The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) is the apex professional body of Chemical Engineers in the country instituted in the year 1947 and presently has around 25,000 corporate members on its roll. The activities of the Institute are spread across the country through its 40 Regional Centres and 148 Student Chapters, apart from the HQ located at the Jadavpur University Campus, Kolkata.
The IIChE has been conducting the Associate Membership Examination since 1960 and publishes an esteemed quarterly Journal “The Indian Chemical Engineer” since 1959.
It is a confluence of streams of professionals from academia, research institute and industry. It provides them the appropriate forum for joint endeavors, hand-in-hand, to work for human being through application of chemical engineering and allied sciences. If you are interested in chemical engineering related activities – whether as a student or seasoned professional – you shall find the programme of IIChE immensely beneficial, opening up doors of new possibilities and existing possibilities.
Over the years the Institute has developed a distinct profile of its own. Even as the IIChE is always moulding itself and playing a proactive role to keep up with the ever changing needs of the society and the economy, the basic objectives remain largely unchanged since its inception. One may shortlist them as:
Doaba Regional Centre of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers was established in the year 2002 with its office at the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar. The DRC has three student chapters located at National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Shaheed Bhagat Singh State Technical Campus, Ferozepur and Beant College of Engineering and Technology, Gurdaspur.
The Centre has successfully organized Chemcon- 2008, CHEMCON-2012 and organized 2nd National Executive Council meeting of IIChE in 2016. The IIChE NIT Jalandhar Student Chapter was also awarded Ambuja Award in the year 2009 during 62nd Annual Session of IIChE at Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam. The experts from leading research and technical educational institutes, industries and
related business houses contribute to the wide variety of activities of the centre.