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    What to do after completing B.Tech in Petrochemical/Petroleum Engineering?

    Unsure of whether to pursue further studies or take up a job after graduating in Petrochemical/Petroleum Engineering? Get expert advice on the various career options for you.

    I have completed recently my B.Tech in Petrochemical Engineering. So I would like expert advice for what to do next. I am currently thinking about doing M.Tech in Petroleum/Petrochemical Engineering or MBA. Alternatively, should I search for a job or anything else better like prepare for any exam that I can appear for a future, stable career? So please reach out to me and solve the confusion.
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  • Petroleum engineers are the most paid engineers in the world. You have awesome oplertunities both in India and overseas.
    You can proceed for a job right after in the oil companies of India. ONGC, OIL, IOCL,etc..; I'm positive that you are writing GATE exam if you have the idea to pursue If you get good marks, top 500 rank you can easily get a job in above mentioned companies. Otherwise pursue in an IIT for two years and then appear for interviews in the oil companies of India.
    Either ways, you oppertunities and your scope will be very bright.
    MBA would be nice too, but then, get a job after and then pursue MBA while doing that job. Even the top MBA institutions allow you to learn through distance education.
    So you can simultaneously do a job and pursue MBA.

    If you want to try your luck in middle east or in other countries, keep applying for jobs online. Some countries like Singapore, Germany and even Saudi accept your GATE scores. They ask for the minimum qualification as, so try applying now.
    I hope you take a good decision. Your prospects and career look very bright to me.

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  • Petrochemical engineering is a branch of Chemical Engineering and this branch deals with operations involved in refining petroleum or crude oil. The course also includes extraction of crude petroleum obtained from the core of the earth. The course will give an extensive subject about the mechanism and techniques involved in activities like exploration, production and exploitation of oil or natural gases.

    For B.Tech: Candidates must be Class XII passed out from a recognised institute.
    For Candidates must have completed B.Tech in Petrochemical Engineering from a recognised AICTE institute.

    SCOPE :
    There are many employment opportunities for pass outs in petrochemical engineering.
    There are multinational companies based in UAE offering good salary packages to experienced employees. Many other oil producing companies offer very good pay packages to experience as well as fresh candidates also.

    ONGC is the Organisation in India which is recruiting B.Tech graduates as Graduate Engineer Trainees. These graduates are recruited for areas like drilling, production, testing and other areas. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Engineers India Limited (EIL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation etc are some of the other public sector firms that offer similar career opportunities.
    Private firms like Pan Gulf Technologies Pvt Ltd recruit these professionals to the job position of Lead Design Engineer, whose main responsibility is to design various machinery and structures related to petroleum refinery process. There are opportunities like Drilling Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, etc.
    Most popular firms where one can find similar jobs are
    Indian Oil Corporation
    Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
    Essar Oil Limited
    Reliance Petroleum Limited
    Tata Petrodyne
    Gas Authority of India Limited
    Oil India Limited
    Gas Projects (India) Private Limited
    Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Limited
    IBP Co. Limited
    Petrosil Group
    Kochi Refineries Limited

    Job Profiles for B.Tech in Petroleum Engineering Graduates
    Petroleum Engineer
    Reservoir Engineer
    Production Technologist
    Senior Exploration Geologist
    Production Engineer
    Flow Assurance Consultant
    Drilling Engineer
    Senior Petrophysicist
    Lead Design Engineer
    Remuneration after B.Tech in Petroleum Engineering.
    These days many of the graduates are taken into governments services based on their GATE score. So after completing your B.Tech, you should concentrate on GATE Examination. Once you are through in this exam with a good score you can aim for a good government job in a good Organisation with good salary and perks. If you want to continue your studies with your score in GATE examination you can aim for joining in any IIT and complete your PG. Alternatively, you can join in any good Business school (IIMS) you can acquire MBA degree which will give you a very good advantage and make you a senior employee in an MNC with a very good package.

    always confident

  • After completion of BTech in petrochemical engineering there are opportunities in oil and gas industry and also refinery area.

    There are top organisations like IOC , ONGC, HPCL, Oil India, GAIL where various vacancies arise for these degree holders. Generally there will be a written exam followed by the interview for the executive posts in these departments.

    Though there is rush for these coveted jobs but with good preparation and having hold on one's core area one can get through it.

    Apart from this there are other general opportunities like teaching area, private companies, Govt administrative exams etc which can be attempted while hunting for any job. Now a days it is not necessary that one has to wait for a job only in his core area. If you have requisite aptitude you can make a place for you anywhere.

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  • You have done B Tech with Petrochemical Engineering and now you want to pursue a career.

    Today the job position in the market is awfully bad and only the meritorious and hard working students can grab a good job or start a nice career.

    Before we discuss the various career options available to you let us spend some time to find out what is your interest or aplitude. This is very important aspect because a person can generally concentrate and work hard in his area of interest. So what is your interest line - teaching, office work, technical work, business, research, administration, your core area that is petrochemical or chemical industry? Depending upon your choice you can try in that particular area.

    Now the first option is to apply in top PSUs for executive posts against the vacancies advertised by them time to time. There will be a written exam also and it is crucial to perform well in that so you can be called by them for interview.
    Some of these PSUs are IOC, HPCL, Oil India, ONGC, Haldia Petrochemicals, BPCL etc.

    The second option is try to get a job in private companies like Reliance Industries, Manali Petrochemicals, IG Petrohemicals etc. There is good opportunity in these companies and if selected, the future prospects are good.

    Now, another option is to go for M Tech in same line so that you can think of trying for lecturership in some good universities or colleges.

    You can even apply in some foreign companies dealing in oil and gas area especially in gulf region and for that you have to keep a watch in job sites like

    There is one more option and that is - being a graduate you can apply in various competitive exams conducted by UPSC or state public service commissions. These are very lucrative positions and though a tough competition is there but with proper coaching and preparation one can crack it.

    Knowledge is power.

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