B.Tech. in Plastic Engineering is a 4- year course concerned with the processing, designing, developing, and manufacturing of plastic products and synthetic materials. This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic concepts involved in, provide hands on practice in, and prepare skilled professionals for, the plastics industry.
The average course fee in India ranges between INR 40,000 and 2 lacs for the total duration. The average annual salary offered in the country to successful graduates of this field ranges between INR 5 - 7 lacs.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 from a recognized university with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subjects|
|Admission Process||Counselling after taking entrance examination|
|Course Fee||INR 40,000 - 2 lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 5 - 7 lacs|
|Top Recruiting Fields/Areas||Textile Technology, Automobile, Thermal power plants, Transport sector, Household appliance, Goods Packaging Industry, Electricity, Telecommunication etc.|
The course comprises eight semesters of core subjects, such as Applied Physics, Math, Chemistry, Mechanics, Engineering Drawing, Heat and Mass Transfer, Plastic and Product Mould Design etc. Students have the option of choosing their own selective/ specialization in the final year. Project work is carried out simultaneously. Curricula of some colleges offer project work and internship in the final year of the course.
The essentially skills that ideal students of the course would possess are listed below:
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.
|Name||City||Average Fees in INR|
|Aryabhatta Knowledge University||Patna||40,400|
|Biju Patnaik University of Technology||Rourkela||1,06,600|
|Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET)||Lucknow||1,84,000|
|Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET)||Bhopal||1,76,000|
|Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology [CIPET]||Chennai||1,17,000|
|Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology [CIPET]||Bhubaneswar||1,10,000|
|Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology [CIPET]||Imphal||2,00,000|
|Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology [CIPET]||Vaishali||1,76,000|
|Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU)||Aurangabad||2,00,000|
|Laxminarayan Institute of Technology||Nagpur||1,04,550|
|North Maharashtra University||Jalgaon||1,30,000|
The minimum criterion of eligibility needed to be met for admission to the course is a 10+2 qualification in the science stream. Additionally, candidates are needed to qualify any of the relevant JEE exam/ institute level entrance exam for admission to the course.
The general procedure for admission to the course for most institutes is similar. Students are needed to appear for the entrance exam, conducted on any of national, State, institute- level. Thereafter, they are required to appear for rounds of personal counseling held in intervals. Based on the cumulative score, qualifying candidates are granted admission in the institute.
Some of the major common entrance exams held in India for admission to the course are:
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below
|Technical English - I|
|Mathematics – I|
|Engineering Physics – I|
|Engineering Chemistry – I|
|Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering|
|Transforms and Partial Differential Equations|
|Environmental Science and Engineering|
|Organic Chemistry and Technology|
|Strength of Materials|
|Adhesives and Surface Coatings|
|Statistical Quality Control Techniques|
|Total Quality Management|
|Probability and Statistics|
|Mould Manufacturing Engineering|
|Polymer Structure and Property Relationship|
|Principles of Chemical Engineering|
|Physical Chemistry of Polymers|
|Plastics Materials & Applications – I|
|Plastics Materials & Applications – II|
|CAD/CAM/CAE for Plastics Engineering|
|Plastics Processing Technology – II|
|Fundamentals of Plastics Mould and Die Design|
|Plastics Testing Techniques – I|
|Process Control & Instrumentation|
|Additives and Compounding|
|Plastics Processing Technology – II|
|Polymer Composites Technology|
|Plastics Testing Techniques – II|
|Industrial Management & Costing|
|Plastics Product Design|
|Plastic Waste Management and Recycling Techniques|
Successful graduates of the course are lucratively employed in areas such as plastic and polymer technology, oil and natural gas, petrochemicals, and various others.
Such graduates can work in capacities such as Designer, Processing Technologist, Processing Technician etc.
Some of the popular avenues open to successful graduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Design Technician||Design technicians are engineers that are responsible for designing products. They work with electronics, mechanical or civil engineers in the creation of products big and small. A Design Technician aids in data collection, experimenting, drafting and revising reports.||5 – 7 lacs|
|Plastic Testing Technologist||A PTT performs chemical and physical tests to develop new polymers and related materials. Laboratory work includes mixing ingredients, devising chemical reactions and testing the polymer’s durability, chemical, physical and tensile properties. The job also involves recording and measuring results and communicating them to a chemist, chemical engineer, mechanical engineer or other scientist on the research or production team.||5 - 7 lacs|
|Plastic Mould Maker||A Plastic Mould Maker is a skilled trades worker who makes moulds for use in metalworking and other manufacturing industries.||5 - 7 lacs|
|Mould Designer||A Mould Designer prepares engineering designs, drawings and related information while working with engineers, architects or industrial designers.||3 - 4 lacs|