During 1970's, initiatives were taken to form a Registered body of the Alumni from the then Department of Applied Chemistry. Distinguished teachers and alumni took the responsibility to form organizations like Applied Chemistry Alumni Association, Chemical Engineering Alumni Association etc. The bodies were formed, operated mainly during organization of Alumni Meet or Reunion. Unfortunately, no one was Registered under the Societies Registration Act. Again, during 1990's attempt were made but most of the times interest were missing just after completion of Alumni Meet of the year.
It was the very beginning of 2K, Prof. Parthasarathi Ray attempted further to form a Registered body of the Association. At this time Prof. Ray got whole hearted support from senior alumnus like Prof. Niras Kumar Bose, Prof. Basudeb Barman, Dr. Saral Kumar Ghosh, Prof. Bibhuti Bhushan Paira, Prof. Parameswar De. A few junior (at that time) alumni like Mr. Gautom Mitra, Mr. Dipankar Chakrabarti, Dr. Asim Kumar De put their services to draft Objectives and Memorandum of Association. And ultimately, the Calcutta University Chemical Engineering Alumni Association got Registration under West Bengal Societies Registration Act 1961 on 7th December 2001 (Registration Number S/1L/6821 of 2001 - 2002), has been functioning in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Calcutta to fulfill the objectives laid down in its Memorandum of Association. Later on, after online modification by the Society of Registrar, the Association has been given a new Registration No.SO106821 dated 21.01.2019.
It is the Association of individuals of passed out students of the Department of Chemical Engineering and the former Applied Chemistry Department. Associates for the well-being and academic developments of Students are also invited to the Association. The Association is engaged in organizing Technical lectures, Seminars, Workshops and Interactive Sessions in collaboration with the department of Chemical Engineering since its inception for career development of the students.
It has also been organizing in collaboration with the department, the Reunion of the past and present students, teachers and staff of the department and the former department of Applied Chemistry from time to time. On the occasion of the Reunion we felicitate the Distinguished Alumni of the department, and also present Service Awards to the distinguished teachers and staff of the Department of Chemical Engineering as well as of Former Department of Applied Chemistry.
The objects for which the Association is established are:
Prof. N K Bose
1. To promote the advancement of Chemical Engineering Science and application by conducting research, imparting training and education, establishing libraries, laboratories and developing Industry- Academia interactions in general and the advancement of teaching and research in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Calcutta University in particular.
2. To protect the professional interest of all alumni of the Department of Chemical Engineering and the former Department of Applied Chemistry of Calcutta University and more particularly of all members of the Association.
3. To organize seminars, symposia, workshops, technical lectures, etc., as well as the annual Reunion of the past and present students, teachers and other employees of the Department of Chemical Engineering and the former Department of Applied Chemistry of the Calcutta University.
4. To make suitable endowments at the University of Calcutta to institute teaching and research positions and special lectureships for technical lectures on subjects of relevance to the Department of Chemical Engineering, Calcutta University.