Gujarat State is believed to be the paradise for chemical engineering.
The Department of Chemical Engineering was established in 1996 and it had been the only chemical engineering department in the entire Saurashtra-Kutch region for almost 12 years since its inception.
The department has highly qualified staff. All the staff members are having postgraduate qualifications and amongst them few are pursuing doctoral studies. The chemical engineering department of V.V.P. Engineering College is one of the best departments in Gujarat in terms of faculty qualifications. The same has been reflected in the GTU exam result as the department stood 2nd in Gujarat in the last exam of GTU. The department has high-tech facilities at their various laboratories viz.Chemical Reaction Engineering, Mass Transfer Operations, Heat Transfer, Instrumentation & Process Control, Environmental monitoring and testing lab, etc. These laboratories provide excellent environment for experimentation, testing and consultancy. The department has the latest softwares like MATLAB, POLYMATH, GAMS, Scilab, etc. in its computer laboratory. Moreover, in view of increasing demand of simulation softwares in the chemical industries, the department has purchased CHEMCAD software (Perpetual License-CHEMCAD Suite), which is proprietary software from Chemstations Inc. USA
It is one of the top engineering departments of Gujarat for masters course (M.E./M.Tech.) in chemical engineering. Here the overall growth of the students is given first priority. The students are provided homely environment for free interaction with the faculties to innovate new technologies. The department has recently purchased highly sophisticated Vapour-Liquid Equilibrium (VLE) apparatus which is useful for IDP/UDP project work of UG as well as dissertation project work of PG students. It takes care of the results of the students by personally coaching them and also brings in a lot of job opportunities for the students. It continuously looks towards becoming the best department of the best engineering college of the world.
The students from the department are successfully scoring high at the National Level Examinations like GATE and getting admissions in leading institutions like I.I.T.s, N.I.T.s, etc and being placed in the organizations such as ESSAR, NIRMA, BARC, Infosys- to name a few. They also win prizes in state level and national level technical competitions on a regular basis.