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Ceramic Technology Career Information

If you thought ceramics was restricted to ceramic pottery used for decorative purposes it's time you read up and explore more. Ceramic engineers design and develop products, which range from a flower vase to the ceramic nose cone for a missile. Surprised? Here's more…

What a Ceramic Technology does

Abilities & Traits Required


Success in this field greatly depends on your grounding in subjects like Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. A background in Physics and Mathematics, along with a degree in Ceramic Technology/ Engineering is the preferred qualification to work in the ceramics industry.

After your 10th standard examination, opt for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in Higher secondary. Then appear for the entrance exam for a four-year BTech (Ceramics). You can continue studying and opt for MTech.

You can study Ceramic Technology or Engineering after your BSc with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. It is also possible to do a Diploma in Ceramic Technology after your 10th standard examination.

A Bachelor's degree in ceramic engineering or materials science will only get you an entry-level job. Some firms ask for a degree in materials engineering, physical chemistry, physics, or metallurgy if the under-graduate programme has included ceramics. For a job in R & D you need at least a post graduation i.e. MTech in Ceramics.

If you are aiming high i.e. top executive positions in administration or management a doctoral degree in ceramic technology, materials science or business administration will help.

Technologists with post-graduate or doctoral degrees in material science, technology and business administration can seek top-notch managerial and administrative posts.


Depending on the company, your starting salary may range from Rs.25000 - 35000 a month if you are a degree holder. If you are a diploma holder your starting salary will range from Rs.20000-25000 a month.

Life, health, and accident insurance and retirement benefits are usually offered to ceramic technologists on a contributing or employer-paid basis. Some employers also offer stock options; profit sharing plans or pay annual bonuses.

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