With advancement in polymer technology, the field of traditional plastics and speciality polymers are finding increasing applications in areas including, electronics, pharmaceuticals, biomedical and nanotechnology. This has led to a rapid growth in the polymer industry and is thus providing numerous opportunities for employment in this field. Through this course on polymer chemistry you understand the fundamentals of polymer science and the processing that the polymers have to undergo during the manufacturing process. Polymer science is also an ideal field to carry out research on various fronts. The course will provide you with the necessary research experience to pursue a PhD.
Eligibility and course duration
An undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or related subjects like Chemical Engineering, Metallurgy, Physical Chemistry, Polymer Engineering and so on. Admissions are done on the basis of entrance tests.
Duration of this postgraduate course is 2 years.
More about the course
M.Sc Polymer Chemistry is an innovative course program that provides valuable inputs regarding polymers. Due to their numerous advantages, polymers are finding increasing use in our everyday life. The field is seeing new developments in the form of high end and high performance speciality polymers and also polymer nanocomposites that are finding increasing applications in fields ranging from advanced engineering, electronics and medical. From learning synthesis and characterization of polymers to studying their physical and chemical properties, you get an in-depth knowledge about the fascinating world of polymers. You get to understand the behaviour of naturally obtained polymers and artificially obtained water soluble polymers at molecular levels. The diverse topics are taken care of through classroom lectures, seminars, laboratory practicals and research works. The skills and the training in research that you gain through this course will be helpful in getting employment directly in the industry or for a PhD program.
The field of polymer chemistry provides you with a range of opportunities in a number of industries such as electronics, pharmaceuticals, automotive, personal care, cosmetics, paints, dyes, inks, food, etc. By pursuing a PhD in this field, you can obtain a position in research and development in areas such as pharmaceuticals, petroleum recovery, agrochemicals, food & beverages, biomedical devices and various other products. As a polymer or biopolymer scientist you will be more into sustainably derived polymers that are not harmful to the environment or to living beings. An academic career in this field is also a possible alternative.
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