Department of
Chemical Engineering

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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 and leadership 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 Chemical Engineering
  • B.Tech Bio-Technology


  • Process Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Chemical Engineering is the branch of engineering which deals with the processing of raw materials to desired products on large scale with the objective of the economical and successful design of unit processes and unit operations for commercial purposes.


A chemical engineer is required to:

  • To design equipments and operate chemical plants.
  • To determine the problems and find the best methods of production.
  • To create synthetic replacements for those natural materials and resources those are in short supply.
  • To improve and maintain of the quality of human life. As these requirements are in great demand, the scope for a chemical engineer is vast and varied when compared to the other branches of engineering.
Programmes Offered
  • B.Tech Chemical Engineering (Duration : 4 years )
  • B.Tech Biotechnology (Duration : 4 years )
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.


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.

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.

A chemical engineer is required to:


A chemical engineer is required to:

  • To design equipments and operate chemical plants.
  • To determine the problems and find the best methods of production.
  • To create synthetic replacements for those natural materials and resources those are in short supply.
  • To improve and maintain of the quality of human life. As these requirements are in great demand, the scope for a chemical engineer is vast and varied when compared to the other branches of engineering.


Programme Educational Objectives (PEO'S)
  • PEO1: Succeed in the application of chemical engineering or advanced studies in engineering, scientific, or complementary disciplines.
  • PEO2: Undertake premier roles in industry and/or in technological fields.
  • PEO3: Contribute to the socio-economic environment of their communities.
  • PEO4: Develop knowledge and skills continuously through life-long learning.
  • PEO5: Practice and adhere to principles of professional ethics.
  • PO-1: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PO-2: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • PO-3: 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.
  • PO-4: 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.
  • PO-5: 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.
  • PO-6: 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.
  • PO-7: Understand the impact of biotechnology in societal and environmental context, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • PO-8: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the biotechnological practice.
  • PO-9: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • PO-10: 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.
  • PO-11: 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.
  • PO-12: 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)
  • PSO-1: The ability to predict the outcome of a given heat or mass transfer process using the molecular and diffusive transport mechanisms.
  • PSO-2: Develop process or product design incorporating performance requirements.
  • PSO-3: Integrate thermodynamic principles to develop mathematical models for catalytic multi-phase reactions.
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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

Saravanan A. Artificial intelligence based automatic health care system to detection and prevention of all kinds of cancer and chronic disease at early stage using machine learning and deep learning algorithm for healthy life. Patent No. 202241044879. Intellectual Property Rights India

G., Vijay Samuel; R., Govindarajan; Anitha, A. System and method for simultaneous removal of organic pollutants and heavy metal from waste water. Patent Number: 2021106354. Intellectual Property Rights Australia.

B. Vivekanandan. Sensitivity Analysis of Activated Sludge Process. Patent No.20214101095. Intellectual Property Rights India.

Awards & Achievements


Arhenius Lab
Edward Davis Lab
Louis Pasteur Lab
Richard Feynman Lab
1 Eau Chemical (Mfg.) Pvt. Ltd., Chennai YOKESH A 2022
2 Avante Garde, Chennai R SUDARSHAN 2022
3 The Madras Pharmaceuticals, Karapakkam, Chennai ALTHAF JAFAR 2022
4 Skill Lync, Chennai KUNCHAPU HARIPRASAD 2022
5 VA Tech Wabag Ltd., Chennai TANYA MOHAN 2022
6 Avante Garde, Chennai JOHNCY SAJI MATHEW 2022
7 Eau Chemical (Mfg.) Pvt. Ltd., Chennai VIVEK M 2022
8 Eurobuild Construction Speciality Products, UAE MOHAMMED FASIL P 2021
9 Infosys Ltd, Bangalore ANKIREDDY DURGA PRASAD REDDY 2021
10 Bioneemtech Pvt Ltd, Chennai VELAN M R 2021
11 Byju's Pvt Ltd ASHWIN A 2021
12 Sim Infosystems Pvt Ltd, Chennai MAGENDRA VARMAN T 2021
13 Welkinz Organization, Chennai HARITHA S 2021
14 Tagros Chemicals India Limited,cuddalore RAMKUMAR N 2021
15 Rostfrei Steels, New Delhi POULAMI PATRA 2021
16 Greenstar Fertilizers Limited,Tuticorin AJITH KUMAR G 2021
17 Sim Infosystems Pvt Ltd, Chennai BHARATHY PREETHA U 2021
18 Epiqindia, Karaikal SATHISH P 2021
19 Lumina Datamatics, Chennai RUTH SHEELA RANI KOLLA SURESHKUMAR 2021
20 OPAL, Gujarat SHABU NISHAD P 2021
21 Elista Pharmaceuticals, Chennai GOWTHAM RAJ B 2021
22 Nlc India Pvt. Ltd., Ram Kumar K 2020
23 Bioneemtec India Pvt. Ltd., Nahib 2020
24 Indian Additives Ltd. Santhosh Kumar B 2020
25 Ongc Mangalore Petrochemicals Ltd Meghana K 2020
26 Softgel Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Mugundhan R 2019
27 Softgel Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Mevlin Thomas 2019
28 Zifo Technologies Pvt Ltd., Vajja Utham 2019
29 Zoho Corporation Vajja Utham 2019
30 Idbi Neeraj Raju Sujatha 2018
31 Biocon Ltd., S.S. venugopal 2018
32 Biocon Ltd., Rohith A R 2018
33 Css corp Ashik Muhammed Fazal 2017
34 Css corp Ritesh Kumar 2017
35 First source Satish Kumar G 2017
36 Infosys Aby Sebastian 2017
37 Infosys Vaisakh Unnithan 2017
38 Qspiders Siva Subash P 2017
39 SGS Sai Venkatesh R 2017
40 Tech Mahindra Alhasiff S 2017
41 Tech Mahindra Jyothis James 2017
42 Tech Mahindra Gokul Rajendran 2017
Rank Holders - Chemical
First Rank - ALTHAF JAFAR (2018-2022)
Second Rank - TANYA MOHAN (2018-2022)
Faculty and students visited CLRI, Chennai on 5th October ,2018
Industrial visit to National Institute of Technology and Science , Chennai
Dr. G. S. Venkata Ratnam, Principal Scientist-CLRI and CHAIRMAN IIChE-CRC delivering talk on Safety and Hazard
Dr. K. Subramaniam from Indian Institute of Technology Madras delivering the talk on Germline stem cells
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
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChe)
  • Chemical Industries Association- Chem Skill Development Centre (CIA-CSDC)
  • Terra Green Technologies
  • National Small Industries Corporation (A Govt of India Enterprise)
  • Avant-Garde
  • Central Leather Research Institute (CSIR-CLRI)
  • Madras Fertilizers Limited (MFL)
  • National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT)
  • National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI)
  • Shri AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre
  • Reliance Industries Ltd
  • Chem Skill Development Centre (Chemical Industries Association/ Manali Industries Association/ Indian Chemical Council), Chennai
  • Alberta Agro Pvt Ltd, Andaman Islands
  • Nippon Paints,Chennai
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL), Vishakhapatnam
  • International Water Association
  • Hong Kong Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Society
  • International Association of Engineers, Hong Kong
  • Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological, Environmental Engineering Society
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Society of Biological Chemists, India
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Chemical Industries Association
  • M.Tech - Chemical Engineering
  • M.Tech - Petroleum Engineering
  • M.Tech - Safety Engineering
Sl.No Name Designation  
1 Dr. Sanjeev Gupta Chief Scientist, CLRI, Chennai
2 Dr. R. Saravanathamizhan Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai


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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