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Plastic & Polymer Engineering

Polymer Engineering uses the theory and knowledge of chemical engineering 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. Also in India the demand of polymer engineers is increasing with opening of more and more new polymer industries.

plastic and Polymer Engineering Department (PPE) is one of the prestigious departments in the institution and currently running one UG course. The department is having 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.
  •   Practical training to face challenges of modern plastic industries with creative ideas
Program Educational Objectivies
  •   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

After successful completion of the four year program, graduates will be able to

  •   Engineering Knowledge: Apply knowledge of computing, mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals appropriate to plastic and Polymer engineering. (K)
  •   Problem Analysis / Modern Tool Usage :Identify, formulate and solve Polymer Engineering problems using modern engineering tools. (K,S)
  •   Design and Development of Solutions: Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economics, environmental, social, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability. (K,S,A)
  •   Conduct Investigation of Complex problems: Design and conduct experiments, characterize polymers as well as to analyze and interpret data. (K,S)
  •   The Engineer & Society: Acquire broad education necessary to carry out research activities and to understand the impact of Polymer Engineering solutions on global, economical, environmental and societal context. (K,S)
  •   Environment & Sustainability:Work on healthy environment & sustainable development. (A)
  •   Ethics:Cope up with professional, ethical, legal, securities, social issues and responsibilities. (A)
  •   Individual & Team Work:Function effectively, individually and in multidisciplinary teams to accomplish common goals with leadership qualities. (S,A)
  •   Communication:Communicate effectively with written, oral and visual means. (S)
  •   Lifelong learning:Engage in continuing professional development to establish recognition. (A)
  •   Project Management & Finance:Implement engineering & management principles applicable for one’s own work or entrepreneurship. (K,S,A)
Achivements of Faculties and Students
  •   Dr. Shubhendu Bhandari, Assistant Professor, Department of plastic and Polymer Engineering, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad was invited to deliver a guest lecture in Materials Chemistry 2016, an international conference which was held at Valencia, Spain (31st March-1st April). He could not go due to some unavoidable circumstances. However, he was again requested by the organizer to contribute an e-poster. The e-poster is supposed to be indexed by Crossref. His e-poster has been accepted and it has been selected for award in e-poster competition. His e-poster can be found in the "e-poster" section under "Award" option in the website. Moreover, since joining MIT in June 2015, his two papers had been accepted with mentioning MIT as his present affiliation. The journals are International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials (Impact Factor 3.568) and Polymer International (Impact Factor 2.409).
  • Click here to View E-Poster.
  •   Dr. A.D. Asthaputre , One patent filed no: 2192/MUM/2014 “Recycling of PET bottles to fill Pot holes on Road
  •   Ms. S. Mandal , Reviewer for Journal of Materials and Environmental Science ISSN: 2028-2508 Reviewer for Journal “Macromolecule Symposia” (Wiley Interscience)
  •   Dr. P.K. Rana , Biodegradability and Swelling capacity of Kaolin based Chitosan-g-PHEMA Nanocomposite hydrogel, International Journal of Biological Macromolecule, Accepted for publication, March 2015 (Impact Factor: 3.22)
    Starch-g-Poly(Acrylic Acid)/Mica Bionanocomposite Superabsorbent: Bioderadability and Swelling Behaviour Studies, European Journal of Biological and Pharmaceutical Science, December 2014 (Online) Preparation of Starch based Bionanocomposite Hydrogel with mica for Fire retardancy, Advances in Polymer Technology, Accepted for publication, March 2015 (IF: 1.05) Paper published in Plastindia “Eco friendly geopolymer from Industrial waste”, 2015 Reviewer: “Macromolecule Symposia” (Wiley Interscience)
  •   Ms. Astha Dutta , “Alcid Bamboo" in STM Journals in Journal of Polymer & Composites, 2 (3).
  •   Mr. M.A. Ansari , Paper published in “Synthesis & characterization of Banana Fibre Composites"in STM journals in Journal of Polymer & Composites, Vol 2. Issue 3, 2014
  •   Ms. Pallavi Shindikar , Paper accepted in “National seminar on Recent advances in Polymer Technology” at Kottayam, Kerla on “Opportunities for Biodegradable Polymers” 2015
  •   Badal Panchal & Ninad Jethwa (B.Tech & SY) Got 1st Prize for Paper presentation entitled “Production and Analysis of sound damping PVC pipe” held at MIT, Pune on 25th March 2015.
  •   Dwij Dave & Parth Seth (TY) Got 3rd Prize in Paper presentation entitled “Synthesis and Analysis of Phenolic resin made from Bhilawa oil” held at MIT, Pune on 25th March 2015.
  •   Akshay Thate & Shyam Tonde (TY) Got 1st Prize in Poster Presentation entitled “Extraction and evaluation of Tamarind seed for novel drug delivery system” held at MIT, Pune on 25th March 2015.
  •   Siddhartha Mehta (TY) Got 1st Prize in review paper on “Synthesis of crude oil from waste plastic” at LIT, Nagpur in MACROTECHNOVISTA, 2015.
  •   Mr. S.M.Gaikwad, Asst Professor attended 100th Indian Science Congress, Kolkata held between 3-5th January,2013.
  •   Ms. Roshni Mhatre, Asst Professor presented paper on “High Performance of Radiation Curable Polyurethane Acrylate Based Nanocomposites as a Coating for Metal Substrate” at Advance in Material Forum, ANTEC Mumbai 2012 conference,Society of Plastic Engineers on 6th December, 2012.
  •   Aarti H Mulay presented Research paper on Green Chemistry Approach by Microwave Irradiation in International Congress of Environment Research at SVNIT, Surat, Gujarat, 16-17 Dec,2011. Article to be published in Journal of Environment Research and Development.
  •   Ms. Suranjana Mandal, Mr. Parag kulkarni, Mr. Lakhan Kalwale presented Research paper "Studies on Poly (acrylic acid)/Starch/Bentonite Superabsorbent Composite: Synthesis and Characterisation" , at NCACME-2012 at Gharda Institute of Technology, Lavel.
  •   Ms. Aastha S Dutta, Mr.Rahul Bagade, Mr.Dhanraj Bhokare and Ms. Sarika Madiwal presented Research paper "Preparation of Synthetic Bamboo" , at NCACME-2012 at Gharda Institute of Technology, Lavel.
  •   Ms. Suranjana Mandal, Mr. Parag kulkarni, Mr. Lakhan Kalwale presented poster on Research paper “Studies on Poly (acrylic acid)/Starch/Bentonite Superabsorbent Composite: Synthesis and Characterisation” at prestigious PLASTINDIA 2012, 8th International Conference and Exhibition, New Delhi on 2nd Feb,2012.
  •   Ms. Aastha S Dutta published article on "Eco friendly Aspects of Polymers" in Lokmat Times on 07/02/2012.
  •   Ms. Suranjana Mandal, Mr. Amarjeet Pal, Mr. Rohit Karande presented Research paper "Studies on Poly (acryliamide)/Starch/Bentonite Superabsorbent Composite: Synthesis and Characterisation" , at RANGOTSAV 2012, UICT, Mumbai on 18th February, 2012.
  •   Ms. Suranjana Mandal, Mr. Parag kulkarni, Mr. Lakhan Kalwale presented poster on Research paper "Studies on Poly (acrylic acid)/Starch/Bentonite Superabsorbent Composite: Synthesis and Characterisation" at RANGOTSAV 2012, UICT, Mumbai on 18th February,2012.
  •   Mr. Siddhant Bhavsar and Mr. Sachin Wagh bagged second prize in National Level Paper presentation competition in Technothlon 2012, in COEAT, Akola.
  •   Faculty members of PPED has conducted Lectures in Entrepreneurship Training Programme on Plastic Industry organised by MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services Limited, Aurangabad from 21st February to 2nd March, 2012.
  •   Participants of Entrepreneurship Training Programme on Plastic Industry organised by MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services Limited, Aurangabad visited our department for practical exposure on equipments and machineries on 5th March, 2012.
Workshop And Conferences
  •   A 5 day workshop on plastic Product Design and Modeling using CAD was organized at Design Lab by Department of plastic & Polymer Engineering (PPED) for the Third year plastic & Polymer Engineering students from 1st March to 5th March 2016.
  • The objective behind conducting this workshop was to impart the knowledge of CAD software and it’s applications to plastic product design, to get hands on experience of the CAD software for basic sketching, part modelling, assembly modelling etc. Workshop started with the presentation on “Introduction to CAD and it’s applications in plastic & Polymer Engineering” delivered by Prof. Sandip Patil (Training and Placement Officer, MIT(Engg), Aurangabad) where the usefulness and market value of a Polymer Engineer with good design background was elaborated. A practical session too was engaged by Prof. Sandip Patil.

    Practical demonstration along with the practice sessions were conducted by Mr. Vijendra Chaudhari (Asst. Prof. PPED) and Prof. Sandip Patil on 3D part modelling using advanced tools and assembly modelling respectively. All the participants were engaged in practicing the CAD software and clearing their doubts during all the sessions. Mr. Vijendra Chaudhari and Mr. M A Ansari (Event Co-ordinators) took all the efforts to make this workshop a successful one. Ms. S Mandal (Head of the Department) and Dr. S P Bhosle (Principal) extended their support, guidance and appreciation for the workshop.

    An overwhelming response was received from the students of Third Year PPE. Certificates were distributed to all the participants at the end of the workshop. Department to conduct such kind of workshops with different modules in future.

  •   Department of plastic and Polymer Engineering Organised POLYXPLORE-14 from April 4-5,2014.
  •   National Symposium on "Poly-Plast Advance Technology" – April 4 & 5 , 2014. http://www.mit.asia/pxplore14.aspx
  •   Workshop on Career and Business Opportunity in plastic and Rubber- March 30 and 31, 2012.
  •   National Symposium on "Bioplastics and Biopolymers" – March 1 & 2, 2011. http://www.mit.asia/pxplore11.aspx
  •   National Conference on “Recent Advances In Polymers” – August 17 and 18, 2010. http://www.mit.asia/Plasticpolyconference.aspx

Gallery

Workshop On "Plastic Product Design & Modeling Using Cad held from 1st Tll 5 Mar 2016"


Faculty Details


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SURANJANA MANDAL
Vice-Principal ( Administration )
DR. ANIRUDDHA CHATTERJEE
HOD
DR. ARUN ASHTPUTRE
Professor
AARTI MULAY
Assistant Professor
AASTHA DUTTA
Assistant Professor
AYAN DEY
Assistant Professor
DR. SUBHENDU BHANDARI
Assistant Professor
DR.PRASHANT GUPTA
Assistant Professor
JAYA SURYAWANSHI
Assistant Professor
MUJAHID ANSARI
Assistant Professor
VIJENDRA CHAUDHARI
Assistant Professor
AMOL PATIL
Lecturer
PALLAVI SHINDIKAR
Lecturer
YADURAJ THAKARE
Lecturer
AVINASH AUNDHEKAR
Production Superintendent
VIJAYKUMAR RAMDASI
Adjunct Faculty
Employee ID
100239
Full Name
SURANJANA MANDAL
Designation
Vice-Principal ( Administration )
Date of Joining
11/09/2002

Education Details

DegreeStreamOrganizationUniversityYear Of PassingGradeLocationCountry
BSCBSC ( CHEMISTRY )UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTAUNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTAJune-1996SECOND CLASSCALCUTTAWEST BANGAL - India
B.Tech.B.Tech (POLYMER )UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTAUNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTAJune-1999FIRST CLASSCALCUTTAWEST BANGAL - INDIA
M.Tech.M.Tech.( MATERIALS) )IIT,KHARAGPURIIT,KHARAGPURJune-2001FIRST CLASSKHARAGPUR(W.B.)WB - INDIA

List of Paper Published in National / International Journals

  • Popular Plastics and Packaging, ISSN no - 0971-0078, Volume LIX, No- 11, November 2014

            (India's premier journal for the plastics, polymer and packaging industries)

            Topic: Geopolymers

            Authors: Ms. Suranjana Mandal, Raj Chavda, Subodh Birmole, Harshil Shah 

  • Popular Plastics and Packaging ISSN no - 0971-0078

            (India's premier journal for the plastics, polymer and packaging industries)

            Topic: Superabsorbent Polymers: An Overview

            Authors: Ms. Suranjana Datta Chaudhuri (Mandal), Ms. Payal Mutha, Ms. Prachi Borkar, Manish Chaugule

 

List of Paper Published in National / International Conference

  • Awarded First prize in oral presentation in 2 days National Conference on Advanced Trends in Agricultural and Food engineering (ATAFE-2017), organized by MIT, Aurangabad (7-8 April, 2017). Presented Review paper on Utilisation of Superabsorbent Polymer for Sustainable Agriculture.
  • Participated in 2 days National Conference on Advanced Trends in Agricultural and Food engineering ( ATAFE-2017), organized by MIT, Aurangabad (7-8 April,2017).
  • Participated in Poster Presentation at PLASTIVISION 2017 exhibition (19-23 January,2017)Presented Research paper on Studies on Poly (acrylic acid)/Starch/Bentonite Superabsorbent Composite: Synthesis and Characterization in the National Conference at Gharda Institute of Technology, Lavel held on January 27-28, 2012. 
  • Presented Research paper on Studies on Poly (acrylamide)/Starch/Bentonite Superabsorbent Composite: Synthesis and Characterization in the Rongotsav held at ICT, Mumbai on February 18-19, 2012. 

  • Presented Poster on Studies on Poly (acrylic acid)/Starch/Bentonite Superabsorbent Composite: Synthesis and Characterization in the Rongotsav held at ICT, Mumbai on February 18-19, 2012. 

Professional Membership

  • Life Member, International Society for Research and Development, UK
  • Convener, IPI Student Chapter, MIT, Aurangabad
  • Life member of Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi.

Achievements and Awards

  •  Awarded First prize in oral presentation in 2 days National Conference on Advanced Trends in Agricultural and Food engineering (ATAFE-2017), organized by MIT, Aurangabad (7-8 April, 2017). Presented Review paper on Utilisation of Superabsorbent Polymer for Sustainable Agriculture

    Reviewer, Journal of Green and Sustainable Chemistry
  • Reviewer of the article of the book entitled "Biopolymers and Biomaterials', published by Apple academic Press, Canada 9Eds: Prof. Fernando Gomes, Ms. Aneesa P and Prof. (Dr.) Sabu Thomas
  • Reviewer, Macromolecular Symposia (Wiley Interscience)
  •  Reviewer, Journal of Materials and Environmental Science, ISSN : 2028-2508
  •  Member of Paper Setting Committee, Utkal University, Orissa.

 

Teaching Subjects

  • Applied Science
  • Materials Engineering
  • Process Calculation
  • Introduction to Polymers
  • Plastics Technology
  • Rubber Technology
  • Polymer Rheology & Morphology
  • Plastics Packaging Technology
  • Polymer Reaction Engineering
  • Physical Chemistry of Polymers
  • Economics and Management

Others

  • Attended One Week STTP entitled "Use of ICT for Effective Teaching Learning Process" at Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad
  • Member, Purchase Committee of MIT College of Food Technology, Aurangabad
  • Experts of Shiksha Ask & answer platform of for Shiksha.
  • Participated in One Day (9th June,2017) NBA Orientation Workshop On “Outcome Based Accreditation Process & Parameters” organized by Deogiri Institute of Engineering and Management Studies, Aurangabad in association with AICTE
  • Attended Three Days (15-17 February,2017) STUP on “Recent Development in Processing, Testing and Characterisation of Plastics” (Sponsored by SIDBI, Aurangabad), organized by CIPET, Aurangabad
  • Presented Research paper on Studies on Poly (acrylic acid)/Starch/Bentonite Superabsorbent Composite: Synthesis and Characterization in the National Conference at Gharda Institute of Technology, Lavel held on January 27-28, 2012.
  • Presented Research paper on Studies on Poly (acrylamide)/Starch/Bentonite Superabsorbent Composite: Synthesis and Characterization in the Rongotsav held at ICT, Mumbai on February 18-19, 2012.
  •  Presented Poster on Studies on Poly (acrylic acid)/Starch/Bentonite Superabsorbent Composite: Synthesis and Characterization in the Rongotsav held at ICT, Mumbai on February 18-19, 2012.
  • Attended One –day workshop on CGPA System sponsored by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad held at MIT,Aurangabad on November 5, 2011.
  • Participated in National Symposium on Bioplstics and Biopolymers held at MIT,Aurangabad on March 1-2, 2011.
  •  4-days SIDBI Sponsored STUP held at CIPET, Aurangabad. Topic: Improvements in Manufacturing Processes & Quality Control of Engineering Plastics Products
  • Attended 2-days workshop on Plastics Technology at Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College, Aurangabad.
  • Attended One day workshop on Water at MIT, Aurangabad. 

Student Section

Best Student Award

Badal Panchal Got “Best Performing Student Gold Award” in Plastocon-Plastindia 2015 at Gandhinagar.

Best Student Award
  •   MIT-SHIMADZU Analytical Testing Laboratory, in collaboration with SHIMADZU (ASIA PACIFIC), Singapore was established in January,2015 in Department of plastic & Polymer Engineering, MIT, Aurangabad. The laboratory is equipped with sophisticated analytical instruments like UV-visible spectrophotometer (UV-Vis), Fourier Transform Infrared spectrophotometer (FTIR), Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) and Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA), with a facility to enhance spectral measurements and material characterization. The very purpose of establishing this facility is to provide Training, Testing and Consultancy to the scientific community for their advanced research.
  •   A Certificate Course of FTIR Spectroscopy for Students.
  •   “MoU with AIPMA”
  •   “IPI Student Chapter”


Laboratories

The Department has following laboratories:

  •   Organic Chemistry
  •   Polymer Synthesis
  •   Project Laboratory
  •   Design Laboratory
  •   Mass Transfer Laboratory
  •   Mechanical Operation Laboratory
  •   Polymer Processing Laboratory
  •   Rubber technology Laboratory
  •   Polymer Characterisation Laboratory
  •   Polymer Testing Laboratory
  •   Polymer Reaction Engineering Laboratory