ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Petrochemical Engineering has been started in the academic year of 2014-2015 with a sanctioned student intake of 60 and affiliated to Anna University. The branch of Petrochemical Engineering deals with the Petrochemical processes for manufacturing of different products, designing of equipments, fundamental understanding and the technology of petroleum and petrochemicals, polymers ,resins, fibers, and many other products. The department has about 4452sqm of carpet area with spacious class rooms and laboratories. Laboratories are equipped with the required experimental facilities as stipulated by the affiliating university. Modern analytical instruments and Petrochemical engineering softwares (Chem CAD, Aspen Plus, MATLAB and ANSYS) available for carrying out research programme.
A well balanced curriculum having both theory and practice, good infrastructure, well qualified and friendly faculty have been the hall mark of the department right from its inception. The department regularly organizes lectures by eminent personalities in the field of Petrochemical engineering and hosts national level symposium, seminars, workshops etc. It also arranges for industrial visits, industrial training for students in reputed core industries located in and around TamilNadu. Personality development training programmes will be conducted in first year of study so as to equip the students for placement. Guidance is given for competitive exams such as GATE, GRE, etc. The Petrochemical Engineering graduates get good opportunity in Petrochemical industries, research organization, and other related industries like paints, polymers and synthetic fibers.
The programme is supplemented by several state-of-the-art laboratories, which cover all areas of practical interest. The Department has Organic Chemistry Lab, Technical Analysis Lab, Physical Chemistry Lab, Fluid Mechanics Lab, Mechanical Operations Lab, Heat transfer Lab, Mass transfer Lab, Petroleum Product Testing Lab, Petroleum Physical Properties Testing Lab, Petrochemical Analysis Lab, Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab and Process Dynamics and Control Lab. The students are exposed to specialized ones like Reaction Engineering, Process Control , Heat transfer Lab, Mass transfer and etc .