Let’s take you down the history of one of the largest and oldest departments of Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, the Chemical Engineering and Technology department. It was established in 1921 at Banaras Hindu University as the Department of Industrial Chemistry. Subsequently, in 1956, it was renamed the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology.Currently, it is ranked among the nation’s top departments in chemical engineering. The department boasts 18 laboratories, a workshop, 7 lecture theatres, a 250 seat auditorium, a library having over 11,000 volumes of text and reference books, among other facilities. Its alumni, including graduates from Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D., have made a name for themselves in academics and industry, as they continue to inspire our current students.
Here is a vintage picture of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology clicked between the 1930s-50s.
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