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Chemical Engineering
A chemical engineer designs large-scale processes that convert chemicals, raw materials, living cells, microorganisms and energy into useful forms and products.
Career Path
Post 10th Grade
Diploma in Chemical Engineering

Post 12th Grade
B.E./B.Tech in Chemical Engineering
B.E. (Hons.) Chemical Engineering
Integrated B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering + MBA
Course Duration
Diploma: 3 years
Bachelor degree: 4 years
Top Colleges
Adhiyaman College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu
Adiparashakti Engineering College, Tamil Nadu
Amaravti University, Amaravti
Andhra University College of Engineering, Andhra Pradesh
Anna University, Coimbatore
Assam Engineering College, Guwahati 
Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai
Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
Institute of Technology and Management, Gwalior
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli Warangal, Calicut, Surathkal, Rourkela, Nagpur
SRM University, Chennai
PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh
Opportunities for Further Studies
Master Courses
M.Tech in Chemical Engineering
P.G. Diploma in Chemical Engineering
PhD. in Chemical Engineering
Course Fees
Varies from INR 1.5 lac for the entire course to INR 12 lac.
Entrance Exams
JEE Main
JEE Advanced
BITSAT
SRMJEEE
COMEDK
Scholarship/ Fellowship
J C Bose National Fellowship- SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board)

Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research
(Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers) IIChE NRC has instituted Golden Jubilee merit cum means scholarship for Chemical Engineering students in this region. This scheme is open to undergraduate/dual degree Students of II/III/IV year Chemical Engineering/Chemical Technology studying in College/Institute/University run by Govt. in North India and whose parental income does not exceed ₹4.0 Lakh in a year from all sources.
Role Models
Raghunath Anant Mashelkar also known as Ramesh Mashelkar is an Indian Chemical Engineer and Former Director General of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research.

Dr Keki Hormusji Ghardais a prominent Indian chemical engineer, chemist and entrepreneur.
Skills/Competencies
An understanding of Engineering Principles and Mathematics Interest in Chemistry
Problem Solving Skills
Communication Skills
Commercial Awareness
Presentation Skills
Computer Skills
Negotiation Skills
Analytical Skills. An engineer needs to be as analytical as possible
Management Skills
Process Analysis
Project Management Skills
Resource Management Skills
The capacity to motivate and lead a team
Strong IT skills
A careful and methodical approach with good attention to detail anything
Career Prospects
Plant Managers
Production Engineer
Purchase and Quality Control Executive
Safety Management Officer
Chemical Engineer
Plant Designer
Analytical Chemist
Energy Manager
Manufacturing Engineer
Materials Engineer
Mining engineer
Production Manager
Quality Manager
Energy engineer
Nuclear engineer
Petroleum engineer
Product/process development scientist
Scope/Recruiting Industries
Government Sectors:
ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation)
BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited)
DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation)
Indian Oil Corporation
State owned Fertilizer manufacturing units
Food and Drug Department etc.

Private Sectors:
Petrochemical sector
Petroleum refineries like Reliance and Essar
Cement Factories
Fertilizer Factories
Food Processing and Technology sector
Pharmaceutical sector
Biotechnology Sector etc.
Tentative Starting Salary Range
Salary specifically varies, when talking about Private and Government sectors. The average starting salary is generally between 3-5 Lakh Rupees per year.
Referred links/Resources
www.cics.tn.nic.in/
www.ncl-india.org/
www.iiche.org.in

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