One of the emerging branch that are indulge in study of materials, designing of properties and methods to carry out ceramic items is known as Ceramic Technology. There are multiple ceramic wares that are created by the ceramic designers. These products can be used in many forms mainly at industries, corporate areas, homes and other places. They can get in use for decoration purpose or for other functional purposes. Those who are planning to start their career in this field have range of opportunities in areas like manufacturing units, steel refectories and researchers. The basic usage of ceramic products has been done in areas such as kitchenware, table ware, potters, flower vase and building tiles etc.
Institutes offering Ceramic Courses are-
- National Institute of Technology
- Anna University
- PDA College of Engineering
- Banaras Hindu University
- University College of Science and Technology
- Indian Institute of Ceramic
- Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute
The student found eligible for this course in bachelors degree only when they have cleared their 12th exam with subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. After which clearance of entrance exam through any reputed engineering college is a must to get admission in B.Tech course in Ceramic. GATE entrances scores are taken into consideration by many engineering colleges. Those who are interested to go through further more studies can opt for M.Tech and PhD programmes or other diploma courses respectively.
Opportunities in this sector are very high in both private and public sectors. The major private sectors companies prefer the candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Ceramic along with certain years of experience will add better salary benefits for them. Mainly there are two types of requirements incur in ceramic industries that is ceramic designers and ceramic technologists. Job role in this industry may fall from low range to higher as junior engineer, Electrical technologist, Consultant, Tutor, researcher, production and product development. Designers use sand and clay to make a basic ceramic work but the technologists are indulge in developing more complex set of designs using the same. Cement is the main ingredient for making ceramic architectures. One can also join public sectors jobs such as Defence Metallurgical Research Labs, Indian Space research organization and Institute of Plasma research which has a great requirement for trained ceramic candidates. UPSC and staff selection commission conducts various examinations to hire candidates for ceramic design related work.