“Just as the of tanning and dyeing was practiced long before the scientific principles upon which they were depending upon, so as the practice of Chemical engineering preceded any analysis or exposition of the principles upon which such practice is based.”
Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering that uses principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, and economics to efficiently use, produce, design, transport and transform energy and materials. The work of chemical engineers can range from the utilization of nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the laboratory to large-scale industrial processes that convert chemicals, raw materials, living cells, microorganisms, and energy into useful forms and products. This field follows the knowledge of both chemistry and engineering from a variety of fields like biotechnology, nanotechnology, mineral processing, synthetic fibers, petroleum refining plants, etc.
Chemical engineers are involved in many aspects of plant design and operation, including safety and hazard assessments, process design and analysis, chemical reaction engineering, nuclear engineering, biological engineering, construction specification, and operating instructions.
Some of the popular recruiters for chemical engineers are as follows –
From Government Companies
- Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
- Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
- Indian Oil Corporation Limited
- GAIL Limited
- HLL Lifecare Limited
From Private Companies
- Piramal Healthcare Limited
- Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited
- Pfizer Inc.
The top colleges for B.Tech in Chemical Engineering are-
IIT Madras, Chennai
This institute is a public technical and Research University located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. As the name suggests, it is recognized as an Institute of National Importance which was established in 1959 with technical and financial assistance. IIT Madras has been ranked under top engineering colleges in India for four years in a row by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
The departments present in this college are-
Computer Science and Engineering
Humanities and Social Sciences
The eligibility criteria are that the student must have secured good grades in 10+2 higher studies with a minimum of 75% marks in class 12th. Students also need to appear and clear JEE Mains and JEE Advanced and secure the required cut off marks to get admission.
The fee structure for the course is around 8.8 lakhs INR.
The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is a public technical and research university established by the government of India. It was established in 1951 and it is the first college to be recognized as the Institute of National Importance. This college was also awarded as the Institute of Eminence by the government of India.
The department of engineering in this college are-
Computer Science & Engineering
Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering
Geology & Geophysics
Humanities & Social Sciences
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
The eligibility criteria for the course are that the student has to secure at least 75% marks in 10+2 examinations. They also need to appear and clear JEE Mains and JEE Advanced by securing cut off marks.
The fee structure for the complete course is around 8.3 lakhs INR.
Parul University, Vadodara-
It is a private university in Vadodara, Gujarat. It was established in 2009 as Parul Group of Institutes and was given university status in 2015.
The university also offers 160 different undergraduates, postgraduate and doctoral degree programs through 34 institutions across 21 wide-ranging faculties.
Other courses offered here-
B.Sc. in hotel management
B.Sc. in Animation and VFX
B.Sc. in Public Health
B.Sc. in Applied Sciences and many more.
The candidate should have passed 10+2 examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and mathematics and have also appeared JEE Mains and JEE Advance while securing 50% marks given in the concurrent year.
The fee is around 3.4 lakhs INR for the 4 years course.
NIMS University, Jaipur-
It was formerly known as the National Institute of Medical Sciences and is a self-financed university situated in Jaipur, Rajasthan. also, It is recognized by UGC established under NIMS University Act 2008. It is a medical paramedical and technical university.
The department of chemical engineering was established in 2009 and was intended in the teaching of civil in a disciplinary approach. The students may acquire an interest in complexities in engineering and can correlate with the latest technical writings.
The eligibility criteria for B.Tech in Chemical Engineering are the candidate has to clear 10+2 classes from affiliated board.
The fee structure for the overall course is around 3.2 lakhs INR.
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
- Analytical Chemist
- Energy manager
- Environmental Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Material Engineer
- Mining Engineer
- Production Manager
- Quality Manager