Master of Science

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

This is a post graduate full time 2 year Industry-Academia Joint-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

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

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

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

  • A holistic development for understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

  • Learn to conduct investigations of complex Problems

  • Developing acumen towards Scientific methods, Problem Analysis and critical thinking


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 helps the student get a perspective and encourages logical thinking with flexibility of execution. The Internship / Project in fourth semester equips the students with significant practical experience.


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Polymer Industry is a broad well developed sector and there are various job options after completing the M.Sc. Polymer Science programme.Students can seek jobs in various fields of polymer industries like

  • Research and Development
  • Application Testing
  • 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 programme also encourages self-employment and entrepreneurship among students and inspires them to turn an emerging idea into a viable start up.

Specializations Offered

  • Polymer Science


Semester I Semester II
Core Courses (CC) Core Courses (CC)
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
Core Courses (CC) Core Courses (CC)
Sustainability of Polymers : Issues, impact and solutions M.Sc. Thesis
Blends , Alloys and Advanced Composites Seminar & Viva-Voce
Bioderived, Biodegradable and Compostable polymers Comprehensive Viva-Voce covering the entire course
Structure and Properties of Natural and Biologically Derived Polymers  
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  


  • Multifaceted post-graduate teaching, training and research capacity building course in one of the central industrial growth sectors.

  • Joint Academia-Industry taught programme with 3 semesters in the college and 1 semester in the Industry and R&D.

  • Taught by renowned, experienced teachers/scientists (from College/ Universities/Industrial and Public and Corporate R&D Institutes) with Doctoral and Post-doctoral qualifications.

  • Multidisciplinary collaboration among chemists, physicists and engineers who are seeking new knowledge on design, synthesis, characterisation, processing and understanding the molecular basis of novel functional materials.

  • This research-oriented programme offers polymer chemistry, polymer physics and polymer engineering topics specialisation.

  • Equips the candidates for work in industry and provides advanced training for research at the Ph.D. level.

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

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