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Mridusmita Deka|Mar 19, 2023
NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee inaugurated the Centre of Excellence (CoE) at the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee in petrochemicals. The CoE is formed for working in the area of "Process Development and Wastewater Management in Petrochemical Industries". It is sanctioned by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India.
IIT Roorkee and the Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology(CIPET) also signed an agreement to strengthen academic and research cooperation in the areas of petrochemicals, plastics, polymers, chemical engineering and science, and material science at IIT Roorkee.
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The Centre of Excellence (CoE) was inaugurated by Arun Baroka, IAS, Secretary, Department of Chemical and Petrochemicals, Government of India. It was dignified by the presence of Professor K K Pant, Director IIT Roorkee, Deepak Mishra, Joint Sectary, Petrochemicals; Professor Shishir Sinha, Director General, CIPET, and Professor V C Srivastava, Head Chemical Engineering Department.
During the ceremony Professor K K Pant, Director, IIT Roorkee, said,“Presently, the CoE is fully established in the Department of Chemical Engineering and is doing excellence in terms of research and development activities in the areas of Green Chemical and Petrochemicals. The collaboration will further encourage interaction between the CIPET and IIT Roorkee through the joint supervision in the areas of Petrochemicals, Plastics, Polymers, Chemical Engineering and Science, Material Science, and other areas."
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While inaugurating the event, Arun Baroka, IAS, Secretary, Department of Chemical and Petrochemicals, Government of India, said, “The CoE in Petrochemicals established at IIT will foster research cooperation in the areas of Petrochemicals, Plastics, Polymers, Chemical Engineering and Science, and Material Science. Moreover, the MoU concluded between IIT Roorkee and CIPET will further the rapidly growing scientific and technological knowledge and professional excellence in S&T and applied research and consultancy.”
Professor Shishir Sinha, Director General, CIPET, said, "CIPET as an institute operates in the hub and spoke model with over 45 locations across the country with specialization in skill training, technical support, academics as well as research. And the participation of CIPET Experts in IIT Roorkee Programs will prove to be a symbiotic relation for the nation."
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