DEPARTMENT OF POLYMER SCIENCE AND RUBBER TECHNOLOGY
Department Of Polymer Science And Rubber Technology Conducting polymers, Rubber to metal bonding, polymer composites, Ionomers, Nano composites, Conducting Rubber Composites, Recycling of polymers, Polymers from renewable resources, Modification of thermosets, Bio-degradable polymers, Polymer based holograms.
Established in 1971, the Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology is a pioneer in the area of Education and Research in Polymer Science and Engineering. The current curriculum of B. Tech. and M. Tech. has been designed to provide them with the up-to-date knowledge and skills in the design, production, characterization, processing and testing of polymers and polymer products.. The Graduates from the Department are highly recognised by the Industry and occupy key positions in leading industrial houses in the country and abroad. Doctoral students have earned a name for themselves by taking up research in frontier areas and perfecting technologies for patenting. The Department so far has published more than 700 hundred research publications Internationally and filed more than fifteen patents.
The B.Tech (Polymer Science and Rubber Technology) was started in 1972 as a two-year post-B. Sc. course. In 1978 it was converted to a three-year B. Tech. course admitting students who have completed B. Sc. degree (10+2+3) in Chemistry or Physics. In 2004 the course was revamped completely to make it a four-year-long B. Tech. for which the admission requirement was Plus-two (10+2). Since then the admission is through an All-India Entrance test conducted by the University. In 2009, the course was redesignated as B. Tech. (Polymer Science and Engineering) by including new engineering papers but without compromising the rubber technology content. The in-take per year is limited to 20 students. This course, supported completely by the Government, is a run with a tuition fee of Rupees eight thousand only per Semester. The students are also eligible for official hostel accommodation. The M.Tech. (Polymer Technology) course was started in 1985 with assistance from UGC and AICTE. The intake is 10 students per year. Selection is based on GATE score.