Considered to be one of the fastest developing fields of engineering, the B.Tech in Rubber Technology degree concentrates upon the study and usage of rubber in its different forms, in order to develop useful products out of it. The course covers not only the properties of such items, but also the various requirements of the industries in which it is used, so as to be able to develop useful products. Related industries include automobile, medical, electronics and telecommunication industries. It is therefore a field of vital importance to the society, and has been gaining popularity in recent years.
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To be eligible for the Bachelor of Technology in Rubber Technology course, candidates must have passed their qualifying examination (CBSE/ISC/State Board or its equivalent) in the Science stream. Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics are compulsory subjects for this course. However, some institutes accept Biology as an optional subject at the +2 level as well. It is offered in various premier institutions across the country, such as Anna University in Chennai and the Cochin Institute of Science and Technology in Kerala. Admission to this course is generally done on the basis of entrance examinations.
On successful completion of this 8 semester, 4 year programme, the students will be eligible for jobs in the related industries, as well as for higher education (ME/MTech) in the same field. Starting salaries can be expected in the range INR 250,000 per annum, with high scope for increase with industrial experience.
|Name of the course||Bachelor of Technology in Rubber Technology or B.Tech Rubber Technology|
|Duration of the course||4 years|
|Average course fee||INR 50,000 per annum|
|Sectors of employment||automobile, medical, electronics and telecommunication industries|
|Average entry-level salary||INR 250,000 per annum|
B.Tech degree in Rubber Technology is a course that is focused primarily on the development and usage of various forms of rubber including synthetic, natural and latex rubber. Increasing the efficacy of existing products and developing useful new products are the primary focus of this course. Students are introduced and exposed to various new systems and applications in order to aid the development of future technology for this field while enhancing current standards.
Candidates applying for the B.Tech in Rubber Technology degree must have a strong inclination towards the sciences and looking to work in the industry in the future. A strong background in Chemistry is imperative while Mathematics and Physics also play an important role in the subject matter of this course.
It is a full time 4 year course, following the semester system. The eight semesters cover various different topics including industrial work and project work as well.
The B.Tech in Rubber Technology is a relatively new field under engineering. It is currently being offered by a select few institutions in the country.
|Name of Institute||City||Fees (per annum)|
|Anna University||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||INR 30,000|
|Indian Institute of Polymer Science||Patna, Bihar||-|
|Madras Institute of Technology||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||INR 1,10,000|
|Gujarat Technological University||Gandhinagar, Gujarat||-|
|Cochin University of Science and Technology||Kochi, Kerala||INR 14,720|
Fees are subject to increments on basis of electives or other circumstances.
To pursue this course in Rubber Technology, a candidate must have a pass in the qualifying examination of 10+2 level study. Most institutions accept only students who have a background in the Science stream, namely those having studied Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Biology is also accepted as a subject of study in +2 by certain universities.
The selection for the Bachelor of Technology programme in Rubber Technology is done through the entrance examination. Different universities offer their own entrance examinations with each giving weightage to both subject oriented questions (based on +2 level Science knowledge) as well as general knowledge aptitude.
Final selection of candidates for admission depends on the performance in the entrance examination as well as some level of analysis of the previous academic performance of the candidate. Reservation is applicable as per the Government of India rules.
Given that it is a relatively rare course in the country, there is usually no provision for lateral entry with this course. However, Cochin University of Science and Technology and few other such institutions do offer the option of lateral entry in the 3rd Semester. Admission in this form is granted through an entrance examination as well.
It is known to have a heavy work load making full time study imperative, and thereby removing the option of distance education. All candidates are offered admission based on their performance in the selection process, and there is no other method of gaining admission, i.e. no other direct admission offers are given.
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With a B.Tech degree in Rubber Technology, a number of career prospects are available. While usually starting out with a salary of around Rs. 250,000 annually, this may grow substantially with increased experience in the industry.
|Designation||Description||Expected Salary (per annum)|
|Rubber Technologist||Industrial work in the related fields||INR 2,50,000|
|Rubber Process Technician||Working in the technical field related to the processing of rubber||INR 2,50,000|
|Analytical Scientist||Working with research and other industrial related developments||INR 2,50,000|
|Lecturer||Teaching Rubber Technology at premier institutions in the country||INR 2,00,000|
The course is a full time 8 semester course following the credit system. Project work is also an integral part of the course and is given heavy weightage in the assessment system.
The assessment scheme consists of continuous internal assessment as well as an end semester examination. The nature of the internal assessment may differ depending on the lecturer in charge of the subject. While the breakup may differ depending on the university, the standard system is deemed to be as follows.
|End Semester Examination||60%|
An overall pass percentage is required (50 overall with minimum 50 in end semester examination), failing which the candidate must reappear for the examination. Assessment is given following a grading system as well as a CGPA.
A sample of the syllabus of the course is as follows.
|Mathematics - I||Fundamentals of Computing|
|Engineering Physics||Physics Laboratory|
|Engineering Chemistry||Chemistry Laboratory|
|Engineering Graphics||Engineering Practices Laboratory|
|Computer Practices Laboratory||-|
|Technical English - II||Environmental Science and Engineering|
|Mathematics - II||Basic Machining Processes|
|Physics of Materials||Unix Programming Laboratory|
|Engineering Mechanics||Machining Process Laboratory|
|Mathematics III||Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering|
|Engineering Fluid Mechanics||Solid Mechanics|
|Electronics and Instrumentation||Computer Aided Parts and Assembly Drawing|
|Physical and Organic Chemistry||Mechanical Sciences Laboratory|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering Lab||Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering Operation|
|Polymer Science Laboratory||Rubber Materials|
|Polymer Physics||Basics of Polymers|
|Machine Design||Latex Technology|
|Rubber Processing and Machinery (Theory + Lab)||Technical Seminar|
|Rubber Compounding||Computer Aided Design Lab|
|Testing of Rubber and Plastics||Electives|
|Plastics Processing and Machinery||Soft Skills Lab|
|Product Design and Engineering Applications of Polymers||Rubber Testing Lab|
|Polymer Composites||Design Project|
|Technology of Tyres and Tubes||Industrial Training (during vacation)|
|Polymer Recycling||Plastic Testing Laboratory|
|Project and Research work||Elective|
Electives differ depending on the demand for each course and the availability of lecturers.