The founder of Banaras Hindu University, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviyaji instituted a course in Ceramic Technology as early as 1924 with the noble objective of advancing glass and ceramic technology in India.The Department is pursuing active research in the emerging areas of glass, glass ceramics, refractories, electronic ceramic, cement and pottery & porcelain. Research papers are being published in reputed national and international journals regularly. Considering the important role that the department of Ceramic Engineering has played, the University Grants Commission has granted funds under ‘Special Assistance and COSIST’ Programmes. Many R& D projects have been sponsored by AICTE, DST, CSIR and UGC. The Department celebrated its Platinum Jubilee during 1999 for 75 years of Ceramic education and organized a ‘National Seminar on Challenges of 21st Century’.
Facilities of major equipments : Scifert X-Ray Diffraction System, Netzsch Simultaneous Thermal Analyser (Microprocessor controlled), Microprocessor Controlled Particle size analyzer,UV-Visible Spectrophotometern Fluorescence Spectrometer (Perkin Elmer), HP LCR Meter, HIOKI, LCR Meter, Micro hard tester,Zeiss Polarising Microscope (Transmission cum Reflection), Optical Microscope,Dilatometer, 100 Ton capacity Hot Press, 100 Ton Compression Testing Machine,High Temperature Furnaces, High Temperature Furnace with Programmable Controller, PCE Furnace, Environmental Chamber, Vibro Energy Mill
Pilot Plant for Pottery and Glassware, Annealing-cum-decorating lehr
Library:The Departmental Library System supports teaching, research and extension programs of the department. All students,faculty members and employees of the department are entitled to make use of the library facilities on taking library membership. The library has a huge collection of books on ceramic engineering & other supporting engineering branches alongwith books of general sciences.
The Institute facilitates the process of placement of students passing out from the Institute besides collaborating with leading organizations and institutes in setting up of internship and training program of students.