Chemical Engineering- Career Scope, Colleges, Recruiters and Pay Scale

Oxford Dictionary defines Chemical Engineering as the branch of engineering concerned with the design and operation of industrial chemical plants. The simplest examples of chemical engineering that we use in our day-to-day life is toiletries. It involves the concepts of science, technology and nature. In technical terms, it involves life sciences, physical sciences and mathematics.

If you wish to pursue a career in Chemical Engineering, below are helpful elements of the course.

Chemical Engineering Career Scope In India

Under Graduation Course: Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (B.E.) or Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering (B.Tech)

Eligibility: Aspirants completed age 17 having passed the required Engineering Entrance Exam and STD 12 with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) and English. The percentile criterion may vary as per entrance exam and college/institution/university, most likely within the bracket of 40% to 50%.

Course Duration:  4 Years

Number of Semesters:  8 Semesters

Post Graduation Course: M.E./M.Tech Chemical Engineering

Eligibility: B.E./B.Tech Chemical Engineering

Course Duration: 2 Years

Important Subjects

Below are the top most important subjects in the syllabus of B.E./B.Tech Chemical Engineering.

  1. Environment and Energy Studies
  2. Mechanics of Solids
  3. Mechanical Workshop Practises
  4. Physical and Analytical Chemistry
  5. Heat Transfer Operations
  6. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics-1 and 2
  7. Chemical Process Industries
  8. Instrumentation and Process Control
  9. Hydrocarbons Technology
  10. Law for Engineers
  11. Fertilizer Technology
  12. Advances in Chemical Process Control 
  13. Polymer Technology
  14. Environmental Pollution Control and Safety Management
  15. Plant Utilities and Energy Management
  16. Bio-Chemical Engineering 

Top Colleges

Below are some of the top B.E./B.Tech and M.E./M.Tech Chemical Engineering colleges in India. 

  1. Amrita Institute of Technology and Sciences, Tamil Nadu
  2. BITS
  3. BMS College of Engineering, Bengaluru
  4. Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT), Coimbatore
  5. IIT
  6. Jadavpur University (Faculty of Engineering and Technology), Kolkata
  7. Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
  8. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
  9. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
  10. Nirma University – Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad
  11. NIT
  12. R.V.College of Engineering, Bengaluru
  13. Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat
  14. Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering – Tamil Nadu
  15. Thapar University, Patiala
  16. Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur

Top Job Profiles

Below are some of the most respected job profiles for B.E./B.Tech and M.E./M.Tech Chemical Engineering students.

  1. Design Engineer
  2. Drug Developers
  3. Food Processors
  4. Genetic Pharmers
  5. Nano-Chemical Engineers
  6. Production engineer
  7. Professor
  8. Researchers
  9. Safety Engineers
  10. Waste Engineers

Top Recruitment Areas

Below mentioned are some of the reputed fields that absorb students of B.E./B.Tech and M.E./M.Tech Chemical Engineering.

  1. Aditya Birla Chemicals
  2. Arati Industries Ltd
  3. Bengal Chemical and Pharmaceuticals
  4. Bihar Drugs and Organic Chemical Ltd
  5. BPCL
  6. Coromandel fertilizers
  7. Coromandel Fertilizers Limited
  8. Essar Oil Limited
  9. Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd
  10. Gujarat Gas Company Limited
  11. Honeywell
  12. Indian Drugs and Pharmaceutical Ltd (IDPL)
  13. Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  14. Indo Gulf Fertilizers Ltd
  15. L&T
  16. Naramada Colours Pvt Ltd
  17. ONGC
  18. Orissa Drugs and Chemical Ltd
  19. Reliance Industries Ltd


Know the pay scale offered to professionals.

Just started: Up to Rs 500,000 per annum

Have some experience and/or is a M.E./M.Tech: Rs 800,000+ per annum (sky is the limit)


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Miss Vinny Ahluwalia is a versatile professional content writer having worked in the field of entertainment and culinary arts. She is now working with StudMonk as Senior Content Writer and writes about Education. She believes in providing up-to-date information to students preparing for Engineering and Medical entrance examinations in India.
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