The Department of Chemical Engineering impart knowledge on numerous areas of application-oriented technology in synthesis and processing of chemicals and materials. Chemical Engineers design and manufacture chemicals used in various fields, petroleum products, pharmaceutical products, household products etc.

Current courses offered by our department approved by UGC,
  • B.Tech - Chemical Engineering (FT)
  • B.Tech - Chemical Engineering (PT)
  • M.Tech - Chemical Engineering (FT)
  • M.Tech - Petrochemical & Petroleum Refining (FT)
Our syllabus is framed with efficient faculties, members from core industries, getting opinion from alumni working in different parts of the world. This will give update knowledge for the student and prepare them for the competitive market in chemical engineering.

Our department offers skill-based training programmes to the students with Rubber skill development council (RSDC), Industry- Institute Planning cell (IIPC), National Skill Training Institute (ATI) and PALS.

We have signed MOU with esteemed organisations for providing continuous training and development to our students. MOU’s with foreign universities are signed for Students Exchange programmes.


Generating knowledge and developing technology through quality research in frontier areas of Chemical and Interdisciplinary fields


  • M1: To provide high quality education experience that will prepare graduates to assure leadership position within chemical and associated industries.
  • M2: To attain global recognition in research and train students for meeting the challenging needs of chemical industries and the society.
  • M3: Fostering industry-academic relationship for mutual benefits and growth.
Quality Policy
We wish to foster a Chemical Engineering Program coupled with research strength to acquire innovation and next generation techniques

Program Educational Objectives
  • PEOs reflect the career and professional accomplishments of graduates. The PEOs of the B.Tech Chemical Engineering course follows:
  • Pursue higher studies or be employed in Chemical Engineering or related disciplines.
  • Be a successful entrepreneur in creating jobs related to applied science and technology.
  • Promote ethics, sustainability and environmental responsibility in their practice.

Program Specific Outcomes
  • Graduates will apply knowledge in physics, chemistry and biology in the field of transfer processes for effective separation and purification of petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and health care products.
  • Graduates will automate and control processes by applying mathematics, process control, instrumentation, simulation and process modelling.
  • Graduates will design equipment for modern science applications.
Program Outcomes
  • PO1 Engineering Knowledge: Apply the Knowledge of mathematics, science, Chemical Engineering fundamentals, and a Chemical Engineering specialization to the solution of complex Chemical and allied Engineering problems.
  • PO2 Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex Chemical Engineering Problems and reaching, substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • PO3 Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex Chemical Engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental consideration.
  • PO4 Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions
  • PO5 Modern tool usage: Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern Chemical Engineering tools including prediction and modeling to complex Chemical activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • PO6 The Engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to access societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional Engineering practice
  • PO7 Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional Engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate the knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
  • PO8 Ethics: Apply Chemical Engineering principles and commit to professional ethics and
  • responsibilities and norms of the Chemical Engineering practices.
  • PO9 Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual and as member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings
  • PO10 Communication: Communicate effectively on complex Chemical and Chemical activities with the engineering community and with society at large such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations and give and receive clear instructions.
  • PO11 Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Chemical Engineering principles and apply these to once own work as a member and leader in a team to manage projects and multidisciplinary environments
  • PO12 Life –long learning: Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.



Department of Chemical Engineering has the following Laboratories:

Chemistry and Technical Analysis Lab

  • Estimation of Copper in the given alloy.

  • Estimation of percentage purity of glucose.

  • Estimation of percentage purity of Phenol.

  • Pigment analysis- Estimation of total lead in red lead.

  • Estimation of Barium Sulphate in Lithopone.

  • Estimation of Available Chlorine in Bleaching powder.

  • Determination of percentage purity of Glycerol.

  • Training in incineration techniques and usage of Sintered Crucibles in gravimetric estimation.

  • Estimation of residual chlorine in the municipal water supply.

  • Estimation of total dissolved solids in given sample of water.

  • Estimation of Sulphate in given water sample.

  • Estimation of dissolved oxygen in the given sample of water.

Heat & Mass Transfer Operations Lab
  • Bubble Cap Distillation Column.

  • Simple Distillation.

  • Steam Distillation.

  • Packed Bed Distillation.

  • Vacuum Dryer.

  • Wetted Wall Column.

  • Adsorption Setup.

  • Leaching.

  • Rotary Disc Contactor.

  • Continuous Distillation.

  • total dissolved solids in given sample of water.

  • Estimation of Sulphate in given water sample.

  • Estimation of dissolved oxygen in the given sample of water.

Mechanical Operations Lab
  • Leaf Filter
  • Screen Analysis
  • Air Permeability
  • Decantation
  • Batch Sedimentation
  • Screen Effectiveness
  • Drop Weight Crusher
  • Ball Mill
  • Jaw Crusher
  • Elutriator
  • Roll Crusher
  • Vibrating Screen
  • Screen Effectiveness
  • Screen Analysis
Reaction Engineering Lab
  • EBatch Reactor I (Equimolar reactants).
  • Batch Reactor II ( Non Equimolar reactants).
  • Semi – batch Reactor I (Equimolar reactants).
  • Semi – batch Reactor II (Non- Equimolar reactants).
  • Mixed Flow Reactor.
  • Combined Reactor.
  • Plug flow Reactor.
  • Catalytic Reactor.
  • Adiabatic Reactor.
  • Packed Bed Reactor.
  • RTD Studies in Plug flow Reactor.
  • RTD Studies in Mixed flow Reactor.

Research & Development

  • Research Work on the extraction, isolation and characterization of active ingredients from syzygium cumini seeds and their effect on lowering blood sugar level was successfully completed and based on that Doctorate degree was awarded to Mr. A. Kumar.
  • An innovative project on Comparative evaluation of percentage of anticancer antioxidants from various tea samples was successfully accomplished and the results were presented in the seminar held at IIT, Khargpur and at Pondicherry Engineering College.
  • Design of Mango Pulp thermal processing units for Mango pulp processing plant at Thirupathi.
  • Our Final year B.Tech students are carrying out projects as part of the curriculum, in leading Industrial Establishments on various socially relevant topics thus contributing to advancement in frontiers of Knowledge.
  • Research work on oxidative degradation of vegetable oils by thermolysis is in progress.

Awards & Achievements

An interdisciplinary course in safety in Chemical Industries was conducted in collaboration with Industry-Institute Participation Cell.
Two innovative projects submitted by Prof. S. V.Raman were selected for presentation by Confederation of Indian Industries.
Many of our students secured jobs in renowned Chemical Industries and public sector undertakings such as
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited
  • Reliance Industries Limited
  • Steel Authority of India Limited
  • Indian Aluminium company
  • Southern Petrochemicals Industries Limited
  • Infosys

Associations & Activities

Many of our students have been enrolled as student members in the leading Professional Society namely Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers; further many staff members of our Department are already enrolled as Life Members in the above association.
A guest lecture series was conducted in the last semester which includes three technical lectures titled,
  • Safety Management in process industries by Mr. M. Meganathan, Manager-EHS, M/S Momentive Performance Limited, Chennai.
  • Fruits and Fruit Processing Technologies by Dr. Rama Subramanian, Consultant- Fruit Processing, Chennai.
  • Introduction to Petroleum Industries by Mr. Kanimozhi, Senior Engineer, Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited, Manali.


  • Dr. K. Sujatha, Dr. Kousalya, Vimala, (2021), "Production of verimicompost by argowaste using eudrils eugeniae and eisenia fetida species", Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, Vol. 25, no. 2, pp.819-827.
  • Tanmayee Panigrahi., Au Santhos Kumar (2020), "Adsorption process for reducing heavy metals in Textile Industrial Effluent with low cost adsorbents", Progress in Chemical and Biochemical Research, Vol. 3, no. 2, pp.135-139.
  • N Jaya Chitra., Au Santhos Kumar (2020), "NOVEL APPROACH TO ENHANCE THE ANTI VIRAL ACTIVITY OF EXISTING DRUG/DEVELOPING VACCINE AGAINST PANEDMIC COVID-19", International Journal of Engineering Applied Sciences and Technology, Vol. 4, no. 11, pp.474-477.
  • E Jayasathya., Au Santhos Kumar (2020), "MANUFACTURE OF ACTIVATED CARBON SOAP FROM ARECA NUT SHELLS", International Journal of Engineering Applied Sciences and Technology, Vol. 4, no. 12, pp.261-264.
  • K Senthil Kumar., K Sujatha., V Srividhya., N Jaya Chitra (2020), "WIRELESS POWER REAPING USING PELTIER SENSOR", Journal of Critical Reviews, Vol. 7, no. 8, pp.1184-1185.
  • Au Santhos Kumar., N Jaya Chitra., E Jaya Sathya (2020), "Studies on the Mechanical and Degradation behavior of Polyethylene by using Jujube Seed Grinding Powder (JGP) ", Progress in Chemical and Biochemical Research, Vol. 3, no. 3, pp.244-250.
  • Dr. K. Sujatha., Tanmayee Panigrahi., FRANCIS PANIMATHY., VIMALA B (2020), "Determination of Heavy Metal Concentrations in Water, Sediment and Fish from Different Locations", Journal of Xi'an University of ArchitectureJournal of Xi'an University of Architecture And Technology, Vol. 12, no. 4, pp.4419-4425.
  • Dr. K. Sujatha., SIVAGANESH K., K SENTHIL KUMAAR., SILAMBARASAN K (2020), "BIOREDUCTION OF HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM USING MICROBES IN WATER AND SEDIMENTS OF COOVAM RIVER", Journal of Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, Vol. 11, no. 12, pp.1819-1826.
  • VIMALA BANGARUSAMY., Dr. K. Sujatha (2020), "EFFECT OF VERMICOMPOSTING ON GROWTH AND QUALITY OF PLANTS", Alochana Chakra Journal, Vol. 9, no. 4, pp.3132-3135.
  • Tanmayee Panigrahi., Rm Narayanan (2020), "REDUCTION OF HEAVY METALS FROM TEXTILE EFFLUENT WITH ACTIVATED CARBON FROM WHEAT HUSK", Pollution Research, Vol. 39, no. , pp.138-142.
  • Dr S NALLUSAMY., Dr K Sujatha., K RAJAN., VIJAYAKUMAR K R (2020), "Analysis of Particle Damping Characteristics on Steel Vertical Machining Centre Column with Epoxy Reinforced Granite", International Journal of Engineering Research in Africa, Vol. 50, no. , pp.94-102.
  • Tanmayee Panigrahi., Dr. K. Sujatha., Au Santhos Kumar., Vijay Samuel G., Srinivas T (2020), "Batch Experiment Studies on Bio-Sorption of Pb(II) and Cu(II) Metal Ions using Activated Carbon from Prosopis Juliflora Bark and Leaves", Test Engineering and Management, Vol. 83, no. , pp.6885-6891.
  • Francis Panimathy., Dr. K. Sujatha., s Ramalakshmi., Vimala Bangarusamy (2020), "A Comparative review on biodegradable and edible food packaging material evolved from natural ingredients", Xi'an Jianzhu Keji Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Xi'an University of Architecture & Technology, Vol. 12, no. 4, pp.2334-2339.
  • Dr. S. Nallusamy., Dr. K. Sujatha (2020), "Experimental analysis of nanoparticles with cobalt oxide synthesized by coprecipitation method on electrochemical biosensor using FTIR and TEM", Materials Today: Proceedings.
  • Dr. K. Sujatha., Dr. S. Nallusamy., Senthilkumaar P., Francis Panimathy., Silambarasan S (2020), "Study of mineral content available in the brain of ten fishes from two fish landing centres in Tamilnadu and Andra Pradesh", Materials Today: Proceedings.
  • K SUJATHA., K S Thivya., M ANAND., N Jayachitra., G Durgadevi., N P G Bhavani., V Srividhya (2020), "Vision machine learning for detection of ocular pathologies from iris images", Journal of Discrete Mathematical Sciences and Cryptography, Vol. 23, no. 1, pp.145-155.
  • Tanmayee Panigrahi., R M Naryanan., E Jayasatya., Francis Panimathy (2020), "Design of Filtration column with sand and gravel bed and activated carbon bed for the purification of Cooum River water in Maduravoyal", International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, Vol. 29, no. 8s, pp.3239-3248.
  • G K. Sujatha., Priyadarshini Indira., Jhansi G., Bhavani, Nallamilli P. G., Jayachitra N., Karthikeyan V., Ram Kumar K. S., Kumar K. S. Naveen (2019), "Clean coal technology using inventive materials for monitoring SO2 emissions in smart power plants", AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 2015, no. 1.
  • N Jaya Chitra (2019), "Structural Characteristics Changes after the Degradation of Polyethylene with Cobalt 12-Hydroxy Oleate Acrylic Dextrose", Chemical Methodologies, Vol. 3, no. 1, pp.83-93.
  • Subbarayalu Ramalakshmi (2019), "Cell Disruption", Bioprocess Engineering: Downstream Processing, Vol. -, no. -, pp.1-11.
  • N. Jaya Chitra (2019), "Enhancement of Impact Strength in Jute Fiber-ReinforcedPolypropylene-Spent Coffee Ground Composites", PROCESSING ANDCHARACTERIZATION OFMULTICOMPONENT POLYMER SYSTEMS, Vol. -, no. -, pp.63.
  • H Das, N Dey, VE Balas (2019), "SOFT SENSOR WITH SHAPE DESCRIPTORS FOR FLAME QUALITY PREDICTION BASED ON LSTM REGRESSION", Real-Time Data Analytics for Large Scale Sensor Data, Vol. 6, no. -, pp.115-138.
  • AU Santhoskumar, N Jaya Chitra (2019), "Studies on Isora Fibers Mixed with 1% Ricinoleic Acid Reinforced with Polypropylene", Chemical Methodologies, Vol. 3, no. 6, pp.777-784.
  • Santhoskumar A. Umapathi, Jaya Chitra Natarajan (2019), "Studies on mechanical properties of isoro fibers mixed with calcium corbanate reinforced with polypropylene", Asian Journal of Green Chemistry, Vol. -, no. -, pp.--.
  • K Sujatha., N P G Bhavani., Srividhya V., Karthikeyan V., Jayachitra N (2019), "Soft sensor with shape descriptors for flame quality prediction based on LSTM regression", Real-Time Data Analytics for Large Scale Sensor Data, Vol. , no. , pp.115-137.
  • Santhoskumar A Umapathi., N Jaya Chitra (2019), "Improving Degradation of Polyethylene /Acrylic Dextrose with Ground Nut Powder ", Chemical Methodologies, Vol. 4, no. 1, pp.100-105.
  • Au Santhos Kumar., N Jaya Chitra (2019), "Studies on Mechanical and Thermal Properties of PP with Natural Carbon Powder", Chemical Methodologies, Vol. 3, no. 2, pp.346-358.
  • Au Santhos Kumar., Ramu Vaishnavi., Thavasimani Karunakaran., N Jaya Chitra (2019), "Studies on Mechanical Properties and Biodegradation of Edible Food Wrapper from Banana Peel", Asian Journal of Advanced Basic Sciences, Vol. 7, no. 2, pp.01-04.
  • Au Santhos Kumar., E Jaya Sathya., N Jaya Chitra (2019), "Polyamide 66/ ricinoleic acid- ethylene ethyl acrylate (PA 66/ EEA-R.Acid) MWNT blend Nanocomposites", International Journal of ChemTech Research, Vol. 12, no. 2, pp.254-264.
  • Au Santhos Kumar (2018), "Structural Characteristics changes after the Degradation of Polyethylene with Cobalt 12- hydroxy oleat Acrylic Dextrose", Chemical Methodologies, Vol. 3, no. 1, pp.1-144.
  • N Jaya Chitra., V Srividhya., K Sujatha (2018), "FRUIT FLY ALGORITHM FOR ESTIMATION OF QUALITY RIPENING OF FRUITS", International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 118, no. 18, pp.3191-3207.
  • M Ganesh., K Sujatha., Brinda S., Abeetha S., Sureka Varalakshmi V., Jeby Jose Olickal (2018), "Prevalence of prehypertension and its association with levels of stress and anxiety among students of various disciplines in Chennai - A cross-sectional study", National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Vol. 8, no. 12, pp.1-6.
  • N Jaya Chitra (2018), "Poly Vinyl Aicohol and Caesalpinia Bonducella shell Green Composites for Packing Application", Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, Vol. 9, no. 5, pp.1809-1815.
  • N Jaya Chitra (2017), "Studies on the Mechanical Properties of Ricinoleic acid linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) with egg shell powder composite", JOURNAL OF APPLIED CHEMICAL SCIENCE, Vol. 8, no. 4, pp.161-164.
  • Au Santhos Kumar (2017), "Studies on the mechanical properties of Ricinoleic Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) with Egg Shell powder composites", JOURNAL OF APPLIED CHEMICAL SCIENCE, Vol. 8, no. 4, pp.161-164.
  • K Sujatha., K Silambarasan., E Rajalakshmi., A Sundaramanickam (2017), "Further records of rare brachyuran crab Eucrate indica (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura Euryplacidae) along the Chennai coast, Tamil Nadu, India", Revista Biotemas, Vol. 30, no. 2, pp.51-55
  • K Sujatha., K Silambarasan., E Rajalakshmi., A Sundaramanickam (2017), "Occurrence of a Pempheris flavicycla in Chennai Coast, India", Proceedings of the Zoological Society, Vol. 10, no. 21, pp.1-2.

  • N Jaya Chitra (2017), "Polypropylene chrysanthemum Biocomposites: Mechanical and thermal studies", International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies, Vol. 4, no. 3, pp.118-125.

  • Iyer P.B., Atchaya B., Sujatha K., Rajmohan K. (2016), "Comparison of synthetic dyes decolourisation by Ganoderma sp. using immobilized enzyme", Journal of Environmental Biology, Vol. 37, no. 6, pp.1507-1514.

  • Kumar A., Padmanabhan N., Krishnan M.R.V. (2007), "Central nervous system activity of Syzygium cumini seed", Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 6, no. 6, pp.698-700.

  • Sujatha K; Durairajsinghu V; Silambarasan K (2016), "Determination of some heavy metals in fish, water and sediments from Bay of Bengal", Pollution Research, Vol. 35, no. 4, pp.797-799.

  • K. Silambarasan.,E. Rajalakshmi., K. Sujatha., A. Sundaramanickam (2016), "Preliminary report on â€Å"two spot” razor fish, Iniistius bimaculatus (Ruppell, 1829) found in the Chennai coastal waters, southeast coast of India", International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Vol. 8, no. 12, pp.112-116.

  • K Sujatha., K Silambarasan., A Anitha Joice., P Senthilkumaar., E Rajalakshmi (2015), "A Preliminary Report on the Butterfly Diversity of Kurumpuram Reserve Forest, Marakkanam, Tamil Nadu", Proceedings of the Zoological Society, Vol. -, no. -, pp.1-5.

  • Silambarasan K., Sundaramanickam A., Sujatha K., Senthilkumaar P. (2015), "First record of buckler crab Cryptopodia angulata (Decapoda: Brachyura: Parthenopidae) from Chennai coast (Bay of Bengal), India", Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity, Vol. 8, no. 1, pp.102-104.

  • K Sujatha., K Silambarasan., A Sundaramanicakam., P Senthilkumaar (2014), "First Record of Frog Fish Antennariius hispidus(Teleostei:Lophiformes: Antennariidae) from Bay of Bengal, along Tamil Nadu Coast of India", FISHING CHIMES, Vol. 34, no. 9, pp.1-3.

  • N Jaya Chitra., R Vasanthakumari., Syed Amanulla (2014), "Preliminary studies on the effect of coupling agent on the properties if spent coffee grounds polypropylene composite", International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, Vol. 7, no. 1, pp.9-16.

  • K Sujatha., K Silambarasan., A Anitha Joice., P Senthilkumaar (2014), "STUDIES ON ICHTHYOFAUNAL BIODIVERSITY IN RELATION WITH PHYSICO CHEMICAL VARIABLES OF KOLAVOI LAKE, CHENGALPET, TAMIL NADU", International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences, Vol. 4, no. 4, pp.176-184.

  • K. Sujatha.,A. Anitha Joice.,S. Sarojini .,P. Senthilkumaar (2014), "Edible fishes of Krishnapatnam fish landing centre, Andhra Pradesh, India, as nutritional supplement", European Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol. 4, no. 6, pp.118-123.

  • N. Jaya Chitra.,R.Vasanthakumari.,Syed Amanulla (2014), "Preliminary Studies of the Effect of Coupling Agent on the Properties of Spent Coffee Grounds Polypropylene Bio-Composites", International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, Vol. 7, no. 1, pp.9-16.

  • K. Sujatha.,A. Anitha Joice.,P. Senthilkumaar (2013), "Total protein and lipid content in edible tissues of fishes from Kasimodu fish landing centre, Chennai, Tamilnadu", European Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol. 3, no. 5, pp.252-257.

  • N. Jaya Chitra.,R.Vasanthakumari (2012), "Studies on polypropylene bio composite with corn husk waste", International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, Vol. 3, no. 7, pp.1-3.

  • A Francis Panimathy (2011), "COMPARATIVE ESTIMATION OF PERCENTAGE OF ANTICANCER & ANTIAGEING ANTIOXIDANTS ISOLATED FROM VARIOUS TEA SAMPLES", International Journal on Applied Bioengineering, Vol. 5, no. 1, pp.30--.

  • B. VIMALA.,K. MURUGAN.,M. DEECARAMAN.,S. KARPAGAM.,M. VIJAYALAKSHMI.,K. SUJATHA (2010), "The toxic effect of neem extract, spinosad and endosulfan on the growth of aphids and its predator", An International Quarterly Journal Of life science, Vol. 5, no. 3, pp.383-386

  • Kumar A., Jayachandran T., Aravindhan P., Deecaraman D., Ilavarasan R., Padmanabhan N. (2009), "Neutral components in the leaves and seeds of Syzygium cumini", African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Vol. 3, no. 11, pp.560-56.

  • Kumar A., Padmanabhan N., Krishnan M.R.V. (2007), "Extraction of fatty acids from Syzygium cumini seeds with different solvents", Asian Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 19, no. 4, pp.2779-2782.

  • Kumar A; Pamanabhan N; Krishnan M RV (2007), "Analgesic activity of Syzygium cumini seed", ACTA CIENCIA INDICA - CHEMISTRY SECTION, Vol. 33, no. 3, pp.379-384.