Centre for Pollution Control and Environmental Engineering

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About the Centre

Established in 1991, this Centre has developed a vigorous culture of applied environmental research, teaching, and industrial consultancy. Several dynamic PhDs and MTechs, trained in frontier research areas, in India and abroad, contribute to the pool of manpower expertise of the centre; the laboratories/units manned by them provide the momentum for cutting edge R&D that strives to carve fresh niches and open new vistas.
The effort has been peer-recognized in the form of major international and national prizes, election to the fellowship of premier academies/professional bodies, and nomination on the editorial boards of prestigious technical journals.



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Dr. S. Gajalakshmi

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The UGC has specially funded a stand-alone building for the centre. AICTE has instituted a Computer-Aided Environmental Management Unit besides providing special assistance for environmental biotechnology facilities. Numerous R&D projects have also added substantial laboratory and field equipment to the centre’s infrastructure. The facilities cover: geographical information systems (GIS), environmental monitoring and impact assessment, pollution control (especially with bioprocess engineering), risk assessment, computer aided environmental management, environmental biotechnology and computational fluid dynamics.
The Centre’s Ph.D.s have been taken in faculty positions by highly ranked institutions such as BITS Pilani, IIT Roorkee, The Memorial University of New Foundland, Canada, M.G. University, Kottayam, University of Petroleum, Dehradun etc. The Ph.D.s have also taken up leadership positions in IT and chemical industries. Industrial positions: The Centre’s M.Tech. holders find immediate employment in industries including CRL, CPCL, Coal India Limited and Hindustan Lever. They have also been preferred by Pollution Control Boards. Several have joined IITs or premier universities in USA/UK for doctoral studies.
The Centre has been supported by major sponsoring agencies such as DBT, DST, UGC, CSIR and MoWR.