India is home to some excellent programs in Chemical Engineering and some of the Indian institutions are world renowned for their work in Chemical Engineering. Since Chemical Engineering is based on the fundamentals of physics, mathematics and chemistry, students have to excel in the basics in order to grasp advanced Chemical Engineering concepts in college and further. In India, Chemical Engineering students either pursue higher studies or find jobs in sectors such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, oil and gas etc. upon completion of their graduation.
Today, other than chemicals, Chemical Engineering techniques are used for the production of usable, high quality products such as fibres, fabrics, paints, medical drugs, biomaterials, gasoline, lubricants etc. used in various industries such as textile, food, plastics, automotive, aerospace, petroleum, oil and gas, biomedical, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, thereby increasing the scope of Chemical Engineering.
Chemical engineer not only deals with designing but also with maintenance and operation of large scale machinery, industrial plants and chemical processes required for the production several products used in different industries. Therefore, it can also be said that this field is not just related to chemistry but also to processes related to them. This branch deals with designing the equipment as well as scaling up the products from lab to industrial manufacturing. Therefore, a student pursuing chemical engineering also studies physics, mathematics and economics.