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Polymer Engineering

What is Polymer Engineering?

The use of all these polymer products is increasing day by day. They use the principles of

  • plant design

  • process design

  • thermodynamics

  • transport phenomena to develop new products.

What does a Polymer Engineer do?

  • Coordination of the Chief Development Engineer to implement all new products and support all new applications. Perform various laboratory tests to analyze all data and create technical reports.

  • Manage multiple programming programs and use various processing techniques to design all data for all clients and programming programs.

  • Manage and analyze all data for all clients and technical management and recommend testing for all polymer processes.

  • Monitor all customer problems and help you effectively identify and solve problems, and help senior managers to solve all problems.

  • Follow all product improvement guidelines and promote efficient and safe laboratory operations to resolve them and ensure compliance with all on-site safety regulations.

  • Design new materials according to customer requirements and manage communication with all suppliers to design new connections and gain specialist knowledge about them

  • Analyze and recommend improvements of all materials to increase the efficiency of all-polymer processes and work with the process engineering team to anticipate requirements

  • Design and recommend innovative improvements for all processes and monitor all competitors' activities and set all quality specifications for all new materials.

What is the eligibility and admission criteria?

  • To pursue a Btech degree, you should have passed 10+2 in science stream (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and preferably Biology) from a recognized board.

  • To get into top Btech colleges offering Polymer Engineering programs such as IITs and NITs, you need to appear for JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) and full the required eligibility criteria (performance in the class 12/equivalent qualifying Examination and the Joint Entrance Examination).

  • Independent entrance tests for Btech in Polymer Engineering are also held by the various government and private universities which mostly require 50% as the prerequisite to appear for the test. (minimum percentage may vary in case of reserved and girl candidate and college requirement.)

What are the skills required?

  • Sound knowledge of mathematics

  • Analytical thinking skills

  • Paying attention to details

Top colleges offering Btech in Polymer Engineering in India

  • Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi

  • BITS, Hyderabad

  • IIT Roorkee - Indian Institute of Technology

  • DTU - Delhi Technological University (DCE)

  • Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, Chennai

Popular colleges offering Btech in Polymer Engineering in India

  • Aurora Group of Institutions, Hyderabad

  • The Neotia College, Kolkata

  • Chandigarh University

  • JSS Academy of Technical Education, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Noida

  • Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, Virudhunagar

What is the career scope for polymer engineers in India?

  • After qualifying NET (Post Graduate) you can pursue teaching at colleges and universities as a lecturer.

  • You can also pursue doctoral studies (PhD) after completing your post-graduation

  • Graduates can be employed as production managers, quality control inspectors, mould manufacturers and production planners in several private and public companies. 

  • You can even work as a technologist or scientist at the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, (ONGC), oil laboratories, NCL (National Chemical Laboratory) and petrochemical plants.

How much Btech Graduates in Polymer Engineering earn?

  • Average Base Salary for a Polymer Engineer in India Rs 7,38,624/yr which makes it Rs 355/hr Average Hourly Rate

  • Entry-level (1-3 years of experience) salary for Polymer Engineer in India Rs 5,28,7664/yr

  • Senior-level (8+ years of experience) Polymer Engineer in India makes Rs 9,30,109/yr

  • According to salary expert, the estimated salary in India of a Polymer Engineer in 2025 is Rs 12,39,028 and is estimated to grow 68% over 5 years (2025)

Who are the major Recruiters for polymer engineering in India?

  • Finolex Industries

  • GAIL India Limited.

  • Reliance Industries.

  • Aarti Industries Limited.

  • BASF Construction Chemical India Pvt. Ltd.

  • Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd.

  • Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd.

  • Linde India Ltd.

What are the Books and Study material available?

  • Mock tests available online

  • NCERT syllabus of class 11th and 12th

  • Study material available by prestigious institutes

  • Consult your seniors (who have already given such exams) for guidance

  • Previous year question papers

Some popular books are O.P. Tandon for Physical Chemistry, P.Bahadur (G.R.Bathla & Sons) for Numerical chemistry. Concept of Physics by HC Verma (Vol 1, Vol 2); Problems In General Physics by IE Irodov. IIT Mathematics, M.L. Khanna; Trigonometry, S L Loney; Calculus & Analytic Geometry, Thomas & Finney

Interesting facts

Swedish Chemist J.J. Berzelius introduced the word “polymer” by considering, for example, benzene (C6H6) as a polymer of ethyne (C2H2). Later, the definition was modified in a subtle manner