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To achieve the pinnacle of success through quality education, research and entrepreneurship in emerging areas of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


  • To provide innovative education empowered with excellent technical andleadership skills.
  • To create state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and training, promote scientific discovery and development by fostering relationship with research organizations and industries.

About the Department

Department of Chemical Engineering under the school of Mechanical Sciences was established on 2009 and offers Bachelor of Technology programmes in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. The department is multi-disciplinary with faculty expertise ranging from Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Polymer Science, Nanotechnology and Environmental Engineering. The department has well established laboratories as well as good infrastructure to carry out research.

UG Programmes

  • B.Tech Bio-Technology
  • B.Tech Chemical Engineering

Bio-technology is a highly interdisciplinary subject encompassing biological sciences, process engineering and technology. The scope and application of the subject is manifold, spanning from synthesizing genetically modified food, drought resistant crops in agricultural sciences; tissue engineering, drug designing in medical field and also in areas such as bioinformatics and aquatic living systems. Besides, the subject also involves studies on public policy planning, such as use of genetically modified food and ethical issues involved with it, tampering the crop/gene to make them disease resistant and embryonic stem cell technology to name a few. The versatility of the subject is in understanding how living organisms work at a microscopic level and to find remedies/solution to make living things to work in a way that we expect. Unlike other engineering subjects, Bio-technology deals with tailoring the living systems, whose outcome might turn benignant or malignant.


For a developing country such as India, the agricultural community is dependent on regular monsoon rains for good yield. With global warming, it has been predicted that rain fall patterns may be erratic. To be dependent on single natural factor to help in good agricultural productivity is a risk, which is not worth taking. Instead, crops can be made adaptable to the extremes of weather such as drought resistant seeds, moisture retaining crops; all these can be possible with help of Bio-technology. Besides, the use of pesticides can be also made redundant, if pest resistant seeds can be developed. Similarly, in medical arena, gene therapy can help people to reduce the risk of preventing hereditary diseases. Stem cell technology is one of the key outcomes of biotechnology and molecular biology. With broader scope of the subject, there is a strong potential for employment opportunities in Corporate/Government organizations at research and manufacturing level. The subject keeps evolving with time, which is a stronger impetus for the students to go in for higher education.

Programmes Offered
  • B.Tech Biotechnology (Duration : 4 years )
  • B.Tech Chemical Engineering (Duration : 4 years )

Biotechnology is defined as any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives of thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use ( UN Convention Biological Diversity, Art.2). In simple words, Biotechnology is technology based on biology. It is a fusion of science and technology where living organisms or systems are used to develop or manufacture new products.

B.Tech Chemical Engineering

B.Tech in Chemical Engineering at Hindustan covers a wide range of domains spanning from basic sciences to applied science emphasizing on research and development. This programme serves as a bridge between industry and academics and is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge about the various processes in the chemical industry. It strives to develop industry-centric professionals specialized in chemical engineering principles, process design, petroleum refining, unitoperations, unitprocesses and other core chemical engineering subjects.

Regular Entry
  • Passed 10 + 2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the other subjects as Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational course.
  • The candidates should have obtained the minimum marks as per AICTE norms.
Lateral Entry
  • The candidates possessing a Diploma in Engineering/Technology in the relevant discipline of specialization with minimum 50% marks awarded by the State Boards of Technical Education, India or any other competent authority as accepted by the Board of Management of the Institute as equivalent thereto are eligible for admission to the 3rd Semester of the B. Tech degree programme.
  • The candidate has to fulfil all the prescribed admission requirements / norms of the Institute.
  • In all matters relating to admission to the B. Tech degree programme, the decision of the Board of Management of the Institute shall be final.
  • At any time after admission, if found that a candidate has not fulfilled one or many of the requirements stipulated by the Institute, or submitted forged certificates, the Institute has the right to revoke the admission and forfeit the fee paid. In addition, legal action may be taken against the candidate as decided by the Board of Management.

Corporate and public R&D organizations recruit biotechnology personnel in good numbers. As the employers realize the need for indigenous development of ideas domestically, they look for good quality personnel to ramp up their operations. Besides, research organizations also see good scope for new and improved products and processes in medical, agricultural fields; they are on a constant look out for motivated personnel. Contract Research organizations in the pharmaceutical and Biotech industry recruit graduating college students; they are trained and inducted in the workplace. Dupont, Biocon, Softgel, Dow Chemicals, Dr.Reddy's laboratories are some of the companies that actively hire biotech personnel.:


Programme Educational Objectives (PEO'S)

The program is expected to enable the students to

  • Apply the knowledge in the field of engineering biotechnology to pursue higher studies and careers in industries, consultancies and research institutions.
  • Design, develop and provide solutions for product/processes/technology development.
  • Apply modern computational, analytical tools and techniques in biotechnology to address environmental challenges.
Program Outcomes - Aligned With Graduate Attributes (PO's)

At the end of this program, graduates will be able to

  • Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • Design processes for complex biotechnological problems that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal and environmental considerations.
  • 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.
  • Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the biotechnological practice.
  • Understand the impact of biotechnology in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the biotechnological practice.
  • Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communicate effectively on complex engineering 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.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one's own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • 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.
Program Specific Outcomes -(PSO's)

The program is expected to enable the students to

  • Understand the mechanism and functions of cellular metabolism using biotechnological methods.
  • Optimizing the performance and tools in genetic engineering for synthesizing plant and animal products.
  • Designing a bioreactor using bioprocess engineering methods.
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Research Projects

  • DST funded project (2014 -2017) Nanoparticles of TPA and CsTPA as catalysts for Biodiesel Production from Used Cooking Oils with high acid value" - 25 Lakhs by Dr. A.Anitha
  • DST funded project (2016-2019) " Enhancement on heat transfer using Silicon Carbide Nanoparticles and Whiskers based Nanofluids" -28 Lakhs by Dr.N.Kavitha
Patent Published

Sakthidasan J. A simplified methodology for activated carbon synthesis for use in bioremediation. Patent No. 21889. Intellectual Property Rights India

Industrial Visits

News and Events


Molecular-Biology lab
Molecular-Biology lab
Agarose gel electrophoresis

Recombinant DNA lab
PCR Sedimenter

Biprocess Engineering lab
Microplate Reader
Cooling Centrifuge

Biochemistry Lab
UV Spectrophotometer
Gas Chromatography

Cell Biology lab
Cell Culture Cabinet
Light Microscope

Microbiology Lab
Plate Streaking
Cell Plating
Colony Streaking

  • Aseptic cell culture growth facility
  • Protein expression facility
  • Molecular cloning facility
  • Biological sample property analyser facility
Major Equipments
  • Microplate reader
  • Bioreactor
  • Biosafety cabinet
  • Cooling centrifuge
Skolar ARADHANA S 2023
Aliens Developers Private Limited, Hyderabad ISHITA ANAND 2023
Savvy Soft Technology, Chennai ANANYA SARKAR 2022
SMO connect, Cochin MEGHANA P 2022
Lifecell International, Chennai Hari Krishnan 2021
Lifecell International, Chennai Deepak 2021
Lifecell International, Chennai Shrivathsan 2021
Lifecell International, Chennai Maharajan 2021
CPR Diagnostics, Chennai Ebin Abraham 2020
Einstro Technical Services, Chennai Priyadharshini 2020
Hemarus Therapeutics, Hyderabad Sachin 2020
Zoho Corporation, Chennai Krishnan 2019
Miramed Ajuba, Chennai Bhumika Sharma 2019
Softgel Healthcare, Chennai Jesiya Sowmini 2019
IDBI Sharmila Srinivasan 2018
IDBI Rajyalakshmi Balaji 2018
Biocon Nivedha Brabagaran 2018
Rank Holders
Meghana P (2018 – 2022)
  • Frontiers Medville, Chennai
  • Softgel Healthcare, Chennai
  • CPC Diagnostics, Chennai
  • Life Cell Technologies, Chennai
  • Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Chennai
  • Madras Veterinary College, Chennai
  • IIT Madras, Chennai
  • AIIMS, Delhi
  • ICAR - Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai
  • National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai
Name of student Passed out Year Degree Higher Education Institute
Samrat Mark 2020 M.S Biotechnology University college Dublin, Ireland
Mugil Soorya 2020 M.S Medical Biotechnology University of Windsor, Canada
Namya Chandramouleeswaran 2019 M.S. Bioentrepreneurship Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  Yazhini Mathivanan 2018 M.S. Immunology Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Malathy A 2018 M.S. Immunology Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Rajyalakshmi 2018 M.S. Immunology Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Fakhruddin Shaukat Padwekar 2018 M.S. Immunology Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Sl.No Name Designation Profile
1. Dr. Anitha A Professor View Profile
2. Dr. Vivekanandan B Associate Professor & HOD View Profile
3. Dr. Saravanan A Associate Professor View Profile
4. Dr. Govindarajan R Assistant Professor (S.G) View Profile
5. Dr. Sakthidasan J Assistant Professor(S.G) View Profile
6. Dr. R. Anitha Assistant Professor(S.G) View Profile
7. Dr. J. Sandhya Assistant Professor(S.G) View Profile
8 Dr. B Abirami Assistant Professor (S.G) View Profile
9 Mr. Arul Jayan M Assistant Professor (S.G) View Profile
10. Mr. Vijay Samuel Assistant Professor(S.G) View Profile
11. Ms. Lakshmi Sundeep Assistant Professor View Profile
Adjunct Faculty
Sl.No Name Designation
1 Dr. Sanjeev Gupta Chief Scientist, CLRI, Chennai
2 Dr. Priya K Department of Clinical Research, The Voluntary Health Services Hospital, Chennai
3 Dr. Kathirvel Pandian PMFGR Centre, ICAR-NBFGR, CMFRI Campus, Kochi, Kerala
  • Hong Kong Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Society
  • International Society for Environmental Information Sciences, Canada
  • International Association of Hydrological Sciences, UK
  • International Association of Engineers, Hong Kong
  • Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE)
  • Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological, Environmental Engineering Society
  • Society of Biological Chemists, India
  • The Biotech Research Society, India
  • International water association
  • M.Tech Biotechnology
  • M.Tech Environmental Biotechnology
  • M.Tech Bioinformatics
  • M.S Biotechnology
  • M.S. Bioentrepreneurship
  • M.S. Forensic Science
  • M.S. Immunology
  1. Dr. S. Renganathan, Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai
  2. Dr. A. Kathirvel pandian, Senior Scientist, ICAR, Kerala


Current Student Testimonial

Prominent Alumni


Yazhini Mathivathanan,
(Batch: 2014-2018)

Cell Therapy Specialist,
Kite Pharma, Hoofddorp,

Namya C
(Batch: 2015-2019)

Associate at Boston Consulting Group,
Stockholm, Sweden

Ebin Abraham,
(Batch: 2016-2020)

Executive at Genotypic Technology,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Sachin V,
(Batch: 2016-2020)

Production executive,
Stellis Biopharma,
Bengaluru, Karnataka

S. Maharajan,
(Batch: 2017-2021)

Technical Associate,
Life Cell International Pvt. Ltd.,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Meghana P,

Clinical Research Coordirator,
SMOconnect Clinical Research Services Pvt Ltd,
Kozhikode, Kerala

Department Info

Department Head
Dr. Vivekanandan B
Associate Professor & HOD
1, Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR), Padur,
(Via) Kelambakkam,
Chennai - 603 103, India.
Phone: +91-44- 2747 4262 / 4395
Mobile: 8668093935
Email: chemical@hindustanuniv.ac.in