Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Degrees offered: B.E /B.Tech, B.Sc., B.Voc., Diploma, Dual Degree, M.E /M.Tech., M.Phil.

What is Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering is a sub-branch of engineering that influences many areas of technology. It is a type of engineering that uses chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology and economics to use and transform energy and materials. They mostly work in laboratories and work on experiments in the laboratories for full-scale production.

Chemical Engineering is a field that mainly focuses on helping and also bringing advancement in the health care system. The candidates in the field of Chemical Engineering also help in developing various processing systems to ensure the proper disposal of waste.

Chemical Engineering plays a crucial role in the unit of food processing which helps the food processing companies to make food consumable.

Chemical Engineering can be pursued as a Diploma, Bachelors, or Master's degree depending on the candidate. The candidates are further hired as Chemical Engineer, Site Engineer, Technical Operator and in other job roles. The field of Chemical Engineering is interesting for the freshers who wish to pursue it. 

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Chemical Engineering

The eligibility is different for every college. Some of the colleges provide direct admission based on the marks while some colleges take entrance examinations.

For Undergraduates:

The student should have completed their 10+2 with the required cutoff based on the college with science; with Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry as the compulsory subjects. 

The candidate should pass the entrance examinations with the required marks depending on the college.

For Postgraduates:

The students seeking admission to the master’s course should make sure that they have a bachelor’s degree in engineering. And also score over the cutoff set by each college individually.

Entrance Exams for Chemical Engineering  

To get an admission in the Chemical Engineering course one needs to appear for entrance examinations and based on the results from which they will be granted admission. 

  • JEE Main - Joint Entrance Examination is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for students who wish to take admission to the undergraduate engineering courses. Most of the colleges accept the JEE Main score for giving admission to the course. 

  • JEE Advanced - Joint Entrance Examination Advanced is the assessment exam that is conducted for admission to different IITs across India. 

  • BITSAT - Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test is an online entrance examination conducted to grant admission to the degree programs of BITS Pilani on their campus.

  • MHT CET - Maharashtra Common Entrance Test is conducted for taking admission to the first-year engineering courses in the state. It is conducted in the state of Maharashtra.

Scope of Chemical Engineering in India and Abroad

Chemical Engineering is one of those branches of engineering that involves the designing and processing of industrial chemical manufacturing.

The employment of the chemical engineers in the field of Chemical Engineering is in demand and so is the scope of the course keeps increasing with more and more candidates wishing to pursue this course as it enables the students to experiment with new materials.

Chemical Engineering is a course which is ideal for students who want to pursue a career in applied chemistry. It is one of the established branches in India and provides job opportunities in the private, public as well as government sector. It offers the career opportunities in this course and the scope of the course keeps rising providing job opportunities in the field. 

Course Fees Chemical Engineering

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
33.00 K
B.Voc. in Chemical Engineering at Shree Manibhai Virani and Smt Navalben Virani Science College, Rajkot
6.00 K
B.E /B.Tech in Chemical Engineering at Government Engineering College, Bhuj
21.57 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Chemical Engineering at Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, Mumbai
10.58 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
74.40 K
M.E /M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering at RV College of Engineering, Bangalore
2.00 K
M.E /M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Hyderabad
13.20 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Chemical Engineering at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
10.75 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
60.00 K
Diploma in Chemical Engineering at Techno Global University, Shillong
1.40 Lakhs
Ph.D in Chemical Engineering at National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh
6.12 Lakhs
Ph.D in Chemical Engineering at Institute of Advanced Research, Gandhinagar
1.85 Lakhs
Ph.D in Chemical Engineering at National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh
19.50 K
Diploma in Chemical Engineering at CIT Sandwich Polytechnic College, Coimbatore
2.40 K
Diploma in Chemical Engineering at Hooghly Institute of Technology, Hooghly
3.69 Lakhs
Diploma in Chemical Engineering at Mewar University, Chittorgarh
85.21 K
Diploma in Chemical Engineering at Government Polytechnic College, Batala

Course Subjects

The Chemical Engineering course subjects include a variety of subjects that helps the student to get knowledge about various aspects and its uses in the course. They are also asked to do various experiments in the laboratories which makes them well in the Chemical Engineering course and helps them in the future. The candidates are made experts in leadership skills and other skills that are included in the course. The subjects in Bachelor’s are:

  • Thermodynamics

  • Study of Chemical Reactors

  • Applied Mathematics

  • Engineering Chemistry

  • Chemical Engineering Lab Practice 

The subjects in Master’s are:

  • Process Optimization

  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

  • Safety and Hazards

  • Advanced Process Control

  • Composite Materials 

Careers in Chemical Engineering

Once the candidate completes Chemical Engineering course, it is easy for them to find a career in the course as there are many opportunities available in the field.

It is also important that you pursue a course in Chemical Engineering from a reputed college as it helps them to get better placement in the future. The salary packages are also good and also it increases based on the work experience and their performance in the field.

There are private as well as government organizations that hire the professionals in the Chemical Engineering field. According to the preference of the individual, they can choose to either do an on-field job or office job.

Therefore, the career opportunities are many depending on where the candidate wishes to apply and for which profile according to their preference. 

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Job Profiles in Chemical Engineering Sector 

After completing the Chemical Engineering course successfully, the candidates can work in chemical process industries in whichever role they wish to work. They are employed in various sectors of the field.

Job Profile


Chemical Engineer

The work of the Chemical Engineer is to design and also develop chemical processes. They also have to solve the problems and look after the production and use of fuels, drugs and other products.

Analytical Chemist

The Analytical Chemist is responsible for processing, designing, and also obtaining data from various sources. They have to gather data on reactive substances.


The Supervisors have to look after and also supervise the activities of the subordinates and the field engineers to suggest and assist the staff.


After pursuing higher education in Chemical Engineering, the candidate can apply for the job role of Lecturer to teach in various colleges or universities.

Top Recruiters in Chemical Engineering Sector 

The Top Recruiters in the Chemical Engineering field are:

  • Government Organizations

  • Wipro

  • Narcotics Control Bureau

  • Essar Group

  • Bharat Petroleum

  • Hindalco Industries

  • Hindustan Copper Limited 

Required Skillset for Chemical Engineering

The skills in the field of Chemical Engineering required a lot of knowledge and also awareness and alertness because it is required when they perform various experiments in the field. 

  • Interest in Chemistry - While pursuing a career in Chemical Engineering, it is necessary that the candidate should have a keen interest in Chemistry to perform the chemical experiments. Having a detailed knowledge of Chemistry is compulsory to perform experiments. 

  • Commercial Awareness - They should understand and have the ability to understand what makes an organization successful, through the various services in the market. They should understand the business and the various sectors involved in it. 

  • Problem-solving skills - The individual should be able to solve the problems that are faced by the team members or other members of the organization. They should understand the problem and find a solution to it instantly. 

  • Analytical Skills - The professional must be able to collect and analyze the information and also solve the problems based on the information that is provided to them. 

  • Numeracy Skills - The skill is used to use, interpret, and also communicate the mathematical information to solve the problems. It is the ability to understand and solve basic math. 

Course Curriculum for Chemical Engineering

The main topics that are covered in the Chemical Engineering course curriculum help the students to learn about new topics related to different types of chemicals and their uses. The course curriculum has lectures, practical and assignments included which enables the student to understand the course in a better way.

If the candidate has the willingness to study and get the knowledge about chemical engineering and it’s used, then they can pursue a career in this course. The students are taught the knowledge and the development related to the chemical plants and how their operations are carried out. The candidates who can think about new ideas related to engineering, then this course is apt for them. 

Questions related to Chemical Engineering

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what is minimum percentile to get a NiT hamirpur in sc category.... chemical engineering

Ujjwal Kumawat 14th Apr, 2021

Dear Aspirant

The selection in any NIT on the basis of your rank

And to get admission in it with stream as you mentioned above you need your rank approx.

On home state qouta

Open rank =10778

Closing rank =12303


For other state qouta

Open rank =4523

Closing rank =6633

I hope it will help you

Thank you


Is iit bombay better or iit madras to study chemical engineering

anirudha vats 12th Apr, 2021


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is a brand to be Very honest. Students are dying to take admission into these college and hence they work hard to secure rank to get selected for admission into IITs.

Now coming to your question both the IITs are too notch in terms of curriculum, courses as well as placement.

But IIT Mumbai is slight better than IIT Madras in terms of placement, location and ambience of the college.

I will suggest you to go for IIT Mumbai if you are getting it over IIT Madras.

Hope that helps..

Thank you.


I have secured a 487 gate score with a 1287 rank in chemical engineering. which iit can i expect for core chemical engineering

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Apr, 2021


see cutoff score fluctuate every year and it depends on some of the determining factors like number of applicants, questions difficulty level, seat matrix, students category, choice of stream and so on. based on previous years cutoff you have chances in below mention colleges,

this colleges is predicted based on previous years cutoff and may change time to time, To know about complete list of probable college name, psu calling chances, based on your score, category please use Careers360 college predictor tool

iit jodhpur- M.Tech Chemical Engineering

nit suratkhel-Chemical Engineering


what minimum rank should i get in my ecet to get seat in chemical engineering branch of jntuk

Vundela Vidya Sree Student Expert 8th Apr, 2021
Dear student,
You have not mentioned which category you belong to. I'm assuming you to be a General Category student.
Previous year's cut-offs for different categories for admission into this college are given below.
OC Category - Below 150
OBC Category - Below 300
SC/ST Category - Below 600
For more information about this go through below link.
Hope this information helped you.
All The Best!!

if my percentage in state board is 75 and I scored 95 Marks in GUJCET..Can I get Admission in Nirma University in CSE or in Chemical Engineering? please tell me if I can get admission in PDPU for petroleum Engineering too.. please solve my both quarries. (Category:- General)

Atif Ali 2nd Apr, 2021


Since you have mentioned your marks in GUJCET (Gujarat Common Entrance Exam) but you have mentioned your percentile or rank based on marks, it's not possible to assume the rank or percentile. I am providing you the latest cutoff (which is available on web) for both the University, here you go-

Nirma University (Cutoff by rank)

Computer Science and Engineering

Round 1- 426, Round 2- 524

Chemical Engineering

Round 1- 2389, Round 2- 2714

Mechanical Engineering

Round 1- 1909, Round 2- 3072

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Round 1- 2479, Round 2- 3224

Electrical Engineering

Round 1- 3863, Round 2- 4808

Instrumention and Control Engineering

Round 1- 4848, Round 2- 6336

Civil Engineering

Round 1- 4695, Round 2- 5573

PDPU (Pandit Deendayal Energy University)

Petroleum Engineering

Round 1- 1544, Round 2- 2010

The above Cutoffs are for year 2019.  To know other colleges in Gujrat use this GUJCET college predictor link

To more about Nirma University please go through this link

To know more about PDPU Cutoff please go through this link

Good Luck.

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