Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) is the apex professional body of Chemical Engineers in India. It was established in 1947 by Dr. H. L. Roy, a pioneer of chemical engineering education in India, along with a few other stalwarts. The Institute has emerged as a national platform overseeing the interest of the academia, research scholar and the industry in the multifarious fields of chemical engineering and allied sciences and has developed a distinct profile of its own which is ever-changing. Today, it has around 15,000 members. The activities of IIChE are spread across the country through its 40 regional centers and 58 Student Chapters, apart from the HQ located at the Jadavpur University campus in Kolkata. The present president of IIChE is Professor V K Srivastava. IIChE professionals from Academia, research institutes and industry work for the well being of the society, through application of chemical engineering. The Institute is recognized by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. The Annual Session of the Institute, popularly known as the Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON), is the most important event in the calender of the IIChE.