Department of Applied Chemistry


The Department of Applied Chemistry holds the foundation of the reputation of Delhi Technological University as it is one of the core disciplines of DTU founded at the time of its inception in 1941. The department offers following undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral (Ph.D.) programs.

S. No.

Name of academic Program




B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering


4 years


M.Tech. in Polymer Technology


2 years


Ph.D. (Disciplines - Chemistry and Chemical Engg.)


3 years minimum


The department is committed towards higher education and research in the areas of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering & Polymer Technology. It strives to cater to the society and industries by providing high standards in teaching, research and industrial liaising. Facilitating R&D activities at UG and PG level is the prime concern of the department. Innovations are focussed to deliver solutions of real-world problems of chemical and polymer industries by developing green technologies, novel separation processes, synthesis of novel and advanced products. Henceforth, with the realization of the importance of Chemicals, and especially polymers, that dominate as an integral fragment of our day to day lives and also serve as precursors and raw material to a number of industries, the department had initiated a two-year M.Tech. (Polymer Technology) program in 1986 and a four-year undergraduate program, B.Tech. (Polymer Science and Chemical Technology) in 1998. Looking into the broader perspective for the students and the demand of the Chemical Engineers in the worldwide industrial and academic sectors, the department is starting B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the academic year 2020-21.  


The syllabus of the programs offered by the department has been designed to bridge the gap between academia and industries. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art labs including Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab, Fluid Mechanics Lab, Heat and Mass Transfer Lab, Instrumentation & Control Lab, Polymer Testing Lab, Polymer Characterization Lab, Polymer Processing Lab, Computer-Aided Design Lab, Material Science Lab, Chemical Technology Lab and Central Instrumentation facility for R & D activities. Experienced faculty and advanced analytical equipment like FTIR, DSC, TGA, HPLC, Electro-Spinning, DMA, UTM, Rotational Rheometer etc. with up-to-date curriculum, infrastructure and services account for the excellent track record of the department in research and innovation.  


The faculty supervises Ph.D. and projects in: Medicinal Chemistry, Bio-nano-interface, Bioactive Glasses, Conducting Polymers, Organic/ Polymer Solar Cells, Polymeric Hydrogels, Wound Dressings, Polyureathane Foams, Novel Separation Processes, Polymer Composites etc.


The students of department are actively involved in Professional societies such as Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers and American Chemical Society and take active participation in an Annual Tech fest ‘TATVA’. This has surged the network of the department including major research-based entities across the world. The department has also undertaken and accomplished numerous research and industrial projects funded by AICTE, CSIR, UGC, DRDO, DST, BARC, etc. A good number of our graduates, every year, enrol into higher studies in Universities of repute at international level A large number of our alumni have successfully found their niche in India and abroad with many reputed companies.


Future Plans: The department shall introduce M.Sc. Chemistry from academic session 2021-22

M.Tech Program:

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