The Department of Petrochemical Engineering was 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 equipment, fundamental understanding and the technology of petroleum and petrochemicals, polymers, resins, fibers and many other products. The department has the state-of-art laboratory equipped with the required experimental facilities as stipulated by the affiliating university. Modern analytical instruments and Petrochemical Engineering software (Aspen Plus, MATLAB and Prosimulator) are available for carrying out research programme.
A well balanced curriculum having theory and practice, good infrastructure, well qualified and friendly faculty are 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 industrial visits, internships, industrial training for students in reputed core industries. Personality development training programme are being conducted from their 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 various industries such as chemicals, petroleum and petrochemicals, bio-chemicals, food preservation, pharmaceuticals, electronic materials, materials of everyday life, energy, environment etc.