B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering)  B.Tech CH

School of Engineering & Technology

At JNU, the department of Chemical Engineering strives to impart high-quality technical education with a balance of theoretical knowledge and experiential learning. The food we consume, the cosmetics we wear, the detergents we wash our clothes with, are all a result of engineering of materials and their chemical reactions so Chemical Engineering is not only about chemical reactors and distillation columns but it is beyond that. The department provides the best colleges for B. Tech. Chemical Engineering and is committed to achieving excellence.

Learning Perspective

The curriculum of Chemical Engineering is fully updated and meets the industry requirements and trends of the industry. The discipline-specific electives provide an opportunity for the students to strengthen their inter-disciplinary skills and enhance employability. This Programme has scope in several areas including fuel combustion, energy transfer and reaction systems; it has applications in microelectronics, textiles, medicine & healthcare, biotechnology, pulp & paper products, synthesis of advanced materials, and many other daily consumer goods.

Key Information


4 Years


Min. 50% Aggregate in 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as Compulsory Subjects.

Selection Procedure

Entrance Test + PI


As per University norms


  • Fluid Mechanics Lab
  • Material & Energy Balance Lab
  • Mechanical Operation Lab
  • Mass Transfer Lab
  • Heat Transfer Lab
  • Instrumentation & Control Lab
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab
  • Industrial Pollution Abatement Lab
  • Chemical Process Design & Simulation Lab
  • Chemical Technology Lab
  • Process Plant Design Lab

Career Prospects

  • Design, Production & Processing: Look after the designing and troubleshooting of plant process and equipment handling in processing of various valuable products comes under chemical engineering interest.
  • Optimizing operations: Learned to produce products and by-products with maximum profit in minimum cost.
  • Quality Assurance & Control: Ensures the quality from raw stage to finished product
  • Research & Development: Conduct research on new manufacturing technologies.
  • Safety & Risk Analysis: Work varies widely in making and implementing safety precautions against all possible risks to human health and environment in manufacturing plants.
  • Entrepreneurship: Self employment 
  • Consultancy (Plant Designing, Engineering, Safety, Quality, Certification etc.)
  • Environment Engineers (CPCB, SPCB etc.)
  • Academics

Applying for Admissions 2022-23

Chemical Engineering is all about changing raw materials into useful everyday products in a safe and cost-effective way with the least possible impact on the environment. Also known as Process Engineering, it takes the most exciting elements of science and combines them with the real-world application of engineering to offer students a challenging, diverse and rewarding career.

Chemical Engineers play a key role in everyday life. From face creams to fuels, food and fashion, they create the products and materials we all depend on. They are problem solvers too: helping to manage the world’s natural resources; protecting the environment; securing clean water supplies; formulating new pharmaceuticals and foods; and working at the forefront of stem cell research. Chemical engineers need to work as part of a team and develop good communications skills. Strong problem-solving and analytical skills are also a bonus.

Right now we have highly qualified and experienced faculty members from IITs, NITs, and other reputed universities in India.

The choice of work available is exceptionally wide and job roles vary depending on the industry. Chemical Engineers work in sectors as wide ranging as specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food processing, water purification & conservation, biotechnology, materials, oil and gas, energy, nuclear and the environment. They are also highly sought after in business and finance.

On average, Chemical Engineers can earn between an annual package of Rs. 2.5 to5.0 lakhs depending on nature of company & job. In the middle management, Chemical engineers are typically the highest paid group of engineers with an average salary starting at Rs. 6.5 lakhs p.a. rising to Rs. 12.5 lakhs p.a.

Yes! Chemical engineering is a well-respected degree that opens many career paths across industry and commerce. Chemical engineering graduates are highly sought after by employers for their analytical and problem-solving skills with many graduates choosing non-engineering related careers each year.

As many B.Tech Chemical graduates preferred to work in manufacturing industries & productions plants (Mostly Private sectors) as it is easy to get such jobs. Working hours & environment varies with the industry and nature of job and locations. In our country ratio of engineering college with Chemical stream is very less and that’s why it is demanded.

Very few candidate opt research and development or management, Testing & design after B.Tech. As these are mainly through GATE Score, which is an All India Examinations getting tougher day by day. Candidates with Master Degree from IITs, NITs & reputed institutes mainly through GATE are getting better jobs opportunities and career prospects.

Jobs prospects for graduate Chemical Engineer into industries such as:

  • Petroleum refineries
  • Petrochemical plants
  • Fertilizer Technology
  • Cement Industry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • Polymer Industries
  • Processing of food and Agriculture products
  • Cosmetics & Dyes and Dyestuff
  • Mineral Based Industries 
  • Energy Producing
  • Food processing
  • Paper Industries

If you are planning for public sectors jobs, then do apply for these companies:

  • Through GATE-Exam  Score:
  • Petroleum Explorers, Refiners/marketer, Petro-chemicals – ONGC, HPCL, BPCL, IOCL,GAIL
  • Atomic Energy - BARC
  • Mineral Processing – NALCO
  • Fertilizers - NFL
  • Through Non-GATE Entrance Exams:
  • Fertilizers - Travancore Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited, Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers
  • Phrama - Bihar Drugs & Organic Chemicals Limited, Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, Orissa Drugs & Chemicals Limited
  • Petroleum Explorers, Refiners/marketer, Petro-chemicals – Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited, Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited
  • Specialty Chemicals – Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited, Pyrites, Phosphates & Chemicals Limited
  • Mineral & Metals – SAIL, Indian Railways
  • Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • Essar Oil Limited
  • Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals Corp. Ltd
  • Gujarat Gas Company Limited
  • Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals Ltd
  • Reliance Petroleum Limited
  • Arofine Polymers Ltd
  • Colour-Chem Ltd
  • Aditya Birla Chemicals
  • Coromandel fertilizers
  • Godavari Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited
  • Tecnimont ICB Ltd
  • Toyo Engineering India Ltd
  • Larsen & Toubro Ltd
  • Century Textiles and Industries Ltd
  • Hindustan Lever Ltd.