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Chemical Engineering


Chemical Engineering is the branch of engineering & technology that is associated with the design, construction, & operation of machines and plants that perform chemical reactions to solve practical problems or make useful products. Chemical Engineers / Chemical Engineering are employed by a large number of the industries especially in India.Chemical engineers can find jobs in chemical industries, petrochemical industries, manufacturing plants, mining industries, research Institutes, & Natural Gas industry etc. 

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Chemical Engineering Eligibility:

To appear in any of the entrance examination of undergraduate engineering courses, it becomes compulsory that the student must have passed the higher secondary school certificate examinations with the subjects specialized in Physics, Chemistry & Maths. However some courses demand the need of Biology also which may or may not be considered. The percentage requirements are conditional and they vary according to the university or college sometimes even depending on the state which you apply.


Generally, any Bachelor of Engineering in India will span a duration of 4 full academic years which will include 8 semesters i.e; 2 semesters each year at the end of which a university theory cum practical examination for the respective subjects will be conducted. At the end of the final year a final project becomes compulsory, internships and mini projects which are to be done by the student vary from one university to the other. As far as the studying of subjects are concerned, it depends on the syllabus of each university that how much main subjects it allots per semester but a minimum of five subjects is expected to be written as theory examination conducted at the end of every semester.

Admission Process:

Option 1:

Merit seats- admission through Common Entrance Test conducted by respective state examination board/ college / university.

Option 2 :

Payment seats offered by the respective Colleges / Universities.

The above are the options through which an engineering admission could be done, you will have to select the most appropriate college / university in which you want to get into and then obtain the college details, relevant contact phone number and visit the institution for further enquiries.


Each university has its own fees structure though, we would like to present to you a generalized scenario. Private universities will cost you around 150,000 to 300,000 (1.5 to 3 lakh) rupees per student per year . Public university on an average will cost between 75,000 to 150,000 rupees per student per year. Living expenses will cost you depending on the location of the university like in cities, it will cost you more and your style of living. Generally, this expenditure may cost you around Rs.1 lac excluding your tuition fees.

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Syllabus & Subjects Studied

  • Thermodynamics.
  • Inorganic and Physical Chemistry.
  • Organic Chemistry.
  • Fluid and Particle Mechanics.
  • Chemical Process Principles.
  • Biochemical Engineering.
  • Process Dynamics and Control.
  • Economics.
  • Management of Chemical Industries.

Best Colleges / Universities:

  • R.V.College of Engineering.
  • Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology.
  • Kongu Engineering College.
  • Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering and Technology, SDMCET.
  • National Institute of Technology, Raipur.
  • Sathyabama University.
  • GMR Institute of Technology.

Jobs after completing this course:

Sector / Industry:

  • BPCL.
  • HPCL.
  • Indian Oil.
  • GAIL.
  • Piramal Healthcare.
  • Ranbaxy.
  • Pfizer.
  • HLL.
  • Nirma.


Chemical engineers can earn lucrative salary package that ranges between Rs. 25, 000/- to Rs 60, 000/- per month, in public sector jobs.Fresh graduates in Chemical Engineering can also obtain rewarding jobs. Firms like Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd recruit candidates to the position of Graduate Apprentice Engineers with a stipend Rs. 20,000/- per month. They can also pursue career opportunities with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Projects and Development India Limited, Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology, and so on. Other than those mentioned above, Chemical Engineers can earn good salary package by working abroad. International companies like Baker Hughes, Techconsult UK Ltd , Swift Worldwide Resources, offer monthly salary between Rs.1 and 3 lakhs for competent professionals.

Careers after completing Chemical Engineering:

  • Food manufacturers.
  • Fertilizers.
  • Specialty chemicals,
  • Paints & Pesticides,
  • Plastics & Polymers.
  • Pharmaceuticals.
  • Teaching & Research.
  • Atomic power plants.
  • Defense Establishments.

Courses after completing this course:

  • Masters Degree / Research in Chemical Engineering.