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Pursuing A Career In Chemical Engineering

What is chemical engineering?

Chemical engineering is a vast field that applies to every aspect of physical sciences (physics and chemistry) and life sciences (biology, biochemistry and microbiology). The engineers in this field are more versatile and are involved in development, management, invention, design and processes in the industries. They work in several fields like food processing, healthcare, specialty chemicals, electronic and advanced materials, biotechnology, microelectronics, design, construction, environmental health, manufacturing, polymers, business services, among others.

How to be a chemical engineer?

To be a chemical engineer, a candidate needs to qualify 10+2 schooling with more than 50% aggregate score. The candidate has to appear for the entrance exam that is conducted by IIT JEE and also by other universities and boards. If a candidate scores the required marks needed by the board, the student will be admitted to the particular university. The IIT JEE scores are also accepted by other universities.

To be a chemical engineer, you have to complete an undergraduate engineering course of four years. Post-graduation is another two years. One can also complete a diploma of three years in chemical engineering.


The eligibility to get into a degree college is to have a 10+2 passing certificate, with 50 % marks in each: math, chemistry and physics.

For diploma course, one should get at least 50% marks in 10th class.

Academic program

Since chemical engineering involves extensive study of various aspects of physical and life sciences, the curriculum is comprised of various subjects taught in different years of the course. Therefore, the syllabus too is elaborate and diverse. The whole program comprises eight semesters in the degree course and six semesters in the diploma course. Every year there are two semesters and candidates have to pass each semester.

The syllabus includes main subjects like math I and II, engineering mechanics, engineering graphics, humanities, engineering physics, engineering chemistry, computer programming, engineering physics laboratory, chemical processes, mechanical technology, etc.

Scope and career

The work of a chemical engineer involves construction, design, operation, installation, and maintenance of plants; manufacturing chemical products; supervision of chemical plants; gauging problems; extracting chemicals; developing processes; and many more things.

There are many opportunities for a chemical engineer, either in India or abroad. Jobs are available in public as well as government sectors. Chemical engineers get lucrative employment opportunities in large companies that manufacture food, fertilizer, specialty chemicals, paints, pesticides, plastics, polymers, pharmaceuticals, etc. One can also take up teaching as a career or go for research in other branches like atomic power plants and defense establishments. One can see the particular demand-rise in fields like nanotechnology and biotechnology.

The salaries of chemical engineers are very lucrative. However, it is based on the company you work for. Freshers can get an average salary of Rs. 25,000 per month to Rs. 30,000 per month, depending on the qualification, experience, ability and facility. Those holding a diploma degree will earn a little less than the degree-holders.

If you get a post-graduation degree in chemical engineering, you can earn a lot more and you get to enter new fields of interest as well.

Some of the companies who recruit chemical engineers are: Essar Oil Ltd, Coromandel Fertilizers Ltd, Reliance Industries Ltd, Gujarat Gas Company Ltd, Indo Gulf Fertilizers Ltd. You can also go abroad to try out new avenues and expand your earning potential.

Top Chemical Engineering Colleges in India

Name of InstituteCourseAddressContact DetailsWebsite
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)BTech (Chemical)IIT Area, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076022 2572 2545/
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi)BTech (Chemical)Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016011 2659 7135/ webmaster[at]
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)BTech (Chemical)Kalyanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 2080160512 259 0151/
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP)BTech (Chemical)IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, West Bengal 72130203222 255
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras)BTech (Chemical)Sardar Patel Road, Opposite to C.L.R.I, Beside The Adyar Cancer Institute, Adyar, Indian Institute Of Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600036044 2257
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee)BTech (Chemical)Roorkee - Haridwar Highway, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 24766701332 285 311/
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS-Pilani)BE Hons. (Chemical)VidyaVihar Campus, Pilani, Rajasthan 33303101596 245 073/
Indian Institute of Technology - Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU)BTech (CET)Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 2210050542 236 8106/
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Guwahati)BTech (Chemical)Near Doul Gobinda Road, Amingaon, North Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam 7810390361 258 3000/ pro[AT]
National Institute of Technology, TiruchirappalliBTech (Chemical)Tanjore Main Road, National Highway 67, Near BHEL Trichy, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 6200150431 250
National Institute of Technology, SurathkalBTech (Chemical)NH 66, Srinivas Nagar, Surathkal, Mangaluru, Karnataka 5750250824 247
Jadavpur University (Faculty of Engineering & Technology)BE (Chemical)Dr Kumud Shankar Roy Rd, Jadavpur University Campus Area, Jadavpur, Kolkata, West Bengal 700032033 2414 6822/
Motilal Nehru National Institute of TechnologyBTech (Chemical)Teliarganj, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 2110040532 254 5404/
Malaviya National Institute of TechnologyBTech (Chemical)Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Jhalana Gram, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 3020170141 252
Visvesvaraya National Institute of TechnologyBTech (Chemical)South Ambazari Road, Abhyankar Nagar, Nagpur, Maharashtra 4400100712 222 2828/ deanr_d[at]vnit[dot]ac[dot]
Thapar UniversityBE (Chemical)Bhadson Road, Patiala, Punjab 1470040175 239 3021/
National Institute of Technology, RourkelaBTech (Chemical)Sector - 2, Rourkela, Odisha 7690080661 246 2021/ registrar[at], director[at]
Manipal Institute of Technology, KarnatakaBTech (Chemical)Udupi Karkala Road, Manipal, Karnataka 5761040820 257 1060/
R.V.College of EngineeringBE (Chemical)Mysuru Road, R. V. Vidyanikethan Post, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560059080671 78021/
Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering - Tamil NaduBTech (Chemical)Old Mahabalipuram Road, Kalavakkam, Tamil Nadu 603110044 2746 9700/
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of TechnologyBTech (Chemical)Ichchhanath Circle, Athwa, Surat, Gujarat 3950070261 225 9571/ registar[at]svnit[dot]ac[dot]
Maulana Azad National Institute of TechnologyBTech (Chemical)Link Road Number 3, Near Kali Mata Mandir, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 4620030755 405 1000/
Nirma University - Institute of TechnologyBTech (Chemical)Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Chandlodia, Gota, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 38248102717 241
BIT SindriBTech (Chemical)District Dhanbad, Sindri, Jharkhand 8281230326 235
Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT)BTech (Chemical)Avinashi Road, Civil Aerodrome Post, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 6410140422 257 4071/
BMS College of EngineeringBE (Chemical)Bull Temple Rd, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560019080 2662
National Institute of Technology, DurgapurBTech (Chemical)Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, A-Zone, Durgapur, West Bengal 7132090343 254 6397/
Amrita Institute of Technology and Sciences - Tamil NaduBTech (Chemical)Amritanagar, Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 6411120422 268 5000/
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of TechnologyBTech (Chemical)Ocean Park Rd, Kokapet Village, Gandipet Mandal, Rangareddy District, Hyderabad, Telangana 500075040 2419 3276/
SASTRA UniversityBTech (Chemical)Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu 61340104362 264 101/
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, KakinadaBTech (Chemical)Gudari Gunta, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh0884 230 0900/
National Institute of Technology, RaipurBTech (Chemical)NIT Raipur, G.E Road, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001077122
The Icfai Institute Of Science & TechnologyBTech (Chemical)Dontanpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 5012031800 425 0767/ jmreddy@icfaiuniversity.in
Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of EngineeringBE (Chemical)Plot No.U-15, J.V.P.D. Scheme, Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400056022 4233 5000/ /
Sathyabama UniversityBTech (Chemical)Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Jeppiaar Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600119044 2450 3151/ &
Kongu Engineering CollegeBTech (Chemical)Thoppupalayam, Erode, Perundurai, Tamil Nadu 63806004294 226 555/
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering and TechnologyBE (Chemical)Khalgatgi Road, Dhavalagiri, Dharwad, Karnataka 5800020836 244 7465/
Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of TechnologyBTech (Chemical)N.I.T. Post Office, G T Road, Jalandhar, Punjab 1440110181 269 0301/Enquiry
Amrita School of EngineeringBTech (Chemical)Off Sarjapura Road, Kasavanahalli, Junnasandra, Choodasandra, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560035080 2518 3700/
KLE Dr. M S Sheshgiri College of Engineering and TechnologyBTech (Chemical)Udyambag, Angol Main Road, Belagavi, Karnataka 5900080831 244
Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and TechnologyBTech (Chemical)AMU Campus, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh 20200107412 235 685/
National Institute of TechnologyBTech (Chemical)NIT Entrance Rd, Hazaratbal, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 1900060194 242
M.V.J. College of EngineeringBE (Chemical)Channasandra Main Road,Near ITPB, Whitefield,Kadugodi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560067080 4299 1000/
GMR Institute of TechnologyBTech (Chemical)GMR Nagar, Srikakulam District, Razam, Andhra Pradesh 532127089412 51592/

Last Updated on : June 22, 2017

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