Department of Chemical Engineering


The Department of Chemical Engineering was established in the year 1996 in MSEC, which is the first institute among self-financing colleges in Tamil Nadu which started this specialization at undergraduate level. It is one of the well-established departments with strong and well-knit faculties, good department library with relevant books and excellent laboratory facilities. The B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering is a focused programme designed to have the balanced version of theoretical knowledge and practical knowhow in the fields of Basic Science, Physics, material science, chemistry, chemical engineering process and control system, Industrial manufacturing etc. to solve industrial related chemical problems. The faculty and students are publishing their research oriented papers in National / International journals and conferences which add additional credit to the Department.

The Department organizes through its Chemical Engineering Association & CESA several students level Conferences / Seminars on latest / practical / research oriented topics and also arranges technical lecturers by eminent personalities from Industries, NIT, IIT etc., Every year, this department produces rank holders at the Anna University level including Sliver & Bronze Medalists, and maintaining best position with respect to pass percentage in this region of Anna University, Chennai. The department has cutting edge laboratories such as Mass Transfer lab, Chemical Reaction Engineering lab, Mechanical Operation lab, Technical analysis and instrumentation lab, Process control lab etc. All the equipment / instruments are available in the labs as per syllabus which includes the following also: Steam Distillation, Bubble Cap Distillation Column, Single Effect Evaporator, Batch Crystallizer, Isothermal Batch Reactor, RTD studies in CSTR, Jaw Crusher, Ball Mill, Plate and Frame Filter Press, Cyclone Separator, Digital pH meters, Calorimeter, Two Tank interacting, Non-interacting Systems, PLC trainer, Cascade Control Trainer Flow, Temperature, Level and Pressure control trainer, Pneumatic Controllers.

The students who successfully complete B.Tech Chemical Engineering will be employed in oil and refinery, fertilizers, paints, chemical, biotech, food industries, pharmaceutical, manufacturing industries in India and outside India. The Alumni are well placed in all top level Organizations.


To be a leading Chemical Engineering Department in the state and be known nationally and worldwide for its quality education and research and to produce graduates who address major societal issues and solve technical challenges faced by chemical and associated industries through environmental friendly technologies.


i. To instill students with a strong fundamental knowledge to meet the needs of a rapidly changing technological environment in process development and equipment design.

ii. To provide students with quality engineering education, so as to enable them to address the needs of chemical engineering profession in particular and society in general.

iii. To develop adoptable engineers with entrepreneurship and leadership qualities to solve scientific and environmental challenges keeping in mind the safety and ethical concerns.

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

PSO1: At the end of the programme students should have knowledge of process calculations, unit operations and reaction engineering applied to chemical industries including safety, health, ethics and environmental aspects.

PSO2: At the end of the programme students should have knowledge to modify the existing process to be feasible and sustainable.

PSO3: At the end of the programme students should excel in careers in the chemical, petroleum, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food, energy or other related process industries.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

PO1: Graduates will have the ability to apply the knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to solve domain specific engineering problems.

PO2: Graduates will have the ability to design and conduct experiments, also have the ability to analyze and interpret experimental results.

PO3: Graduates will have the ability to design systems, processes to meet specified objectives within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, ethical, health, safety and sustainability.

PO4: Graduates will have the ability to conduct investigations to solve the complex problem based on the realistic situation.

PO5: Graduates will have the ability to explore and apply the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary to solve chemical engineering problems.

PO6: Graduates will have the knowledge about engineer’s responsibility for the up-liftment of the society.

PO7: Graduates will have an idea about the impact of process on the environment and resource management.

PO8: Graduates will have the knowledge of professional and ethical responsibilities.

PO9: Graduates will have the ability to work as a member of multidisciplinary teams and have an understanding of team leadership.

PO10: Graduates will have the communication skills in English language in verbal and written and also graphical form to convey their innovative ideas in an effective way at various forums.

PO11: Graduates will have the 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.

PO12: Graduates will be able to recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadcast context of technological change.



4 years (Regular) / 3 years (Lateral Entry)

No. of Semesters:

8 (Regular) / 6 (Lateral Entry)

Intake / No. of Seats:

Total - 45 (Government - 22, Management - 23)


10+2 system of Education. Must have secured a pass in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in the qualifying examination.
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Curriculum & Syllabus:

2013 Regulation

2017 Regulation

Scope for Higher Studies:


2 years

No. of Semesters:


Intake / No. of Seats:

Total - 18 (Government - 9, Management - 9)


As per the Anna University and AICTE Norms.
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Curriculum & Syllabus:

2017 Regulation

Scope for Higher Studies:

  • Ph.D.