Department Profile

The Department of Oil Technology is the oldest department of HBTU (Formerly HBTI) Kanpur, established in 1921. The department offers B.Tech.,M.Tech. and Ph.D. programmes. The B.Tech.programme has been accredited by NBA for 5 Years. Since its inception in 1921, the Department has made great strides in the past. The department has highly qualified faculty having Ph.D. degree with good number of research publications in National and International journals of high repute. The faculty of the department frequently visits abroad regarding presentation of their research work in International Conferences. The department also maintains a close liaison with other National and International institutions and industries, and has accomplished several research and development projects in collaboration with them. Further, the department has successfully completed a number of research projects sponsored by National funding agencies viz. AICTE, DST, CSIR, UPCST etc. The department also runs a prestigious Indo-Canadian partnership project in collaboration with University of Guelph, Canada. Besides this, Centre of Excellence on “Applied Research Training and Education in Lipid Science” has been established in the department under TEQIP-II (World Bank Project) in which a new state-of-the-art laboratory named, Advanced Surfactant Laboratory has been established. This laboratory is equipped with good number of modern sophisticated instruments viz. UV- Visible, FT-IR spectrophotometer, GC-MS, Atomic Bomb Calorimeter, DSC, TGA, Glossmeter, Safety Analyzer, Multi-fuel Analyzer, Surface Tensiometer, Rheometer etc. Apart from this, Knowledge Resource Center has also been established under Center of Excellence in which 20 desktop computers equipped with different software viz. MATLAB, Design Expert, STATISTICA and Origin Pro for strengthening R& D activities have been set-up. About five dozens of new books on thematic area of the Center are also available for the users. The Department has also signed MoU with a number of industries viz. M/s Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd., Mumbai, M/s FARELABS, Gurgaon, M/s Mineral Oil Corporation, Kanpur and M/s MILINDIA Ltd., Noida. The financial assistance/ scholarship is available to undergraduate students of Oil Technology from M/s Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd., Mumbai and M/s MILINDIA Ltd., Noida. The postgraduate students of Oil Technology are also having a provision of financial assistance / scholarship from M/s FARELABS, Gurgaon. In addition, a few number of Teaching & Research Assistantships/ Research-cum-Teaching Fellowships are available for Master’s and Doctoral Programmes under TEQIP-II and Center of Excellence (CoE). The scenario of placement of students of the department is excellent, as almost all students get jobs through campus placement in the organizations of high repute. Besides this department is birth place of Oil Technologists’ Association of India (OTAI). The zonal and head offices of OTAI are also functioning effectively in the department.


Transforming the individuals into globally competent Chemical Technologists’-Oil Technologists’ to fulfill technological needs of industry and society.


We are committed to:
M1:Provide quality education through innovation in teaching and learning practices meeting the global standards
M2: Encourage faculty and students to carry out innovative, socially relevant and eco-efficient research
M3: Offer consultancy services using state of the art facilities fulfilling theneeds of the industry and society in the area of expertise
M4: Enable our students, faculty and staff to play leadership roles for the betterment of the society in a sustainable manner

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEO1 Graduates of the programme will contribute to the development of sustainable growth of engineering and Oil Technology sector for the betterment of society
PEO2 Graduates of the programme, as an employee of an organization or as an employer, will continuously update their domain knowledge for continuous professional development with focus on research &development and industry interaction
PEO3 Graduates of the programme will accept and create innovations in providing solution for sustainable technological development
PEO4 Graduates of the programme will discharge their duties as professional engineer and Oil Technologist with quality and ethics.

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B. Tech. in Chemical Technology – Oil Technology
M.Tech. in Chemical Technology with Specialization in Oil Technology
M.Tech. in Chemical Technology with Specialization in Oil Technology (Stream-A)
M.Tech. in Chemical Technology with Specialization in Oil Technology (Stream-B)
The admission in Ph.D Chemical Technology- Oil Technology is done as per University norms whose advertisement is displayed on University portal.
B. Tech. in Chemical Technology – Oil Technology


B.Tech. Chemical Technology – Oil Technology VIEW
B.Tech. Chemical Technology – Oil Technology (Effective from the session 2013-2014) VIEW
New Course Structure B.Tech Chemical Technology – Oil Technology VIEW
New Syllabus B.Tech Chemical Technology – Oil Technology VIEW
M.Tech. in Chemical Technology with Specialization in Oil Technology


M.Tech. (Full Time) New Course Structure Technology Branches VIEW
M.Tech. Chemical Technology – Oil Technology VIEW
M. Tech. Chemical Technology (With Specialization in Oil Technology) VIEW

Course structure for PhD program in different specializations.
PhD courses should be taken by students in consultation with their thesis supervisors.

Dr. R. K. Trivedi
Professor & Head

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Dr. V. K. Tyagi

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Dr. Ashwini Sood
Associate Professor
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Dr. Praveen Kumar Yadav
Assistant Professor

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Name Designation Mobile No. Email Id
Mr. Sushil Chandra Mishra Assistant Professor. 7016159808 [email protected]
Mr. Suresh Singh Raghav Assistant Professor 9893530890 [email protected]
Mr. Hari Shanker Sharma Assistant Professor 9651483466 [email protected]
Mr. Prakash Chandra Gupta Assistant Professor 8052642285 [email protected]
Mr. Rajesh Kumar Srivastava Assistant Professor 9452529282 [email protected]


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Administrative Officers
Staff Members

Mr. Vinaya Tiwari

Technical Assistant


Mr. Anup Kumar Tiwari

Junior Assistant


Shri Vishun Dev Yadav

Lab Attendent

Shri Chandra Prakash Saini

Lab Attendent


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Research Assistant(FT)






Advanced Surfactant Laboratory

  • UV-Vis spectrophotometer
  • Rotary Evaporator with Vacuum Controller & Diaphragm Vacuum pump
  • UPS- 10 Kva ‘Uniline’
  • Automatic Microprocessor Controlled
  • Multi-fuel Analyzer
  • FT-IR
  • Analytical Balance
  • Gloss-O-meter
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • Thermo gravimetric Analyzer System
  • SAFETEST -II Analyzer
  • Lovibond Tintometer
  • Gas Chromatograph
  • Rheometer
  • Hybrid SFC-HPLC

Processing Lab.

  • Pilot Plant for refining of vegetable oil
  • Pilot Plant for soap manufacture
  • Pilot Plant for biodiesel production

Instrumentation Lab

  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Rancimat
  • Tensiometer
  • Gas-Chromatograph
  • FT-IR

UG Lab.

  • Tergometer
  • Laundrometer
  • Lovibond Tintometer
  • Refectrometer
  • Laboratory setups for under graduate experiments

(A) Knowledge Resource Center

Design Expert Software (10 User)
STATISTICA (5 User, 5 years)
MATLAB & Simulink  (Users)
Origin Lab Professional (10 Users)

(B) Books

S.No. Title of the book Author/ Editor
1. Bailey’s Industrial Oil and Fat Products, Volumes 1-6 Fereidoon Shahidi
2. Processing and Nutrition of Fats and Oils Ernesto M. Hernandez and Afaf Kamal-Eldin
3. Bio based Surfactants and Detergents: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications Douglas G. Hayes, Dai K.Y. Kitamoto, Daniel Solaimon, and Richard D. Ashby
4. Biocatalysis and Biotechnology for Functional Food Ching Hou and Jei-Fu Shaw
5. Healthful Lipids Casimir C. Akoh and Oi-Ming Lai
6. Soap manufacturing Technology Luispitz
7. Biocatalysis and Bioenergy C. T. Hou and Jei-Fu Shaw
8. Hydrogenation of Fats and Oils: Theory and Practice Gary R. List and Jerry W. King
9. Structure and Functional Properties of Colloidal Systems Roque Hidalgo- Alvarez
10. Colloids in Drug Delivery Monzer Fanun
11. The Science and Technology of Industrial Water Treatment Zahid Amjad
12. Logistic Regression Models Joseph M. Hibe
13. Regression Modeling Michael Panik
14. Analysis of Messy Data George A, Volume 1 Milliken and Dallas E. Johnson
15. Design and Analysis of Experiments

Classical and Regression Approaches with SAS

Leonard C. Onyiah
16. Linear Model Methodology Andre I. Khuri
17. Teaching Innovations in Lipid Science Randall J. Weselake
18. Fatty Acids in Health Promotion and Disease Causation Ranald R. Watson
19. Lipid Oxidation Pathways, Volume2 Afaf Kamal-Eldin and David  Min
20. Surfactant – Based Separation Processes, Volume- 33 J.F. Scamehorn
21. Biosurfactants :Production Properties, applications, Volume-48 N. Kosaric
22. Surfactants in Agrochemicals, Volume-54 T.F. Tadros
23. Structure- Performance Relationships In Surfactants, Volume- 70 K. Esumi
24. Protein – Based Surfactants: Synthesis: Physicochemical Properties, and Applications, Volume- 101 I.A. Nnanna
25. Impact of Zeolites and other Porous Materials on the New Technologies at the Beginning of the New Millennium (142 Part-A + Part- B) Aiello R.
26. Surface Activity in Drug Action, Volume- 21 R.C. Srivastava
27. Design Aspects of Used Lubricating Oil Re-Refining Firas Awaja
28. Fuels of Opportunity: Characteristics and Uses In Combustion Systems David A. Tillman
29. Waste Engine Oils: Re refining and Energy Recovery Francois Audibert
30. Transportation Biofuels : Novel Pathways for the Production of Ethanol, Biogas and Biodiesel A. Hoogendoorn
31. Nonionic Surfactants, Volume-1 Schick M.J.
32. Emulsions and Emulsion Technology Part 1, valume-6 K.J. Lissant
33. Cationic Surfactants : Organic Chemistry, Volume – 34 J.M. Richmond
34. Anionic Surfactants: Biochemistry, Toxicology, Dermatology, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, Volume-43 C. Gloxhuber
35. Defoaming: Theory and Industrial Applications, Volume- 45 P.R. Garrett
36. Coagulation and Flocculation: Theory and Applications, Volume-47 B. Dobias
37. Fluorinated Surfactants : Synthesis, Properties, Process, Volume-33 E. Kissa
38. Technological Applications of Dispersions, Volume-52 R.B. Mckay
39. Cationic Surfactants : Analytical and Biological Evaluation, Volume-53 John Cross
40. Solubilization in Surfactant Aggregates, Volume-55 S.D. Christian
41. Emulsions and Emulsion Stability, Volume-61 J. Sjoblom
42. Vesicles, Volume-62 M. Rosoff
43. Surfactants in solution, Volume-64 A.K. Chattopadhyay
44. Detergents and the Environment, Volume- 65 M.J. Schwuger
45. Industrial Applications of Microemulsions, Volume- 66 C. Solans
46. Nonionic Surfactants: Organic Chemistry, Volume-72 N.M. Van Os
47. Novel Surfactants: Preparation, Application and Biodegradability, Volume- 74 K. Holmberg
48. Computational Methods in Surface and Colloid Science, volume- 89 M. Borowko
49. Adsorption on Silica Surfaces, volume – 90 Eugene Papirer
50. Nonionic Surfactants: Alkyl Polyglucosides, Volume-91 D. Balzer
51. Gemini Surfactants: Synthesis, Interfacial and Solution – Phase Behavior, and Applications, Volume- 117 R. Zana
Research/ Project/ Consultancy


Name of Faculty Activity/Organization/Industry
Dr. P. K. S. Yadav Expert opinion on rancidity of oil M/s B.L. Agro Oils Ltd. Bareilly, U.P
Dr. R. K. Trivedi .Haryana Co-operative Marketing Federation Ltd ( HAFED), India
.Punjab Co-operative Marketing Federation Ltd ( MARKFED), India
.Micronutrient Initiative, Canada
.Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment, Govt of India
Dr. V. K. Tyagi .M/s Om Chemicals and Pesticides, Unnao (U.P.)
.M/s Jyoti Capsules, Kanpur (U.P.)
.M/s Neeraj and Company, Kanpur (U.P.)

  • The alumni of Oil Technology are serving the corporate, academic and research organizations at senior positions in India and abroad.
  • The faculty has completed a number of the research projects sponsored by UNDO, CSIR, ICAR, MHRD, AICTE, DST, UPCST etc.
  • The faculty members represent various National level committees like BIS.

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  • The faculty members are actively involved in research activities and publishing the research work in reputed journals. The details of the publications are provided in the bio-data of individual faculty members.

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Dr. R. K. Trivedi

Professor & Head

Phone: 9721456006

Email: [email protected]