The Department of Chemistry was established in 1996.
It serves to provide a strong foundation in Applied Chemistry which in turn serves as a baseline for all Engineering streams. The department has also undertaken the responsibility of imparting a strong foundation in Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry for Chemical Engineering Students.
The department has nine highly qualified and dedicated faculty members with Doctorate in various specialized areas of Chemistry.
The department has a well-established laboratory to accommodate sixty students at a time for Engineering Chemistry Lab Class. All the instruments used by First-year students are state of art and a good number of sophisticated instruments form a part of Physical chemistry Laboratory.
The department has been recognized as a Research Centre by Anna University, Chennai for conducting Ph.D. programme and a separate Chemical Science Research Centre has been dedicated to carry out research in socially relevant technologies.
The department has completed one DST project and an Industrial consultancy successfully. At present one, DST project and one Industrial consultancy work are in progress. The faculty members of the department visit various National and International laboratories frequently to update and enhance their knowledge to serve the social and student community by imbibing environmental awareness and the need for conservation of resources.