Academic Departments University of Calcutta


Year of Establishment : 1968

History of the department :The Department of Applied Chemistry was established in the year 1922.The Department of Applied Chemistry started offering three-year B.Tech degree in ‘Plastics and Rubber technology from 1968. The Department of Applied Chemistry was trifurcated to three separate departments, i.e., Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Technology and Department of Plastics and Rubber Technology in 1982. The name of the department was changed to Department of Polymer Science and Technology in the year 1997

Special award/ recognition from UGC or related statutory body : The department was awarded with UGC-SAP


Faculty Members :
Name Designation Area of specialization Email
Samit Kumar Ray
Professor & HOD Membrane and gel based separation
Prof. Dipankar Chattopadhyay
Professor Pl see attached CV
Dr. Abhijit Bandyopadhyay
Professor Pl see attached CV
Dr. Kishor Sarkar
Assistant Professor Nonviral Gene Therapy, Drug Delivery, Tissue Engineering

Courses :

Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
B.Tech. Undergraduate Based on ranking in WB Joint Entrance Examination for admission to Engineering courses* 35
M.Tech. Post graduate B.Tech. in Polymer Sci & Tech/Chem Eng./Chem Tech or equivalent /MSc. in Chemistry 18


Research scholars :

Presently we have several full time research scholars along with research scholars working under the supervision of our departmental faculties working in other Universities/institutes/R& D research laboratories in joint collaboration. The detailed information may be obtained in our departmental website

Projects :

Several projects sponsored by DST, DBT, CSIR, etc. are presently running in the department , the detail of which are available in and also in the personal information (cv) the faculties

Projects :

Collaborations : Please see and personal information of faculties

Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department :

Teaching - Polymer Science & Technology including polymer chemistry, kinetics, polymer physics, polymer processing, related areas of chemical engineering like mass transfer, fluid flow, reaction kinetics, thermodynamics and new areas of polymer science and technology

Research - Polymer composites, nano composites, compound design, polymer gels, conducting polymers, polymer  membranes , separation technologies, waste treatment, bio sensor, removal of heavy metal ions and dyes and arsenic using novel technologies, etc

Teaching support : The air conditioned class rooms are well equipped with the facilities of power point presentation extensively used by most of the faculties with free wifi facilities for downloading relevant ebooks, literatures , lecture files (pdf) of eminent scientists working on similar field,  machine operations (video files), etc.

Research support : The department is well equipped with various processing instruments/equipments such as injection molding, compression molding, blow molding , 2 roll mill, rheometer, DMA, XRD, DSC, FTIR, DLS, etc details of which are available in These apart, the individual faculties have their own equipments /instruments procured from their own research projects.

Major activities : Every three- year interval the department conducts a reunion comprising alumni meet, national seminars on emerging areas of Polymer Science & Technology and cultural activities by the students. The department also regularly conduct international seminar, workshop, industrial visit of the students, etc,. Most of the students get job from campus interviews while few students opt for M.Tech. in other institutes including IITs and also in their own departments. Some students also appear in GRE for doing research in abroad.

Links : The students or scholars may also browse the websites of Jadavpur Universities, IACS, CGCRI, BESU, IITs-(Kharagpur, Delhi, Patna, Rurkee, Kanpur, Bombay ), ICT (Mumbai), Tejpur University, Kurukhetra University, Puna University, NCL-Puna, BARC-Mumbai,  MESRA , etc. along with several universities/institutes abroad where different departments/faculties including our alumni are working on similar field of Polymer science and technology  as also obtained from the alumni pages of

Additional information: The new syllabus will be soon uploaded on For other stated information, please see faculty pages


Campus : Rashbehary Siksha Prangan (Rajabazar Science College Campus)

Address for communication : Department of Polymer Science & Technology, University College of Science & Technology (UCST)
University of Calcutta, 92 APC Road, Kolkata-700009