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Ceramic Engineering

What is Ceramics Engineering?

  • In the 1960s and 1970s, new ceramics were developed. Ceramic superconductors were discovered in 1986. This started the intensive research into the development of superconducting ceramic parts. They had a purpose in electronic devices, electric motors, and transport devices. 

  • Ceramic technology is a technology involving the development and production of ceramic products. Ceramics are inorganic, non-metallic materials cured by baking at high temperatures. These materials are heat resistant. We use them for many demanding tasks that other materials such as metals and polymers cannot do. Ceramic technology is useful in areas such as

    • Oil refining
    • Food process
    • Packaging and
    • Mining

What does a Ceramic Engineer do?

Ceramic engineers are specialized material engineers who work with ceramics.

Ceramic engineers develop new ceramic products. They also layout methods and devices for processing ceramic materials.

They work with various products. These can be from

  • Glass

  • Electronics

  • Nuclear Reactors

  • Liners

  • Blast Furnaces

  • Jet Engines.

Most ceramic engineers are employed in the stone, clay and glass industries.


This covers the

  • Cleaning Of Raw Materials,

  • The Study And Production Of The Chemical Compounds In Question,

  • Their Formation Into Components And

  • The Study Of Their Structure, Composition, And Properties.

The special nature of ceramic materials leads to many applications. They are integral to

  • Material Technology,

  • Electrical Engineering,

  • Chemistry And

  • Mechanical Engineering.

What are the skills required?

  • Good knowledge of mathematics

  • Analytical thinking skills

  • Pay attention to the details

  • Passion for machines

  • Problem-solving skills 

What is the Admission and Eligibility Criteria?

  • To obtain a bachelor's degree in Ceramic engineering (see below), you must pass 10+2 science (physics, chemistry, mathematics) from a recognized body.

  • To get to the best engineering schools that offer Ceramic engineering programs such as IITs and NITs, you must register for JEE (joint entrance examination) and meet the required admission criteria (class 12 results / equivalent proficiency test and joint entrance examination). 

  • Independent entrance exams are also conducted by various state, central and private universities, most of which require 50% as a prerequisite for the exam (the minimum percentage may be different for reserved and candidate candidates, as well as university requirements).

Top colleges offering B Tech Ceramic Engineering in India

  • Indian Institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

  • National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

  • Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam - Andhra Pradesh

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

  • Rajasthan Technical University, Kota, Rajasthan 

Popular colleges offering B Tech Ceramic Engineering in India

  • Alagappa College of Technology, Chennai

  • AKS University, Satna

  • RTU - Rajasthan Technical University, Kota

  • Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology, Kolkata (GCET)

  • University College of Engineering and Technology, Bikaner

What is the cost associated?

Studying Btech from AKS university will cost you about Rs 30,000 per semester

How to prepare and what are the study material and books available?

  • Mock tests available online

  • NCERT syllabus of class 11th and 12th

  • Study material available by prestigious institutes

  • Consult your seniors (who have already given such exams) for guidance

  • Previous year question papers

Some popular books are O.P. Tandon for Physical Chemistry, P.Bahadur (G.R.Bathla & Sons) for Numerical chemistry. Concept of Physics by HC Verma (Vol 1, Vol 2); Problems In General Physics by IE Irodov. IIT Mathematics, M.L. Khanna; Trigonometry, S L Loney; Calculus & Analytic Geometry, Thomas & Finney.

What are the Top Job Profiles after Ceramic Engineering in India?

  • Ceramic Technologist

  • Ceramic Designer

  • Production Worker

  • Technician

  • Construction Manager

  • Researcher

  • Marketing Executive

  • Professor

What is the Scope of Ceramic Engineering in India?

  • Number of public and private sectors such as Aerospace, Mining, Construction, Electronics, Medical, Optical Fibers, Sports, Transportation, Military &, etc. are open for professionals from Ceramic Engineering background

  • After qualifying NET (Post Graduate) you can pursue teaching at colleges and universities as a lecturer.

  • You can also pursue doctoral studies (PhD) after completing your post-graduation

How much you can expect to earn?

The average salary of a ceramic engineer according to Indeed is Rs 27,872/mth

Who are the Top Recruiters?

  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.

  • Institute for Plasma Research.

  • Indian Space Research Organization.

  • Public sector banks, Factories, and Plants.

  • Defense Metallurgical Research Laboratory.

Interesting Facts

Khurja a city and municipal board in the Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh. It is also sometimes known as the Ceramics city.