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Career as Chemical engineer


DESCRIPTION of Chemical engineer:


Chemical Engineering combines the principles of mathematics, chemistry and physics with engineering practices in order to improve the human environment. Chemical Engineers have long been regarded as the most versatile of all engineers; yet many opportunities exist to specialise in a particular area. Chemical engineers invent, develop, design, operate and manage processes (conversion of raw materials into finished products) in industries. Chemical engineers play key roles in industries as varied as petroleum, petrochemicals, food, materials, specialty chemicals, power production, environmental control, waste management, and biotechnology. Examples of chemical engineering processes are the refining of crude oil by distillation, production of insulin through a fermentation process and production of catalytic converters for reducing automotive emissions. Chemical engineers have worked on creating the purple rose that has no thorns. The chemical engineering profession has improved water and waste system, created new drugs, and drug delivery systems, and improved the crop yields for farmers just to name a few of the challenges. 

Chemical engineers work in the following areas :
• Research
• Design
• Development
• Production
• Technician sales


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 Employment Opportunities for Chemical engineer:


Petroleum, chemical, and pharmaceutical companies are the traditional employers of chemical engineers. Today, however, increasing numbers of chemical engineers are hired by the healthcare, design and construction, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, food processing, specialty chemicals, microelectronics, electronic and advanced materials, polymers, business services, biotechnology, environmental health and safety industries, rubber, metal, cement, plastic, and aerospace industries. Government agencies, such as the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency also hire chemical engineers. And, more and more chemical engineers are working in biotechnology


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Top Recruiting Companies of Chemical engineer:


• Million Consultant Engineers Pvt. Ltd
• Shell
• Balmer Lawrie And Co. Ltd.
• Ambuja Cement
• GEA Ecoflex India Pvt Ltd


How to become Chemical engineer?

In order to qualify as a chemical engineer you need to have a B.E./ B.Tech or M.E./ M.Tech degree in chemical engineering. There are both degree as well as diploma courses. If you want to make an early beginning you can choose this route. After Std X you can do a three-year diploma course. After this course you have two options. Join an engineering firm straightaway or enroll for a three-year degree programme, which will enhance your job prospects . There is another way. Instead of jumping into a diploma after Class X, you could study science (with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) all the way up to Std XII and then enroll for a four-year degree course in chemical engineering. Both ways, the number of years equal to six years (10+3+3 or 10+2+4). The degree awarded will be B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) or B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology). The Chemical Engineering curriculum is a strong combination of both theoretical and practical coursework. As a chemical engineer you first need to build a strong foundation in chemistry, physics, and mathe


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Median Pay Scale/salary of Chemical engineer :

If you are employed at a chemical plant you start off at Rs 8,000 – 10,000 a month while FMCG companies such as P&G pay between Rs 12,000 - 20,000 a month. Senior engineers can earn anywhere in between Rs 30,000 - 50,000 a month. Of course as a chemical engineer you can always join the teacher's brigade in various schools and colleges. With the introduction of the Fifth Pay Commission, the salaries for teachers are really looking up. Lecturers in colleges get a starting salary of about Rs 12,000-15,000 a month.


Top Chemical engineer Colleges in India:


Coimbatore Institute Of Technology, Coimbatore
National Institute Of Technology, Agartala
Indian Institutes of Technology
Malaviya National Institute Of Technology, Jaipur
R.V college of engineering
Indian Institute Of Technology (iit-bhu) Varanasi

Top Post Graduate College In India :

National Institute Of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
Indian Institutes of Management, ahmedabad
Institute Of Technology, Nirma University 
Amrita School Of Engineering Coimbatore , Tamil Nadu
Indian Institutes of Technology

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