Introduction and Overview of CHESS

The Chemical Engineering Students’ Society (CHESS) is a student organization at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. The Society aims to enhance the academic, professional, and social development of the chemical engineering students and to foster a sense of harmony and connection among them, the staff, the alumni, and the industry. CHESS provides a platform for students to interact with their peers, faculty, and industry professionals, and to develop their leadership, communication, and teamwork skills. The Society is governed by an Executive Committee of 18 office bearers, including a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, an Assistant Secretary, a Senior Treasurer, a Junior Treasurer, and 12 Committee Members. CHESS raises funds through approved methods and maintains a savings account as well. The Society holds an Annual General Meeting and other Special General Meetings as needed. The Executive Committee meets once a month.


"Pioneering the evolution of chemical engineering leaders by fostering a dynamic ecosystem of knowledge, innovation, and global collaboration, shaping a sustainable and impactful future."


"Dedicated to cultivating an inclusive community that champions excellence, empowers continuous learning, and drives innovation at the forefront of chemical and process engineering, equipping students for real-world challenges."


  • Integrity: Committing to ethical practices, transparency, and honesty in all endeavors.

  • Resilience: Embracing challenges as opportunities for growth and adaptation.

  • Resilience: Embracing challenges as opportunities for growth and adaptation.

  • Sustainability: Advocating for environmentally conscious practices and solutions in engineering endeavors.

  • Empowerment: Fostering an environment that encourages autonomy, leadership, and personal growth among members.

  • Curiosity: Cultivating a culture of continuous learning, exploration, and curiosity in the field of chemical engineering.

  • Adaptability: Embracing change, flexibility, and agility in responding to evolving industry landscapes.

  • Social Responsibility: Engaging in initiatives that positively impact society, aligning engineering efforts with broader societal needs.




  • To develop transferable skills and interpersonal skills among undergraduate students}

  • To foster a sense of social harmony among the undergraduate students and staff members of the Department}

  • To actively support undergraduate students to build meaningful connections with the alumni of the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering and the industry

  • To act as a forum for the undergraduate student community that allows the expression of students' opinions on matters relating to their academic interests and well-being.

  • To contribute to uplifting the overall academic standards of the undergraduate student community and to provide opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills in chemical and process engineering in particular and engineering in general.