Chemical engineering hasn't lost its appeal. Apart from the traditional chemical-centric industries such as petroleum and pharmaceuticals, chemical engineers are not required in various other sectors including textiles, plastics, food and even biomedical sectors.
Employment is a relationship between two parties, usually based on a contract where work is paid for, where one party, which may be a corporation, for profit, not-for-profit organization, co-operative or other entity is the employer and the other is the employee.
With computer engineering being the most popular among aspiring engineers, traditional courses such as civil engineering and mechanical engineering get overlooked. However, there are ample lucrative jobs in the Indian public sector and state governments that need these traditional courses.
As India looks towards conservation and efficient use of energy, electrical engineering has been pushed to the forefront. There are many public and private sector power companies looking for capable electrical engineers.