The wide applicability of the Polymer science course has led to its popularity. Dedicated to the domain of Chemistry, polymer science is a good choice for those willing to deal with molded material, plastic, as well as synthetic fibers. Also known as macromolecular science, the course can be categorized under the following heads:
- Polymer physics
- Polymer chemistry
- Polymer characterization
The basic course structure introduces the students to Polymers that are usually manufactured in the form of fibers, yarns, flakes and granules. A popular fact that often goes unnoticed is that the origin of Polymer science dates back to the time when the Second World War took place and elements like Kevlar, Teflon and bakelite came into the limelight. With the immense utilization of these materials in the manufacturing of furniture, electrical equipments, and toys, the need for introducing a specialized study for the same was necessary. Most of the institutes conduct an entrance examination for admission to this course. In addition to the routine masters’ degree, some institutes also offer B.Tech and M.Tech courses in polymer science.
On successful completion of the course, students can get through well known organizations like Berger Paints, Asian Paints, Anchor Industries, Supreme Industries, Havell’s India Limited, and Blow Plast Limited.
Let us now take a look at the some of the institutes and universities offering Polymer Science courses in India:
|Name of the Institute||Courses offered||Duration of the course||Contact Details|
|University of Calcutta||B. Tech in Polymer Science and Technology M. Tech in Polymer Science and Technology||4 years 2 years||Department of Polymer Science and Technology, 92 APC Road, Kolkata – 700009; Website: www.caluniv.ac.in/academic/polymer_sc.htm; Tel.: 033-23501397.|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi||M. Tech in Polymer Science and Technology||2 years||Department of Polymer Science, University of Madras, Guindy, Tamil Nadu; Tel.: 22200573; Website: http://www.unom.ac.in/guindypolymersci.html|
|University of Madras||M. Sc. in Polymer Science||2 years||Department of Polymer Science Guindy, Tamil Nadu; Tel.: 22200573; Website: http://www.unom.ac.in/guindypolymersci.html|