MIT-WPU School of Chemistry

M. Sc. Industrial Polymer Chemistry

Programme Overview

M. Sc. Industrial Polymer Chemistry – a two year – six trimester post-graduation degree program is designed in concurrence with industry as per their present needs. The course covers areas like plastics, paints & surface coatings, rubbers & elastomers, adhesives, fiber and composite technology. Though the student is awarded with M. Sc. degree under the faculty of science, this unique program has almost about 30% engineering and technology component in their curriculum, which is aimed to make them industry ready. The laboratory and hands on training courses like plastic processing, testing and composite manufacturing etc. are offered at MIT-WPU, which no other institute offers under M. Sc. program. This is possible only due to the legacy of almost four decades of MIT-WPU which was initially established as an engineering institute long back in 1983. There are dedicated laboratories for engineering and technology courses at MIT-WPU. Apart from above, the students has to undergo rigorous industrial training for 3-4 months during their final trimester with the possibility of paid internship to the deserving students.
Engineering laboratory component (processing, manufacturing and testing), industrial training, industry sponsored live projects, research project, strong industry support (MoUs), rural immersion and a strong alumni base of MIT-WPU over the last four decades are strengths of this unique program.

Programme Highlights

The Master of Science in Industrial Polymer Chemistry program is designed with a view to make 360⁰ development of a student. Apart from academic excellence efforts are also made to the overall development of a student which includes mental, spiritual, physical, social and personality development. The important features of the program are

  • Two year – six trimester post-graduation degree course

  • Choice based credit system – choose subjects/tracks of your interest

  • Senior, experienced faculty with Ph. D. degree

  • Advanced curriculum prepared in concurrence with industry, research organizations and other universities.

  • Personality development training, communication development workshops and career opportunity seminars.

  • Regular Industry visits and interactions

  • Regular counselling/mentoring for students

  • Exposure to National as well as International developments to enhance students’ vision and enrich their personality

  • Round the clock state of the art computer lab with LAN networking with Internet and web-browsing facility

  • An ideal blend of academics with sports, culture, yoga and holistic lifestyle

  • The inclusion of philosophy and World Peace teachings in curriculum

  • Workshops on innovations & research in Science and Technology

Programme Structure

First year Industrial Polymer Chemistry program covers organic, inorganic and physical chemistry along with fundamentals of polymer science and advanced polymer chemistry and their respective laboratories. At the end of the first year the course moves towards the core area of polymer science and students learn in-depth about the polymer physics and structure property relationship, rubbers and elastomers and in depth case studies of industrial polymer manufacturing.
At MIT-WPU we follow Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). The CBCS allows the students to choose from the specialized tracks as per their interest. The specialized tracks covered during the two year degree program include plastics, rubbers and elastomers, paints and surface coating, fibers and adhesives and composites.
Second year of the program covers some engineering aspects such as polymer testing & characterization, processing (theory and laboratory), rheology, paints and surface coating, polymer industries, feedstocks and sustainability, research methodology and specialized tracks mentioned above. A student learns about seventeen compulsory theory papers and has to choose three elective papers from more than nine elective courses of his interest plus eight laboratories as compulsory courses.
Industrial training, research project for six months, industrial visits and seminars are other important mandatory features of the course. The duration of the study is six trimesters to be completed in two years.

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Job Opportunities / Employment Areas for M.Sc. IPC

  • Polymer synthesis/manufacture industry

  • Chemical, petroleum, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries etc.

  • Plastic/polymer/processing industry

  • Paint and surface coating industry

  • Rubber/elastomer/tire industry

  • Fiber and textile industry

  • Composite manufacturing industry

  • Adhesive manufacturing industry

  • Food and drink industry

  • Government organizations such as DRDO, HAL, DIAT, HEMRL etc.

  • R & D and quality control centers

  • Aerospace, pharmaceutical, wind energy sector, automotive and defense sector

  • Also job opportunities in sales/marketing/technical support etc.

  • Career in teaching/education (CSIR-NET, SET, JRF, SRF)

  • Higher education – Ph. D.

  • Entrepreneurship


To be eligible for admission to M.Sc. IPC program, candidates are required to meet the following criteria:

  1. B.Sc. Chemistry (as a principal subject or one of the subjects of specialization at T.Y. B. Sc.) with 50% aggregate marks (45% in case of reserved category candidates from Maharashtra)

  2. Admission on merit basis based on entrance examination and PI conducted by MIT-WPU and marks obtained at FY and SY BSc.

  3. Some weightage is also given to the marks at F.Y.B.Sc. and S.Y.B.Sc.

Selection Criteria

Criteria Marks
Test (MCQ Pattern) 50
Personal Interview 30
Academic Credentials (F.Y.B.Sc. and  S.Y.B.Sc.) 20

Entrance Test Syllabus

Sr. No. Syllabus Weightage (approx.)
1 F.Y.B.Sc. Chemistry 30%
2 S.Y.B.Sc. Chemistry
3 T.Y.B.Sc. Chemistry 70%