Ph.D. Programme and Post Doctoral Fellowship

The Department has an active research wing. External agencies like the MHRD, Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India), University Grants Commission (UGC), Department of Science and Technoloy (Govt. of Kerala) are supporting the Department through various research projects. The departments has been funded by the DST under the FIST programme.  Currently 32 research students are working in various aspects of polymer technology. 119 Ph.Ds have been awareded till now.

Some of the current research areas are:

(1) Nanomaterials/Polymer nanocomposites
(2) Photonic and electronic applications
(3) Biomaterials for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications
(4) Targeted gene therapy with nanoparticles
(5) Antibacterial products for biomedical applications(6) Ionomers
(6) Conducting Polymers
(7) Adhesives and Coatings
(8) Polymer Blends and composites
(9) Ionomers
(10)Novel compounding ingredients

For a list of Ph. D. awardees so far CLICK HERE


A post Graduation with at least 60 % marks in the qualifying examination. Valid national test sores such as NET, GATE/ a pass in the Deparmental Admission Test. The input PG must be in Polymer Science/ Chemistry/Technology or Chemistry with polymer specialisation or Chemical Engineering.


Admission is through Departmental Admission Test (DAT) conducted during May/ June. Applications is available during January- March. For more details on application procedure and Ph.D. Regulation CLICK HERE

Post Doctoral Fellowship

The Department has a few Post Doctoral Fellowship positions. Currently four PDFs are pursuing advanced research in their selected areas. Applications for this fellowship is processed twice in an year.