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Chemical Engineering (Major in Renewable Energy Engineering)

Significance of Course

In recent years, the Indian industries have recognized the importance of utilizing renewable energy resources in pursuance of achieving ‘Net Zero’ target and have been actively seeking alternatives like biomass, solar, and wind energy for production and distribution. There is also an increasing need for a workforce, comprehensively educated and skilled in renewable energy engineering to provide innovative and sustainable solutions for energy generation and usage, which is a significant concern for the nation. Many national and global agencies have forecasted a significant increase in the share of renewable energy in total energy generation by 2050. Realizing, recognizing and valuing the potential skill requirements for the sector, the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is introducing a B.Tech program in Chemical Engineering (Major in Renewable Energy).

The program offers a comprehensive education at par with international standard in core chemical engineering principles, such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, reaction engineering and process design etc. This is complemented by specialized courses of renewable energy engineering such as solar thermal energy, wind energy, nuclear energy and electrochemical devices etc, providing a well-rounded and in-depth knowledge essential for tackling complex engineering challenges of the renewable energy sectors.



  • The program promotes students to plan, analyze, and design energy efficient systems, as well as conceptualize emerging technologies in energy generation and storage.
  • The Institute encourages and nurtures research and innovation skills of students through energy-industry-oriented research projects under the mentorship of the Design and Innovation Center (DIC) at RGIPT.
  • RGIPT's E-cell and incubation center aim to impart entrepreneurial skills to students, assisting them in incubating innovative ideas and achieving commercial success.
  • Our faculty are involved in multiple R&D projects associated with industries in the renewable energy sector. Students have access to hands-on training opportunities in the energy sector, supported by the Training and Placement cell of RGIPT.
  • Many of our undergraduate students have secured positions in public sector units like IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, ONGC, OIL, and multinational companies such as Johnson Matthey PLC UK, Shell Technology, UK, Pfizer, Samsung Electronics, India, etc., in the energy sector.
  • Numerous undergraduate students have received offers for higher education from prestigious global universities such as Texas A&M, University of Utah, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Duke University, and others.


Course Highlights

The course is designed to provide graduates with knowledge that is relevant to the renewable energy domain industries. It takes into account current and future trends in its course structure, ensuring that graduates gain essential understanding of both fundamental and advanced topics to be prepared for the renewable energy domain industries. Training and project-based learning approaches enable students to engage in hands-on learning. The department boasts excellent research and undergraduate laboratories, a renewable based industry-focused curriculum, and world-class faculty members. Over 25% of the faculty have graduated from international universities or have gained research experience abroad, while others hail from esteemed IITs. The Chemical Engineering department's lecture series provides students with the opportunity to hear from industry experts, keeping them abreast of current industrial trends. Additionally, there is a robust connection with Indian Public Sector Units (PSUs) and multinational institutions overseas.


Future Prospects

The IRENA job database forecasts the creation of over 95,000 jobs in India's off-grid solar photovoltaic sector. Furthermore, India is poised to become a leading nation in job creation related to hydro-power and wind energy. The primary sectors for job growth include solar PV, hydropower, wind, and biogas. According to the report, India is set to rank third, after China and Brazil, in job creation within the renewable energy sector.

Earning a degree in Chemical Engineering with a major in Renewable Energy Engineering will undoubtedly furnish students with advanced knowledge and technological prowess. Upon completing this course, graduates will be equipped to offer solutions to industries within the renewable energy sector, utilizing the expertise gained throughout their studies. Furthermore, a specialization in Renewable Energy Engineering can expand career prospects in a variety of fields and industries.