IIChE Students' Chapter, School of Chemical Engineering - MITAoE has organized 18th National Level Chemical Engineering Student Conference PRAKALP on 10 and 11 March 2023.

The theme for this PRAKALP was "Exergy and Sustainability".

The Inauguration Function of PRAKALP was graced by Mr. Atul Pabalkar - Director, Biopharmax India Pvt. Ltd. as a Chief Guest and Dr. Kalyan Raman - DGM & Head, CoE (Biotech) and Water & Wastewater Technology Thermax Ltd. Pune as a Guest of Honour. Program Convenor, Dr. Parag Sutar welcomed all participants and briefed about the PRAKALP theme for this year. Program coordinator, Prof. Shraddha Shende briefed about IIChE Students Chapter and various activities conducted under the chapter. Program coordinator Dr. Abhijeet Patil gave a brief introduction about PRAKALP and it's history.

Dr. Mahesh Goudar - Director, MIT Academy of Engineering, Dr. Suyogkumar Taralkar - Dean QA, other deputy directors as well as school deans and section heads were present for the inaugural function of PRAKALP.

During the two days of the event, 6 sessions for paper presentations and 2 sessions for poster presentations were organized which were judged by experts from industry as well as academia. A free hands-on training session on Aspen HYSYS software was also organized for the participants.

For Valedictory Function, Mr. Alok Pandit - Director, Equinox Software and Services Pvt. Ltd. was present as a Chief Guest and Mr. Sandeep Kulkarni - Director (Program Management), Tridiagonal Solutions Pvt. Ltd. was present as a Guest of Honour. Dr. Sandeep Shewale - Dean, School of Chemical Engineering presented the vote of thanks and congratulated the winners.
Mr. Ganesh Mule - Joint Secretary, IIChE Students' Chapter, MITAoE summarized the event.