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Are you aspiring to make a career in the chemical domain? Wondering how to go about it? Check out this page for information describing what chemical is all about and the relevant career options in this field. Read further to know whether it is worth taking up a course in this stream.


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With the large number of industries already existing across the country there is an inherent demand for chemical engineering in India. Chemical is one of the traditional disciplines and is concerned with designing chemical processes to transform material to substances or energy and transport material in chemical, pharmaceutical, petroleum, oil and natural gas, and electronic industries. If you have loved the subject of Chemistry in school or college, enjoyed playing with chemical formulae and equations then this probably may be the right career choice for you.





Chemical Courses

Click on a course name below to find the list of colleges offering Chemical courses in India.


1. A.M.I.E Chemical Engineering
2. B.E Chemical Engineering
3. B.E Engineering Chemistry
4. B.E Petrochemical Engineering
5. B.Sc Chemical Technology
6. B.Sc Chemistry (Hons)
7. B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry
8. B.Tech Bio-chemical Engineering
9. B.Tech Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering
10. B.Tech Chemical Engineering
11. B.Tech Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
12. B.Tech Chemical Science and Technology
13. B.Tech Chemical Technology
14. B.Tech Oils, Oleochemicals and Surfactants Technol
15. B.Tech Paint Technology
16. B.Tech Petroleum Engineering
17. B.Tech Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals Engineering
18. B.Tech Petroleum Technology
19. B.Tech Pharmaceutical Technology
20. B.Tech Pharmaceuticals Chemistry and Technology
21. B.Tech Polymer Engineering and Technology
22. B.Tech Polymer Science & Rubber Technology
23. B.Tech Rubber and Plastic Technology
24. B.Tech Surface Coating Technology
25. B.Tech. Plastic Engineering
26. Bachelor of Engineering Chemical Engineering
27. Bachelor of Technology Chemical Engineering
28. BE Chemical
29. Certification Electroplater
30. Diploma Chemical Engineering
31. Diploma Metallurgical Engineering
32. Diploma Textile Chemistry
33. M Tech Chemical
34. M.Phil Chemistry
35. M.Phil Organic Chemistry
36. M.Sc Analytical Chemistry
37. M.Sc Electro Chemistry
38. M.Sc Industrial Chemistry
39. M.Sc Organic Chemistry
40. M.Sc Polymer Chemistry
41. M.Sc. Textile Chemistry
42. M.Tech Chemical engineering
43. M.Tech Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals Engineering
44. ME Chemical
45. MS Chemistry
46. Ph.D Chemical Engineering
47. Ph.D Chemistry


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Government and private colleges offers courses leading to UG, PG and doctoral degrees in Chemical apart from short term certificate courses in specific niche areas of chemical. You can lookout for the following subjects in case you are planning to study chemical: basic sciences, material and energy, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, kinetics, energy and mass transfer, chemical reactions, reactor design, process design etc. These courses are geared to provide a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the underlying engineering and scientific aspects of chemical materials and processes.

After completing studies a chemical graduate is capable of applying the technical knowledge, communication and teamwork skills, practical and hands on skills in the work environment. What does a chemical graduate do? These graduates may be involved in creating new materials with innovative electrical, optical, physical and mechanical properties or they may be involved in designing production facilities where microorganisms and enzymes to synthesize new drugs. While on the environmental front, the graduate may develop processes like catalytic conversion or effluent treatment to deactivate the harmful impact to the environment. Overall every chemical graduate needs to obey all the safety related ground rules for themselves and for others around them.

Jobs are available in chemical, energy, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, petrochemical electronic fabrication, biotechnology industries, environmental engineering, food and beverages, oil refineries, power generation, agrochemicals, fine and heavy chemicals, pulp and paper, plastic and metals, toiletries, fibres and polymers, healthcare, to name a few. Jobs are available in the government or private sector and also as contractors or consultants. The job profiles in the above mentioned industries include chemical engineer, chemist, analytical chemist, energy manager, manufacturing engineer, mining engineer, materials engineer, quality manager, production manager, energy engineer, petroleum engineer etc.

Overall the career in chemical is geared towards working hand in hand with the processes of nature to meet the day to day and the future needs to society. If you choose a career in chemical, be assured that you will definitely get gratification since you will be deeply involved in meeting the needs to society.