The Department

In the emerging scenario, advanced ceramic materials have become increasingly important due to their better tailored properties, longer life and lower costs. The growth of ceramic industry in India during the past seventy five years is commendable. Realizing the urgent need and demand for trained man power required for the ceramic industries in India, Anna University started a M.Tech Degree Programme in Ceramic Technology under the Department of Chemical Engineering during the academic year 1990 – 91 with a financial support from M/s Carborundum Universal Ltd., Chennai. Division of Ceramic Technology was formed in the year 1993. A B.Tech Programme in Ceramic Technology was also started during the year 1996 – 97. The B.Tech and M.Tech Programmes offer excellent opportunity to the students for getting exposed to industries and acquiring hands on experience in industrial process during their course of study. The course structure is designed to give equal weightages to both traditional and advanced ceramics.