Degree Programmes
Chemical engineering at Indian Institute of Science offers several degree programmes tailored to gain various levels training in course study and research experience.

Master of Technology, M.Tech

The M.Tech program is a two-year course based program designed to prepare students to address complex industrial and technological problems through an advanced knowledge of various chemical engineering subjects. A bachelor's degree in chemical engineering or a related field is necessary to enter the program. Selection is based on the score obtained in the GATE Chemical Engineering Paper. The program consists of 32 credits of course work and 32 credits of project work. Of the course credits, 21 credits are from compulsory core courses and the remaining from electives.

Master of Technology Research, M.Tech (Res)

The Master of Technology (Res) program is a research based program designed to prepare students for advanced chemical engineering practice through research, development, production, design and/or management. A bachelor's degree in engineering or a master's degree in sciences with mathematics as a subject at the bachelors level (at least) is required to enter the program.

Each student selects a research advisor and plans a program of course work and thesis research. A minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate course work is required. Students are required to take either CH 201 or CH 202. All students are required to take CH 206. Students are required to take two of the following three core courses: CH 203, CH 204 and CH 205. Independent research work is assessed through a general test midway into the program and a final defense of the thesis.


Doctor of Philosophy, PhD

The Doctor of Philosophy program is designed to prepare each student to actively participate in the development and growth of the field of chemical engineering at all levels in the industry or in research and teaching in a university or a research organization. Students can enter the PhD program either with a master's or a bachelor's degree in engineering.

Applicants with a master's degree in engineering

In the PhD program, each student selects a research advisor and plans a program of course work and thesis research. Students are required to take either CH 201 or CH 202. All students are required to take CH 206. Students are required to take one of the following three core courses: CH 203, CH 204 and CH 205. Independent research work is assessed by a comprehensive examination midway in the program, evaluation every year and a defense of the thesis at the end.

Applicants with a bachelor's degree in engineering

Each student selects a research advisor and plans a program of course work and thesis research. A minimum of 24 credit hours of graduate course work is required. Students are required to take either CH 201 or CH 202. All students are required to take CH 206. Students are required to take two of the following three core courses: CH 203, CH 204 and CH 205. Independent research work is assessed through a comprehensive examination midway in the program and a final defense of the thesis.


Admissions

Admission to the M.Tech program is in the August semester only. The applications are generally received in March every year. The admission procedure is advertised in all national daily newspapers in January/February every year including details of GATE, which is conducted in February.

Admission to the M.Tech(Res) and PhD program is in the August semester (applications submission in March). Candidates are called for an interview on the basis of their scores in GATE or Joint CSIR-UGC National Entrance Test for JRF or UGC-NET for JRF. The final selection is based on the performance in the interview. Interviews are held in June.


ERP & QIP

The department also accepts students under the External Registration Programme sponsored by industries and scientific organizations. Faculty members from different engineering colleges can register for higher degrees under the Quality Improvement Programme (QIP).

Financial Aid

Fellowships are provided to all selected students who join the degree programmes in Chemical engineering. Fellowship amounts per month for various programmes are as follows; Rs.12400 (M.Tech/M.Tech (Res)), and Rs.25000/28000 (PhD). Apart for this, Chemical engineering also endows the Bristol Myers-Squibb fellowship that includes a stipend (Rs.20000) as well as Rs.75000 per year of contingency (for travel, conferences registration, etc.). The Kumar Gandhi Award is also awarded to the best M.Tech and PhD thesis and presentations every year.