The heart of chemical engineering at IIT Bombay is excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Our central goal is teaching students how to conduct innovative research and communicate the results. IIT-Bombay students enjoy personal experiences in scholarship and independent inquiry, in which they play an active role in formulating the research to be undertaken, implementing the work, and carrying it to completion. Graduate research projects combine careful fundamental study with recognition of the practical and technological importance of the research.

The department has a long-standing history of excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education. Currently, the department has about 250 undergraduate, 80 M.Tech students and 60 working towards their Ph.D. The  graduate students are in high demand in both industry and academia.