The Department commenced in 2006 with a view to ignite academic interest of the students and to keep them on the cutting edge of recent technology. The Department conducts Industrial visits, Conferences, Expert talks and advance training programs on various thrust areas.The department is associated with Society of Chemical Engineers (SoCHE) including all students of the programme as its members. The society provides the students a platform to interact with their counterparts from other colleges, leading academicians, industrialists, and professional bodies. Department also have IIChE student chapter which organizes seminars inviting experts from industries or reputed institutes across the country and abroad. FESTO Authorized and Certified Training Centre (FACT) has been established with a view to impart international standard training on process automation.
Research is an integral and important part of any higher education system. CGU, Odisha actively promotes research among its staff and students. Research here relies on the motivated intellectual manpower pool available among its staff and students. Students undertake research projects as a component of their education programme itself. Teachers conduct research as an integral part of their responsibilities since this enables them to assimilate and disseminate the knowledge as well as generate new knowledge. In addition to this, University has devised innovative schemes to enable professionals-at-large to conduct research at their place of work and simultaneously work for the Ph.D. degree of the Institute.