Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Chemical Engineering) - Course Overview

  • STREAM

    ENGINEERING

  • DURATION

    4 YEARS

  • COURSE

    Chemical Engineering

  • COURSE TYPE

    Graduation

    B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology) Chemical Engineering Top Colleges, Scope, Salary, Eligibility, and Syllabus

    Pranjal Singhal Pranjal Singhal
    Content Curator

    Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Chemical Engineering is a four year undergraduate degree in engineering. 10+2 pass or equivalent students are eligible to take admission. Chemical engineering degree can get you a job in different sectors like Oil, Gas and Energy, Manufacturing and consumer goods, Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Industries and various PSUs. The salary of Chemical Engineering fresher ranges from Rs. 3.9 lakhs to Rs. 21.00 lakhs per annum. Chemical engineering students have a plethora of options for higher studies. They can do their MS, MBA, M.Tech or PhD from India and abroad.

    Like every other engineering discipline, Chemical Engineering is based on the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and chemistry. Therefore, you must have an aptitude in these subjects in order to excel as a chemical engineer.

    It is surmised that there will be a upsurge in demand for qualified chemical engineers in areas such as renewable resources, sustainability etc.

    Course Level

    Undergraduate

    Duration

    4 years (5 years in case of dual degree)

    Examination Type

    Semester System

    Eligibility

    10+2 or equivalent

    Admission Process

    Counselling after taking entrance test or direct admission

    Major Entrance Tests

    JEE Mains, BITSAT, COMEDK, VITEEE, SRMJEEE, UPSEE

    Course Fee

    INR 4 Lakh to 10 Lakh

    Average Starting salary

    INR 2.5 Lakh to 7 Lakh

    Top recruiting companies

    ONGC,IOCL, TATA Chemicals, Reliance

    Top Public and Private Colleges for Chemical Engineering

    Most of the engineering institutes in India offer Chemical Engineering course. However, very few of them are considered good for chemical engineering. Some institutes like ICT Mumbai,UPES Dehradun are the examples of such colleges which offer great opportunities for chemical engineers. Following are some of the best public and private colleges for chemical engineering-

    • IIT Bombay
    • IIT Delhi
    • IIT Madras
    • IIT Roorkee
    • BITS Pilani
    • ICT Mumbai
    • NIT Trichy
    • PEC University of Technology
    • VIT Vellore
    • PSG Tech

    Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Chemical Engineering) Fee Structure in India


    6 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES16.26 L (Maximum Fee)
    3.82 L (Average Fee)
    40 K (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES16.26 L (Maximum Fee)
    4.47 L (Average Fee)

    Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Chemical Engineering) Fee Structure by State


    Tamil Nadu

    1.34 LPUBLIC COLLEGES10.1 L
    4.57 L
    1.8 LPRIVATE COLLEGES12 L
    2.9 L

    Uttar Pradesh

    72.16 KPUBLIC COLLEGES3.44 L
    2.39 L
    1.6 LPRIVATE COLLEGES10.65 L
    4.8 L

    Gujarat

    6 KPUBLIC COLLEGES10.3 L
    4.2 L
    1.8 LPRIVATE COLLEGES9.73 L
    4.55 L

    Maharashtra

    1 LPUBLIC COLLEGES8.46 L
    3.93 L
    4.06 LPRIVATE COLLEGES12.42 L
    6.5 L

    Andhra Pradesh

    40 KPUBLIC COLLEGES88.23 K
    64.11 K
    40 KPRIVATE COLLEGES12.11 L
    3.41 L

    Delhi NCR

    75.5 KPUBLIC COLLEGES9.1 L
    5.11 L
    1.6 LPRIVATE COLLEGES10.65 L
    5.01 L

    Kerala

    40.93 KPUBLIC COLLEGES2.08 L
    1.03 L
    1.09 LPRIVATE COLLEGES2.7 L
    1.89 L

    Madhya Pradesh

    1.72 LPUBLIC COLLEGES3.37 L
    2.47 L
    1.6 LPRIVATE COLLEGES7.86 L
    3.1 L

    Punjab

    4.14 LPUBLIC COLLEGES4.42 L
    4.28 L
    2.5 LPRIVATE COLLEGES9.09 L
    4.62 L

    Telangana

    50 KPUBLIC COLLEGES54.22 K
    52.11 K
    50 KPRIVATE COLLEGES8.72 L
    3.58 L

    West Bengal

    30.83 KPUBLIC COLLEGES5.56 L
    2.73 L
    2.9 LPRIVATE COLLEGES3.93 L
    3.48 L

    Orissa

    1.22 LPUBLIC COLLEGES6.37 L
    3.18 L
    4.56 LPRIVATE COLLEGES4.76 L
    4.66 L

    Karnataka

    12.88 KPUBLIC COLLEGES16.26 L
    6.66 L
    16.26 LPRIVATE COLLEGES16.26 L
    16.26 L

    Uttarakhand

    2.72 LPUBLIC COLLEGES15.57 L
    7.45 L
    8.52 LPRIVATE COLLEGES15.57 L
    12.04 L

    How to Get Admission in Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Chemical Engineering)

    The general admission process in most of the institutes is on the basis of entrance tests. There are several state level and national level engineering entrance tests. Although some institutes provides direct admission on merit based on qualifying exam.

    Entrance Exams- There are several entrance exams in India at national and state level. Some private institutes like SRM University, BITS Pilani, VIT University etc conduct their separate entrance test. Some main national level and state level engineering entrance tests are below-

    Exam Name

    Level/Conducted By

    Colleges

    JEE Main

    National level/ CBSE

    NITs, IIITs, Most of the institutes accept JEE Main Score

    JEE Advanced

    National/IITs

    IITs

    BITSAT

    National/BITS Pilani

    BITS Pilani all campuses

    SRMJEEE

    National/SRM University

    SRM University all campuses

    COMEDK

    State

    All engineering colleges of Karnataka

    Direct Admission- Engineering institutes which offer direct admission have certain criteria for admission. Either they offer admission on the basis of merit in qualifying exam i.e. 10+2 or equivalent or there are some management seats reserved in private engineering colleges. For management quota the fee structure is generally higher than others.

    Direct Admission for Diploma holders- Various engineering colleges in India also offer direct admission to ITI diploma holders in second year of the course. There are also some entrance exams for diploma holders which is called Lateral Entry Entrance Exams. 

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