The department was established in 1980 in the college of Engineering as part of B. Tech. Program, now part of Institute of Technology, GITAM (Deemed to be University) and engaged in imparting knowledge on the basic concepts of chemistry to engineering students. At present, the department offers several courses in chemistry to suit the needs of various branches of engineering. The faculty members are from reputed universities and central institutes such as IITs, IISc., etc and active in research proven by a large number of publications in high impact factor SCOPUS and SCI journals, patents, sponsored research projects(UGC, DST etc.,) and consultancy projects from major industries.