Ceramic Engineering - Eligibility, institutes and prospects

Ceramic Engineering - Eligibility, institutes and prospects

Ceramic engineering involves the technology of creating ceramic objects from inorganic, non-metallic materials. This material has a wide usage ranging from household utensils to spacecraft as heat-resistant materials. Ceramic engineering refers to the processing and fabrication of devices and machines of ceramics for technological applications of various kinds.

Why should I choose Ceramic Engineering?

Ceramics today play a crucial role in making a difference in our lives in ways more than one. Use of ceramics is seen in many places. Given the recent advances in physics and chemistry, ceramic engineering is witnessing a large scale expansion.

What eligibility is required to pursue ceramic engineering?

You need to pass higher secondary with science, math, physics and chemistry to pursue a B.Tech. You can go ahead to pursue a master’s degree which can improve your career prospects.

Which are the entrance exams conducted for admission?

There are a number of entrance exams conducted. Some of them are mentioned below:

• Delhi CEE 2011 Combined Engineering Entrance Exam
• GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
• Indian Institute of Technology – Joint Entrance Exam
• Joint Entrance Examination (IIT JEE)
• All India Online Entrance Test
• Jawaharlal Nehru University Engineering Entrance Exam
• NIT Entrance Exam

What are the subjects included in the curriculum?

An overview of the curriculum in most of the institutes include courses like Materials Thermodynamics, Ceramic Processing, Drawing of Refractory Lining and Joints, Ceramic Fabrication, Ceramic Equipment Design, Electrical and Magnetic Ceramics, Pollution & Waste Management in Ceramic Industry and a few more.

What remuneration can a ceramic engineer expect?

There are variations according to the companies however the average is between Rs 3.5 lakh and Rs 4.5 lakh per annum. With some experience and a post graduate degree you can earn between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 9 lakh per annum. M.Tech degree holders from reputed colleges can earn handsome salary.

In the government sector initial basic pay scale is between Rs 5000 and Rs 9000 per month.

Where can a ceramic engineer graduate find employment?

Domains such as aerospace, medicine, food and chemical industry, electronics, aerospace, mining etc employ ceramic engineers.
As a ceramic engineer you can also find employment in public sector organizations such as Indian Space research Organization, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Institute for Plasma Research. These require graduates to take exams like UPSC, SSC or PSC in in order to get a job.

What are the various job profiles a ceramic engineer can work in?

A ceramic engineer works as an administrator, ceramic designer, technician, researcher, production worker etc.

Which institutes offer ceramic engineering courses in India?

• Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
• Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology, Kolkata
• Anna University PDA College of Engineering, Karnataka
• National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
• College of Engineering- Andhra University, Vishkhapatnam
• West Bengal University of Technology
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