• The department has seven well furnished classrooms with ICT facilities to facilitate learning and discussions.
  • Department has its own library containing books for all subjects and current areas of Chemical Engineering.
  • The department has Two Seminar hall (Capacity: 30 & 60). Both of them are equipped with ceiling-mounted LCD projector, and wireless audio system. It is used for conducting classes, seminars and distinguished lectures.
  • Department has a dedicated computer center: 24x7 high speed (30 MBPS) internet access, computation lab with 40 PCs, Software like UniSimCHEMCAD, PHAST MICRO, ASPENPLUS, CHARMS, DesignXpert and Ansys/Fluent.  All the computing facilities of the dept are supported by 3 x 10 KVA UPS power back up systems.

Conventional UG Laboratories:

Mass Transfer Laboratory: The laboratory is equipped with air dryer, packed bed distillation unit, batch distillation unit, steam distillation unit, orbital shaker, leaching and extraction appartus, hot air ovan, fluidized bed dryer, wetted wall column, spray tower, forced draft tray dryer, batch crystallizer, peristaltic pumps, electronic and mechanical balances and other ancillaries.

Heat Transfer Laboratory: The laboratory is equipped with air compressor, Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger, Electrically Heated Boiler, Parallel flow / counter flow/Double pipe heat exchanger, Pool Boiling Heat Transfer Apparatus, Forced Convection Heat Transfer apparatus, Stefan boltzman apparatus, Thermal conductivity of insulating Powders apparatus, Thermal conductivity of liquids apparatus, Horizontal Condenser & Vertical Condenser, Plate heat exchanger and other ancillaries.

Momentum Transfer Laboratory: The laboratory is equipped with air blower, centrifugal pumps, venturimeter, flow through pipe apparatus, pitottube apparatus, orifice meter and other laboratory scale equipment and ancillaries.

Partuculate Laboratory: The laboratory is equipped with ball mill, various types of crushers, silos, various type of sieves and other ancillaries.

Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory: The laboratory is equipped with  Constant temperature bath,Gas flow meter,centrifugal pumps, Rotary shakers,batch reactor, plug flow reactor, packed bed reactor, stirred tank reactor, Multi range conductivity meter , Bench Top Fermenter and other ancillaries.

Process Dynamics and Control Laboratory: The laboratory is equipped with level controller, flow controller, temperature controller and other ancillaries.

Computation Laboratory: The laboratory is equipped with 30 computers. The laboratory has various process modeling, simulation and optimization related software such as UniSim, CHEMCAD, PHAST MICRO, ASPENPLUS, CHARMS, Ansys/Fluent and DesignXpert. All the computing facilities of the dept are supported by 3 x 10 KVA UPS power back up systems and connected with central computing facility of our institute.
Conventional PG Laboratories:
Instrumentation Analysis Lab: The laboratory is equipped with TGA, HPLC, GC, TOC Analyser, ICP/OES, UV-Visible spectroscopy, Ion-exchange chromatography, AAS
Environmental Quality Analysis Lab: The laboratory is equipped with water testing and measurement equipment’s, Stack and ambient air quality measurement equipment, noise measurement equipment, etc.
Bioprocess lab: Qualitative and quantitative methods of proteins and metabolite estimation, characterization of enzymes, isolation of pure culture, preservation of cultures, Fermenter preparation & operation, determination of kinetic constants of
bacterial batch process, measurement of OTR & OUR, HPLC, GC, FPLC etc.

Lab Name


Environmental Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Laboratory

The laboratory is equipped with all necessary equipment required for research in the area of environmental biotechnology, such as, Electrospinning machine, Centrifuge, UV-VIS Spectrophotometers, Incubator shaker, Autoclave, Muffle furnace, Laminar Airflow chamber, Ultrasonicator bath, Photocatalytic reactors, Reactors and bioreactors fabricated in-house and other ancillaries.

Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory

The laboratory is equipped with advanced instruments such as GC, GC-MS, AAS, TG-DTA, DSC-TG and HPLC. The Department received fund from FIST phase II to accommodate LC-MS, ICP-OES, FPLC, nanoparticles and Zeta potential analyser.

Industrial Pollution Control Laboratory




Quality Testing Laboratory

The laboratory is equipped with all necessary equipment/instruments required for analysis and research in the area of pollution control such as, particle sampler, T.OC. analyzer, B.O.D. analyzer, D.O. meter, pH meter, orbital shakers, cooling centrifuge, vacuum filtration unit and other ancillaries.


The laboratory is equipped with all necessary equipment and analytical instruments required for quality testing of solid/liquid and gaseous samples, such as, pH meter, D.O. meter, particle sampler, UV-Visible spectrophotometer, GasChromatography System, Kjeldahl apparatus, B.O.D. incubator, C.O.D. digester and other ancillaries.

Sophisticated Instruments

  • Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS)
  • Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES )
  • Nanoparticle Sizer
  • Fermentor (2L, 3L, 14L)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography system (HPLC) with UV, RI and ELSI decetors
  • Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography system (FPLC)
  • Gas Chromatography system (GC) 
  • Reverse Osmosis Water Purifying System
  • PCR Machine
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer with Graphite Furnace (AAS)
  • Surface Area Analyzer (BET)
  • DSC and TGA
  • TG -DTA
  • UV Visible Spectrometer
  • Gel Doc System
  • Spray Dryer
  • SDS Gel Electrophoresis
  • Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOC)
  • Nanodrop Photospectrometer
  • Ion Chromatography system
  • Microwave Digestor
  • Refrigerated Centrifuges
  • Digital Density meter
  • Digital refractro meter
  • Rotary Evaporator
  • High Pressure Homogeniser
  • Nanoparticle Sizer
  • Kjeldahl Apparatus
  • Lyophilizer
  • Various conventional chemical and bio reactor/ equipment.

Contact us

Dr. I. Regupathi, Professor and Head
Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2474057

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