Centre of Excellence in Polymers:
Centre of Excellence in Polymers has been sanctioned to the Applied Chemistry Department, Faculty of Technology & Engineering by the Industries and Mines Department, Government of Gujarat. This Centre was set up keeping in view the research requirements of rapidly industrializing Gujarat in the area of polymers. Since many automobile giants are setting up their manufacturing facilities in Gujarat, there is an urgent need to have a specialized centre where advanced research and development activity can be undertaken.
Vadodara is surrounded by many companies manufacturing polymers for various applications in the automobile parts. Many automobile manufacturers in this industrial belt need continuous improvement and upgrading of technologies for development of advanced polymers and testing facilities for polymer products. The M. S. University of Baroda has a major share in skilled manpower recruited by these companies. The new Centre of Excellence in Polymers will also give boost to the facilities being provided for the training of skilled manpower which will be useful for plastic and automobile industries. The Centre also aims at encouraging entrepreneurs by giving the new industries readily available modern laboratories with pilot plant facility.
Be a partner in State’s Technological Growth in terms of becoming an Innovation centre, Knowledge centre, Human resource development centre and Training centre for producing excellent technical manpower.
To be an Umbrella Center in the State for catalyzing and facilitating application of knowledge in polymers in a holistic manner to make Gujarat a Knowledge driven Economy and also to implement innovative projects for societal benefits.
Advisory Committee: The Centre of excellence is made up of an advisory committee chaired by the Vice Chancellor of the M. S. University of Baroda.
Steering Committee: The Steering committee consists of the members of the department alongwith representatives from the University and the Government of Gujarat.
Financial Committee: The Financial Committee takes decision on the financial aspect of the Centre of Excellence and is made up of members from the Applied Chemistry Department.