Started in collaboration with the Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) in 1971, the Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology is as old as the University.

The B.Tech (Polymer Science and Rubber Technology) programme was started in 1972 and the M. Tech. (Polymer Technology) programme was started in 1985. Research leading to Ph. D. was started in 1980.  Till now 115 students have been awarded Ph.D. and 32 research scholars are on the rolls. Well qualifed and experienced  faculty members  and state-of-the art facilites are the highlights of the Department. The total number of publications in International Journals from the Department has crossed 800. The Department is supported by FIST, SAP and DST PURSE and has undertaken several research projects sponsored by DST, UGC, AICTE, BARC, NPOL, Vokswagen Foundation, Germany, Eindhoven University, the Netherlands etc.

A very active placement cell is the highlight of the Department which makes sure that all eligible students are placed through campus selection. Our major employers include Apollo Tyres, Ceat, MRF, JK, Reliance, 3M, GE, VSSC, DRDO, Saint Gobain, Mahindra, HLL etc.

The B. Tech. and M. Tech. programmes are approved by the AICTE.