Expert Column on Ceramic Engineering by Dr. P Manohar
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Column by Dr. P Manohar


Why Students should pursue Ceramic Engineering?

Usage of Ceramics dates back to the pre Christian era. Ceramics primarily included clay and clay based materials and technology. From its earthy and natural origin, ceramics now include materials, which are non-clayey and are synthetic. In addition to the traditional applications like pottery, tableware, sanitary ware etc., ceramics now find uses in the following areas:

  • Tooth dentures, artificial bones and joints - Bioceramics
  • Capacitors, electrical insulators, sensors - Electroceramics
  • IC engine components, diesel particulate filters - Structural Ceramics
  • Refractories, thermal insulators, monolithics - Thermal Ceramics
  • Glass ceramics, ceramic fibres, fused cast ceramics - Advanced Ceramics

The field of ceramics saw exponential growth from the mid twentieth century both in terms of material development and product development. Ceramics is still a developing field and technologically sound personnel are need of the hour.


Ceramic technology is a non-conventional, specialized course and only few institutions in India offer the course. The unique nature of the course ensures that the students are advantaged in being un-ubiquitous, and hence in ever demand.


Students pursuing this course are exposed to varied field of ceramics by way of industrial visits and trainings. Such practical exposure enhances knowledge of the students and makes them more employable. The uniqueness of the course coupled with the employability opportunities makes the course attractive for students.


Scope and New Opportunities in Ceramic Engineering


Ceramic Industry and industries utilizing ceramics are mostly energy intensive, and hence are in need of continuous support and maintenance. The economic growth also leads to further growth in these industries. Trained personnel with ceramic background are hence in demand for the development as well as maintenance of such industries.


Further, with the advancements in the field of science and technology, there is demand for new materials with enhanced properties for a specific application. For example, materials for space applications require critical properties like enhanced thermal and mechanical properties but with lesser weight, which cannot be attained by conventional materials. Hence, development of new materials and composites is becoming the norm of the day. This exigency in the current scenario necessitates technically sound ceramic technologists for material development activities.


Campus Placement for Ceramic Engineering Graduates

Students graduating from ceramic technology find placements in core companies like:

  • M/s Tata Refractories Limited, Orissa
  • M/s Saint Gobain Glass Industries Limited, Sriperumbudur
  • M/s Carborundum Universal Limited, Thiruvottiyur
  • M/s Parryware Roca Pvt Limited, Ranipet
  • M/s Grindwell Norton Limited, Bangalore
  • M/s Carborundum Universal Limited, Coated Abrasives Division, Sriperumbudur
  • M/s Carborundum Universal Limited, Abrasives Division, Hosur
  • M/s Carborundum Universal Limited, IC Division, Hosur
  • M/s Carborundum Universal Super Refractories, Ranipet
  • M/s Murugappa Morgan Thermal Ceramics Limited, Ranipet
  • M/s Sharadaa Ceramics Pvt. Ltd., Ambattur
  • M/s Bell Ceramics Limited, Bangalore
  • M/s Nitco Tiles Limited, Mumbai
  • M/s Somany Tiles Limited, Delhi
  • M/s Vanagaram Refractory Works, Chennai
  • M/s Regma Ceramics Limited Karaikal
  • M/s ACE Refractories, Nagpur

In addition to the industrial placements, students can also pursue research activities in reputed research laboratories like-

  • National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore
  • National Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, Trivandrum
  • IGCAR, Kalpakkam
  • Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkota
  • BARC, Mumbai

The students pursuing course on Ceramic Engineering has a wide avenue open for them as they can find placements in various reputed ceramic companies or in research organizations. Further, they can upgrade themselves by pursuing higher education in the field of ceramics and materials in India or abroad. The greater demand and lesser supply of trained manpower in the field of ceramics ensure that the students with right aptitude are well-placed.          


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