Post Graduation offered: M.E. (Polymer Engineering)
Intake : 10 seats
Entry requirements : BE / B. Tech.
Plastics and polymers have been inseparable parts of our lives. From the humble "carry-bag" to the auto-components to those in space crafts, it is difficult to imagine life without plastics. The polymer industry has seen unprecedented growth in the last few decades.
With only one institute offering an undergraduate and post graduate course in Polymer Engineering under the aegis of Pune University, the Department of Polymer Engineering at MIT contributes the most important component of the industry : The well-equipped Technocrat who can dexterously contribute to academics, industry and research as well.
Right from its inception, the department was fortunate enough to have towering personality of Late Prof. M.V. Joshi as our First Head, who can rightfully be described as the "Doyen of Polymer Engineering Education". He was instrumental in shaping the course and building basic infrastructural facilities and valuable human resource in terms of faculty members. All of this was possible due to his long-standing association with Academic institutes as well as Indian Industry. During his tenure, the department held roots and grew in leaps-and-bounds which further continued under the able guidance of Late Prof. (Dr.) M.M. Zurale and Prof. (Dr.) Pramod S. Joshi. At present the department is progressing under the dynamic leadership of Prof. (Dr.) Kiran D. Patil.
Course at a Glance….
The Polymer Engineering course, as offered, is Interdisciplinary in Nature, and is a confluence of Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering and Chemistry. The course curriculum is designed to cater to the needs of Conversion Industry, Research Organizations and Academia.
The syllabus is revised after every five years, with lot of additions and deletions as per the prevalent industry conditions. The course covers fundamental subjects like Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Materials, Polymer Rheology, Mould and Die Design, Polymer Processing. Additionally, various electives are offered to students in the final year which are industry specific and include all the current and upcoming topics like Surface Coatings and Adhesives, Specialty Polymers, Rubber Technology, Processing and Mechanics of
Composites, Polymer Physics and Characterization, Production Planning and Control, Fiber Technology, Polymer Blends as well as subjects related to Computer Modeling and Simulation.
Our Strength ….
Well-qualified and experienced teaching faculty alongwith well-equipped laboratories cater to the needs of academic as well as research, testing and consultation activities. The interaction of Faculty members with various Industries (Reliance Industries Ltd., DSM Engineering Plastics, etc.) and Research/Academic Institutes (NCL, ARAI, DIAT, DST, AICTE, BCUD etc.) contributes to the collaborative final year projects.
Polymer Students Association is actively involved in various student centric activities which include organizing Invited Talks, Industrial visits and Study Tours, National level Technical Events such as "Affinity".
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Our Alumni occupy prestigious positions in various Industries, Research Organizations and reputed Academic Institutes in India and Abroad as well.