Dr. D. S. Marathe
I welcome and congratulate you for the first step in the wonderful and fascinating world of polymers. This world comprises of a wide spectrum of products that can be either our day-to-day life commodity products or some highly specialized products.All of them utilize polymers to some degree or the other. In fact, the significant contribution of polymers in many path breaking technological developments happening on various fronts is now an accepted fact the world over!
This 4-year degree course has a legacy of more than 3 decades.
It came into the existence in the year 1983. Some of the stalwarts such as Prof. M.V. Joshi, Dr. Raghungath Mashelkar, Dr. Vikas Nadkarni, Dr. S.C. Potnis contributed in designing the curriculum of this course. This legacy is continued with our well-qualified and dedicated teachers.
Thus, the curriculum has become a confluence of core polymer engineering subjects along with necessary subjects from material science and engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and even the basic sciences.
Our primary objective is to provide a well-rounded engineering education that prepares our students to be employable professionals. The curriculum provides a sound foundation in basic sciences, engineering disciplines and communication skills.
Long term and continuous interaction with industries like DSM Engineering Plastics, Reliance Industries Ltd., Tata Auto Components, Tata Motors, Polyone, Supreme Petrochemicals Ltd., Electronica Machine Tools, Varroc Ltd. and research and academic organizations like National Chemical Laboratories (NCL), Pune, DIAT Pune, DRDO, Institute Of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and IIT, Bombay has resulted in immense opportunities for internships and career advancements.
This confluence of various streams and exposure to real life problems through compulsory in-plant training (internships) modules, workshops, in-house projects, projects in collaboration with research organizations and/or industries has provided a wider spectrum of employability sectors, achieving key positions in industries at national and international frontiers.
Some of the Alumni of this School, being current faculty members, are well-versed with the aspirations and needs of the students which results in developing a strong Alumni network.
I am confident of your bright career ahead being a student of our promising polymer community at MIT-WPU. I welcome you to join this highly engaged engineering community as a part of The School of Polymer Engineering.
Dr. D. S. Marathe
School of Polymer Engineering