Chemical Engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with design, supervision, construction, installing and operating of plants and equipments for manufacturing chemical products and introducing new methods of production. The subject uses the combined knowledge of Chemistry and Engineering for the production of chemicals and related by-products. In addition, chemical engineering studies pioneering valuable new materials and techniques – such as nanotechnology, fuel cells and biomedical engineering.

Chemical Engineering has made a scientific breakthrough by creating synthetic replacements for our limited natural materials and resources. The study of chemical engineering involves manufacturing plastics, paints, fuels, fibers, medicines, fertilizers, semiconductors, paper, and other types of chemicals by carrying out chemical reactions and purifications; inventing cleaner technologies for protecting the environment; and finding ways to recycle the waste products.

Few courses offered in this field are: -


  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Chemical Engineering
  • Integrated five year M.Tech in Chemical Engineering

Basic Eligibility



To pursue an undergraduate course in chemical engineering, candidates should be 10+2 pass with 50% marks in physics, chemistry and mathematics from recognized Board examination. Most of the colleges offer admission on the basis of score obtained in national/state level entrance test.



To pursue a postgraduate course in chemical engineering, candidates should have Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering/Bachelor in Technology in chemical engineering from recognized University.



Eligibility for Diploma courses: -

To pursue Diploma course in chemical engineering, candidates should be either Class Xth pass or 10+2 pass in science stream with 50% marks in Physics, Maths and Chemistry subjects from recognized board examination.


Few specializations in this field: -


  • Electronic Materials
  • Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Energy
  • Food Processing
  • Electrochemical
  • Electronic Materials
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Safety
  • Environmental
  • Process Control
  • Electrochemical
  • Polymers
  • Statistics
  • Biochemical Engineering

Job Prospects

Chemical Engineering graduates have plenty of job opportunities in manufacturing and service industries such as food, materials, specialty chemicals, plastics, power production, biotechnology, Tyre manufacturing, nanotechnology, mining process, mineral based industries, petrochemical, plants, pharmaceuticals, synthetic fibers, chemical engineering designs, nuclear energy, materials science, development of new sources of energy and even medicine. Some opt to work in laboratories and universities as a professor.

Those interested in government jobs have to clear Engineering Service Examinations conducted by the UPSC. The engineering graduates are employed in defense establishment, healthcare related research projects, atomic power plants, environment regulation, recycling department and power conservation projects.

Pay package: -

The average package for fresher will be Rs. 15,000 per month. The package for Diploma holders varies from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 12,000 per month. Senior engineers earn between Rs 30,000 and Rs 50,000 per month.

Engineering Colleges for Chemical Engineering

ACN College of Engineering & Management Studies

Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

ACN College of Engineering & Management Studies (ACNCEMS), Aligarh an autonomous non-profit making body and is a premier engineering institution of northern India. The college is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and affiliated to...

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Adhiparasakthi Engineering College

Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Kanchipuram was established in 1984 with the blessings of the Founder President His Holiness Arulthiru Bangaru Adigalar in order to meet the growing demands for engineers in the modern industries. The institution is affiliated...

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Adhiyamaan College of Engineering

Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, India

Adhiyamaan College of Engineering (ACE), Hosur was established in 1987 to cater to the needs of the nation in the development of technocrats and to provide facilities for educating and training men and women to meet the entrepreneurial and management needs....

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Adventure Academy

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Adventure Academy, Chennai is a Chennai based company committed to children’s skill development programs. Their objective is to introduce well researched, need based, quality skill development programs for children in the age group of 3 years and above. The...

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Alagappa College Of Technology, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Alagappa College of Technology (ACT), Chennai established in 1944, is is affiliated to Anna university. Anna University was established on 4th September 1978 as a unitary type of University. It offers higher education in Engineering, Technology and allied Sciences...

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Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh was established in 1877 as Muhammadan Anglo Oriental College in Aligarh by Sir Syed. It was one of the first purely residential educational institutions set up either by the government or the public in India. The college was...

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All India Shri Shivaji Memorial Society's College of Engineering

Pune, Maharashtra, India

All India Shri Shivaji Memorial Society's College of Engineering (AISSMSCOE), Pune was established in 1992 is a co-education Institute. The College of Engineering is affiliated to the University of Pune. It conducts AICTE approved courses leading to the degree of...

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Amity University, Noida

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Amity University, Noida is a leading education group in India with over 50,000 students studying across 700 acres of hi-tech campus. Amity is passionate about grooming leaders who are not only thorough professionals but also good human beings with values. This is...

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Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore was established in 2002 and is a part of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. The college is approved by AICTE and affiliated to the Visveswaraiah Technological University. The college is also accredited by NAAC with A grade. The...

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Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Amrita School of Engineering (ASE), Coimbatore was established on 1994. It has the distinction of being Amrita's first center for higher learning. ASE is approved by AICTE, New Delhi, accredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC. The Amrita Institute of Technology...

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