Master of Science

Polymer Science | M.Sc.(Polymer Sci.)

This is a post graduate full time 2 year Industry-Academia Jointly Taught Programme which aims to provide the student with specialized skill in polymer field. The course comprises of 3 semesters in depth class room study of all the aspects of polymer subjects and one semester internship in various polymer industries and polymer research institutes.

The course offers post graduate studies through the participating Polymer Industries leading to the degrees of Master of Science in Polymer Science. Taking into account the needs of the industry and the direction of the leading scientific achievements, the course has been designed to capitalize on research strengths. The courses focus on various specializations of polymer field and concludes with an independent research project related to these areas. The programme is designed in a way to enable the student to make use of the latest technology in order to perform their work effectively and efficiently.

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Key Information

  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Programme Code
  • Course Type
  • Mode of study
    Full time
  • Campus
    Vidyavihar - Mumbai
  • Institute

Programme Objectives

  • Candidate would gain an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

  • Candidate would gain an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet Industrial needs.

  • Candidate would gain an ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams and communicate effectively.

  • Candidate will be able to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

  • A holistic development for understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

  • Will also gain the ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


Multifaceted Post-graduate teaching, training and research capacity building in one of the central industrial growth sectors. A combination of innovative teaching methods, renowned guest speakers, hands-on experience of new technology, interaction with subject experts provide the student with an ambience that help them flourish their talents in subject specific areas. It encourages team building activities and gives a glimpse of the real world. It helps the student get a perspective and encourages logical thinking with flexibility of execution.


Polymer Industry is a broad well developed sector and there are various job options after completing the Msc.-Polymer science programme. Students can seek jobs in various fields of polymer industries like Research and Development, Application testing and Development, Quality assurance, Market Development, Sales, Business development. After successful completion of the course, student can opt for higher education like doctoral and post doctoral studies.

  • Research and Development
  • Application Testing and Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Market Development
  • Sales
  • Business Development

After successful completion of the course, student can opt for higher education like doctoral and post doctoral studies.

The course also encourages self-employment and entrepreneurship among students and inspires them to turn an emerging idea into viable start up.

Specializations Offered

  • Polymer Science


Semester I Semester II
Core Course Core Course
Concepts and Methods in Polymer Science Chemical Composition of Polymers
Polymer Structure and Properties Molecular Properties of Polymers
Thermodynamics of Polymer Solutions and Systems Thermal Properties of Polymers
Molecular weights and sizes and their Determination Rheological Properties of Polymers
Stereochemistry of Polymers Mechanical Properties of Polymers
Amorphous and Crystalline State in Polymers Morphology of Polymers
Step-growth Polymerization Introduction to Paints and Coating
Chain-growth Polymerization Polymer Membranes: Structure, Property and Applications
Coordination Polymerization Special Properties of Polymers
Anionic Polymerization / Ring Opening Polymerization Polymer Processing
Cationic Polymerization Fiber Science and Technology
Mechanical Properties of Polymers Adhesives Science and Technology
Polymer Rheology and Dynamics Polymer Laboratory - 2
Crosslinking and Gelation in Polymers Critical Review of Research paper / Literature Survey / Reports, etc.
Polymer Degradation and Stabilization Open Course / Webinar / Seminar / Industrial Visits
Basic Mathematics and Statistics for Chemists Viva – Voce / Seminar
Research Methodology  
Polymer Laboratory -1  
Critical Review of Research paper  
Open Course / Seminar / Term Papers  
Seminar / Viva – Voce  
Semester III Semester IV
Sustainability of Polymers : Issues, impact and solutions M.Sc. Thesis
Blends , Alloys and Advanced Composites Seminar and Viva-Voce
Bioderived, Biodegradable and Compostable polymers Comprehensive Viva-Voce covering the entire course
Structure and Properties of Natural and Biologically Derived
Polymers in Pharmaceuticals, Medicine and Health Care  
Modeling ,Simulation and Advanced Computational Methods in
Polymer Science
Polymer Product Design  
Elective Course  
Elective Course  
Case Study of the development of a polymer, process or
application ( Written report)
Literature Survey Reports / Term Paper  
Project Work, Internship and Thesis  
Viva – Voce / Seminar  

Graduate Attributes

  • Academic excellence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking:
  • Creativity and originality
  • Engagement with the Society
  • Environmental Sensitivity
  • Leadership and team spirit
  • Professional Efficiency
  • Strong presentation & communication skills