Friday, June 29, 2012

Careers in Polymer Engineering

Polymer Engineering uses the theory and practice of chemical engineering to solve various problems involving the production and use of polymers. Polymer engineers use the principles of process design, plant design, thermodynamics, and transport phenomena to develop new products.
Polymer engineers also supervise the production process of plastics and other polymers. Under their supervision, plastic moulders and technicians carry out the shop floor manufacturing processes.

The basic eligibility criteria is 10+2 (with Physics, Chemistry and Maths). There are many BE/BTech program in Polymer Engineering of four years duration. The selection is made on the basis of entrance examination at state and national level.
The eligibility criteria for doing M.Tech in Polymer engineering/plastic technology is a B.Tech /BE degree in polymer engineering or plastics and rubber technology or mechanical engineering.

Career Prospects
Polymer Engineers can work in polymer manufacturing and user industries as a production supervisor, production planner, quality control inspector, mould designer etc. They can also take up jobs in the public and private sectors in: automotive, plastics, electronics, aerospace, power transmission and other related manufacturing industries.
In the public sector, polymer engineers may find employment in Oil and Natural Gas Commission, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas, and Oil India Laboratories, Indian Institute of petroleum, petrochemicals engineering plants, polymers corporations of different states, petroleum conservation Research Association of India, Petrofiles Cooperative Limited and other such organizations.   

These are the names of few elite institutions in India offering courses in Polymer Engineering.
  1. NITs
  2. IITs
  3. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
  4. Faculty Of Technology, Cochin University Of Science & Technology, Thrikkakara Campus, Cochin-682022, (Kerala)
  5. Hindustan College of Engineering
  6. Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), S.No.124, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune 411038, (Maharashtra)
  7. Sant Longowal Institute Of Engineering & Technology, Longowal, Sangrur-148016, (Punjab)
  8. Sri Jayachamarajendra College Of Engineering, Manasagangothri, Mysore-570006, (Karnataka)
  9. SSE (Shri Shivaji Education) Society's College Of Engineering & Technology, Near Shivaji Park, Akola-444003, (Maharashtra)
  10. University College Of Engineering, Thodupuzha-685584, (Kerala)
  11. VRS & YRN College Of Technology, Department of Oil Technology, Prakasam Dt. Chirala- 523157, (Andhra Pradesh)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Careers in Plastic Technology

Plastic has become an essential part of our everyday life. There has been a consistent rise in the demand of plastic due to its low price, versatility, variety, light weight and durability. Making a career in Plastic Technology or Plastic Engineering is a correct option as the Indian plastic industry is offering enormous opportunities for growth. The programs are offered at various levels - diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate. Aspiring individual can start his career right after his schooling.

The basic eligibility criteria is 10+2 (with Physics, Chemistry and Maths). There are many BE/BTech program in Plastic Technology of four years duration.
The B.Tech course in plastic technology is of four years duration, while the M Tech / ME program is of one and a half to two years duration.

Job Prospects
Plastic technologists and professionals have great opportunities in today’s ever growing plastic industrial sector. Both public and private sectors offer good job opportunities to plastic technologists and professionals.
The public sector organizations including Oil India Limited, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, polymer corporations of different states, petro-chemical research laboratories, and the Ministry of Petroleum and Chemicals offer several jobs to plastic professionals in their various positions.
Moreover, various private companies dealing with the production and marketing of plastics commodities offer attractive employment opportunities. Companies like Reliance, Spic, Nocil, Finolex and others have set up plants to produce raw materials as well as research laboratories to develop new products.


  1.   Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET)
CIPET Corporate Office
T.V.K. Industrial Estate
Guindy, Chennai - 600 032
Email :
Tel No. Direct: +91-44-22253040
Tel No. Office : +91-44-22254780/83/84/85
Fax : +91-44-22254787
Courses Offered at its various branches: M.Tech (PE), Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma level courses at select centre across the country

  2.  Indian Plastic Institute (IPI)
30, Sarvodaya Industrial Estate, 1st Floor
Near Paper Box Factory, Off Mahakali Caves Road,
Andheri (East), Mumbai - 400093, INDIA
Phone : 91-22-56950347 / 56962601 / 28313870
Fax : 91-22-56950348
E-mail :
Website :
Course Offered : Diploma of Indian Plastic Institute, other short term courses, courses through distance mode.

  3.   Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University,
Department of Rubber and Plastic Technology
Chromepet, Chennai,Tamil Nadu,
Pin code : 6000 44, India
Telephone : +91 44 22230850 / 222373777 / 22237276 Extn.: 207/238
Fax : +91 44 22232403
E-mail :
Website :
Course Offered : B.Tech Rubber and Plastic Technology Engineering

  4.    LD College of Engineering, Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad 380 015 India
Phone : (91) (79) 26302887, 26303190
Website :
Course Offered : B.E. Plastic Technology

  5.   Nirma Institute of Technology
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway,
Post : Chandlodia, Via : Gota,
Ahmedabad - 382 481
Gujarat, India
Courses Offered : Diploma in Plastic Engineering

  6.   University College of Science & Tech, Calcutta University
92, Acharyya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata - 700 009
Phone : 2350 1397 / 6396 / 6387/ 8386
Website :
Course Offered : B.Tech/M.Tech Polymer Science and Technology

  7.  SSE College of Engg & Tech.
Babhulgaon (Jh), N.H. No. 6, Nagpur Road,
District – Akola, Maharadhtra
Phone - Fax : 0724 – 2259024
Website :
Course Offered : B.E. Polymer

  8.   Harcourt Butler Technological Institute
Nawabganj, Kanpur (U.P.) – 208 002
Phone : +91-512-2534001-05
Fax : +91-512-2533812
Pin : 200 009
Course Offered : B.Tech. (Plastic Tech.), M. Tech (Plastic Tech.)

  9.  Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
Course Offered : M. Tech Polymer Science and Technology

  10. North Maharashtra University
P.O. Box. 80, Umavi Nagar,
Phone : +91-257-2258428 to 2258438
Fax : +91-257-2258403, 2258406
Email :
Course Offered : B.Tech. (Plastic Tech)

  11. Central Polytechnic, Chennai
Tharamani, Chennai 600113
Phone : (44) 22541786
Course Offered : PD Tool Design (PT) 2 Yrs

  12. Shri Bhagubhai Mafatlal Polytechnic
Vile Parle (W), Mumbai 400056
Tel: 26142250, 26140022
Fax : 26110117
Email : -
Course Offered : Diploma in Plastic Engineering

  13.   Central Institute of Tool Design (CITD)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Careers in Legal Studies

Legal studies is an old career option for the 10+2 students. Since the British era legal career attracted many bright minded people. With the increase in the magnitude  of crime and corruption in our country, law seems to be a good career option for the students who can take the challenge to provide justice to innocent parties.  A lawyer is licensed by the state to engage in the practice of law and advice clients on legal matters. Lawyers act as both advocates and advisors on behalf of their clients. As an advocates, they take either the plaintiff or the defendant and advance their client’s case through oral argument or written documents such as motions and briefs. As advisors, lawyers advice clients on how the facts of their particular case apply to the law.
Course Details
Many course options are available in law. One can pursue a three-year law course (LLB) after graduation in any discipline. Otherwise one can go for  a five-year course after twelfth standard examinations, leading to a BA LLB (Hons). The BA LLB programme usually covers practical training including court attendance, hands on training at legal aid centres and research projects. Programmes in law (LLM) are of 2 years duration & one should have LLB degree to pursue this case. There are various branches of specialization in law like civil law, corporate law, criminal law, income tax law, labour law, international law, constitutional law, and patent law etc.
Career Prospects

 Good career opportunities are available to law graduates. Lawyers can have employment opportunities in public and private sector organizations. Lawyers can enroll themselves with the Local/State/Central Bar Council  to become an advocate and practice law as a profession. A Lawyer can be appointed as Company Secretaries in various firms. A Lawyer can work with legal consultancy firms dealing with tax, excise, patent, labour and environmental laws. A Lawyer can work trustees of various trusts and law reporters in media industries. A Lawyer can work in numerous Law schools and colleges as a teacher/professor. 
With experience lawyers can be  appointed as Judges of various courts, as Attorney and Solicitor General, as Public Prosecutor and also in Defense, Tax and Labour departments. 

Institutions offering law course

Some of the top Law colleges are mentioned below  
  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  •  NALSAR, Hyderabad
  • Symbiosis Law College, Pune
  • Amity Law School, New Delhi
  • The Government Law College, Mumbai
  • ILS Law College, Pune
  • National Law Institute University, Jodhpur
  • West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
  • Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University
  • Indian Law Institute, New Delhi


A law graduate can start his career with a salary of  15 to 20 thousand per month. The salary is this field increases with the experience. One can open his own law consultancy after five-six years of experience.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Careers in Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum engineers are involved in the exploration and production activities of petroleum. The study covers topics including geology, economics, geochemistry, geophysics, geomechanics, oil drilling, knowledge management, geopolitics, seismology, tectonics, thermodynamics, oil and gas production, reservoir development, well logging, well completion, and pipelines etc.
With the advancement in new technology, Petroleum engineering has become very much useful in the extraction process. Improvements in computer modelling, materials and the application of statistics, probability analysis, and new technologies like horizontal drilling and enhanced oil recovery, have also improved the toolbox of the petroleum engineer in recent decades.

The basic eligibility criteria is 10+2 (with Physics, Chemistry and Maths). There are many BE/BTech program in Petroleum Engineering of four years duration.
M. Tech (Petroleum Engineering) is offered by Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad.

Career Prospects
Petroleum engineering is not very popular stream of engineering study, but it offers quite good job opportunities to the graduates. Fresher’s may find ample scope in public undertakings as well as in corporate sector that deal with petroleum exploration and extraction.

Here is a list of top institutions offering courses in Petroleum Engineering and technology.

  1. Dept. of Petroleum Engineering, Indian School of Mines University
  2. Institute of Petroleum Management, Gandhinagar (IPMG)
  3. Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
  4. Institute of Petroleum Technology, Gandhinagar
  5. Research & Innovation Centre, Gandhinagar
  6. Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun - 248 005