The Department of chemistry was established in the year 1956 with four well-qualified staff members under the headship of Dr. D. Nageshwara Rao. Presently, the department is headed by Dr. R. Sriram and has a full capacity of eight well-experienced staff members with a strong desire for academic excellence.The department caters to the academic and research needs of the students of B.E. / B.Tech. , M.Phil. (Part-Time) and Ph.D. (Part – Time) courses.The department has conducted AICTE sponsored summer/ winter schools on environmental pollution and corrosion control. It has also received research funding and development grants a sum of 10 lakhs from AICTE, New Delhi.Currently, six research scholars are working on nanomaterials, solar cells, dyes and surface modification coatings.