Chemical Engineering - Courses, Colleges, Scope and Educational Information

Chemical Engineering is an advanced career and has a lot of scope in India; Image Courtesy:

Chemical Engineering involves the application of Chemistry and Physics along with Mathematics in order to convert raw materials, chemicals into useful and valuable forms.

Chemical engineers use the best resources to find the most convenient method to manufacture products.

A chemical engineer helps in the translation of different processes that are developed in the lab into convert them into practical applications for the production of plastics, medicines, detergents, fuels and many more products. They also help with the design of plants to increase productivity with minimal costs.

Any company that deals in the manufacture of chemicals is an excellent job opportunity for a chemical engineering graduate. There are opportunities in the fields of nuclear energy, food production, materials science, development of new sources of energy, and even medicine.

Chemical Engineering graduates have opportunities in the research, environmental studies, data processing, sales and management, market analysis, etc. sectors as well.

Eligibility Criteria

    • 10+2 Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths is mandatory for admission into the graduation program of Chemical Engineering.
    • Entrance Exams are conducted for admission into B.E. or B.Tech.
    • A diploma in Chemical engineering gives the candidate a position of junior engineer and the course can be taken up after Class 10.
    • M.Tech can be pursued after completion of B.E. or B.Tech.
    • One can also pursue PhD after completion of postgraduate studies.

TATA Chemicals is the leading company in Chemical Engineering in India as of now; Image Courtesy:

Career and Job Prospects

Chemical Engineering provides a great career platform to the young masses. Chemical Engineering graduates can find jobs in the following sectors,

    • Food

    • Materials

    • Specialty Chemicals

    • Plastics

    • Power Production

    • Environmental Control

    • Waste Management

    • Biotechnology

In India there are a variety of employment opportunities available for chemical engineering graduates in both the public as well as private sector. They can take up jobs in other fields as well that include the following,

    • Processing

    • Operations or Manufacturing

    • Research and Development

    • Design and Construction

    • Finance

    • Teaching

Salary Package

The average salary of a Chemical Engineering graduate is INR 477,180 per year.

Depending on the work experience, qualifications and performance of the individual, the salary rises and hence these are considered as important factors for growth in this field.

IIT Bombay is the top ranked college in Chemical Engineering as of 2016

Top 10 Colleges/Institutes for Chemical Engineering 2017

1IIT BombayMaharashtra
2IIT DelhiDelhi
3IIT KanpurUttar Pradesh
4IIT KharagpurWest Bengal
5IIT MadrasTamil Nadu
6IIT RoorkeeUttarakhand
7BITS – PilaniRajasthan
8IIT – BHUUttar Pradesh
9IIT GuwahatiAssam
10NIT TrichyTamil Nadu