Refractory and Engineering Courses in India

Refractory and Engineering Courses in India involve studies in materials require for special thermal and chemical applications. Refractory materials are supposed to be chemically inert, thermally resistant, and have specific co-efficient of linear expansion and thermal conductivity ranges. Refractory courses are particularly important in studying the behavior and properties of materials used in furnaces, reactors, incinerators and kilns.

Refractory jobs are in great demand in metal extraction units, iron and steel industries, thermal and nuclear power generation plants, and nuclear reactors. Extensive studies of silicon, aluminum, magnesium, and calcium are needed as the oxides of these elements make perfect refractory. Silicon carbide and zirconia are two materials used in severe conditions. Refractory study programs enable a student to understand the applications of these different materials.

Refractory types vary widely because of their uses. Refractory materials are either acidic or alkaline in nature. Silica, zircon, and fireclay are acidic, chromite, alumina, mullite, and carbon are neutral, while magnesite and dolomite are alkaline. All these refractory materials are used for glass melting and heat treatment processes apart from metallurgical industries.

Refractory Institutes in India

Refractory engineering is taught as a part of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Courses. Chemical engineering is among the traditional technical studies and is taught by all technological and engineering colleges. The premier colleges offering refractory study programs include:

Indian Institute of Technology with campuses in Kharagpur, Kanpur, Delhi,Mumbai, Madras, Roorkee, and Guwhati.

Course: B. Tech in Chemical Engineering Duration: 4 years

Course: M. Tech in Chemical Engineering Duration: 2 years Jadavpur University, Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Kolkata – 700032, Tel.: 033-24146666; Website:

Course: B. E. in Chemical Engineering Duration: 4 years

Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005, Uttar Pradesh, Tel.: 0542-2307260,

Course: Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Chemistry Duration: 3 years

Course: M.Sc. in Chemistry Duration: 2 years

Scopes of Electroceramics in India

Electroceramics jobs are offered by manufacturers of industrial automation houses, power generation companies, and electrical manufacturers. Among the industrial automation companies, Larsen & Toubro, and India Robotics and Automation Private Limited are leading companies recruiting electroceramic professionals. These professionals are also offered placements in different capacities in power generation companies like CESC, BEST, and NTPC. In the electrical segment electroceramics jobs are offered by Anchor Electricals, Havell’s India or Landis & Gyr.

Scopes in Electroceramics outside India

Scholars undergoing electroceramics courses in India are offered placements in leading multi national companies, and major power generation plants. ABB (Asea Brown Boveri), Alsthom, Itochu Inc., and General Electric are among the leading multi national corporations manufacturing industrial automation products.