About Department:

The Department of Science and Humanities is a primal department which consists of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and English disciplines. All the disciplines in the department exist as a separate division and maintain individual identities. The varied disciplines provide the students with the knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English and Environmental Science fundamentals. Developing moral behaviour among the students, utilizing human resources and coordinating academic responsibilities are the exclusive potentials of the department.

The department accomplishes transforming young aspiring minds into determined freshman engineers through Outcome Based Education. Besides, the department teaches students a positive ethos through Value-Based Education.

Dr. M.A. Neelakantan, Professor & Head, who has academic excellence and research experience for 38 years, leads the department with 30 highly qualified, experienced and goal-oriented members with specializations in various fields.


Producing potentially competent freshman engineers with leadership qualities and human values.


To impart engineering fundamentals by providing Basic Science and Mathematics.

To stimulate reading, listening and writing skills.

To promote innovative culture among the students.

Salient Features

  • Experienced faculty members.
  • Highly equipped laboratories to uplift the students’ practical knowledge.
  • Advance Instrumentation Laboratory with state of the art facilities.
  • NEC-Moodle Learning Management System.
  • ICT tool enabled smart classroom for interactive learning.
  • Providing ample resources and a serene ambience for the readers.
  • Enhancing students’ creativity through Project Based Learning.
  • Facilitates the students to publish their finding in journals.
  • Facilitates the students to win accolades in IELTS, Linguaskill and GATE by providing special training sessions.
  • Motivating the students in participation and winning technical and non-technical events.
  • Conducting social–related extension activities like State level Quiz competitions, and motivational programmes for Higher Secondary school students.


  • Thrust areas of Research

S.No Chemistry Physics Maths English
1 Bioinorganic Chemistry Nanomaterials Topology Indian Writing in English
2 Solution Equilibria and Stability constants Thin films Graph Theory English Language Teaching and Linguistics
3 Environmental Chemistry Crystallography Operation Research
4 Computational Chemistry

Ph.D Supervisors:

Chemistry : 5
Physics : 2
Mathematics : 1


Full time : 4
Part time : 2
Awarded : 15

Faculty (List with Vidwan link):

S.No Name of the Faculty S.No Designation Vidwan Link No of Publications formula_1
1 Dr.M.A.Neelakantan 1 Professor & Head https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/211404 77 0,00
Chemistry 2 11 0,00
2 Dr.S.Thalamuthu 3 Associate Professor https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/286364 3 0,00
3 Dr.S.Chithirai Kumar 4 Assistant Professor(SG) https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/286251 1 0,00
4 Dr.E.Ramachandran 5 Assistant Professor(SG) https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/211455 16 0,00
5 Dr.B.Annaraj 6 Assistant Professor(SG) https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/211504 13 0,00
6 Mr.J.Thamba 7 Assistant Professor https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/286369 2 0,00
7 Dr.B.Rajkumar 8 Assistant Professor https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/182765 2 0,00
English 9 6 0,00
8 Ms.S.Gopiga Devi 10 Assistant Professor https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/249927 2 0,00


wdt_ID Publications (NOs) Funded Projects (Rs) 1,74,32,900 Consultancy (Rs) MoUs
1 110 1,74,32,900 10,000 Signed with Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB),Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry.


Chemistry Research Centre

The Chemistry Research Centre (CRC) was established in 2007 to develop the Research activities in the department.The infrastructural and equipment facilities have been supported by various funded projects (BRNS, DST-SERB and CSIR) worth Rs. 1.75 Crore. A group of well-recognized faculty members with expertise in spectroscopy, electrochemistry, crystal growth, biological activities and computational chemistry has maintained the centre. Workshops, seminars and conferences are conducted regularly to explain the functioning and applications of the instruments to the students of various institutions. Anna University, Chennai has approved the Department of Chemistry as a recognized Research centre for doing a PhD. Fourteen research scholars were awarded from this centre.

Equipment Facilities

  1. FTIR spectrophotometer
  2. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
  3. UV-Visible Spectrophotomèter with water circulation bath
  4. Spectrofluorometer
  5. Electromagnet 11K Gauss and power supply for Gouy method
  6. Electrochemical workstation with Spectro electrochemistry setup

Equipment Details

Equipment Facilities

Chemistry Lab

Major instrumental equipment includes:

  • Water analysis kit
  • pH meter
  • Conductivity meter
  • Turbidimeter
  • BOD incubator
  • Flame Photometer
  • Spectrophotometer


Physics Lab

Our physics laboratory provides hands-on learning experiences for students to explore and apply fundamental concepts in physics. Our lab allows students to engage in real-world experiments and research projects. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to foster a collaborative and stimulating learning environment where students can develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The laboratory environment facilitates the students to engage in project-based learning, which induces a culture of innovation.

Physics Lab

English Lab

English language lab facilitates the students in enhancing their English language skills. Our lab was furnished with air-conditioned and high-processor systems. We have Anna University recommended softwares like Globarena, Orel talk, and Clarity with audio and video lectures for the professionals. Language lab helps professionals clear the Linguaskill examination, IELTS, and TOEFL with qualified faculty members. Our dedicated faculty members prepare professionals for placement and incorporate soft skills through soft skill trainers. We are an authorized center for conducting the Linguaskill examination offered by Cambridge University.

English Lab

Contact Us

Professor & Head,
Department of Science and Humanities,
National Engineering College (Autonomous),
K.R.Nagar, Kovilpatti – 628 503.
Thoothukudi Dt, Tamil Nadu, India.
Mail id: [email protected]
Ph.No: 9442505839

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