The Centre of Excellence in Corrosion and Surface Engineering (CECASE) was inaugurated on Feb-26, 2012. This multi-disciplinary centre is poised for excellence in research and consultancy with many objectives which includes effective collaboration with small, medium and large scale industries. Since its inception, CECASE has been witnessing exponential growth in terms of conduct of 15 events including a National Conference during 2013. At present, 55 CECASE Scholars (MS-33 & PhD-22) drawn from industries/R&D are pursuing under part time external category. Two MS & One PhD Scholars have become now alumni of CECASE.

CECASE has signed MoUs with CECRI, Karaikudi, M/s.High Energy Batteries (India) Ltd., Mathur, Trichy, M/s. Seshasayee Paper and Boards Ltd., Erode, M/s. Ponni Sugars, Erode, GTRE-DRDO, Bangalore and many more in the offing. CECASE has established new R&D labs wherein equipments worth of Rs. 4.0 Crores have been housed and commissioned. A sponsored project, sanctioned to CECASE, during Nov 2016 by GTRE-DRDO Bangalore, is on its way to mission accomplishment.

In the last two years period, 15 papers have been published in international journals, 03 Guest lectures & 02 seminars were conducted bringing more laurels to CECASE. Further, a project worth a high value from DRDO is on the anvil.