Depatment of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, previously known as the Department of Applied chemistry, was formally brought into existence on 14th August, 1972 and Dr. S.S.M.A. Khorasani, reader in Applied Chemistry of the Department of Chemistry, was appointed head of the Department. Originally the Department offered M.Sc. (Preliminary) and M.Sc. (Final) courses, each of one year duration. On the basis of the Dhaka University Ordinance Dr. Khorasani was appointed the first chairman of the Department for three years with effect from July 1, 1973.

Degrees Offered: B.Sc., M.Phil and Ph.D

Research Areas : Industrial Products and by-products management. Industrial Process developments.

Petroleum and Petrochemicals, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, Organic Synthetic Chemistry, Chemical Processing Technology, Energy Technology, Pharmacognosy and Natural Product Chemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry, Photochemistry, Carbohydrate Chemistry, Science of Materials, Nano-technolgy, Polymer processing Chemistry of supramolecular materials, HPLC (development of stationary phase and analytical system) Petroleum Mining and industrial Management, Petrochemicals.