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Dr. S Murthy Shekhar
Professor and Head
The department was established in 1974. The UG, PG and research programmes are conducted with the help of well-qualified and experienced faculty. Out of 16 faculty members 7 have Ph.D. degrees and the remaining are working towards their doctoral degrees.
The undergraduate course is popular, attracting students from all over the country and Nepal. Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers' (IIChE) student chapter is functioning well and many events are organized under the aegis of the said chapter every year.
The UG programme was accredited one time in the past by AICTE-NBA for 5 years and recently for two years [2014 to 2016]. 80% of our graduating students are placed in industry and the remaining 20% pursue higher studies in India and abroad. The department has a strong alumni base who are actively involved in skill development activities.
Research: The department has core strength in the areas of
  • Treating wastewater and freshwater by chemical and biochemical methods.
  • Micro/Nano-materials and thin films for energy and environmental applications.
  • Biodiesel production by algae.
  • Drug delivery.
  • Conversion of waste plastic to fuels.
  • Conversion of waste to useful products.
The faculty have sponsored projects in ocular therapeutics and drug delivery. The faculty members are actively involved in research and this has resulted in a good number of publications and patent applications. The faculty research areas also include nanomaterials, zeolites, defluoridation, Parthenium-based products and heavy metal removal from wastewater.
We have excellent laboratories equipped with sophisticated analytical instruments such as ion meter for fluoride analysis, HPLC, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, photobioreactor, subcritical extraction unit, atomic absorption spectrometer and spray dryer for research studies.We have UNISIM, DESIGN-II and COMSOL software tools for research.
Industry-Institute Interaction: Students of third year are encouraged to pursue industry internships during summer vacation in different industries and R&D centers across the country. Guest lectures by personnel from industry and reputed institutions are regularly organized during the academic session.
Conferences/Workshops: The department has organized several conferences and workshops as follows
Future Plans: The department has drawn up plans to
  • Attain the target of 90% faculty members acquiring Ph.D. degree by 2021..
  • Starting consultancy services.
  • Establish an advanced centre for research in drug delivery and nanomaterials.
  • Strengthen alumni interaction and involvement.
  • Strengthen industry - institute interaction.
  • To increase sponsored research project funds from the present Rs. 50 lakhs to Rs. 100 lakhs by 2021.
To be an internationally renowned department for Chemical Engineering education and research, meeting the aspirations of society.
  • M1. To impart quality education in Chemical Engineering at all levels.
  • M2. To foster cutting edge research and development in Chemical Engineering.
  • M3. To produce responsible and ethical engineers to serve society.
Programme educational objectives (PEOs) and course objectives
The graduates shall possess
  • A sound knowledge of Chemical Engineering to pursue a successful professional career.
  • A spirit of inquiry and urge to pursue research in Chemical Engineering and thrust areas.
  • High ethical values and be socially responsible in discharging their duties.
  • Knowledge of the latest developments in their field of activity and commit themselves to life-long learning.
The graduates of Chemical Engineering Programme are able to:
  • Acquire required knowledge and competence in mathematics, sciences and chemical engineering in the fields of (a) kinetics (b) process control (c) process modeling and computational techniques (d) novel separation techniques (e) transfer operations (f) biochemical chemical engineering (g) process integration.
  • Produce proficient chemical engineers with long term learning ability to reduce the impacts of technological obsolescnince.
  • Comprehend, analyze, design and implement chemical engineering principles for real world problems.
  • Inculcate in students the ethical and spiritual values, team work and leadership qualities in order to provide engineering solutions for social and economical problems.
Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
  • PSO 1. Gain a thorough grounding in core courses like process calculations, thermodynamics, reaction engineering, transport processes, unit operations and process control.
  • PSO 2. Acquire a working knowledge in professional courses like process economics, project engineering industrial safety and sustainable development to work in the conventional as well as frontier area of Chemical Engineering
  • PSO 3. Apply and develop relevant mathematical modelling and simulation tools to optimize Chemical Process
  • PSO 4. Be able to design and conduct experiments analyze and communicate the results effectively.
Flash News
Ms. Nituparana Dey , USN: 1SI12CH034, [2012 - 2016 batch], B.E. Chemical Engineering student has got direct admission to Ph.D. at IIT, Delhi. Mr. Siddhant Atul Kotadiya, USN: 1SI12CH046, [2012-2016 batch], B.E. Chemical Engineering student, has got admission to Masters at TUM Asia, Singapore.
UG Student placement details (Last three years) - On & Off campus
Placement details Percentage
On campus selection 39/41*100=95.00 %
Off campus selection -
Placement details Percentage
On campus selection 23/37*100=62.00 %
Off campus selection 2/37*100 =5.00 %
Placement details Percentage
On campus selection 19/35*100 = 54.00 %
Off campus selection 3/35*100 = 9.00 %
Designation Number
Professors 01
Associate Professors 03
Assistant Professors 09
Head of the Department
Faculty Name: Dr. S Murthy Shekhar
Designation: Professor & Head
Email: murthyshekhar@sit.ac.in
ContactNo: +91 9686699184
Qualification: Ph.D
Area of Interest / Specialisation: Computational Fluid Mechanics
Associate Professors
Faculty Name: K R Shadakshara Murthy
Designation: Associate Professor
Email: krsmurthy@sit.ac.in
ContactNo: +91 9844327238
Qualification: M.Tech.
Area of Interest / Specialisation: Reaction Engineering and Energy Engineering

Faculty Name: Dr.Vinayak M Hegde
Designation: Associate Professor
Email: vimumh@sit.ac.in
ContactNo: +91 9448660764
Qualification: Ph.D.
Area of Interest / Specialisation: Computer Aided Design and Economics

Faculty Name: Dr. Thomas Theodore
Designation: Associate Professor
Email: thomas@sit.ac.in
ContactNo: +91 9886160440
Qualification: Ph.D.
Area of Interest / Specialisation: Bioprocess Engineering
Assistant Professors
Faculty Name: G R Suma
Designation: Assistant Professor
Email: gr_suma@sit.ac.in
ContactNo: +91 9632251017
Qualification: M.Sc. Eng
Pursuing Ph.D. [on deputation to JNTU. AP]
Area of Interest / Specialisation: Petroleum Engg

Faculty Name: Dr. S Rajashekhara
Designation: Assistant Professor
Email: rs@sit.ac.in
ContactNo: +91 9742872266
Qualification: M. Tech.,Ph.D.
Area of Interest / Specialisation: Computer Application and Biochemical Engineering

Faculty Name: Harish Phattepur
Designation: Assistant Professor
Email: hdp@sit.ac.in
ContactNo: +91 9916125550
Qualification: M. Tech.,(pursuing Ph.D.)
Area of Interest / Specialisation: Heat Transfer, Momentum Transfer

Dr. Poornima G Hiremath
Designation: Assistant Professor
Email:  pgh@sit.ac.in
ContactNo: +91 8892660422
Qualification: M. Tech.,Ph.D.
Area of Interest / Specialisation: Material Science

Suman Pawar
Designation: Assistant Professor
Email: svp@sit.ac.in
ContactNo: +91 9880575855
Qualification: M. Tech.,(pursuing Ph.D.)
Area of Interest / Specialisation: Thermodynamics, Design transport phenomena.

Prakash Binnal
Designation: Assistant Professor
Email:  pb@sit.ac.in
ContactNo: +91 9243961436
Qualification: M. Tech.,Ph.D.
Area of Interest / Specialisation: Computer aided proces and equipment design, Bio chemical engineering

Manjunath S P
Designation: Assistant Professor
Email: mannsp84@sit.ac.in
ContactNo: +91 9964584081
Qualification: M. Tech.
Area of Interest / Specialisation: Industrial pollution control, ceramic membranes and design, chemical process integration

Jayaprasanna Kumar D
Designation: Assistant Professor
Email: prasanna807@rediffmail.com
ContactNo: +91 9620056124
Qualification: M. Tech.Pursuing Ph.D.  [on deputation to IIT, Gandinagar]
Area of Interest / Specialisation: Process Dynamics and control

Dr. Sudhir H Ranganath
Designation: Assistant Professor
Email: sudhirh@sit.ac.in
ContactNo: +91 9901699216
Qualification: M.S.Engg., Ph.D.
Area of Interest / Specialisation: Drug Delivery, Stem Cell Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nano Medicine
Staff Name Qualification Working Area
M L N Shastry
+91 9480560036
B.Sc.(Tech.) Oil Technology
T R Ravishankar
+91 9844282162
D.C.Sc. and E. C prog,Computer maintenance,MS Office
R Eswaraiah
Technical Helper
+91 8971874596
P.U.C. Electrical Maintenance ,Store Keeping
Technical Helper
+91 9844793620
P.U.C Laboratory Maintenance. plumbing
Harish Kumar N
+91 9620666198
PUC [B.Com]. Office Assistance
VTU Registered Guides
Faculty Name: Dr. S Murthy Shekhar
Designation: Professor & Head
Email: murthyshekhar@sit.ac.in
ContactNo: +91 9686699184
Qualification: Ph.D
Area of Interest / Specialisation: Computational Fluid Mechanics

Faculty Name: Dr. Thomas Theodore
Designation: Associate Professor
Email: thomas.theodore@gmail.com
ContactNo: +91 9886160440
Qualification: Ph.D.
Area of Interest / Specialisation: Bioprocess Engineering
UG - Laboratory
Name of the Laboratory Major Equipments
Momentum Transfer Lab Flow through Venturi & Orifice Meter, Pitot Tube, Flow through packed bed, Flow through helical coils, Flow through pipes, Flow through notches.
Mechanical Operations Lab Leaf Filter, Rod Mill, Centrifuge, Air Permeability Apparatus, Screen Effectiveness, Drop weight crusher, Ball Mill, Plate & Frame filter press.
Heat Transfer Lab Vespa Steam Generator(Automatic), Lagging Thickness, Apparatus, Double Pipe Heat Exchanger, Thermal Conductivity & Stephen Boltzmann Apparatus, Vertical & Horizontal Condenser, Emissivity Apparatus, Spiral Heat Exchanger.
Mass Transfer Lab Rotary Disc Contactor, Simple Distillation, Steam Distillation, Diffusivity Measurement, Tray Drier, Vacuum Drier, Rotary Drier, Batch Experiments on Extraction, Adbsobtion & Absorption.
Reaction Engineering Lab Tubular Reactor, Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor, RTD in Mixed Flow Reactor, Segregated Flow Reactor, Fixed Bed Reactor.
Process Control & Dynamics Lab Interacting, Non-Integrating Tank systems, Thermometer & Mono Meter, Flow Control with ON and OFF P, PI, PD and PID, PH Controller.
Project Laboratory Deep Freezer, Spray Drier, Ultracentrifuge, Rotary Disc Contactor, Packed Distillation Column, Electrostatic Precipitator, Crystallizer, Super-critical Extractor.
Bio-Invent Lab Zeta Sizer, Rotary Evaporator, Optical microscope, Centrifuge orbital shaker, Cyclomixer, Tissue homogenizer, Spot flurometer, Cell culture facility, Lipid mini extruder, Nitrogen Storage Vessel, COMSOL Multiphysics.
PG - Laboratory
Name of the Laboratory Major Equipments
PG Research Lab High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatograph, UV - visible spectrophotometer, Flame Photometer, Photo Bioreactor.
Srinivasa Ramanujan Computer Centre - CH-SRC
  • Total No. of Systems in Lab - 36 Nos.
  • ACER P-IV Systems, Dell Optiflex 330/755,HP Laptop, HP Pro 3090, HP dx 7200 PC, HP Laser jet Printer.
  • List of licensed software's Design-II for windows V 8.4 Design Expert V9 COMSOL Multiphysics 5.3 - Academic Kit - 30 User Licence Mat Lab 7.1.
Dr. S Murthy Shekhar
Professor and Head
Department of Chemical Engineering, SIT, Tumkur
Members from Industry
Mr. M. Chakrapani Rao
Director, Tadimety Aromatics Pvt. Ltd.
Karnataka, India
Mr. Raghuram M
General Manager, Execution
Desmet Ballestra India Pvt. Ltd., Niton, Block B, 3rd Floor
No.11, Palace Road
Bangalore-560 052, Karnataka
Mr. Ravinath Shetty
Unit Head at Cipla Ltd.
Old Madras Road, Virgonagar
Near Bank Of India, Bangalore - 560049
Members from Academics
Dr. Samita Mitra
Professor and Head
Department of Chemical Engineering
B.M.S College of Engineering
Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi
Bangalore - 560 019, Karnataka
Mobile: 98456-84880
Dr. M A L Antony Raj
Department of Chemical Engineering
R V College of Engineering
R V Vidyaniketan Post, 8th Mile
Bangalore-560 052, Karnataka
Mysore Road, Bangalore - 560 059
Mobile: 9448682340
E-mail: antony_mal@yahoo.com
Members from Department
Dr. Thomas Theodore
Associate Professor
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
SIT, Tumakuru - 3, Karnataka
Email: thomas.theodore@gmail.com
Dr. Sudhir H Ranganath (Convener)
Associate Professor
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
SIT, Tumakuru - 3, Karnataka
Phone : 0816 - 2214070
Email: sudhirh@sit.ac.in
Information about Research Projects
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Information about Patent
Dr.Vinayak M Hegde
Manjunath S P
Dr.Thomas Theodore
Faculty Development Workshop Series
Special Lectures Organised in the Chemical Engineering Department
Under Graduate
B.E. Chemical Engineering 4 years
Post Graduate
M.Tech. -  Chemical Engineering 2 years
Research Programme
M.Sc. in Engineering by Research 3 years
Ph.D. in -  Chemical Engineering 3 years
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