations, both at national and international levels, by providing value based high quality technical education.
- To equip the students with technical, research and personality development skills by providing them competitive and stimulated academic environment and to create awareness about the needs and requirements of the society and industry by regularly revising and reorienting courses and curriculum.
- To make significant contributions towards improving the quality of life by involving students in basic and applied research in collaboration with industries and research institutes to meet the changing needs of society.
The graduates must have the ability to
- Apply knowledge of physical sciences, mathematics and chemical engineering, food Technology and allied fields.
- Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems using fundamental and engineering sciences.
- Conduct experiments and design commercial equipments or processes with specific consideration of environmental, social, health and safety aspects in the area of chemical engineering and allied fields.
- Use research methods, design of experiments and analysis techniques to analyze, interpret and present data and to solve complex engineering problems and provide valid conclusions.
- Use the IT techniques, modeling and simulation skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
- Analyze the local and global impact of engineering solutions and applications on individuals, organizations and society as well as the impact of society on professional engineers.
- Design a system, a component, or a process to solve the problems within realistic constraints such as economic, social, environmental, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
- Understand the importance of professional ethics.
- Function effectively either individually or as a member of a team with the objective of performing and achieving goals.
- Communicate and present themselves effectively.
- Recognise the need for, and to engage in continuous professional development.
- Understand the principles of engineering and management and apply these to the discipline as a member or leader in a team, to manage projects.
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