DDU Anchor Institute Cell


The size of Indian Chemical Industry is estimated at US$ 35 billion approximately which is 3% of Indian GDP. The total investment in Chemicals & Petrochemicals sector is approximately, US $ 60 billion.

Gujarat has witnessed rapid industrialization in the last two decades. It has secured the top slot in the industrial growth amongst the states in India. There has been paradigm shift in sectorial development. Gujarat has evolved as hub for chemicals and petrochemicals industries. In fact GUJARAT has become the PETRO CAPITAL of the COUNTRY as this is one of the fastest growing sectors in the State economy. Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals under the chemicals & fertilizer  ministry has signed memorandum of agreement  with the Government of Gujarat to set up a petroleum, chemicals and petrochemicals investment region(PCPIR) in the state  at Dahej  with proposed investment of 50,000 crore generating 190 K  direct employment.

Hence, developing the man power on a massive scale for this sector is the prime issue as realized by the Industries & Mines Department , Government of Gujarat The need for better quality and skilled technical manpower is increasing and will continue to increase in time to come. The Industries and Mines Department  government of Gujarat , has decided to tackle this issue and  took proactive approach  through the industry responsive training and skill development programmes for technical man power.

We are pleased to inform you that INDUSTRIES & MINES DEPARTMENT, GOVERNMENT OF GUJARAT entrusted DHARMSINH DESAI UNIVERSITY   to take up the challenge to be an ANCHOR INSTITUTE  for the fastest growing Chemicals & Petrochemicals sector of the state. Its Partners are L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad as Co Anchor Institute, N. G. Patel Polytechnic, Ahva,  and ITI Ankleshwar as Nodal Institutes


The objective of the Anchor Institute and its partners is to take various initiatives in creating readily employable and industry responsive Man Power, at all level for chemicals & Petrochemicals across the State. This includes preparing Course curriculum and benchmarking and Training for the Trainers/Faculties.

Past Activities:

Anchor Institute – Chemicals & Petrochemicals Sector has successfully organized and conducted the first 30 hours training course  on MATLAB-November 09 to 13, 2009  for the faculty members of various Technical Institutes of the state.  35  faculty members of various Degree and Diploma Engineering Institutes  and 14 post graduate students of Chemical Engineering  took benefit this training course.

Our major tasks ahead :

·   Identifying the training & skill development areas/programmes as per the need of theindustries in Gujarat state at ITI, Diploma & Degree Level.

·   Designing and organizing and conducting the training programmes and preparation of theircourse materials.

·   Organizing faculty development programmes (training for trainers) for conducting thesetraining programmes through the Nodal Institutes.

·   Supervision and assistance to the Nodal Institutes to run training programmes.

·   Benchmarking of these training programmes.

·   Upgrading the Courses offered in Chemical & Petrochemical Engineering andmake them Industry responsive.

·   Identifying new and emerging area in this field.

·   Training the students at different levels (SUCs, ITI, Polytechnics and Degree Colleges)

The targeted beneficiaries:

·   Unemployed technical manpower having completed the formal study

·   Technical manpower already in job

·    Faculty members of the technical institutions

·    Students of Technical Institutions

It is our appeal to all industries and academicians to come forward to share, suggest and join with us to make the dreams of Industries & mines Department Government of Gujarat reality and provide the ample opportunities to the young generation to be the part of the growth of this sector.


Dr. P. A. Joshi, Chairman,

Anchor Institute- Chemicals&  Petrochemicals, Faculty of Technology, Dharmsinh Desai University, College Road, Nadiad

Ph: 0268- 2520502  Fax:0268-2520501 , Email:pajoshi@ddu.ac.in