B. Tech in Surface Coating Technology is a four-year undergraduate program offered by universities/institutes in the field of plastic/polymer technology. The main objective of the course is to enable students to devise innovative solutions to meet the needs of industry- research segments of society with regard to surface coating engineering. The curriculum covers areas such as polymer physics and rubber compounding.
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance examination conducted on national, State and institute levels. Average fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 1 and 2 lacs per annum, and is relatively less for government institutes.
Polymer and Surface Coating industry generates a number of employment opportunities in every sector of the economy. Employment opportunities for graduates are available in areas such as chemical and plastic labs and polymer industry etc. The average salary offered to such graduates in India lies between INR 3 to 4 lacs per annum.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 or equivalent education|
|Admission Process||Counseling after taking entrance examination|
|Course Fee||INR 1 to 2 lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 4 lacs|
|Top Recruiting Fields/Areas||Chemical Labs, Plastic Labs, Polymer Industry|
B.Tech in Surface Coating Technology is a 4- year long undergraduate program which explores new trends related to surface engineering and coating technology for the synthesis of functional materials’ surfaces including novel fabrication methods, materials and applications, new characterization techniques as well as numerical simulation, modeling and research.
B.Tech in Surface Coating Technology is a relatively new course in the field of engineering, and hence only 2 institutes offer this program in India:
|College/University||City||Average Annual Fees in INR|
|Institute of Chemical Technology||Mumbai||178,000|
|Laxminarayan Institute of Technology||Nagpur||85,000|
Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:
Admission to the course in India is based on criteria that vary from institute to institute and/or State to State. Most colleges require candidates to qualify an entrance examination. Candidates currently appearing in or having completed 10+2 or equivalent qualification are eligible to appear for these entrance examinations.
Listed here are the main entrance exams in India conducted for admission to the course:
IITJEE Mains: JEE Main is a national level common engineering entrance examination of the objective type, held for admission to the course. The paper gives equal weightage to Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.
MH-CET: MH CET is conducted for admission to engineering and health science courses. MH-CET score is accepted for admission to engineering colleges in Maharashtra.
The science of Surface Coating involves plastics and materials science aspects such as scientific principles of fabrication. Some of the professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Project Engineer||A Project Engineer's responsibilities include schedule preparation, pre-planning and resource forecasting for engineering and other technical activities relating to the project.||3 to 4 lacs|
|Research Assistant||A Research Assistant is a researcher employed, often on a temporary contract, by a university or a research institute, for the purpose of assisting in academic research.||3 to 5 lacs|
|Assistant Engineer||Under general supervision Assistant Engineers perform routine to moderately difficult professional engineering work in the research, design and construction of capital improvement programs, major maintenance programs and general services.||3 to 4.5 lacs|
Candidates are needed to submit a project at the end of the curriculum for a successful completion of the course. Projects are to be completed in groups. Candidates are also given a set of electives to choose from during the last two semesters, which lend a direction in terms of specialization.
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given here.
|Material & Energy Balance Calculations|
|Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering|
|Polymer Science & Technology|
|Thermoplastics Polymer Technology I|
|Technology of Thermoset Polymers- I|
|Color Physics & color Harmony|
|Chemical Engineering Operations|
|Chemical Reaction Engineering|
|Thermoplastics Polymer Technology II|
|Thermoplastics Polymer Technology III|
|Technology of Thermoset Polymers- II|
|Technology of Thermoset Polymers- III|
|Instrumentation & Process Control|
|Pigments & Additives for Polymers|
|Paints Technology I|
|Paints technology II|
|Paints technology -III|
|Structure property relationship|
|Nanomaterials and Their applications|
|Technology of Printing Inks|
|Evaluation & testing of Polymers|
|Elective II Insulating & Intumescent coatings|
|Design and Analysis of Experiments|
|Advanced Paints technology I|
|Corrosion Science and Prevention|
|Elective III -Advanced Paints Technology II|