Ceramic Technology - Courses, Colleges, Online Degree and Career Scope
Ceramic Engineering is a huge industry today and India has a significant contribution in it; Image Courtesy: taylorceramicengineering.com
Ceramic Engineering is a comparatively new branch of Engineering that deals with the study of the properties, manufacture, design and applications of ceramic materials.
Ceramic ware can be used for both decorative as well as functional purposes. Ceramic products include table and kitchenware, decorative items like flower vase, insulators and potters, building materials like tiles, etc. Cement is also considered a ceramic material.
A ceramic technologist is concerned with study, research and development of the ceramic materials, planning and developing processing systems, designing and construction of plants and machinery along with other engineers, planning and implementation of processing methodologies, designs and development of various applications like glass, porcelain, cement, refractors, insulators, composite materials, enamels, cement etc.
- 10+2 Science with Physics, Chemistry and Maths and a high percentage of marks is the minimum requirement for admission into the undergraduate program for Ceramic Engineering.
- Entrance exams are conducted at both the national and state level, similar to other branches of engineering.
- M.Tech can be pursued after completion of B.E. or B.Tech or an equivalent qualification.
- One can pursue research after completion of PhD.
CeramTech India is based out of Goa and supplies advanced components using Ceramic Engineering to various industries; Image Courtesy: ceramtech.in
Career and Job Prospects
- In the private sector, Ceramic Engineering graduates can be pulled into various ceramic ware manufacturing units located in various parts of India.
- Ceramic designers use sand and clay for basic ceramic materials while the ceramic technologists use materials produced by complex chemical processes.
- You can also start your own business and become an entrepreneur.
- One can also take up jobs in Indian Space Research Organization, Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Institute for Plasma Research, etc.
Salary varies with education and experience of the ceramic engineer, the location, and the type of job. A student who has just graduated can earn anywhere between Rs 25,000 and Rs 40,000 per month.
IIT-BHU is a top ranked college in Ceramic Engineering in India; Image Courtesy: iitbhu.ac.in
Top 10 Colleges/Institutes for Ceramic Technology 2017
|1||IIT BHU||Uttar Pradesh|
|3||Anna University||Tamil Nadu|
|4||University of Calcutta||West Bengal|
|5||Rajasthan Technical University||Rajasthan|
|6||Alagappa College of Technology||Tamil Nadu|
|7||PDA College of Engineering||Karnataka|
|8||Vishveshwaraya Technological University||Karnataka|
|9||AU College of Engineering||Andhra Pradesh|
|10||University College of Science and Technology||West Bengal|
Source: career.webindia123.com; engineering.careers360.com
State Wise List of Ceramic Technology Colleges
- Andhra Pradesh
- Arunachal Pradesh
- Himachal Pradesh
- Jammu & Kashmir
- Madhya Pradesh
- Tamil Nadu
- Uttar Pradesh
- West Bengal