B. Tech. Chemical Science and Technology is an undergraduate 4 yearprogramme which imparts knowledge about professional scientific ethics, transparency and accountability. The basic prerequisite of the programme is 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as major subjects.
The approximate tuition fee of the course is INR 4 Lakh to INR 6 Lakh which may vary in different institutes or colleges. The course enables students to do research in chemistry including synthetic inorganic chemistry, newer reagents and methodologies and chemistry of heterocyclics. Students who are intrigued by studies of chemicals and synthesis of natural products should opt for B. Tech. Chemical Science and Technology.
After completing this course, students can get placed in many reputed firms earning a decent salary which increases with experience and expertise. Entry level remuneration for degree holders of this course remains between 15,000 INR to 25,000 INR approximately. The job profiles waiting for graduates of this course are Chemical Engineering, Chemical Research Scientist, R&D Executive or Formulation Scientist.
B. Tech. Chemical Science and Technology educate students about applied chemical Kinetics, biochemical engineering, electronic materials, thermodynamics and plant design. The training given to the students of this course prepares them to tackle real life situations in the competitive industry.
The program is an amalgamation of theoretical and practical subjects making students qualified professionals which help them acquire jobs in best companies of the industry. The course teaches students a lot many skills like innovation, creativity, team-spirit and entrepreneurial qualities.
Process analysis, control, transport phenomenon are other topics that are an integral part of the course.
Students who have technical ability and are highly motivated with an instinct to study fundamental chemicals and engineering chemistry are apt for B. Tech. Chemical Science and Technology. Those who possess strong verbal and non-verbal skills with analytical power can opt for this course as well.
The duration of B. Tech. Chemical Science and Technology is 4 years which is divided into 8 semesters, each year has 2 semester having examination at the end of each semester.
Students after completing B. Tech. Chemical Science and Technology can opt for M. Tech. Chemical Science and Technology or MBA.
Many reputed Engineering colleges in Indiaother than NITs and IITs offer B. Tech. Chemical Science and Technology and similar courses which have highly qualified faculty and great infrastructure. Some of the top colleges are:
Name of the College
Indian Institute of Technology
Banaras Hindu University
Motilal Nehru Institute of Technology
National Institute of Technology
In order to take admission in B. Tech. Chemical Science and Technology, students need to clear the entrance test and other rounds like personal interview and group discussion. Many universities conduct exams of their own or give admission considering scores of National Level Engineering Tests.
JEE (Main): Joint Entrance Exam (Main) is an entrance exam conducted for admission to B. Tech. programs. Skills tested in this exam are Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and is carried out in the month of April.
VITEEE: Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE)is another undergraduate exam for B. Tech. programs that enable students to get admitted to engineering colleges. The exam is carried out in the month of April. Skills tested in this exam are Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
There are many other entrance exams like WBJEE, TANCET, BITSAT which help students to get into many reputed institutes.
Students are screened on the basis of entrance exams, group discussion rounds and personal interview rounds.
The chemical industry in India is growing at a fast pace as many large scale and small scale units have come along increasing 3% of India’s GDP. Due to industry’s 14% weightage in the overall Index of Industrial Production, country’s industrial growth has reached a new level.
Industrial and economic development of India is a result of Indian Chemical Industry as this is one field which is the established traditional sector in India, thus generating jobs for Chemical Science and Technology professionals in various sub-sectors of the field.
The graph below shows the generic salary trend prevailing in Chemical Science and Technology industry:
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