The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers with its Head office at Kolkata and its 42 Regional Centres and 168 Student Chapters spread throughout the Country holds National and International seminars, workshops and meetings so that its members can learn, understand and interact among themselves. Some of the goals of the institute are to promote the advancement of Chemical Engineering Sciences and to maintain professional standards among its members. Further, it serves as an authoritative body on matters concerning the teaching and profession of Chemical Engineering and also publishes journals. The institute conducts examinations, awards donations, scholarships and certificates to such persons as may be deemed fit. IIChE also sponsors R&D projects for its student members.
It is not a mere coincidence that Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) is gearing up to commemorate its Platinum Jubilee year in 2022 while the Nation is up and ready to launch grand celebrations to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence. IIChE began its journey on 18 May 1947 with burning nationalistic fervour as India was on the cusp of gaining its independence in August 1947. Ever since its inception, the mission of IIChE was to contribute to the nation-building through dissemination of knowledge and enhancement of skill in Chemical Engineering and its allied fields. While the path has not always been easy, IIChE has been steadfast in its role. Today it has emerged as a premier body of Chemical Engineering education and profession in India, having over 30,000 members across the country. The year-long Platinum Jubilee celebration of IIChE is a means to toast its 75-year long journey through many successes and a few setbacks.