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B. Tech Petrochemical Technology is an undergraduate degree course in engineering. It is a preferred choice for individuals who want to make a career in Petrochemical field. 

Top Institutes offering this course are:

  • IIT, Kharagpur
  • IIT Madras, Chennai
  • The Neotia College, Kolkata
  • Chandigarh University
  • BITS, Hyderabad

This course is divided into 8 semesters i.e. 2 semesters per year in all the colleges. The tuition fee for B.Tech Petrochemical Technology is between 1,00, 000 rupees to 2, 00,000 rupees in government colleges and tuition fee is higher than it private institutes, it may go up to 6 to 7 lakh in some institutes. 

This field involves logical design development and operations of process systems for the extraction, alteration, and revival of economically useful materials. The program attempts to develop individuals with a specialization in petrochemicals, petroleum refining, and other important fields.

If anyone wants to get admission into this course then that person has to successfully pass 10+2 from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) as the main subjects.Admissions in most of the B.Tech Petrochemical Technology Colleges in India are done through entrance exams conducted at national or state level. 

The students who pursue B.Tech. Petrochemical Technology have variousCareer Options and Jobs to choose from. They can work as Instrumentation Design Engineer, Estimation Engineer and Analytical Research Executive in various reputed companies like SRF, Reliance Industries Limited, Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd.and Lanxess- Engineering Company. After completion of this course, the average salary for fresher will be INR 15,000 to 20,000 per month.

B. Tech. Petrochemical Technology: What is it About?

This course is planned to give students with the information and skills necessary for flourishing petroleum and petrochemicals based careers. This course gives the knowledge in petro-chemistry and the application of new petrochemical technologies for the growth and problem solving within both the government and the industrial sectors.

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Who should opt for B. Tech. Petrochemical Technology?

A candidate who has a strong background in Mathematics and Chemistry should opt for this course. If you have the ability to design and conduct experiments then this is the right choice for you.

A person who is interested in making a career in petrochemical industry or wants to start his or her own firm can go for this course. A candidate should possess problem-solving skills, organizational skills, analytical skills and aptitude to learn for this course.

Top Colleges for Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] Petrochemical Technology

  • BE/B.Tech in Delhi-NCR
  • BE/B.Tech in Maharashtra
  • BE/B.Tech in Chennai
  • BE/B.Tech in Uttar Pradesh
  • BE/B.Tech in Telangana

Duration of B. Tech. Petrochemical Technology

B.Tech Petrochemical Technology is a 4-year course and is divided into 8 semesters. Each year has 2 semesters. It can be extended up to a maximum of 6-7 years. 

Top Institutes

There are many reputed institutes and universities which offer this course. This course is offered in some more specializations in most of the colleges. Some of the top institutes are mentioned below:-

Name of the Institute


Anna University of Technology


College of Engineering-Andhra University


Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University


JCT College of Engineering and Technology

Tamil Nadu

Sri Ramanathan Engineering College

Tamil Nadu

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies


Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology


Academic options after B. Tech Petrochemical Technology

After B.Tech. Petrochemical Technology, there are many higher studies options available in India. Some of these are listed below- ME/M.Tech in- 

  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Petroleum Exploration
  • Petroleum Refinery Engineering
  • Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Engineering.

How to Get Admission in Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] Petrochemical Technology

Admission to B.Tech. Petrochemical technology is mostly entrance test based. The major entrance tests for admission to the program is JEE Main.

JEE Main: JEE Main is conducted for CBSE approved engineering institutes. The forms for this examination are available in the month of December. The examination is held in the month of April.

The syllabus for entrance exam comprises of questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The exam is mostly of 3 hours duration and the difficulty level is of 10+2 level.

Lateral Entry

Diploma holders in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering (Oil Technology), Chemical(Petrochemical) Engineering andChemical (Plastics & Polymers) Engineering can get admission in 2nd year directly. Lateral Entry is available at universities like Anna University and College of Engineering-Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.

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