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.