About the Department

 

Department of Chemical Engineering came into existence in the year 1994 with the B.Tech programme in Chemical Engineering. The Department has highly qualified and experienced faculty and staff and has modern infrastructural facilities.

The department is well equipped with excellent lab facilities.All the faculty members possess post graduate / Ph.D. qualifications, five faculty members are pursuing their Ph.D.

 

The Department has been accredited till 30.06.2021 by the National Board of Accreditation.

 

 

Programmes run by the department are,

1.B.Tech Chemical Engineering

2.M.Tech Chemical Engineering

 

 

Vision

To be a leader in Chemical Engineering Education and Research by providing balanced learning and fostering research to enable the learners to meet the challenges of process industries and societal needs.

 

Mission

Department of Chemical Engineering strives to produce graduates who practice Chemical Engineering professionally and ethically in a competitive global environment and contribute to the betterment of society, thereby focusing on the development of engineers to foster innovation through proficiency and effective communication.

 

Programme Educational Objectives

 

The Programme Educational Objectives of the undergraduate programme in the Department of Chemical Engineering strives to enable the students to be geared in a wide range of careers viz. Industry, Higher Education and Entrepreneurship through the following measures:

 

 1.Understand and apply the basic principles of science and engineering to modern chemical technology. 

2.To inculcate problem solving skills, conduct experiments, analyze and interpret the data.

3.To design processes within realistic constraints such as economic, social, ethical, environment, health and safety conditions.

4.To provide opportunities to students to engage in professional societies, and help them to acquire new skills to stay connected with today's fast progressing environment.

5.To provide awareness in critical thinking, environmental, ethical and professional practice including improving communication skills.

 

Programme Outcomes

 

The Chemical Engineering programme demonstrates the following Programme Outcomes. The graduates are expected to have the ability.

1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex 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 considerations.

4. 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.

5.  Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

6.  The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

7. 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.

8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

10. Communication: 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.

11. Project management and finance: 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.

12. 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.

 

CHEMICAL – PROGRAMME SPECIFIC OUTCOME’s  

  1. Apply the knowledge of science and mathematics in the field of various transport processes to accomplish the contemporary needs of chemical and allied industries.
  2. Execute the chemical engineering principles and modern engineering tools to conduct experiments or design a system for developing quality chemical processes by considering the cost, safety and environmental aspects

MILESTONE

2020 MoU Signed with INDCZECH Engineering Pvt. Ltd., on 12.02.2020
2020 The SVCE Student Chapter of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) was established on 10.01.2020
2019The research centre of our department was renewed by Anna University for M.S and Ph.D program till December 2022.
2019 AICTE Sponsored six days a short term training programme (STTP) on "Instrumental methods of Analysis" from 4th to 9th November 2019
2019 Mr. Himanshu Dashora, Fullbright Scholar from Johns Hopkins University, USA completed the project titled “Cell-Cell Interaction Systems with Mesenchymal Stem Cells” under the mentorship of Prof. Nalinkanth V. Ghone in the Department of Chemical Engineering with a fellowship amount worth of *Rs 10,00,000 /-* from United States - India Educational Foundation (USIEF) for a period of nine months (Sept 2018 to May 2019).
2018MoU signed with Thirumalai Chemicals Limited, Ranipet on 5th March 2018 (INR 1,67,707).
2018NBA team visited the Department on 15th June 2018 for accreditation. Department accredited for 3 years from till July 2021.
2018 DST- FIST Sponsored Nano Research projects worth INR 80 lakhs across departments bringing together R&D activities at SVCE
2016The research centre of our department was renewed by Anna University for M.S and Ph.D program till December 2019.
2017 Received a grant of INR 20.2 Lakh from IGCAR, Kalpakkam "Recovery of acid and useful metals from Pickling Effluents generated at Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC)"
2017 Received Rs. 500,000 under MSME Funded Project entitled "Equipment for HIGH PURE WATER" under Technology Incubation Center of SVCE
2017 MoU Signed with ABAN INFRASTRUCTURE LTD., (R&D-BIOTECHNOLOGY DIVISION) on 19.05.2017
2015 CTS Sponsored Process Modelling and Simulation laboratory worth 7 Lakhs is established
2015 AICTE - Seminar Grant entitled "Advances in Computational Methods for Simulation of Transport Processes in Engineering" from ( 24th - 26th June): Rs.1.80 lakhs .
2015 MoU signed with M/s.Phycospectrum Environmental Research Centre (PERC)-Chennai on 05.01.2015.
2014 MoU signed with M/s. Malkolak Knowledge Centre, Hyderabad on 12.09.2014.
2014 The research centre of our department was renewed by Anna University for M.S and Ph.D program till December 2016.
2013 Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers - SVCE Student Chapter of SVCE received “The Ambuja’s Best Student Chapter Award”– Second Place
2013 AICTE - RPS ( Research Promotion Scheme) entitled "Dynamic Modeling and Control of Direct Methanol Fuel Cell" : Rs.4.77 lakhs.DMI
2013 AICTE - Seminar Grant entitled "Contemporary Research and Practices in Pollutant Elimination Systems towards Cleaner Environment" from ( 20th - 26th May): Rs.1.75 lakhs .
2012 Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers - SVCE Student Chapter of SVCE received “The Ambuja’s Best Student Chapter Award”– First Place
2011-2012 AICTE sponsored Rs.14.39 lakhs under MODROBS scheme for the Modernization of Heat Transfer Operations Laboratory.
2012 Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST) sponsored Rs.6000 for the student project titled "Thermal Conservation by Vacuum Insulation".
2011 Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers - SVCE Student Chapter of SVCE received “Pidilite Industries Best Student Chapter Award” – First Place.
2011 MoU signed with Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation on 24.09.2011
2011 The department has been recognized as research centre for M.S and Ph.D program from 05 April 2011 (valid till 5 April 2014).
2011 Started M.Tech Chemical Engineering Program
2011 NBA team visited the Department on 11th – 12th, March for accreditation. Department accredited for 3 years from 16.09.2011 to 15.09.2014.
2010 Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers - SVCE Student Chapter of SVCE received “Pidilite Industries Best Student Chapter Award” – First Place.
2009 Up gradation of prototype Distributed Control System from µXL to CENTUM 3000
2009 Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers - SVCE Student Chapter of SVCE received “The Ambuja’s Best Student Chapter Award” – First Place
2008 Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers - SVCE Student Chapter of SVCE received “The Ambuja’s Best Student Chapter Award”– First Place
2007 AICTE sponsored Rs.7.5 lakhs under MODROBS scheme for the Modernization of Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory.
2006 Consultancy provided to “Process Design & Size of Grinding Unit, M/s. Guidelines Inc, USA for an amount of USD 240
2006 Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers - SVCE Student Chapter of SVCE received “Pidilite Industries Best Student Chapter Award “ – First Place.
2006 MoU signed with SPIC Science Foundation on 10.08.2006.
2006 NBA Team visited the department on 19-21st Jan 2006 for Accreditation. Department accredited for 3 years from 27.07.2006 to 26.07.2009
2005 Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers - SVCE Student Chapter of SVCE received “The Ambuja’s Best Student Chapter Award” – Second Place
2005 Consultancy (Rs.1.25 lakhs) to Advice Sync for providing expert services in identifying and defining a model for monitoring of a Cement Plant (client - Tata Chemicals)
2005 MoU signed with (i) Manali Petrochemical Ltd, Chennai on 30.06.2005. (ii) Tuticorin Alkali Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd,Tuticorin on 04.07.2005. (iii) Tamil Nadu Petro products Ltd (TPL), Chennai on 23.08.2005
2003 MoU signed with Central Leather Research Institute on 16.01.2003.
2003 AICTE sponsored 11.7 lakhs under MODROBS scheme for the modernization of Process Control Laboratory.
2002 NBA team visited the Department on 14th – 15th, Feb for accreditation. Department Accredited - B Grade, from 24.04.2002 to 23.04.2005 for 3 years
2002 Establishment of Process Control Laboratory.
2001 Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST) sponsored Rs.5000 for the student project titled "Bio-Conversion of Phenol by using Polyphenol Oxidase".
1999 AICTE sponsored Rs.5.5 lakhs under MODROBS scheme for establishing Computer Aided Process and Equipment Design System.
1998 Ms. Vidya Krishnan – Gold Medal – Madras University
1998 First batch students passed out.
1997 Installation of prototype µXL Distributed Control System.
1996 Department Laboratories Established.
1995 Dr. G. S. Laddha , former Director, A.C. College of Technology inaugurated the Association of Chemical Technologists and Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers - SVCE Student Chapter.
1994 Department Established
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