Chemical Engineering profession, which has multi directional developments, today occupies a much wider canvas addressing problems concerning environment and ecology, biomedicine, energy and high performance materials.Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) is the premier professional organisation furthering the development of chemical, petrochemical and allied industries with respect to R&D, design and engineering, educational programmes and consultancy.
The Kanpur Regional Centre (KanRC) is one among the oldest regional centres in Northern Zone and the only regional centre in Uttar Pradesh. Many premier institutions involved in teaching and research in the area of chemical engineering such as Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Harcourt Butler Technological Institute Kanpur, Institute of Technology Banares Hindu University Varanasi, and Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad come under the territorial limits of Kanpur Regional Centre. The KanRC is actively involved in promoting and complementing the activities and objectives of the Institute within its territorial limits by organizing meetings, seminars, and conferences; arranging workshops, refresher courses and counseling sessions; and initiating any other activities which are of social, technical and professional relevance to its members.

Kanpur :
Nestled on the banks of the Holy river Ganga, Kanpur ( latitude 26.4670° North and longitude 80.3500° East) stands as one of North India’s major industrial centres with its own historical, religious and commercial importance. Kanpur spelled as Cawnpore before 1948, is the tenth most populous city in India and the largest within the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the largest city of the Hindi-speaking belt after Delhi. It remains one of the oldest industrial townships of North India, although it has not kept pace with IT industry growth in the rest of India due to political indifference. It has a metropolitan area of over 1,640 square kilometres (630 sq mi) and a city area of around 829 square kilometres with an approximate poplation of 5 million inhabitants.It is also home to several globally recognized institutions such as IIT Kanpur, Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI), Chandr Shekhar Azad Agricultural University, Leather Institute, GSVM Medical College and University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kanpur University.
The only unit of the Indian Institute of Pulse Research (an institute of ICAR) and one of the three units of the National Sugar Institute is situated in Kanpur which reflects the strong agrarian nature of industries here.
Kanpur has several locational advantages, i.e. location at a vantage point on two national highways, i.e. NH 2 and NH 25; raw material availability for many industries, viz. leather, food processing, plastics etc., proximity to large markets, availability of skilled manpower due to various institutes located within Kanpur and existing traditional industrial base attracting skilled workers to the city.
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