Career Opportunities in Metallurgy & NON-Metallurgy after B.Tech

1.Opportunities of Metallurgists

opportunities Of Metallurgy Companies




Metallurgical Engineering is a broad field of engineering that deals with all sorts of metal-related areas. It is a branch of engineering that deals with a study of the science of metals and their properties, including separating metals from their ores, the making and compounding of alloys, and the technology and science of working and heat-treating metals to alter their physical characteristics. It is an important branch of engineering. Metallurgy is commonly used in the craft of metalworking. Metallurgical engineering can be broadly divided into three categories – 

Physical metallurgy: 

Deals with problem-solving: you’ll develop the sorts of metallic alloys needed for different types of manufacturing and construction.

Extractive metallurgy:  

Involves extracting metal from ore.

Mineral processing: 

Involves gathering mineral products from the earth’s crust. Mineral Processing deals with the technology of processing mineral products after it is extracted from the earth crust in impure form.

The candidates applying for the course of B.E in Metallurgical Engineering should hold a pass certificate of 10 and 10+2 from any recognized University or board of the country. The candidates must qualify in the EAMCET exam or state joint entrance exams (JEE) or may even enter the course through All India Joint Entrance Exam (AIEEE). The minimum percentage of marks to sit in these exams is 50%. Candidates can also join after completion of their diploma courses. In this case, they must get qualified in the ECET exam. 

Skills required choose this course:

  • Problem-solving skills and analytical ability to determine the properties and best uses of metals and other materials
  • Practical and technical skills, particularly for doing metal failure investigation work
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Research skills planning and organizational skills.
  • Metallurgists should also keep up to date with the latest research developments and laboratory techniques.
Course outlook:
B.E in Metallurgical Engineering is a course having a span of 4 years, which includes two semesters per year, i.e. a total of eight exams in the span of the course. The main areas of study in Metallurgy Engineering are:
  • Basic Hydrometallurgy.
  • Basic Physical Metallurgy.
  • Basic Pyrometallurgy.
  • Corrosion.
  • Electrometallurgy.
  • Flotation.
  • Heat treatment of steels.
  • Hydrometallurgy.
  • Literature survey.
  • Mechanical metallurgy.
  • Metallurgical analysis.
  • Minerals processing.
  • Physical metallurgy.
  • Pyrometallurgy.
  • Refractory materials.
  • Welding metallurgy.
Scope of Metallurgy in India

Metallurgical jobs are among the most coveted in India. Metal extractors like Tata Steel, Steel Authority of India (SAIL), Hindustan Copper Limited, Hindalco Industries Limited, and Jindal Steel are the major recruiters of metallurgical consultants. Among the electrical industries, Finolex Cables Limited and Cable Corporation of India are the leading employers of metallurgy scholars. 

Scope outside India

Overseas, students after successfully completing metallurgy courses in India are offered placements as metallurgical technicians, metallurgical engineers, and process analysts. Organizations in metal extraction industry, alloy manufacturing plants, and heavy machinery units appoint qualified metallurgical professionals.

Eligibility for Metallurgical Engineers

If you want to make a career in Metallurgical Engineering, you need at least a bachelor’s degree. You can major in metallurgical engineering, metallurgy, or materials science. It usually takes four or five years to earn a bachelor’s degree. You can earn a master’s degree in one or two years of additional full-time study. It usually takes about four years of full-time study to receive a doctoral degree once you have earned a bachelor’s degree.

Job Prospects for Metallurgical Engineers:

Metallurgists are employed in foundries, heat treatment shops, rolling mills, etc. industries. They are also employed in research laboratories, industries and plants extracting and processing metals like iron and steel, nickel, tin, copper, zinc, aluminum, and brass etc. Tata Iron and Steel Company at Jamshedpur and steel plants of Durgapur, Bhilai, Rourkela, and Bokaro also employ them. The salary for a fresh metallurgical engineer ranges between Rs. 15,000 – Rs. 25,000. Also further the salary increases with skills and experience, Career Options for Teens.

Job duties of metallurgical engineer

  • Conduct research and development
  • Develop processing plants
  • Supervise production processes
  • Assure the quality of metal products
  • Sell and service metal products
  • Write for technical magazines and trade associations

Metallurgical Engineers may also supervise the work of metallographers, highly trained technologists, and other assistants in conducting tests on metals to determine their structure for such purposes as quality control, the development of new and improved alloys, and the development of better production methods. 



Career Opportunities except for Metallurgy  ..?

Opportunities after B.Tech

Since after B.Tech, one can be mature enough to take their own decision as per his interest. If your economically very strong, then you can compete in the exams like

As for the second option, if you are interested in taking a job, then you are eligible enough after B.Tech to find a job for you. One can get the jobs in various fields like

  • Software Industries
  • Hardware Industries
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • IT Industries and others too.

Along with these, there are also Government Jobs in the Public Sectors where one can apply and after clearing the exam can get a job which will have more job security as compared to the private one.These all things depends only on the person, either he can go for the Master degree for strong hold over his learning or can try his gained skill in the Job.

These all Career Opportunities after B.Tech help you to enhance your gained skill as well as prepare you for a more competitive field ahead. There several Career Opportunities after B.Tech like these which are mentioned above.

Apart from these opportunities, one can also go for Journalism, Animation and other such fields wherever one finds his interest.

For Jobs, there are the options of On-Campus as well as Off-Campus opportunities to get a job.

Thus, we can conclude that there are several career opportunities after for the aspirant which he can follow as per his interest and comfort. But its all depend on them, where they want to be.

What to do after completing B.Tech?

According to Aristotle, ” The roots of education are bitter but the fruit is sweet”. Engineering is that branch of technology that deals with physics. Hence until and unless one is educated properly cannot opt for science after 10th class. The pupils who study science in his higher secondary can opt for, that is Bachelor of Engineering. To become eligible in B.Tech one has to qualify in the Joint  Entrance Examination. Those qualified students can take admission in any of the Engineering colleges.


Now, B.Tech has several branches like Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and communication engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Information Technology, Instrumentation and Control Engineering etc.  Basically, engineering is derived from Physics,” THE MOTHER OF ALL SCIENCES”.

Prospects of engineering are as follows:-

  • Designing various problems related to automation.
  • Designing various circuits.
  • Preparing different programs in software.

After completing B.Tech one can opt either for M.Tech or for MBA or for jobs.


How to get prepared for M.Tech?

While doing B.Tech a candidate of a final year or a pass out student have to give Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE) examination. In this exam, one has to give answers on mathematics, English, some general knowledge, aptitude, reasoning and B.Tech subjects.

It is basically an online exam conducted in different areas within certain time limits. Each question carries 1 mark and also some question carries 2 marks. It has got some negative marks for wrong answers.

How to prepare for MBA?

MBA stands for Masters of Business Administration. After completing B.Tech one should qualify for Common Admission Test (CAT) exam. It is based on some management subjects, mathematics, English and general knowledge. The questions are the little bit tricky though they are from the basics.

If a candidate qualifies in CAT, then he can take admission in IIM which is one of the most famous institutes for MBA. There are other colleges also where the other students who didn’t get the chance in the top college can apply.

How to prepare for jobs?

In most of the engineering colleges, on-campus or pull-campus occurs from where many students are recruited. Other than this one also give exams for jobs from off-campus after the graduation.

In the job exams, the basic things needed are:-

  • First, one has to prepare his CV properly (For Resume Making you can visit here and need to carry all his documents from Madhyamik to B.Tech.
  • Need to practice aptitude, reasoning, English and some technical questions.
  • Need to practice vocabulary.
  • Need to practice speaking English fluently.

The following should be done during interview room:-

  • One shouldn’t be nervous at all otherwise that will reflect in our expressions.
  • One should enter into the room after taking permission.
  • One should sit after taking permission.
  • One should keep a smiling face.
  • One should carry all the documents in a portfolio.


Decisions can vary from person to person. Now it depends on the human mentality or their personal view or their knowledge that what they will select. Since human beings are the most advanced creature on earth nothing is impossible to them since according to poet Audrey Hepburn, ” Nothing is impossible in life, as the word itself says, ‘I’m possible’.”





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    GATE (Metallurgy) rank such as AIR- 02, 03, 05, 07, 11, 15, 26, 29 secured from our institute.

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