DEPARTMENT OF PLASTIC & POLYMER ENGINEERING

ABOUT

Polymer Engineering uses the theory and knowledge of Chemical Engineering/Technology to solve various problems involving the production and use of polymers. Polymer engineers use the principles of plant design, process design, thermodynamics, and transport phenomena to develop new products. Polymer engineers also supervise the production process of plastic and other polymers. Under their supervision, plastic moulders and technicians carry out the shop floor manufacturing processes. In recent times, polymer has become the most rapidly growing sector of the materials industry. As polymer production has grown, so has the number of people who work in this field.

It has been estimated that about 50 percent of the chemical engineers and chemists in the United States work in the polymer industry. Furthermore, in India the demand of polymer engineers is increasing with opening of more and more new polymer industries. The Department of Plastic and Polymer Engineering (PPE) is one of the prestigious departments in the institution and currently having one Undergraduate Programme. The department possesses dedicated staff and well developed laboratories with modern sophisticated instruments.

VISION

Department of Plastic and Polymer Engineering aspires to achieve excellence by imparting education and training to develop young technocrats as multidimensional personalities for the service of mankind.

MISSION

  • To impart quality education to the aspiring students for fulfilling technological and societal needs by providing State of–the-art infrastructural facilities and competent faculties..
  • To impart quality education to the aspiring students for fulfilling technological and societal needs by providing Practical training to face challenges of modern plastic and polymer industries

Department Of Plastic & Polymer Engineering

Dr. Aniruddha Chatterjee

Room no :227

Department of Plastic & Polymer Engineering

Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad

Landline no: 240-2375260
Email: hodppe.mitt@mit.asia

Mon – Fri 08:00A.M. – 03:00 P.M.

Sat   10:15A.M. – 05:15 P.M.

 

MESSAGE FROM HOD

Dear Students,
Welcome to the Department of Plastic and Polymer Engineering. This Department was established in the year of 2001 to meet the ever-increasing demand of polymer technologists. The career scope of Polymer Engineering includes various posts in polymer industries, academic research institutions and national laboratories. The department not only endeavours for excellence but also enhances the absolute knowledge, power of analysis and problem-solving aptitudes through students. With the help of highly qualified, experienced and dedicated faculties, the department aims to enrich the students with strong foundation in polymer engineering and its applications which in turn will help them to find placement in the job market and also equip them for further higher studies and independent research. In matters of teaching, research & development, the department has always tried to strike a balance between design and experiments on one hand, theory and computational aspects on the other. In addition, our department is also bestowed with “MIT-Centre for Advanced Materials Research and Technology (M-CAMRT) and MIT-Center for Industry Relevance in Polymer Science and Technology (M-CIP)” centers especially for advanced research, characterization of materials, plastic processing and allied works. This provides direct exposure for the students to higher education and plastic industries. Our alumni are spread all over the world and they shine and excel in various fields of polymer technology. Study in this area not only defines your career as polymer engineer but also establishes a defined personality with a scientific outlook and problem-solving aptitude in you. Wish you Good Luck and All the Best!

Dr. Aniruddha Chatterjee
Head of Department
Department of Plastic and Polymer Engineering

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

• Graduates will have technical skills for the corporate world in the areas of materials, processing, design, quality and R & D using their knowledge of science and core engineering courses.
• Graduates will have strong communication skills and personality development etiquettes with a lifelong learning attitude.
• Graduates will have professional work ethics and responsibility for personal & professional growth.
• Graduates will have the ability to conscious on the issues of social concern through a meaningful linkage with the society.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

PO1:

Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2:

Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first of mathematics, natural science and engineering sciences.

PO3:

Design & Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety and the cultural ,societal and environmental considerations.

PO4:

Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems: Use research based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.

PO5:

Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6:

The Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

PO7:

Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8:

Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9:

Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10:

Communication: Communicate Effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11:

Project management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO12:

Life-Long Learning : Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES

• Explain the fundamental elements of polymer materials, synthesis, testing, characterization, processing techniques, economics and management to develop the intellectual capabilities & alternative solution strategies.
• Emphasize basic engineering principle to demonstrate skills of product & mould designing as well as design industrial polymerization processes required by the corporate world.
• Provide students with opportunities to design and conduct chemical engineering experiments and apply the basis of chemical engineering to design systems, components and chemical processes to meet specific needs and constraints.

MoU DETAILS

S.no

Name of Organization/ Industry

Date of Signing MoU

Type of MoU- Training/ education/ research….

Major Objectives

Activities Performed

01

Shimadzu Asia Pacific

10/1/2019

Training and research 

Instruments maintenance & support during various training programmes

6 Day Faculty development program on Advanced Analytical Testing & Characterization during 2nd July – 7th July 2018

02

Shimadzu Asia Pacific

21/07/2014

Training and research

Instruments maintenance & support during various training programmes

· 6 Day Certificate course on “Fourier Infrared Spectroscopy” Date: 20/02/2017 to 25/02/2017

 

· 6 Day Certificate course on “Fourier Infrared Spectroscopy” Date: 01/02/2016 to 06/02/2016 

 

· 4 day workshop on “Analytical Testing & Characterization “  Date:     31st August – 3rd September 2015

 

03

Institute of Chemical Technology

(ICT- Jalna, Marathwada campus)

02/08/2019

Training and research

Research work

·         –

04

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIRNEERI)

29/11/2019

Training and research

Research work

Webinar series on “Environmental Sustainability” conducted on

6th  July 2020

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION OF FACULTY

Sr. No.

Name of Faculty

Awards / Recognition

Date 

1

Dr.A.Chatterjee

Best Researcher in Material Science and Engineering

26th January,2020

2

Dr.Subhendu Bhandari

Highly commended paper award in Polymer Composites Journal

30 April,2020

3

Dr.Prashant Gupta

Virtual Lab Webinar trainer

04 May,2020

4

Dr.Prashant Gupta

Recognized as mentor for Virtual Lab development

04 to 08 November 2019

DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Sr. No.

Title

Name of achiever

2018-19

Shri Devidasrao Ashtaputre Memorial Prize

Mr. Vikram Mane 

A research project entitled “Sonochemical synthesis of polyacrylonitrile based activated carbon grafted layered double hydroxide: ecofriendlynanoadsorbents for removal of toxic pollutants from drinking and industrial wastewater” amounting Rs. 73,98,200/- has been sanctioned from Nanomission, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.

Dr. A. Chatterjee (PI) & Dr. S. Bhandari (Co-PI) 

2017-18

Shri Devidasrao Ashtaputre Memorial Prize

Mr. Prathamesh Trivedi  

2016-17

Shri Devidasrao Ashtaputre Memorial Prize

Mr. Satish Chopade 

National conference on “Materials for Advanced Technology & Application” on 20th & 21st September 2016 sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. Of India and All India Plastics Manufacturers Association (AIPMA)

Convenor: Dr. A. Chatterjee 

Organizing Secretary: Ms. A. H. Mulay 

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Sr. No.

Name of Student(s)

Class

Academic Year

Name of event participated

Awards / Participation

1

Shweta Upganlewar and Chinmay Zinge

Third Year

2018-19

Poster Presentation (REACT-2019)

First Prize

 2

Pravin Waghmode and Chirag Shah

Final Year

2018-19

“Plastic in Packaging” technical quiz competition 

Second Prize

3

Deepak Prajapati and Geetanjali Tiwari

Third Year

2017-18

National Conference 2017, Rangotsav, Poster Presentation

Second Prize

4

Prathamesh Trivedi and Chandrakant Mane

Third Year

2017-18

National Level Technical Quiz Competition, P-Pack

Second Prize

5

Kiran Thakare

Second Year

2017-18

Robowar, SGGSIE & T, Vishnupuri Nanded

Second Prize

6

Pravin Waghmode and Shahbaaz Chaudhari

Final Year

2017-18

TechnoMind 2K18 (25th October 2018)

First  prize

 

7

Sachin Shelar and Lokesh Mohod

Final Year

2017-18

TechnoMind 2K18 (25th October 2018)

Participation

 

8

Jay Patel, Mohd. Yasin and Ashish Kulkarni

Final Year

2017-18

TechnoMind 2K18 (25th October 2018)

Third prize

9

Kiran Thakare 

Third Year

2017-18

PRAGYA-2018,organized by SGGS Nanded

Second  prize

 

10

Bhagyesh Chavan

Final Year

2017-18

National Conference: APC-Rangotsav-2018

Second  prize

EVENTS ORGANIZED

Sr. No

Title of Event/ workshop/ STTP/ FDP

Duration (Dates)

Faculty/ Student

Level

Year: 2019-20

 01

Two Day International e-Poster Conference on Current Outlook in Material Science and Engineering

15th-16th May,2019

Dr.S.Bhandari

International

02

National Conference on Materials for Advanced Technology and Application

22nd-23rd August,2019

Dr. A Chatterjee

 

National

Year: 2018-19

01

6 Day Faculty development program on Advanced Analytical Testing & Characterization 

2nd July – 7th July 2018

Faculty and industry people 

State Level

Year: 2017-18

01

6 Day Certificate course on “Fourier Infrared Spectroscopy” 

20th February 2017 to 25th February 2017

 

Students 

Institute level

Year: 2016-17

01

6 Day Certificate course on “Fourier Infrared Spectroscopy” 

01st February 2016 to 06th February 2016

Students

Institute level

Year: 2015-16

01

4 day workshop on “Analytical Testing & Characterization “     

31st August to 3rd September 2015

 

Faculty and industry people 

State Level

02

5 day workshop for students on “Plastics Product Design & Modelling using CAD” 

 

1st – 6th March 2016

Students

Institute level

INDUSTRY VISITS

2019-20

S.no

Name of Organization/ industry

Class

No of Students visited

Date

01

Industrial exhibition visit to Plast India – Mumbai

01

Industrial exhibition visit to Plast India – Mumbai

01

02

Vinodrai Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Jalna

02

Vinodrai Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Jalna

02

2018-19

01

Garware Polyester Pvt.Ltd,Aurangabad 

Final Year

29 Students and 3 Faculties

11th Oct 2018

02

Sudarsshan Polyblends Pvt. Ltd. Aurangabad.

TY

37 Students and one Faculty

6th Oct 2018

2017-18

01

CIPET, Aurangabad

Final Year

30 Students and 2 Faculties

28 Sep 2017.

2016-17

01

Industrial exhibition visit to Plastivision 2017, Goregaon,Mumbai.

TY and Final Year

15 Students and 2 Faculties

19th to 23th Jan 2017

02

Balkrishna Tyres, Aurangabad.

Final Year

42 Students and 2 Faculties

16th Sept,2016

03

Industrial Tour to Plastindia 18, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

TY and Final Year

23 Students and 2 Faculties

7th to 13th Feb 2017

04

Lyondell Basell Polyolefins Ind. Pvt. Ltd., Aurangabad

TY

45 Students and 3 Faculties

8th April 2017