The department of chemical engineering was established in 1944 in A. C. College of Technology under University of Madras. In September 1978, the department was transferred to the then newly-formed Anna University, a unitary type of University. The department which started with an undergraduate course in chemical engineering is presently offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in chemical, petroleum refining and petrochemicals, and environmental science and technology. The curricula and syllabi for the undergraduate and postgraduate courses have been periodically updated in line with modern day developments in the chemical engineering arena and taking into account the demands of industry and R&D institutions. The department has fully equipped undergraduate laboratories in the core areas of chemical engineering to impart practical knowledge to the students. The students of the department are placed in established process and product industries through campus and off-campus recruitments.They are also selected for higher studies in the best chemical engineering schools in India and abroad.
=> B.Tech Chemical Engineering
=> M.Tech Chemical Engineering
=> M.Tech Environmental Science and Technology
=> Ph.D Chemical Engineering
Research activities in the department were initiated way back in he year 1947 and several pioneering research works were carried out by stalwarts like Dr. G. S. Laddha. To start with, research work was carried out in the conventional areas of chemical engineering like absorption, liquid extraction, and multiphase flows. Over the period of years the areas of research have moved in tandem with the developments in the chemical process industries. Currently the department focuses on forefront areas like nanofiltration, bio engineering and environmental systems. The active and rich research culture of the department has been maintained throughout these years with research publications in well known journals in chemical and allied engineering and science.
=> Bioproducts Lab
=> Bioremediation Lab
=> Ionic Liquids Lab
=> Electrocatalysis Lab
=> Biochemical Engineering Lab
=> Polymer Composite Lab
=> Electrochemical Engineering Lab
=> Effluent Treatment Lab
=> Enviro Chem Lab
=> Environmental Biotechnology Lab
=> Carbon Research and Engineering Lab
=> Extraction Lab
=> Bioproducts Lab
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