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Chemical Engineering

      involves the knowledge of chemistry and engineering for the production of chemicals and related products. It comprises of the processes of converting raw chemicals and materials into valuable forms.

It covers various fields of chemical technology in mineral based industries, petrochemical plants, pharmaceuticals etc. the work of chemical engineers involve the invention, development, design, operation and management of  processes in industries.

The chemical engineers tend to grow in future as they are required for the synthetic replacements for those natural materials and scarce resources. They design equipments and operate chemical plants as well as determine the problems and find the best methods of production.

Chemical engineers apply the knowledge of chemistry in addition to other engineering disciplines. Some of them design and invent new processes while some construct instruments and facilities and some plan and operate facilities. There are different categories in which a chemical engineer can work as:

  • Chemical Engineer (R & D): They develop the ideas for future plants, improving efficiency, environmental performance and even developing new products.
  • Design Engineer: They tend to deal with the design issues of the equipments or products used in engineering. They determine how the process is to work.
  • Operations Engineer: They spend their time ‘onsite’ ensuring that the plant is producing the right amount of product to the correct specification.

 

 Top 10 Colleges in India for Chemical Engineering:-

 

                                                     

 

College Name

Address

City

State

Website

Phone No.

IIT Kharagpur- Indian Institute of Technology

 

 

IIT Kharagpur,     Kharagpur, West Bengal-721302

Kharagpur

West Bengal

www.iitkgp.ac.in

076 02 521656

IIT Bombay - Indian Institute of Technology

 

IIT Bombay, PIN Code 400076, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra- 400076

Mumbai

Maharashtra

www.iitb.ac.in 

022 2572 2545

IIT Kanpur - Indian Institute of Technology

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur 208016

Faculty Building - 433

 

Kanpur

Uttar Pradesh

www.iitk.ac.in

512-259 7436 

IIT Delhi - Indian Institute of Technology

 

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016, INDIA

New Delhi

Delhi

www.iitd.ac.in

011-2659 1999

IIT Madras- Indian Institute of Technology

Sardar Patel Road, Kanagam, Tharamani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu- 600 036

Chennai

Tamil Ndau

www.iitm.ac.in

 044 2257 8280

Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani

Bits Pilani, Pilani, Rajasthan - 333031

Pilani

Rajasthan

www.bits- pilani.ac.in

 09468642989

IIT Roorkee - Indian Institute of Technology

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Roorkee, Uttarakhand
India - 247667

Roorkee

Uttarakhand

www.iitr.ernet.in

+91-1332-285311

Institute of Technology-Varanasi (IT-BHU)

 

Indian Institute of Technology
(Banaras Hindu University)

VARANASI – 221005 (UP) INDIA

VARANASI 

Uttar Pradesh

www.itbhu.ac.in

 542 2307002, 2367780, 6701808

IIT Guwahati - Indian Institute of Technology

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati 781039
Assam, India

Guwahati

Assam

www. iitg.ernet.in

91 - 361 - 2690401 (O)

Jadavpur University

LB Block, Plot No. 8, Salt Lake Bypass, Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal 700098

Kolkata

West Bengal

www.jaduniv.edu.in

033 2335 5215

 

 

 

 

The starting salary for the fresher ranges from Rs.10,000 to 12,000 per month. The diploma holders could get a salary ranging from Rs. 5,000 to 10,000 in the government sector.

A lecturer in a college could earn a salary up to Rs. 13000 per month, while an experienced and more established candidate could earn more.

Senior Engineers can earn a handsome salary between Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 50,000 per month. Those at management levels could even earn more than Rs. 60,000.
 

 

 

Job Prospects for Chemical Engineers:-

 

          There are wide employment opportunities that wait for chemical engineers both in the public sector as well as the private sector. One can easily find jobs in areas such as processing, operations or manufacturing, research and development, design and construction, finance and teaching. 
In the government sector, chemical engineers are employed to solve environmental problems such as waste and water treatment, on energy sector such as energy conservation and research on alternate energy sources and health-related research projects, defense establishments and atomic power plants.
The varieties of sectors are:

  • Chemical and allied products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Food & Drink
  • Materials
  • Oil & Gas
  • Process Plants & Equipment and many more

 

There are different categories in which a chemical engineer can work as:

  • Chemical Engineer (R & D): They develop the ideas for future plants, improving efficiency, environmental performance and even developing new products.
  • Design Engineer: They tend to deal with the design issues of the equipments or products used in engineering. They determine how the process is to work.
  • Operations Engineer: They spend their time ‘onsite’ ensuring that the plant is producing the right amount of product to the correct specification.

 

 

 

 

There are both degree and the diploma courses for pursuing chemical engineering.

 

For Diploma Courses :

To undergo into the diploma course one can go for it after completing 10th standard (SSC). The diploma course is of three years.

 

For Bachelor Degree Courses: 

The basic eligibility criteria for entering into B.E/B.TECH into chemical Engineering is to pass the 10+2 or equivalent examination successfully with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The course is of 4 years duration. The students can get into the course through the various Entrance exams such as Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) or All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) on the basis of their marks.

 

For Master Degree Courses: 

For getting admission into the M.E/M.TECH course one must complete the B.E/B.TECH program successfully.
 

 

 


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