ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Department of Polymer Science and Technology (PST) was established in the year 1987-88 and is one of its kind in the state of Karnataka. PST offers B.E., M.Tech., M.Sc. (Engg.) by research and Ph.D. programs. PST is active in R&D and has produced more than 25 Ph.Ds and more than 350 research papers in reputed International Journals. PST has strong alumni rapport, good industry-institute interactions and offers a wealth of intellectual opportunities, both inside & outside the classroom through outcome based education. Department supports all round activities through Polymer Engineering Students’ Association (PESA).

Dept. has collaborative research activities with Universities in South Korea, Brazil & USA. PST has signed MoUs with North Carolina University, Chonbuk National University & Indian Rubber Institute. PST has completed R&D sponsored projects from UGC, CSIR, DST, DRDO, AICTE & VGST. PST conducts triennial national conference ‘Polycon’ since 1999 and is nodal point for Indian Rubber Institute, Karnataka Branch and Indian Plastics Institute Mysuru Branch.

PST alumni are working at SABIC (GE), Dupont, Reliance, UTC Aerospace, 3M, Akzonobel, GM, Volvo, Dow, Bosch, Suzlon, Tyco Electronics, Bostik, CEAT, Appolo & JK TYRES, IRMRA, Mypol, Exxon Mobil, Molecular Connections, Schenieder Electric, TVS groups, Sundaram Polymers, Brakes India Pvt. Ltd, Steer Engineering, Under Writers Lab, Lanxess, TESCO, LM glass fibers, Toyoda, Mahindra & Mahindra, KPIT Cumins, Indo US MIM, Konspec Ltd., NAL, HAL & others.


VISION

“To excel in polymer engineering education and research and to serve as valuable resource for multi faceted industry and society”.
MISSION

M1: To provide well balanced curriculum and conducive environment to excel in polymer and allied engineering disciplines.

M2: Creating state-of-the-art facilities for polymer research and make the best use of the facilities.

M3: To undertake collaborative projects for long term interactions with academia and industries.

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES (POs)

Engineering Graduates will be able to-

PO1: Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2: Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

PO3: Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO5: Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6: The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal,health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

PO7: Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11: Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO12: Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.


PROGRAMME SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs)

Graduates receiving the Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Science and Technology will be-

PSO1: able to address the issues related to polymeric material design with the knowledge of synthesis, structure property relationships and compounding.

PSO2: able to utilize the knowledge of polymer processing, testing, characterization, product and mold design to produce acceptable engineering products.

PSO3: capable of taking up research/ higher education in premier institutes and employment in polymer industries viz. rubbers, plastics, composites, adhesives, paints, etc.


PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

PEO1: Provide graduates with strong fundamentals of science and engineering for a successful career in Polymer Science & Technology.

PEO2: Enable graduates to pursue higher education and take up innovative research so as to solve multidisciplinary issues.

PEO3: Equip graduates with technical skills and moral values for being responsible individuals.

PROGRAMME SPECIFIC CRITERIA (PSC)

PSC1: Apply chemistry, physics to understand structure, properties, rheology, processing, performance of polymeric materials systems, for selection and design of suitable components and process to address the concerned issues.

PSC2: Career development of members through research, consultancy and professional activities.

PSC3: Provide collaborative learning opportunities through professional societies, industries, institutes and alumni fraternity for promoting PST education along with professional growth of associated individuals.

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