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    B Tech Chemical Engineering

    B.Tech Chemical Engineering Highlights

    • Average Duration

      4 years

    • Courses Type


    • Avg. Fees (Annually)

      40 K - 1.5 L INR

    About B.Tech Chemical Engineering

    B.Tech Chemical Engineering is an undergraduate program which is of a total of 4 years duration, divided into 8 semesters. The candidates who have passed 12th or any equivalent degree in any Science stream can pursue a course in B.Tech Chemical Engineering. Through this course, the students are provided with a curriculum of the specialised concept of Chemical Engineering with in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemical management and extraction concepts. The various areas of concepts which are covered by B.Tech in Chemical Engineering course include Chemistry, Solid and Mechanics, Chemical Engineering basics, petrochemicals, Chemical Plant Designing and Operations, etc.

    The selection of candidates for admission to the B.Tech Chemical Engineering course is done either through direct admission or through a national level entrance exam such as JEE Mains. The average course fee for B.Tech Chemical Engineering ranges somewhere between 50K to 2 lakh depending on the type of Institute. 

    B.Tech Chemical Engineering Course Video

    B.Tech Chemical Engineering Course Highlights

    The major highlights of the B. Tech Chemical Engineering course are given in the table below:




    4 years (8 semesters)

    Fee Structure

    INR 50K- 2 lakh

    Exam Type

    Per Semester


    Must be passed in 12th PCM/PCB from a recognised Board

    Minimum Aggregate Required


    Admission Process

    Merit-Based, Entrance Exam

    Starting Salary

    INR 5 to 7 LPA

    Job Options

    Production Engineer, Project Manager, Plant Manager, Purchase and Control Quality Executive, Plant Designer, Chemical Engineer, etc.

    B.Tech Chemical Engineering Eligibility Criteria

    The candidates who wish to pursue a degree in B.Tech Chemical Engineering must fulfil certain eligibility criteria in order to get eligible for the course. Though the eligibility criteria for admission to B.Tech Chemical Engineering differs from college to college, there are certain minimum eligibility criteria which the candidates must fulfil for admission.

    The eligibility criteria required for admission to B.Tech Chemical Engineering are given below:

    • The candidates must have passed 12th or an equivalent degree from a recognised institute/board.

    • The candidate must have opted for Mathematics and Physics as the major subjects in class 12th along with one of the optional subjects as Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology.

    • The candidate must have acquired a minimum aggregate of 60% (55% for the reserved candidates) in the qualifying examination. 

    • The candidates who are appearing for the final exam or waiting for the final result can also apply for admission to B. Tech Chemical Engineering course.

    B.Tech Chemical Engineering Admission Process

    The admission process for B.Tech Chemical Engineering is based on national-level/ state-level/ deemed-university entrance exams. There is a provision for direct admission too. You can check the detailed admission process below -

    Admission Process through Entrance Test: Candidates can appear for exams like JEE Main, MHT CET, WBJEE, AP EAMCET, TS EAMCET, SRMJEEE, KLEEE, VITEEE etc for admission in B.Tech Chemical Engineering. The performance of the candidates in the entrance test will be considered for admission.

    Direct Admission: Candidates can also get admission direct admission in private colleges without appearing for the entrance test. Such candidates can directly visit the college to see admission. 

    B. Tech Chemical Engineering Course Fees

    The course fee for B. Tech Chemical Engineering depends on various factors such as the type of the institute,  the popularity/ ranking of the institute, and the merit/ scholarship earned by the student. For instance, the student having higher marks in the entrance exam will be provided a higher scholarship, accounting for a lower course fee as compared to students with direct admission. On the other hand,  the government based institutes will have much lower fees as compared to private institutes. On average, the course fee for B. Tech Chemical Engineering program ranges somewhere in between INR 50k to 2 lakh.

    B.Tech Chemical Engineering Syllabus

    The semester wise syllabus for B. Tech Chemical Engineering program has been given in the table below:

    Semester I

    Semester II

    Engineering Chemistry 1 

    Mechanics of Solids

    Computer Programming

    Mathematics 2 

    Engineering Mechanics

    Physical Chemistry

    Mathematics 1

    Organic Chemistry 

    Engineering Graphics

    Engineering Physics 2 

    Engineering Physics 1

    Fluid Mechanics



    Semester III

    Semester IV

    Chemical Process in Industries

    Energy Engineering

    Analysis and Instrumental Methods

    Heat Transfer

    Chemical Engineering

    Mass Transfer

    Instrumentation Dynamics and Control

    Materials Sciences and Technology

    Open Elective

    Open Elective

    Semester V

    Semester VI

    Chemical Reaction Engineering

    Safety of Plants

    Chemical Process

    Inventory Management System

    Tools and Control of Machines


    Open Elective

    Application of Mechanical

    Semester VII

    Semester VIII

    Open Elective II

    Open Elective IV

    Open Elective III

    Open Elective V

    Chemical Reactions



    Chemical processing Technology



    B.Tech Chemical Engineering Career Options and Job Prospects

    After completing a course in B. Tech Chemical Engineering,  the candidates can opt for various career opportunities and job prospects. The candidates who have pursued a degree in B. Tech Chemical Engineering can go for either a government-based or a private based industry. The various job options which the candidates can take after pursuing a degree in B. Tech Chemical Engineering includes Production Engineer, Project Manager, Plant Manager, Purchase and Control Quality Executive, Plant Designer, Chemical Engineer, etc. The starting salary of a candidate for B. Tech Chemical Engineering ranges in between INR 5 to 7 LPA.

    FAQs about B.Tech Chemical Engineering

    I want admission in B.Tech Chemical Engineering. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

    Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental of Karnataka Postgraduate Entrance Test , SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination , Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental of Karnataka-Under Graduate Entrance Test , Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test , Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in B.Tech Chemical Engineering courses.

    What are the top colleges offering B.Tech Chemical Engineering courses ?

    Following are some of the top colleges offering Engineering courses : BITS Pilani-K K Birla Goa Campus (Goa) , Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) , Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Pilani) , Indian Institute of Information Technology (Allahabad) , International Institute of Information Technology (Hyderabad). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer B.Tech Chemical Engineering or not.

    What is the average fee for the course B.Tech Chemical Engineering ?

    The average fee for B.Tech Chemical Engineering is INR 50K-2 Lakh per year.

    What are the popular specializations related to B.Tech Chemical Engineering ?

    Some of the popular specializations for B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology) are : Surface Coating Technology , Bioinformatics Engineering , Genetic Engineering , Safety and Fire.

    What is the duration of the course B.Tech Chemical Engineering ?

    B.Tech Chemical Engineering is a 4 year course.
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