Rubber Technology Career Scope, Eligibility and Job Prospects

Rubber Technology is one of the branches of engineering. This branch deals with natural rubber, synthetic rubber, processing of latex so that all this can latter on transformed to useful products out of the same.

Rubber Technology is a science that will deal with the processing, molding and transforming of rubber and its associated products to those which can later be put to use in our daily life and industrial purposes as well. Garments, toys, undergarments are this all thing where rubber or its associated constituents are put to use for our daily life. There is also the use of rubber and it’s like to used in stationeries for students, accessories like bands, musical instruments, automobile parts for ease compression, washers etc. Not to forget that rubber is used most for the manufacture of tyres and also for different type of vehicles ranging from a plane to a cycle.

The increase in the use and production of automobiles has enhanced the use of rubber in industries and made rubber technology become a lucrative career option.

Eligibility

The eligibility for admissions in a Bachelor's programme in Rubber Technology is 10+2 in science stream with physics, chemistry and mathematics as core subjects.

The Master’s course, M.tech, can be pursued after successfully completing an undergraduate course. Students are subjected to go through entrance exams like GATE for admissions in B.Tech and M.Tech courses.

Courses offered

  • Diploma in Rubber Technology
  • B.E. in Rubber Technology
  • B.Tech in Rubber Technology
  • B.Tech in Rubber and Plastic Technology Engineering
  • M.Tech in Rubber Technology

Specializations -

  • Waste Rubber Recycling
  • Material development
  • Low Hardness TPV
  • Latex Compounding
  • Processing Methodology
  • Chemical Devulcanization
  • Development of Polymer Blends

Career Prospect

The rubber industry in India has much scope and growth is still being made in its paraphernalia. Not only in India but countries abroad as well are in dire need of experts in the field.

For students who are pursuing this field need not look further than companies manufacturing tyres or industries dealing with rubber. Apollo Tyres Ltd, Jayashree Polymers group, L.M.Fibres Ltd, Ceat Tyres Ltd, Mumbai, Hi Tech Carbon Ltd, St Gobain Industries, MRF Ltd, TVS Motors Ltd. etc  are only some of the leading companies from the field.

There are also companies which put rubber to use as a semi conductor or as industries manufacturing waterproof wares. Duckback is one such company.

There is also much scope of the same in Research and Development.

Gas Authority of India Limited and Haldia Petrochemicals are Public sector undertakings, which hire trained rubber technologists.

Some Job Titles for Rubber Technologists

  • Production Engineering
  • Testing Technologist
  • Marketing Executives
  • Engineer Assistant
  • Process Engineeirng Technologist
  • Polymer Specialists
  • Facilities Manager
  • Marketing Technologist
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Mould and Die Development Technologist

Pay Scale

Rubber technologists/engineers earn a handsome salary. The average starting salary ranges between Rs 2.5 Lakhs - Rs 3.5 Lakhs per annum for fresh graduates. The pay is much higher in foreign companies in comparison to its Indian counterparts.

Colleges offering Rubber Technology

  • Gujarat Technological University, Gandhinagar (Gujarat)
  • Hindustan College of Engineering, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Khagarpur), Kharagpur (West Bengal)
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology (C.U.S.A.T.), Kochi (Kerala)
  • L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
  • Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  • Anna University, Chrompet , Chennai
  • University College of Science and Technology, Kolkata (West Bengal)
  • Anna University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)