History of Department:
  • The Founder of Banaras Hindu University Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya started a course in Ceramics as as in 1924 as a section in the Department of Industrial Chemistry and established: Department of Glass Technology, Department of Ceramic Technology.
  • In 1956 these two departments were merged into - "Department of Silicate Technology"
  • In 1968 the department was renamed as "Department of Ceramic Engineering"
  • The department is having all the sections of traditional ceramics such as pottery, porcelain and white-ware, cement, refractories, glasses, enamels and furnace technology.
  • The department is committed for the rapid advancement in frontier areas of ceramic engineering in terms of teaching and research in special glasses, new generation refractories, cements and castables, electrical and electronics ceramics, bio-glasses, bio-glass ceramics, advanced ceramics and for pursuing active research in these emerging areas.
  • The department has added new sections in advanced ceramic areas such as electro- ceramics, glass-ceramics, bio-ceramics and ceramic composites.
  • Considering the important role that the department of Ceramic Engineering has played, the University Grants Commission had granted funds under ‘Special Assistance and COSIST’ Programmes and the Department of Science and Technology also sanctioned funds under FIST programme. Many R & D projects have been sponsored by AICTE, DST, CSIR, DRDO and UGC.
  • The Department celebrated its Platinum Jubilee during 1999 for 75 years of Ceramic education.

To attain global recognition in research and training students for meeting the challenging needs of ceramics & allied industries and society.


Providing high quality undergraduate and post graduate education in tune with changing needs of industry. Generating knowledge and developing technology through quality research in frontier areas of ceramic and interdisciplinary fields.  Fostering industry-academia relationship for mutual benefit and growth through short-term courses, workshops, and exchange visits.

  • To provide fundamental technical knowledge and skills in the areas of traditional ceramics such as glass, pottery, porcelain, whitewares, cement, refractories and furnace technology.
  • To provide skills and practical experience to fulfill their professional duties and responsibilities in teamwork, ethics, and technical leadership.
  • To develop strong interaction with industries through collaborative research, student training, consultancy and to work on multidisciplinary and real life industrial problems.
  • To make students to be in a position to practice professionally in various positions in industry or government sector.
  • To mould students to become future engineers, scientists, researchers, and innovators and to contribute to the society.