The Department

In the emerging scenario, advanced ceramic materials have become increasingly important due to their better tailor made properties, longer life and lower costs. The growth of ceramic industry in India during the past fifty 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 in the Department of Chemical Engineering during the academic year 1990 – 91 with a financial support of Rs.50 lakhs 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 with a financial support of Rs.25 lakhs from M/s Carborundum Universal Ltd., Chennai. The B.Tech and M.Tech Programme offers excellent opportunities to the students to possess hands on experience in the industry during the programme. The course structure is designed to give equal weightages to both traditional and advanced ceramics.