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    BTech Chemical Engineering: College-Wise Placements And Salaries.

    By Atul Ade, Nidhi Agarwal
    27 Oct'22  5 min read
    BTech Chemical Engineering: College-Wise Placements And Salaries.
    Synopsis

    One of the core branches of engineering, Chemical Engineering has struggled with placements even at some of the top institutions in the country – including the IITs. In fact, the only engineering college in Careers360’s analysis to post a placement rate of 100 per cent for BTech in Chemical Engineering is a National Institute of Technology (NIT). At some colleges, the placement rate was below 60 per cent. 

    BTech Chemical Engineering: College-Wise Placements And Salaries.
    Synopsis

    One of the core branches of engineering, Chemical Engineering has struggled with placements even at some of the top institutions in the country – including the IITs. In fact, the only engineering college in Careers360’s analysis to post a placement rate of 100 per cent for BTech in Chemical Engineering is a National Institute of Technology (NIT). At some colleges, the placement rate was below 60 per cent. 

    Among the core branches of engineering, chemical engineering departments have struggled with placements but have still done better than Civil Engineering in practically all top colleges across the country. The only exceptions to this placement trend in 2020-21 are IIT Madras and IIT Kanpur.

    Students of chemical engineering across 15 public technical institutions saw an average placement rate of 71.2 per cent. These 15 institutions rank among the top 25 engineering colleges as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF 2021). These include several IITs, National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and so far, one state institution, Jadavpur University.

    Careers360 analysed placement data obtained from 15 engineering institutes through a Right to Information application to understand how students of different colleges, studying the same subject and pursuing the same degree, fared when it came to landing engineering jobs and salary packages.

    Institutes that do not offer the programme or shared data that was not entirely clear were left out of this analysis.

    Chemical Engineering: Jobs Data

    IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur and NIT Surathkal did not share the total enrolled students data for 2020-21, hence these colleges were left out in the analysis represented in the graph below.

    Around 60.5 per cent of enrolled chemical engineering graduates were successfully placed. A total of 226 enrolled students did not secure any placements. Among the students who registered for placement, 71.2 per cent found a job while the remaining 28.8 percent, which is 140 students, did not.

    Among all the 15 engineering institutes that shared placement data for the analysis, the placement percentage for chemical engineering is quite variable. It ranged from 55.56 to 100 per cent.

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    Chemical Engineering Placement Rate

    Among all colleges, two NITs – NIT Rourkela and NIT Surathkal – had the top placement rates for this branch of engineering, beating even the top IITs. IIT Ropar, a new-generation IIT, had a better placement record than IIT Roorkee, one of the oldest IITs.

    Only NIT Surathkal, NIT Rourkela, IIT Delhi, and IIT Kharagpur have better placement records in chemical engineering as compared to their college overall placement percentage.

    BTech Placement: Chemical Engineering 2020-21 (In %)

    InstitutionOverall Average Placement Rate (%)CE - Placement Rate (%)

    IIT Madras

    73

    71.15

    IIT Hyderabad

    69

    58.62

    IIT Guwahati

    77.91

    71.19

    IIT Patna

    68

    58.33

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    68

    55.56

    IIT Ropar

    82

    76.47

    IIT Roorkee

    74

    66.67

    IIT Delhi

    85.76

    90.91

    IIT Gandhinagar

    69

    66.67

    IIT Kanpur

    81.22

    75.51

    IIT Kharagpur

    85.79

    90.32

    NIT Surathkal

    91.98

    93.94

    NIT Calicut

    87.3

    78.57

    NIT Rourkela

    89

    100.00

    Jadavpur University

    75

    72.09

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    NIT Surathkal, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, and IIT Kharagpur showed great placement percentages among the students registered for placement. But these institutes could not share the enrollment data, thus it was not added in the analysis. The rest of the information from these institutes is described in the below table.

    BTech In Chemical Placement In Numbers

    Institution

    Enrolled

    Registered

    Placed

    Placement Rate / Registered (In %)

    Placement Rate / Enrolled (In %)

    IIT Madras

    58

    52

    37

    71.15

    63.79

    IIT Hyderabad

    29

    29

    17

    58.62

    58.62

    IIT Guwahati

    63

    59

    42

    71.19

    66.67

    IIT Patna

    24

    24

    14

    58.33

    58.33

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    28

    27

    15

    55.56

    53.57

    IIT Ropar

    22

    17

    13

    76.47

    59.09

    IIT Roorkee

    90

    90

    60

    66.67

    66.67

    IIT Delhi

    -

    66

    60

    90.91

    -

    IIT Gandhinagar

    29

    21

    14

    66.67

    48.28

    IIT Kanpur

    -

    49

    37

    75.51

    -

    IIT Kharagpur

    -

    31

    28

    90.32

    -

    NIT Calicut

    91

    42

    33

    78.57

    36.26

    NIT Rourkela

    47

    39

    39

    100.00

    82.98

    NIT Surathkal

    -

    33

    31

    93.94

    -

    Jadavpur University

    91

    86

    62

    72.09

    68.13

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    BTech Chemical Engineering Average Annual Salary

    NIT Rourkela placed 100 per cent of its Chemical Engineering students, yet the average annual salary package received was low compared to most colleges. All the listed institute's chemical engineering departments were not able to get their students a salary package more than the overall average salary package of the institute.

    IIT Kanpur had the highest overall average salary package but IIT Hyderabad had the highest average salary package for chemical engineering.

    Chemical Engineering Salaries (In Lakh Per Annum)

    Institution

    Overall - Average Salary

    CE- Average Salary

    Variance

    IIT Madras

    17

    13.57

    20.18

    IIT Hyderabad

    19.98

    17.79

    10.96

    IIT Guwahati

    19.35

    15.66

    19.07

    IIT Patna

    13

    7.47

    42.54

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    12

    9.73

    18.92

    IIT Ropar

    12

    9.9

    17.50

    IIT Gandhinagar

    10.5

    8.57

    18.38

    IIT Kanpur

    20.19

    16.17

    19.91

    IIT BHU

    17.64

    16.73

    5.16

    NIT Surathkal

    11.67

    10.46

    10.37

    NIT Calicut

    8.51

    7.76

    8.81

    NIT Rourkela

    7.7

    6.41

    16.75

    Jadavpur University

    8.3

    6.2

    25.30

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    Chemical Engineering: Maximum, Minimum Salary

    IIT Hyderabad reported the highest maximum annual salary for chemical engineering graduates, along with it IIT BHU and IIT Guwahati also did well. Colleges that did not disclose the maximum and minimum salaries were left out of the table below. NIT, Rourkela and Surathkal, and Jadavpur University recorded the bottom position in terms of minimum salary.

    CHE: Maximum, Minimum Annual Salary (In Rs Lakh)

    Institution

    Maximum Salary

    Minimum Salary

    IIT Madras

    28

    7.1

    IIT Hyderabad

    60

    4.5

    IIT Guwahati

    45.03

    7

    IIT Patna

    10

    5

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    20

    5

    IIT BHU

    51

    7

    NIT Surathkal

    27.51

    4

    NIT Calicut

    13.43

    4.5

    NIT Rourkela

    11.14

    3.5

    Jadavpur University

    8.93

    3.6

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    Careers360 analyzed the same data for the other three core branches as well- civil, mechanical and electrical engineering. Our analysis shows that the chemical engineering branch had the second lowest placement percentage after civil engineering.

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