Department of Engineering Chemistry, S.R.K.R. Engineering College has established along with the inception of the college in 1980. The objectives of the department and the courses taught by the faculty are to train and orient the engineering profession entrants towards experimentation, skills with the required scientific knowledge. To meet his objective, the department has well qualified faculty. Furthermore, the department has been working on the current research problems and is well disposed and inspiring the students, faculty & other science and engineering communities in updating their technological skills and their orientation towards research and technology development. The functions/activities of the Department are interwoven and carry out multidisciplinary research projects using integrated technologies with the prime aspiration of bringing "Science to the Society" on both local and regional scales. The department has enriched with the 7 no. of PhD faculty and two of them are Post doctoral researchers. The faculty of the department has completed 4 research projects (UGC, CSIR, DST) and one of the faculty completed CSIR visiting associate ship sanctioned by CSIR, New Delhi.
The department conducted national seminars on "Corrosion control" & Low cost instrumentation, workshop on Aqua lab kit and conducted conference on save mother earth (SAVEME) continuously 6 years. In the year 2017, the department has organized one day International symposium on Recent Innovations in Engineering Materials. The faculty authored books such as Engineering Chemistry Part 1 and Part 2 for JNTUK, Engineering Chemistry for Andhra University, Laboratory Manual. The faculty has been publishing research articles in international reputed journals with good impact factor and the average publications rate is 10 publications p.a. The faculty of the department has national and international collaborations with reputed laboratories and universities like Department of Organic Chemistry, Andhra University, Department of Chemistry Visakhapatnam, Acharya Nagarjuna University Guntur, Hyderabad Central University Telangana, and Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute BHAVANAGAR. Also the international collaboration with Departamento de Inginieria de Materiales (DIMAT), Universidad de Concepcion, Chile, CIPA CHILE, Chile, DGIST, South Korea, Chungnam National University, South Korea, National Tsing Hui University, Taiwan.
In addition the department has been organizing seminars and workshops at national and international levels and Universal human values. The faculty of the department is established a club with student volunteers and named as PAIE (People Association for Inner Engineering). The club takes the responsibility of social activities, yoga, Happiness programs and counseling the students for their bright and beautiful future. The programs and activities are organizing in association with The Art of Living Foundation, Banglore.