About us


To provide frontier education in Polymer Science and Engineering at the postgraduate level to:

  • Achieve excellence in education and research to meet the growing needs of the society
  • Expose the students broadly to research intensive curriculum for skill enhancement to suit the global market.
  • Provide an environment conducive to innovation, creativity, implementation of new ideas and team spirit so as to foster young and fresh talents.
  • Promote high standards of professional ethics.

About the Centre

The Centre for Polymer Science and Engineering was formerly a constituent of the Centre for Materials Science & Technology which was established in 1975 under the interdisciplinary program of the Institute for developing and undertaking research on materials for specific end uses.

It holds the privilege of being the only Centre for Polymer science and Engineering amongst all the IITs. The Centre started a post-graduate program (M. Tech. in Polymer Science and Technology) in 1980. CPSE became an independent entity in 1993. The principal thrust of the Centre is manpower development and research for enhancing the fundamental knowledge as well as developing new polymeric materials.

CPSE is recognized as a centre of excellence and has been awarded the Plasticon Awards ’09 for its recognition as the best educational institution.

Core Research Strengths:

  • Structure-property-processing correlation
  • Advanced polymeric materials and processing
  • Research in energy, environment, biodegradability and healthcare
  • Collaboration with industry for process and product development