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Chemical engineering: BTech/BE and MTech/ME courses, institutes and job prospects

Suha Roy
Suha Roy
Posted on 03 Feb 2022
13:50 PM
Chemical Engineering is positioned at the interface between Molecular Sciences and Engineering.

Chemical Engineering is positioned at the interface between Molecular Sciences and Engineering. Shutterstock

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Summary
Jadavpur University offers both BE and ME courses in Chemical Engineering
Biotechnology, Materials Science and PetroChemicals are some of the sectors where Chemical Engineering can play a big part

Chemical Engineering has become a highly popular subject thanks to the global shift from conventional to non-conventional sources of energy. This challenging, multifaceted discipline covers a diverse range of areas like Biotechnology, Design and Construction, Materials Sciences and Petrochemicals.

What is Chemical Engineering

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Positioned at the interface between Molecular Sciences and Engineering, Chemical Engineering combines the knowledge of Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Materials Science, Computer Science, and Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. People with a Chemical Engineering degree go on to work in different fields like manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, petrochemicals, environmental safety industries, and design and construction.

Studying Chemical engineering

  • You need to clear your Class XII board exams or an equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Maths as compulsory subjects. You need at least 75% marks for admission to IITs, NITs and GFTIs.
  • You need to clear JEE Mains, conducted by the National testing Agency (NTA), for admission to NITs, CFTIs and other engineering institutes.
  • You need to clear JEE Advanced to get into IITs and IIT (ISM) Dhanbad. To be eligible for JEE Advanced, you need to be among the top 2,50,000 successful candidates (across all categories) in the BE/BTech paper of JEE Mains.
  • You can get a Chemical Engineering degree by clearing any of the state Joint Entrance exams.
  • For doing a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, you need to clear GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering).

Some top institutes for Chemical Engineering:

IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal

Course: BTech in Chemical Engineering.

  • Duration: Four years.
  • Admission: Depends on your rank in JEE Advanced.

Course: MTech Dual Degree in Chemical Engineering.

  • Duration: Five years.
  • Admission: Depends on your rank in JEE Advanced.

Course: MTech in Chemical Engineering.

  • Duration: Two years.
  • Admission: Depends on your GATE rank.

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IIT Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Course: BTech in Chemical Engineering.

  • Duration: 4 years.
  • Admission: Depends on your rank in JEE Advanced.

Course: Dual degree programmes

  • BTech (Chemical Engineering) + MTech (Chemical Engineering)
  • BTech (Chemical Engineering) + MTech (in another engineering discipline from another department)
  • BTech (Chemical Engineering) + MS (in a scientific discipline from another department)
  • BTech (Chemical Engineering) + MDes (in Design Programme)
  • BTech (Chemical Engineering) + MBA (from the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering [IME])
  • Duration: Five years.

Course:

  • MTech in Chemical Engineering.
  • MS (by research) in Chemical Engineering.
  • Duration: Two years.
  • Admission: Depends on your GATE rank.

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IIT Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Course: BTech in Chemical Engineering.

  • Duration: Four years.
  • Admission: Depends on your rank in JEE Advanced.

Course: MTech in Chemical Engineering.

  • Duration: Two years.
  • Admission: Depends on your GATE rank.

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Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal

Course: Bachelors (BE) in Chemical Engineering.

  • Duration: Four years.
  • Admission: Depends on your rank in the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE).

Course: Master (ME) in Chemical Engineering.

  • Duration: Two years.
  • Admission: Depends on your GATE rank.

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Delhi Technological University, Delhi

Course: BTech in Chemical Engineering.

  • Duration: Four years.
  • Admission: Depends on your rank in JEE Mains.

Course: MTech in Polymer Technology, Industrial Biotechnology, Bioinformatics.

  • Duration: Two years.
  • Admission: Depends on your GATE rank.

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National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal

Course: BTech in Chemical Engineering.

  • Duration: Four years.
  • Admission: Depends on your rank in JEE Mains.

Course: MTech in Chemical Engineering with specialisation in Energy Resources and Sustainable Environmental Engineering/Chemical Engineering.

  • Duration: Two years.
  • Admission: Depends on your GATE rank.

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Job roles for chemical engineers:

  • Petroleum engineer: They design different methods of extracting petroleum and oil from underground reserves. They ensure installation of oilfield equipment, its maintenance and production of wells.

  • Energy engineer: They develop renewable energy and power technologies. These professionals work for sustainable development by improving and developing machinery and working processes.

  • Nuclear engineer: Their work includes deriving benefits and advantages of nuclear energy and radiation. They design and develop nuclear core reactors and also help develop nuclear medicine, diagnostic imaging and cancer treatment.

  • Food scientist: They analyse chemical components to determine the quality standards and safety of food ingredients. They work in production companies; they also contribute to the agricultural sector and the medical field.

  • Biotechnologist: As Biotechnology is interlinked with Chemical Engineering, these professionals work in both medical and agricultural sectors for development and improvement.
Last updated on 03 Feb 2022
13:50 PM
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