Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, Chennai is a Govt. institute and headquarter of all CIPET institute in India. It is established in the year 1986 with the assistance of UNDP. It is managed by the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, India.
The academic activities are divided into four tiers:
Tier 1: Doctoral, postgraduate and undergraduate programs
Tier 2: Conventional CIPET’s Diploma, post-diploma, and postgraduate diploma programs
Tier 3: Industry specific
Tier 4: Operator Level programs
Library: Library has a good collection of books including rare books on Plastics. The total no. of books in all library centers is around 40000.
Research & Development Hub: The Advanced Research School for Technology & Product Simulation (ARSTPS) at Chennai focuses on Innovative Product Design for Automobile, Aerospace, Medical and Packaging Industries, product and Tool Design Conceptualization, E- Manufacturing of Prototypes, Rapid Prototyping for Lead Time Reduction, Reverse Engineering for Metal Substitution with Aesthetic and Ergonomic Approach.