An interdisciplinary M.Tech. program in Polymer Science and Technology is currently being offered by CPSE. The primary purpose of this program is to train students to fulfill the constantly growing requirements of the polymer based industry and academia. Students from diverse backgrounds including B.Tech/B.E. in Polymer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Petroleum Engineering, Textile, Polymer Technology, M.Sc. Chemistry and Physics are enrolled in the program.
In addition to the course work, the students undertake a thesis project work in their second year of study. There is also the option to carry out part of the project work in industry or abroad.
The courses offered in the Centre include
In addition, the following two lab courses are part of the first year core curriculum:
The Centre offers both full time and part-time PhD programs and students are admitted twice a year. Students with Masters or Bachelors degree in relevant disciplines with either CSIR/UGC/GATE qualifications can apply.
Core research areas include polymer synthesis, polymer rheology and processing, polymer blends, alloys and micro/nanocomposites, microcellular polymers, polymer electronics, smart hydrogels, functional nano materials, surface functionalization, biodegradable polymers, polymer tribology, rubber compounding and technology, anti-fouling polymer, fracture and fatigue of composites, catalysis, EMI shielding materials, self-healing composites etc.
Funding for ongoing projects comes from IIT as well as from major sponsoring agencies
like DST, DBT, CSIR etc. as well as from industry.