SSN Department of Chemical Engineering
The department of Chemical engineering was started in the academic year of 2004-2005 with a sanctioned student intake of 30 and affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. From the academic year of 2011-2012, the sanctioned intake has been doubled to 60.
Currently, the department is headed by Dr. K. Ramakrishnan, M.E (Chem), Ph.D. The total number of faculty members in the department is eight, and the teacher student ratio is 1:11. Three of the faculty members are having Ph.D qualification and three others are pursuing doctoral research programs. The research areas of the faculty are i) Natural product extraction ii) Sol-Gel synthesis iii) Energy Management iv) Nanotechnology v) Hydrotropy and vi) Biosorption. One of the faculty members has authored a book titled “An Insight into Chemical Engineering” which is widely used by chemical engineering students for the GATE. Many faculty members have published more than thirty six research papers in peer reviewed international journals.
The department has about 5400 sqm of carpet area, individual office rooms for every faculty member, spacious class rooms with Wi-Fi connections. Laboratories are equipped with the required experimental facilities as stipulated by the affiliating university. Modern analytical instruments and chemical engineering software (ANSYS, Chem CAD) are available for carrying out research program. The Central library has a collection of more than 1000 books on various chemical engineering topics and the department has subscribed for 13 national and international journals. It has access to many e-journals of sciencedirect and springerlink. In addition to this, the department library has about 300 books.
The students are securing 100% result in university examinations with good university ranks. Industrial visits and tours are arranged once in a year to facilitate learning. Students are required to undergo inplant training in process industries as part of the curriculum. Students of third and final year of study are provided training in soft skills and professional and personality development so as to equip them for placement. Guidance is given for competitive exams such as GATE, GRE, etc. The chemical engineering graduates of this institute have got the best placements in the core sector as well as in software industries.
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