Chemical Engineering is a branch which is offered in most of the top IITs and NITs, the premier among them being IISc, IIT-Mumbai, IIT-Madras, IIT-Delhi and IIT Kharagpur. ICT Mumbai is also a popular choice amongst students.
Students pursuing B.Tech or B. E. in Chemical Engineering can answer the GATE Chemical Engineering paper. The test covers 6-7 major subjects: Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Thermodynamics, Chemical Reaction Engineering, etc. It also tests students on Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude.
Students who qualify in the GATE exam can apply to these colleges. GATE score is also valid for quite a few companies like ONGC, IOCL, BPCL, GAIL, Coal India Ltd. etc. Even private companies like L&T give preference to GATE qualified students.