Friday, June 8, 2012

Careers in Ceramic Technology

Ceramic Technology deals with the study of the properties, design, manufacture, and applications of ceramic materials. The ceramic designers are concerned with designing various types of ceramic wares used in industries, institutions, households, corporate houses and other places. Ceramic products include table and kitchenware, decorative ware like insulators, flower vase, potters, building materials like tiles, etc. Cement too is considered as one of the ceramic materials.
The study ceramic technology consists of planning and developing processing systems, designing and construction of plants and machinery along with other engineers, research and development of the ceramic materials,  planning and implementation of processing methodologies, designs and development of various applications like glass, porcelain, cement, composite materials, refractors, insulators, enamels, cement etc. 

The basic eligibility criteria is 10+2 (with Physics, Chemistry and Maths). Various engineering colleges offers BE, B.Tech in ceramics of four years duration. The admissions are done through a written test.

Job opportunities
There are great opportunities particularly in private sector. In private sector, a person with a degree in Ceramic Technology can be absorbed in various ceramic ware manufacturing units located at various locations of the country. Generally, two types of workers are employed in this industry – ceramic technologists and ceramic designers. The ceramic technologists use the materials produced by complex chemical processes while the ceramic designers use sand and clay for basic ceramic materials. One can also start his/her own business and become an entrepreneur.


   1.       Anna University
   Courses Offered : B.Tech Cement and Ceramics Tech

    2.       Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute
   196 Raja S C Mullick Road, Kolkata-700032 (India)
   Phone : 091-33-2473-3496/69/76/77 2483-8079/82
   Fax : 2473-0957 2483 7340/41-43 2483-9245/46/47
   Email :
   Website :

    3.       College Of Ceramic Technology
    Government of West Bengal
   73, Abinash Chandra Banerjee Lane,
   Kolkata-700010, West Bengal, India
   Phone : 23701264,
   Fax : 23701264
   E-mail :
  Website :
   \Courses Offered : BE/B.Tech in Ceramic Technology

    4.       Indian Institute of Ceramics
    Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
    Kolkata - 700 032, India
    Phone : 033-2413-8879
    E-mail :,
    Website :
    Courses Offered : Correspondence course in Ceramic equivalent to B.Sc. (Tech)

   5.       Banaras Hindu University
  Courses Offered : B.Tech. M.Tech. and Ph.D. Programs in the areas of Ceramic Engineering 
  and   Technology

   6.       National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
   Courses Offered : B.Tech/MTech in Ceramic Technology

   7.       PDA College of Engineering
   Aiwan-E-Shahi Area,
   Gulbarga- 585102, India
   Phone : 08472 - 220172
   Fax : 255685
   Courses Offered : Cement & Ceramic Technology

   8.       Allagappa College of Technology
   Guindy, Chennai - 600025 20
   Courses Offered : B.Tech. - Ceramics
   9.       University College of Science & Technology
   Calcutta university, 92, A.P.C. Road,
   Kolkata – 700 009
   Courses Offered : B.Tech/MTech in Ceramic Technology

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