Chemical industry has grown rapidly in recent decades, not only in terms of the tonnage produced, but also in the diversity of the products. These products are of vital importance in our everyday lives and it is extremely difficult to think of anything in the modern society, which does not involve chemistry at some stage of its manufacture.
Clothing, food, drugs and building materials are few such examples. Ever increasing demand for these products has resulted in both expansion and diversification of chemical industry. A great majority of undergraduates leaving the universities at the end of their period of study seek employment in industry.
In addition to possessing a sound background knowledge in Chemistry, they should be familiar with the special aspects of industrial chemistry and other allied subjects, which are useful to the industrialists in the field of chemical manufacture. Although some basic concepts in Industrial Chemistry are included in undergraduate courses they do not adequately meet the needs mentioned above.