- Chemical Engineering Association (ChEA) is a students professional body in the department that organizes technical talks, technocultural fest (REACT), industrial tours.
- Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) has a student Chapter which is active in conducting programmes in association with IIChE regional Centre, Bangalore.
- Many Faculty members are life members of IIChE, and ISTE.
- Students are encouraged to present papers in seminars organized by other colleges and students win many prizes.
- Students of chemical engineering participate in extracurricular activities such as acting, debate, music (instrumental and vocal), quiz and have brought laurels to the department.
- Entrepreneurship activities in the department encourage the students to take entrepreneurship as a serious career option, and some are in the process of establishing their own enterprise. This also gives students an opportunity to innovate. One of the enterprise proposed is based on the students innovation.
- Ms. Madhulika N. was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for the essay “The city of the future” at earthian 2013, Wipro's Sustainability Program for Schools and Colleges.
- Ms. Yogashree Bharath participated in the ECO Quiz Meet 13 at R.V. College of Engineering and got II place, 5 Apr 2013.
- Mr. Hari Narayanan T.R. participated in the general quiz at Global Skies 12 at Bangalore and won II place, 20 Oct 2012.
- Mr. Sehran Khan Z and Mr. Gautham S. participated in Tathva 12 at National Institute of Technology Calicut and won 1st Place, 17-21 Oct 2012.
- Mr. Karthik Machani and Mr. Harinarayanan T.R. participated in the QUIZITALIA 2012 at Bangalore and won II place, 20 Oct 2012.
- Mr. Rickson was the winner in weightlifting, and secured the 3rd place in powerlifting, at the Inter Collegiate Inter Zone Tournament/Competition of NMAM I.T., Nitte, 20-22 Sept 2014, conducted by the VTU Department of Physical Education & Sports.
- Mr. Siddharth R. Chowdhary secured a passing certificate of the Preliminary Selection Exam, by the Japan Information Center, New Delhi, on 25 Jul 2013.
- Ms. Arpitha B.R. secured the second place in the Essay Writing Competition, Rangotri, of ಕನ್ನಡ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ ಇಲಾಖೆ, ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ, ನಾಟಕ, ಆಕಾದಮಿ 6ನೇ ವರ್ಷದ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಕವಿ ಕುವೆಂಪು ಸ್ಮಾರಕ ಪರ್ಯಾಯ ಪಾರಿತೋಷಕ ಅಂತರಕಾಲೇಜು ರಂಗಭೂಮಿ ಹಾಗು ಸಾಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧಗಳು2013
- Mr. Ashwin Shenoy participated in state level Volleyball at KS Institute of Technology and won I prize, on 4-5 Mar 2013.
- Ms. Shifa participated in the Cross Country VTU Inter Collegiate Inter zone sports competitions at Dr. TTIT, KGF and won 3rd place, on 22- 23 Mar 2013.
- Ms. Shifa participated in VTU 13th Cross Country Races-Women Inter Collegiate Tournaments/competition at NIE Institute of Technology, Mysore and won 1st place, on 22 Feb 2012.