IIChE President

President’s Message

Dear Members,


We are already into the seventh month of the year in no time at all. For the IIChE fraternity, the present year continues to be special as the Platinum Jubilee celebration of IIChE that began last year still continues. The commemoration will come to an end with CHEMCON 2023, which is going to be organised by the Headquarters in Kolkata during 27 – 30 December 2023 in association with Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Jais; Jadavpur University, Kolkata; Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata and University of Calcutta, Kolkata. ‘Energy Transition: Challenges and Opportunity’ will be the central theme for CHEMCON 2023, with globally renowned academics, scholars and industry bigwigs sharing their knowledge about the latest developments in the domain of the energy sector and explaining the global shift in energy production from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. With each passing day, people across the globe are feeling the inevitability and imminence of catastrophic Climate Change. The whole question of Energy and the issue of transition to alternative modes of energy are inherently associated with the larger issue of climate change. Therefore, in order to ensure our collective sustainability, it is undeniable that the world as a whole addresses the issue of energy transition with utmost urgency. Over the years, IIChE has been a consistent advocate for sustainable development and growth through various initiatives and programmes. The upcoming CHEMCON 2023 will be a part of that continuing campaign for a sustainable world. I invite our valued members to join us at CHEMCON 2023 in Kolkata and actively take part in the four-day long interactions which will be both invigorating and enlightening.


Keeping up with IIChE’s consistent endeavour to contribute towards the development of a sustainable ecosystem, the theme for SCHEMCON 2023, the 19 th Students’ Chemical Engineering Congress of IIChE, is also going to be ‘Sustainable Future’. SCHEMCON 2023 will be organised on 22 and 23 September 2023 by the IIChE Student Chapter of Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai (Tamil Nadu) under the guidance of the Coimbatore Regional Centre. Over the years, SCHEMCON has developed into a much-appreciated platform for young students, research scholars, etc. to showcase and try out their innovative ideas. At the same time, with a number of senior faculty members and industry professionals from across the country attending the event and speaking on various topics, SCHEMCON serves as a very effective portal for young minds to the emerging ideas and innovations in the domain of scientific and technological knowledge. I will request the IIChE student Chapters in various engineering colleges and in universities, particularly those in the southern region, to arrange for their Student Members to attend SCHEMCON 2023 in large numbers.


Talking about IIChE’s year-round activities for skill and knowledge enhancement, the Online Internship Program (OIP-2023) for undergraduate students of Chemical Engineering and allied subjects is underway. Designed in consonance with the AICTE curriculum to equip students to become familiar with the cutting-edge fields in the vast expanse of Chemical Engineering, the present session of OIP is offering subjects, such as Chemical Process Technology, 6-Sigma (Yellow Belt), Biochemical Engineering, Petroleum Refinery Engineering, and Matlab and AI-ML. All the details are available on the IIChE website. We expect this session of OIP to be as successful as that of the previous years.


We update the IIChE website on a regular basis to share with our members all the important news about the Institute’s activities and events. I request our members to follow the website frequently.


Also please send us your suggestions and opinions which would help us all to ensure a more meaningful role for IIChE.

Thank you.
Anil K. Saroha