The word “ceramic” generally makes one think of cereal bowls or plates, ceramic tiles lining the interior of tunnels, or ceramic tiles in the kitchen or bathroom. These are only a few of the plethora of applications of ceramics. Ceramic is a cutting-edge, cost-effective, high-temperature material with unique properties that make it a highly coveted and easily available component of simple applications like the above mentioned, and also many other applications like computer chips, fiber optics, spark plugs, airbag sensors, bathroom sinks, lab equipment and bone implants. Ceramic engineering is the study of how to create objects from inorganic, non-metallic materials, either by the action of heat, or at low temperatures using precipitation reactions from high purity chemical solutions. Ceramic materials have many special and unique characteristics that are used in materials engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering and are used in a wide range of industries like mining, aerospace, food and chemical industries or electronics. Ceramic engineers can find work in research and development. They can specialize in refractories, glass, white wares, abrasives or cements and work as part of a team of engineers and technicians to develop and discover materials to support products and systems that will impact everyday life.
The Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Ceramic Technology is generally a four-year course.
Some colleges that offer programs such as a B.Tech. in Ceramic Engineering are:
|1||Anna University – Chennai|
|2||AKS University – Satna|
|4||Government College of Engineering & Ceramic Technology – Kolkata|
|5||Indian Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University|
|6||Government College of Engineering & Technology – Bikaner|
|7||West Bengal University of Technology|
|8||National Institute of Technology – Rourkela|
|9||Rajasthan Technical University – Kota|
Programs are subject to change, it is advisable to check directly with a school for current program availability.