The Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology was instituted by the University in 1971 in collaboration with the Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII), Kottayam, recognizing the importance of natural rubber and its significance in the Indian economy. The B.Tech (Polymer Science and Rubber Technology) course was begun in 1972. From 2009, the B. Tech course has been restructured as B. Tech in Polymer Science and Engineering with modified curriculum and syllabus.
The M.Tech (Polymer technology) was started in 1985 with assistance from UGC and AICTE. Research leading to Ph.D was started in 1983. Till now 78 students have been awarded Ph.D and 37 research scholars are on the rolls. Well qualifed members of faculty and state-of-the art facilites are the highlights of the Department. Professionals belonging to the past batches now adorn key positions in polymer industries and research institutions in India and abroad.
The Department has undertaken several research programmes to date. Five major projects have been successfully completed with a financial outlay of 115 lakhs supported by DST (FIST) , MHRD and Vokswagen foundation, Germany. The Department has recently concluded a three year-academic collaboration with the Technical University, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The three sandwich Ph.Ds under this scheme have been completed. The Department has been awarded a financial assistance of Rs 53 Lakh by the DST under SAP and DSR..
THE DEPARTMENT EXTENDS A HEARTY WELCOME TO THE 2014 BATCH OF STUDENTS
Prof. Sunil K. Narayanankutty, Ph.D
Head of the Department