About Host Institute

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur, named after the eminent engineer, planner, and statesman of the country Sir M. Visvesvaraya, is one of the thirty National Institutes of Technology in the country. It has nine undergraduate, eighteen post graduate programs with a total student strength of 5000, which includes about 500 PhD scholars. A lush green VNIT campus is sprawled over 214 acres, located centrally in the city of  Nagpur, with residential facility for about 3500 students. Present NIRF ranking of VNIT is thirty two and is amongst top five NITs of the country.
Historically, this institute started as a Government Engineering College in 1956, got converted into Regional Engineering College in 1960 and eventually got the status of National Institute in 2002. Today, VNIT is Institute of National importance and has ascended itself from a teaching-oriented campus to a blend of research and teaching. Institute has many R&D projects funded through Government and private agencies. Faculty, research scholars, and students are actively involved in the research activities which is reflected in the increased number of publications, research funds, and many national and international events being arranged on the campus.

About the Department of Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering at VNIT Nagpur is a prominent department that offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in Chemical Engineering. It offers a four-year undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree in Chemical Engineering. The program curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in core chemical engineering subjects, along with elective courses to specialize in specific areas of interest. It also offers a Master of Technology (M.Tech.) program and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Chemical Engineering for those interested in pursuing advanced studies and research.
The Department boasts a dedicated and experienced faculty who are experts in their respective fields. The faculty members have diverse research interests and actively contribute to research projects and publications. They are involved in guiding students, conducting workshops, and organizing seminars to enhance the learning experience. It focuses on various research areas within chemical engineering. Some of the research domains include Process Design and Optimization, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering, Separation Processes, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Polymer Science and Engineering, Biotechnology, and Computational Fluid Dynamics. The Department encourages students to participate in research projects and publish their findings in reputed journals. The department has well-equipped laboratories that provide hands-on training to students. These labs include facilities for experiments in areas such as Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Reaction Engineering, Process Control, and Separation Processes. The labs are equipped with advanced equipment and software tools necessary for conducting experiments and simulations. It emphasizes industry-academia collaborations and strives to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical applications. The department invites industry experts for guest lectures, organizes industrial visits, and encourages students to undertake internships with leading companies. The Training and Placement Cell of VNIT facilitates campus placements, and students from the Chemical Engineering department have good placement opportunities in reputed companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, energy, and manufacturing sectors.

The Department encourages students to actively participate in professional societies such as the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) and the Institution of Engineers (India). The Department also organizes technical symposiums, conferences, and workshops, providing students with opportunities to showcase their research work, network with experts, and stay updated with the latest advancements in the field. Overall, the Department of Chemical Engineering at VNIT Nagpur is known for its quality education, research contributions, industry collaborations, and placement opportunities. It aims to produce skilled and competent chemical engineers equipped with the knowledge and practical experience to tackle real-world challenges in the field of chemical engineering.

About the Department of Physics

Access to Nagpur

Nagpur is well connected to almost all parts of the country by train and flight. Nagpur has direct flight connectivity from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune, Goa, Indore, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, and Raipur. Nagpur has suitable flight connectivity to all major international airports in the country.

By Road from Nagpur Airport / Railway Station

VNIT is about 8 km away from Nagpur railway station and 7 km from airport. You may hire a prepaid cab/auto-rickshaw to reach VNIT or you may also try an Uber or Ola, both have good service round-the-clock.

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About Nagpur

Nagpur is the third largest city and the winter capital of Maharashtra State. Nagpur lies precisely at the centre of the country with the Zero Mile Marker indicating the geographical centre of India. In the latest rankings of 100 developing smart cities given by the Union Ministry of Urban Development, Nagpur stood first in Maharashtra state and second in India. Nagpur Metro has entered Guinness Book of World Records for being the longest double-decker viaduct metro measuring 3.14 km on Wardha Road. Known as the “Orange City”, Nagpur has officially become the greenest, safest and most technologically developed city in the Maharashtra state. Nagpur is also known as the, “Tiger Capital of India” as it connects many Tiger Reserves in India to the world. It is well connected to all the major cities of the country by air and has also international connectivity. Needless to say, Nagpur is a
major railway junction of North-South and East-West railway lines.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Begins:
June 1, 2023

Abstract Submission Deadline:
July 17, 2023

Acceptance of Abstract :
August 2, 2023

Registration Start Date :
August 3, 2023

Registration End Date :
September 1, 2023

Conference Dates :
September 11-13, 2023


Dr. Sushama M. Giripunje,

Department of Physics

VNIT Nagpur


Dr. C. RaviKumar,

Department of Chemical Engineering

VNIT Nagpur