Chemical Engineering is another important interdisciplinary stream of science. It deals with physical science and life sciences along with mathematics and economics and develops, maintains the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms. In addition, this stream is also dealing with pioneering valuable new materials and related techniques – which are often essential to related fields such as nanotechnology, fuel cells and biomedical engineering.
Scope in India and abroad:
Chemical engineering is a quite narrow but effective and important stream; therefore, there is a huge demand world over for well trained chemical engineers. The industry especially food processing and oil production industry recruits continuously in this regard. Companies such as Dow Corning Corporation, AT & S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft, ABC Consultants Pvt. Ltd., GP Batteries International Limited , Excel gas and Equipments Pvt Ltd, Nalco and many more recruits chemical engineers.
All the leading universities along with the IITs having scope for higher studies in this subject and student can choose higher studies (M.Tech/Ph.D) and could be absorbed in even better position.
Abroad especially in the middle east and oil producing countries are having excessive demands of chemical engineers and countries like Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Yemen, Qatar, U.S.A, Australia have excellent placement opportunity in this field.
Courses of chemical engineering in India:
Several national level Institutes offer various courses in chemical engineering, some are as follows: Assam Engineering College, Bihar Institute of Technology , Delhi College of Engineering , Indian Institute of Technology,Kharagpur, Jadavpur University, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Government College of Engineering, Thrissur , Regional Engineering College,Rourkela etc.