MANDATORY DISCLOSURE

 

I.              Name of the Institution

 

Name

CSIR - Central Electrochemical Research Institute

Address

 

Permanent Location, as approved by AICTE

Temporary Location

CSIR - Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi

Not applicable

Taluk

Karaikudi

 

District

Sivagangai

 

Pin code

630 003

 

State

Tamil Nadu

 

Telephone

(04565) 241475

 

FAX No.

(04565) 227713

 

Web site

www.cecri.res.in

 

Nearest Railway Station

Karaikudi

 

Nearest Airport

Trichy and Madurai

 

II.         Name and Address of the Director

Name

Dr. Vijayamohanan K Pillai

Address

Director, CSIR - Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi

Taluk

Karaikudi

District

Sivagangai

PIN

630 003

State

Tamil Nadu

Telephone

(04565) 227777

FAX No.

(04565) 227779

e-mail: director@cecri.res.in

 

III. Name of the Affiliating University

Name

Anna University Chennai.

Address

Anna University, Guindy, Chennai - 600 025.

STD Code

044

Phone:

2235 7097

FAX No.

044 – 2230 0916

Web site

www.annauniv.edu

IV.       Governance

Central Electrochemical Research Institute is a constituent statutory body of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India,      

New Delhi.

The B.Tech (Chemical & Electrochemical Engineering) programme conducted at Centre for Education,CECRI, is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai.

The Research Council of CECRI is monitoring the activities of CECRI. The Committee for Management of Affairs of Centre for Education and the Co-ordinating Council for CFE Administration   

& Activities are looking after the activities of Centre for Education.

Research Council

         Detail available on the following link

                              http://www.cecri.res.in/AboutUs/ResearchCouncil.aspx

 

Committee for Management of Affairs of Centre for Education

Sl.
No.

Name

Position

Present Professional Position

1.

Dr  Vijayamohanan K Pillai

Chairman

Director, CECRI

2.

Dr  T Raju

Member

Sr. Principal Scientist

3.

Dr  M Raju

Member

Sr. Principal Scientist

4.

Dr S  Vasudevan

Member

Sr. Principal Scientist

5.

Er.K. Manimaran

Member

Sr. Scientist

6.

Dr R Vedhalakshmi

Member

Sr. Principal Scientist

7.

Shri C Christu Raj

Member

  Controller of Administration

8.

Shri S Raju

Member

Finance & Accounts Officer

9.

Shri K P S Ganapathy

Member

Stores and Purchase Officer

10.

Shri R Meenakshisundaram

Member

Head,Project Planning and Management

11.

Dr B  Ramesh babu

Member-Convener

Sr. Principal Scientist

 

Co-ordinating Council for CFE Administration and Activities

Sl.
No.

Name

Position

Qualification

Present Professional Position

1.

Dr.B. Ramesh Babu

Dean

B.E.,M.Sc.(Env.Sc.),PGDGA,Ph.D

Sr. Principal Scientist

2.

Dr. T. Raju

Co-ordinator (Academics)

M.Tech, Ph.D

Sr. Principal Scientist

3.

Dr.M. Raju

Associate Dean

M.E., Ph.D

Sr. Principal Scientist

 

Frequency of the Academic Advisory Body Meeting

At least one Board of Studies Meeting in each year

 

Organizational Processes

 

Nature and Extent of involvement of faculty and students in academic affairs/ improvements

Every class shall have a class committee consisting of faculty of the concerned class, student representatives and a Class Committee Chairman, who is not teaching the class. The overall goal of the committee is for improving the teaching – learning process.  The functions of the Class Committee include

     

Ø To overcome the difficulties experienced by students in the class room and in the laboratories

 

Ø Clarifying the regulations of the degree programme and the details of rules therein to the students.

 

Ø Informing the student representatives about the academic schedule including the dates of assessment tests and the syllabus coverage for each assessment

 

Ø Informing the student representatives the details regarding weightage used for each assessment test.  In the case of practical courses (laboratory/drawing/project work/seminar etc.) the break up of marks for each experiment/ exercise/module of work, shall be discussed in the class committee meeting and informed to the students

 

Ø Analyzing the performance of the students in each test and finding the ways and means to improve the performance

 

Ø Identifying the weak students, if any, and requesting the faculty concerned to provide some additional help or guidance or coaching to such weak students.

 

 Faculty Adviser: Two faculty member’s function as advisor for each class and their function include monitoring of academic performance, attendance of each student, sending their progress reports to the parents and apprise the Dean about the progress of the students

Mechanism/Norms and Procedure for democratic/Good governance

Committee for Management of Affairs of Centre for Education; Co-ordination Council for administration and other activities of Centre for Education; Hostel & Mess Committee.

Student Feedback on Institutional Governance/faculty performance

Through Class Committee Meetings , Feedback from Alumni.

Grievance redressal mechanism for faculty, staff and students

Through Class Committee Meetings.


Name of the programme
approved by the AICTE

No. of seats sanctioned

Duration

Cut off mark/rank for admission
during the last three years

Fee

Placement Facilities

Campus placement in last three years

 

  B.Tech

 (Chemical & Electrochemical Engineering)

  

35 + 5*

 


 4 years/

 8 Semesters 

 

 

Year

Open

BCM

BC

MBC

SC

SCA

ST

As per  Annexure I

Yes

Year

Student

2016-17

196.00

195.25

195.00

193.00

185.00

159.75

--

2015-2016

24+7#

2015-16

197.25

196.5

196.5

195.25

190.25

184

--

2014-2015

22+4#

2014-15

196.75

194.25

196.25

194.25

188.5

189

--

2013-2014

15+3#

       * Other State Quota ;                                                                                                      #  Higher studies in abroad

V.     Programmes

Name of the programmes accredited by the AICTE:   Not applied

 

Name and duration of programme(s) having affiliation/collaboration with Foreign University(s) / Institution(s) and being run in the

 same campus along with status of their AICTE approval

-       Nil –

 

VI.     Faculty       -           As per Annexure II

Visiting Faculty

Nil

Adjunct Faculty

Nil

Guest Faculty

From IISC- Bangalore, NIT - Trichy,           IIT - Chennai

Permanent Faculty : Student Ratio

1:2

Number of faculty employed and left during the last three years

Nil

 

VII.         Profile of Director with qualifications, total experience, age and duration of employment at the institute concerned

 

Name

Dr. Vijayamohanan K Pillai

Date of Birth

28-05-1960

Educational Qualification

Ph.D

Work Experience
Teaching
Research

 

    28 Years    

 28 Years

Area of Specialization

Electrochemistry, Materials Chemistry (Sensors, Nanoclusters,   self-assembled monolayers, Hybrid Materials for energy storage devices like fuel cells, batteries and ultracapacitors)

Subjects Teaching at UG/PG Level

Electrochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry,

Nanomaterials

Research Guidance

Ph.D: 17 Nos.

No. of Research Papers published in National Journals and International Journals

More than 220

No. of Patents filed

20

No. of Technologies transferred

1

      

      

VIII.    Fee          As per Annexure - I

Details of Fees: The tuition fees and other fees are being charged as per the recommendations of the Committee for Management Affairs and as approved by Anna University.

 

Time Schedule for payment of fee for the entire programme

Every Semester (June/November)

No. of scholarship offered by the Institute, duration & amount

Nil

Criteria for fee waivers/scholarship

Not applicable

 

Estimated cost of boarding and Lodging in Hostels

Admission Fee                                     : Rs. 500

Water,Electricity Charges & Room Rent   : Rs. 8500/Year

Hostel Establishment Charges                : Rs. 14000/Year

Caution deposit                                   : Rs. 8,000

Boarding                                            : Dividing system

 IX.     Admission Procedure

No. of seats sanctioned with the year of approval

Sl. No.

Branch

Seats sanctioned

Year of approval

1

B.Tech (Chemical & Electrochemical Engineering)

35+5*

1988

 

* Other State Quota.

Number of students admitted under various categories each year in the last three years

Sl. No.

Year

Open

BC

MBC

SC/ST

1.

2016-2017

11

11

07

06

2.

2015-2016

11

11

07

06

3.

2014-2015

11

11

07

06

Number of applications received during last two years for admission under Management Quota and number admitted

Not applicable

 X.     Admission Procedure

The admissions are made on merit, for 35 seats through single window, Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (http://www.annauniv.edu/) and for 5 seats through JEE examination(main).

XI.     Criteria and Weightages for Admission

Describe each criteria with its respective weightages i.e. Admission Test, marks in qualifying examination, etc.

The criteria for admission is prescribed by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu and Anna University, Chennai issued every year, through common prospectus for admission to professional degree courses

Mention the minimum level of acceptance, if any

Qualification: A pass in 12th Standard of Tamil Nadu HSC (Academic) with mathematics, physics and chemistry or equivalent

For SC/ST candidates, a mere pass in the qualifying examination will suffice and the minimum marks are the same as the passing minimum for HSC/Diploma of the State of Tamil Nadu.  Candidates belonging to communities other than SC/ST should have obtained the following minimum marks

 

(i)                  For Communities other than BC/MBC&DNC/SC/ST- other communities: A minimum average of 55% and above in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

(ii)                For BC communities: A minimum average of 50% and above in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

(iii)               For MBC &DNC Communities: A minimum average of 45% and above in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

(iv)             Mention the cut-off levels of percentage& percentile scores of the candidates in the admission test for the last three years

 

 

Name of the programme
  approved by the AICTE

No. of seats sanctioned

Duration

Cut off mark/rank for admission
during the last three years

 

  B.Tech

 (Chemical & Electrochemical Engineering)

35 + 5 *

 

4 years /

8 Semesters 

  

Year

Open

BCM

BC

MBC

SC

SCA

ST

 

 2016-17

196.00

195.25

195.00

193.00

185.00

159.75

--

 

 2015-16

197.25

196.5

196.5

195.25

190.25

184

--

 

2014-15

196.75

194.25

196.25

194.25

188.5

189

--


                                   
* Other State Quota

Display marks scored in test, etc. and in aggregate for all candidates who were admitted

Criteria and weightages for admission keep changing as per the directives of Anna University (www.annauniv.edu).

XII.       Application Form

     Not applicable

XIII.     List of Applicants

     Not applicable

XIV.   Results of admission under management seats/vacant seats

    Not applicable

 XV.  Information on infrastructure and other resources available 

 

 LIBRARY (a) Books

Category

Total books available in Knowledge Resource Centre,CSIR-CECRI

 as on date

Department Library(CFE)

Volumes

52653

1846

 

(b) Journals 

Sl. No.

Journals subscribed

National

International

1.

17

12 Individual title

e Journal packages: ACS,ECS,John Wiley,OUP,RSC,Springer,AIP,Nature,Elsevier,            ISI WoS,T&F(around 2000 titles)

 

 

E-Library facilities: CECRI Library has access to over 1000 online journals in various fields.

LABORATORY: List of major equipments/Facilities

Sl. No.

Name of the Laboratory

Experimental Facilities/Major Equipment

1.

Chemistry Labs

General Chemistry: Water Analysis, pH determination, Conductometry, Potentiometer, Spectrophoto-meter, Flame photometer, Ostwald viscometer, COD apparatus, Thermostatic water bath, Horizontal rotary mechanical shaker.Organic Chemistry: Qualitative analysis, Preliminary reactions, Test for saturation/unsaturation, Aliphatic/ aromatic nature, Elements (N, S, Halogens), Functional groups, Acids, Phenols, Esters, Aldehydes and Ketones, Carbohydrates, Alcohols, Amines, Amides nitro group, hydrocarbon. Preparation: Hydrolysis–Benzoic acid from benzamide, Acetylation–Acetyl salicylic acid from salicylic acid, Bromination – Tribromo aniline from aniline, Nitration – Picric acid from phenol, Benzoylation – Phenyl benzoate from phenol and Oxidation – Benzoic acid from benzaldehyde.

 

 Physical Chemistry: Experimental setups for Phase rule critical solution temperature, Phase rule effect of impurities on critical solution temperature, Water analysis - determination of dissolved oxygen, Extractive techniques - distribution coefficient, Kinetics - rate constant of hydrolysis of ester by acid, Polymer - viscosity measurements, Transition temperature measurements and Precipitation titration

 

2.

 

Physics Labs

 

Spectrometers, Travelling microscopes, Sodium Vapour Lamp Setups, Deflection magnetometer, Diffraction gratings, Mercury Vapour Lamp Setups, Torsion Pendulum, Lees disc apparaturs, Electronic Top loading balances, Digital Multimeters, Vernier Calipers, Screw gauges, Reading lens with metal frames, Rheostats.

Non uniform bending apparatus, Viscosity (Poiseuilles flow) apparatus, Air Wedge apparatus, Newton ’s Ring apparatus, Ultrasonic interferometer apparatus.

3.

Electrical & Electronics Engineering Labs

Electrical: RLC Circuits, D.C. Shunt Generator O.C.C.,  D.C. Shunt Motor Load characteristics, Speed Control of D.C. Shunt Motor., O.C. & S.C. test on single phase trans former, Alternator Regulation (e.m.f. method), Induction motor Load tests, Calibration of MI & MC Instruments, Power measurement by two-watt meter method., Calibration of energy meter, Study of Y/D starters.

 

Electronics: Diode, Transistor, FET, UJT, SCR characteristics, Multi vibrators using IC 555, Frequency response of RC coupled Amplifier, RC phase shift oscillator, Wien bridge oscillator, Basic operational amplifier using IC 741, Adder, Multiplier, Integrator, Differentiator using IC741, Study of logic gates and counters.

4.

Workshop Practices

Various tools and equipments for wiring and Soldering practices, Various tools for servicing of equipments and measuring Instruments. Various tools for Fitting, Plumbing and Carpentry practices. 

5.

Computer Labs

Hardwares: Laptop Computer Systems, P-IV Computer Systems, Laser Printers, Scanners, Web Cameras, LCD projectors.

Softwares: C and C++ programming, Word processing, Unix commands, Shell programming, C programming and File management, Programs in C for signal handling and process management, Imparting a strong base in solving problems relating to differentiation, integration and differential equations in numerical methods using C and MatLab programming. Development of software for equipment design of various equipments such as Heat exchanger, Evaporator etc., through AutoCAD.

6.

Chemical Engineering Labs

Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations: Venturimeter, V – Notch Weir, Centrifugal pump, Vacuum leaf filter, Drop weight crusher, Plate and frame filter press, Ball mill, Jaw crusher. Experimental setups for Efflux time, Pipe friction, Laminar flow, Non – Newtonian flow, Settling.

 

Chemical Reaction Engineering: Batch Reactors, Semi-Batch Reactors, Mixed Flow Reactors, Plug Flow Reactors, Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactors, Adiabatic Reactor, Batch Re-circulation Reactor, Recycle Reactor, Themoreactor, Photo chemical reactor, Bio chemical reactor, Sono chemical reactor, Electrochemical reactor, Membrane reactor, Residence Time Distribution Studies in PER & CSTR-by STEP & PULSE Response, Multiple Reactors, Reaction Modeling Using CRNT Software.

Heat and Mass Transfer: Experimental setup for Transient State Heat Conduction, Surface Evaporation, Jacketed Kettle, Temperature profile of a rod, Natural Convection, Thermal Conductivity of metal rod, Thermal Conductivity of composite wall, Emissive measurement, Measurement of Diffusion coefficient, Simple distillation, Steam distillation, Leaching, Packed bed distillation column, Air and Vacuum Drying, Adsorption.

Process Dynamics and Control: Micro controller based PID controller for SCADA and other applications, pH Control System, Distributed Control System, PLC based and PC based Flow process Control Analyzer, Level process Analyzer, Temperature process Analyzer, Pressure process Analyzer.

 7.

Electrochemical Engineering Labs

Industrial Metal Finishing: Anodizing of Aluminium, Analysis of Copper Plating Bath , Analysis of Nickel Plating Bath , Electroforming of Metal Foil, Hull Cell Studies in Electroplating Bath , Throwing Power Studies in Electroplating Bath , Chromium Plating.

Corrosion Science and Engineering: Corrosion rates measurements, Soil resistivity and surface potential, Electrical resistivity and surface potential, Inhibitor evaluation by gravimetric method, Cathodic protection efficiency by Impressed current Technique, Estimation of Oxygen, chloride and hardness in water samples, Paint formulation.

 

Electrochemicals: Deposition of lead dioxide on graphite rod, Preparation of sodium chlorate, perchlorate, hypo-chlorite from sodium chloride, preparation of succinic acid from maleic acid, preparation of P-Aminobenzoic acid form P-Nitro benzoic acid, electrochemical oxidation of glucose to calcium gluconate, electrochemical prepa- ration of Mn3+ in sulphuric acid media.

 

Batteries: Physical methods of characterization, porosity by water in titration and theoretical measurement of individual electrode potentials at different current densities, cell voltage measurement from the calibration graph, determination of antimony content by thermometric method in Pb-Sb alloy, dis-charge characteristics of lead acid battery, determination of electrical resistance of battery separator, determination of apparent density and acid absorption number of battery acid, determination of maximum predominant pore size in battery separators.

 

Electrochemical Material Science: Chemical deposition of lead sulphide films and measurement of resistivity of the deposits for various timings, current voltage charac- teristics of the given photoconductive cell in darkness and estimation of photosensitivity, intensity-photocurrent cha-racteristics of the given photoconductive cell for different bias conditions, power characteristics of the given silicon at specified intensities, estimation of the diode parameters of a silicon solar cell, preparation of CdSe films by the electrochemical route and determination of the cross plane resistivity, determination of the intensity ¾ photo-current characteristics of the given silicon cell, Mott-Schottky plot from capacitance measurements and esti-mation of the flat-band potential and carrier concen-tration.

 

Electrometallurgy: Leaching of calcine, electrowinning of metal zinc, electrolytic preparation of metal powders, standardization of chromel-alumel thermocouple,  melting point of salt mixture (cooling curve method), determination of limiting current, determination of velocity constant.

 

Electrochemical Reaction Engineering: Electrochemi-cal Batch Reactor-Constant Current Operation, Factorial Design for investigating the Current Efficiency of Copper Deposition, Monopolar and Bipolar Cells, Electro chemical Semi Batch Reactor, Electrochemical Batch Reactor-Constant Voltage Operation, Continuous Flow Stirred Tank Electrochemical Reactor (CSTER), Axial Flow Electrochemical Reactor (PFER), Packed Bed Reactor-Flow through Configuration, Local Mass Transfer on the Wall of Stirred Tank Reactor.

Institute’s Centralized Facilities

Follow the link below

http://www.cecri.res.in/Infrastructure/RDFacilities/Analytical.aspx

Computing Facilities

The computing facility comprises 50 computer systems of various configurations including server systems, individual PCs, Laptop computers etc.

 Number and Configuration of Systems

    Number of PC’s

  50

Total number of systems connected by LAN

50

Total number of systems connected to WAN

--

Internet bandwidth

1 Gbps

Legal System Software

Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2003 server, Linux

Legal Application Software

1.     VASP

2.    Gaussian

3.    Origin-8

4.    Wiren 2K

5.    Maple -12(General purpose Mathematical solver

6.    Comfol

7.    Matlab

8.    Material Studio

9.    Comsol Multiphysics

10.  Labview

11.  Quantum espresso

Printers

HP LaserJet 1022 – 2, HP LaserJet 1200 – 2, HP LJ5200 – 1, HP Line Printer – 1

Scanners & Printer cum Scanner

|Hp Laser Jet MFP M226dn - 2, Laser Jet M1005 - 1,HP Scan jet 4500,

Workshop facilities                 

Follow the link below

http://www.cecri.res.in/Infrastructure/RDFacilities/Analytical.aspx

List of facilities available

Games and Sports

Hand Ball Court, Shuttle Badminton Court with Flood Light, Ball Badminton Court, Basket Ball Court with Flood Light, Volley Ball Court with Flood Light, Foot Ball ground, Cricket Ground and Net facilities, Table Tennis with Flood Light, Recreational Room with carom Board and Chess.

Canteen facility

       There is a Departmental Canteen in our Institute campus

Extra curricular activities

NSS; Yoga Centre; Gymnasium

Technical Forums like, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Society for Advancement of Electrochemical Science & Technology (SAEST), Electrochemical Technologists Association (ETA), Cultural and Literary Association (KALA)

Soft skill development facilities

Available

No of class rooms and size of each

4 x 47 sq.m

No of tutorial room and size of each

1 room of 47.32 sq.m

No of laboratories and size of each

Twelve numbers; 936sq.m.

No of drawing halls and size of each

1 Hall,155 sq.m.

No of computer centres with capacity of each

3 Centres having capacity 65,65,68 sq.m. each

Central examination facility

Available

Teaching learning process

Curricula and syllabi for each of the programmes as approved by the university

As per Annexure III(Regulation 2013)

Academic calendar

As per Annexure IV

Academic time table

As per Annexure V

Internal continuous evaluation system and place

Three assessment tests are conducted per semester

Students’ assessment of faculty, system in place

Through class committee meetings

Special Purpose

Academic calendar and Frame work

June – December (Odd Semester) and December - April (Even Semester)

Research Focus

The Institute is a world-renowned center of excellence in all the fields of Electrochemical Science & Technology with sophisticated instruments, computers and modern facilities spread over 30000 sq.m. of laboratory. CECRI library is a treasure house of books, periodicals, translations and other documents providing the researchers constantly with the new information.  CECRI is also recognized as a centre for Doctoral Research of most of the Indian Universities.

CECRI scientists already have the opportunity of both carrying out research and teaching for the B.Tech programme since 1988.  Since, the faculties have sufficient research experience; they could provide better teaching methods, which in turn lead to development of creating better man power in the field of electrochemical engineering with sufficient research background.

List of typical research projects

Industry linkage

             CECRI has been taking up lot of sponsored projects/consultancy services to various industries.


Publications

              Follow the link below

              http://krc.cecri.res.in/

Placement Status

              Available

Admission Procedure

The admissions are made on merit, through single window, Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission through TNEA (www.annauniv.edu).

Fee structure

As per Annexure I

Hostel facilities

Hostel facilities are available for both boys and girls

Contact address

Name

    Dr. Vijayamohanan K Pillai, Director,

Address

    CSIR - Central Electrochemical Research Institute

    Karaikudi 630 003.

    Tamilnadu,India

    www.cecri.res.in

Telephone

(04565) 227777

E-mail

     director@cecri.res.in