Chemical engineering if pursued sincerely is highly profitable and the scope in India is huge. We are the top paid when compared with the pass outs of other branches and lately there has been a boom in this field and placements are sure. But first you should know what chemical engineering is because students have a misconception about it.A common fear that the work conditions of chemical engineers are hazardous is a fluke. Chemical engineers work in safe environment and direct contact with chemicals is minimum. Chemical engineers in India recruited in many sectors. Some being : petroleum and petrochemicals, paper, fertilizers, rubber, pharmaceuticals, organic and inorganic industries etc. Petroleum and the pharmaceutical sectors are booming and quite in demand.

Some of the major companies are listed below :

In petroleum and gases

  • Reliance industries
  • Essar oils
  • Gujarat oils
  • ONGC
  • BPCL


  • Indo Gulf fertilizers
  • Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd
  • Coromandel fertilizers

Some other companies being :

  • Bengal Chemical and Pharmaceuticals
  • Orissa Drugs and Chemical Ltd
  • Indian Drugs and Pharmaceutical Ltd (IDPL)
  • Bihar Drugs and Organic Chemical Ltd
  • Naramada colours pvt ltd
  • Honeywell
  • Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Aditya Birla Chemicals
  • Arati Industries Ltd
  • L&T

Many students also get recruited to the IT sector. A student desiring such option must additionally have knowledge of any of the computer languages. Some of the companies being TCS, Infosys, Wipro, CTS etc. But it is always best to go for core companies. The fact i understood is that one’s profile should be good. Every student undergoes internship during their course and for you to be outstanding and to get an upper hand in placements it is always better to do internship abroad during your engineering course. 

To be recruited in the Public Sector Undertakings in chemical engineering , you just need to qualify GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) and after that you may apply for any of the top PSUs in India, like ONGC, IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, GAIL, NFL, BARC etc. You can ask for proper guidance through e-mail or call just fill up the little details here.

You can also go for higher studies to make your career firm. The undergraduates can take M.Tech or MS in various fields and courses are offered in various IIT’s and NIT’s in India, by just qualifying GATE exam with a good score.

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The topics being : environmental engineering, piping and design, nanotechnology, metallurgy, chemical engineering etc. The students can also take up research options in their interested fields and earn while pursuing their course. You need to write GATE to get into IIT’s and NIT’s. The companies these days consider GATE score too for recruitment and therefore preparing for GATE is very important. You can also do MS in India and abroad as well. The students can take up research options in their interested field and earn while pursuing their course. The basic criteria to do MS abroad is write Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and get a good score. Next is English proficiency tests such as IELTS, TOEFL etc. Get atleast 6.5 out 9 to get admissions in  college abroad. To do MS in US or UK is too high its not easy to extend your visa after your course. But you can also do post graduation cheaply but with more value.