Dr. Vikrant Gaikwad

Dr. Vikrant Gaikwad

Head of School


We strive to develop engineers into global citizens with sound values. Challenges are opportunities for engineers who are best prepared with problem solving skills to tackle the challenges for a better and sustainable world. The breadth and versatility of their training will continue to open many new opportunities for them in the future.

Our B. Tech Programme is based on the three cardinal principles of providing social context to education, giving maximum choice to the students when it comes to choosing their own career path and encouraging active learning as implemented through our famed WPU Method. The B.Tech program is a total of 4 years divided into 8 semesters and around 165 credits, which are earned throughout the 4 year period. The village immersion program, national study tour, international study tour, active learning methods like Problem Based Learning (PBL), Experiential Learning and Collaborative Learning are the special features of our program. This endures that the engineering students of the of MIT-WPU are developed into world class engineers and technologists by providing them with a broad based education, team building skills, and professional values in a nurturing as well as creative learning environment. This program is truly blending of latest industry trends with fundamental knowledge base in Petroleum, Polymer and Chemical Engineering.

Our primary objective is to provide a well-rounded engineering education that prepares our students to be employable professionals. The curriculum provides a sound foundation in basic sciences, engineering disciplines and communication skills. Our school has excellent infrastructural facilities for training students in this interdisciplinary program. The students are trained by our highly qualified, experienced and competent faculty in an atmosphere which is highly conducive for Teaching-Learning process. This confluence of various streams and exposure to real life problems through compulsory in-plant training (internships) modules, workshops, in-house projects, projects in collaboration with research organizations and/or industries has provided a wider spectrum of employability sectors, achieving key positions in industries at national and international frontiers. We stress on the importance of the latest relevant software and to that end the students are given practical hands on training on the latest software used by Industries such as ASPEN PLUS, HYSYS, HTRI, COMSOL MULTIPHYSICS, and MATLAB.

Our School strives to maintain our traditionally strong links with industry through interactions spanning consultancy, sponsored research and continuing education. Annual Industry Institute Interaction Programme and number of other student centric activities that are organized throughout the year by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). At MIT, the AIChE student chapter provides a voice for undergraduates in department affairs, encourages the professional development of students through seminars workshops and events concerning graduate school applications, job hunting, and professional life in industry. This student chapter helps the Chemical Engineering students to interact with long term and continuous interaction with industries and research institutes and has resulted in immense opportunities for internships and career advancements. We have signed MoU’s with leading companies for promoting quality education in Chemical Engineering graduates.

Here at MIT-WPU we believe in the holistic growth of our students and to facilitate that we have numerous activities for their benefit. The WPU Method stresses on peace studies under which we encourage students to find their own harmony by conducting Yoga Classes and classes which teach the wisdom of saints and philosophers so that our students are firmly grounded in ethics and morality. We carry various outreach programs like our Rural Immersion program under which our students are taken to rural areas in order for them to understand the everyday issues of the people there while they are tasked with using their acquired engineering skills to find cheap and reliable solutions for them. We encourage our students to partake in sports and to that end we have active sporting events along with well stocked sporting gear for various sports and fields to cater to football, cricket, basketball, swimming and many others!

I wish all our budding Engineering students a pleasant and successful four years at MIT WPU’s School of Chemical Engineering.

I hope to see you all in class soon!