R.N.Shetty Rural Polytechnic, Murudeshwar

(A Unit of RNS Trust)

Approved by Board of Technical Examination - Bangaluru
Affiliated to AICTE - New Delhi

Ceramic Technology

Diploma in Ceramic Technology

Ceramic Technology

Ceramic engineering is a booming field. Ceramic engineering is a branch of engineering is an established field of science. It deals with the science and technology of creating object from inorganic and non-metallic materials.

Ceramic plays an important role in our day to day life. Ceramic engineering combines principles of chemistry, physics and engineering. They find their role from house hold utensils, flooring tiles, bath room wares like bath tubs, wash basins, sanitary wares, cement for construction to glass light bulbs/ tubes, high temperature heat treatment plants in iron and steel industries and others, high tension electric insulators, in medical applications like teeth, bone joints, fiber optic cables, lasers, abrasives, high speed cutting tools, cars, locomotives, jet engines, aero space components, computers and many more. In recent years we can't find a place where ceramics not entered.

What does a Ceramic Engineer do?

A Ceramic engineer focuses on the use of ceramics in the production of various products. The roles and duties of a ceramic engineer are as follows. A ceramic engineer: Develops procedure for processing non-metallic inorganic materials into various ceramic products like fiber optics products, glassware, coatings for space vehicles, pollution control devices, components of nuclear fuel, etc. Perform research, product development, production of ceramic products according to the requirements. Also develop heat resisting tiles for space shuttles and supersonic space planes. Produce ceramic teeth, bones and joints as replacements parts for the human body. Contribute towards production of ceramic super conductors, lasers, and optical fibers. Also help in developing materials that enclose and support aircraft engines. Discovers innovative uses of ceramics to strengthen infrastructure by building highways and bridges.

Diploma in Ceramic Technology is a course of 6 Semesters at duration of 3 years. In first two semesters one will study 6 subjects each including theory and practicals. In later course from 3rd to 6th, each semester includes 7 to 8 core subjects including practical.

In first year (1st and 2nd Semester) the students learn Inorganic Chemistry, Applied Geology, Science, Engineering Mathematics, English, Engineering Drawing and practical in Basics of Ceramics, Inorganic Chemistry, Applied Geology, Applied Science and computer applications.

In 3rd Semester onwards they study the Raw Materials, Manufacturing Techniques, Basics of Electrical and Electronics, Refractories, Furnaces for various applications like in Iron and Steel Industries, Ceramic and in heat treatment plants, CAD, Making of Glass, Cement, Glazes and Enamels, Advances in Ceramics like Bio-medical applications, High temperature and pressure applications, Abrasives, Carbides, Nitrides, In Electrical & Electronic applications etc with relevant practical’s.

Along with core subjects Professional Ethics & Industrial Management is included in curriculum to guide one how to behave and perform duties Ethically knowing all managerial skills in industry as well as society.

Without knowing actual industrial aspects and experience a Diploma program won’t be complete. So 52 hours of In-plant training is provided. And one has to do his own Project work so as to bring out his talents and enhance their qualities.

How to become a Ceramic Engineer?

SSLC / X pass is the minimum eligibility criteria for doing Diploma in Ceramic Technology. A full time Diploma in Ceramic engineering is a 6 Semester / 3 year course.

  1. Must have passed Karnataka SSLC or equivalent examinations.
  2. Candidate other than Karnataka State SSLC has to produce Eligibility Certificate issued by Board of Technical Examinations, Bangalore before admission.
  3. Category I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB applicable only for Karnataka candidates
  4. Must have domicile certificate having completed at least 5 full academic years of studies in Karnataka, between first standard and SSLC.

Job Scope

In Karnataka ours is the First private Polytechnic to have Diploma in Ceramic Technology program out of two colleges including the SJ Govt Polytechnic in Bangaluru. Even in India there are very limited Institutions which have Ceramic Engineering. Hence there is vast Job opportunities for the talented qualified candidates

A Diploma holder in ceramic technology can find numerous job openings in various domains like Cement, Glass, Refractories, Iron and Steel, Porcelain, Whitewares, Table wares, Sanitary wares, Enamels, Decorative wares, Aerospace, Glazed & Vitrified Tiles and They too have opportunities to establish their own industries for various products.

Ceramic engineer can find jobs in various production industries. Some of the job profiles of a ceramic engineer are: Ceramic Technologist, Ceramic Designer, Production Worker, Technician, Construction Manager, Researcher, Marketing Executive, Professor.

Higer Studies

In Karnataka after completing Diploma there is 10% reservation for each course to get lateral entry to engineering. So after 3 years of diploma they can join directly to 2nd year (3rd Semester) of Engineering.

Top Colleges in India that offer Ceramic Engineering

  1. PDA College of Engineering – Gulbarga, Karnataka
  2. Anna University, College of Engineering and Technology, Chennai
  3. Bikaner College of Engineering
  4. Andhra University
  5. Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology
  6. Indian Institute of Technology
  7. Banaras Hindu University
  8. Rajasthan Technical University
  9. Kolkata University of Calcutta, Kolkata