Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Chennai is a Public College and headquarter of all CIPET institute in India. It was established in the year 1968 by Government of India with the assistance of United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and it is managed by the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, India.

  • It is believed that CIPET is founded by Brigadier A.F. Eugene, who is also the founder of MES.
  • CIPET Chennai is affiliated with Anna University, Chennai.
  • The college has AICTE approval for B.Tech, M.Tech, Post Diploma, and Diploma courses.
  • It is recognized by various Govt. Organizations like DST, DRDO, and ISRO to carry research and development projects.
  • Admissions to diploma and post diploma courses are done on CIPET-JEE.

CIPET Chennai Highlights



Type of College

Public College


Anna University, Chennai



Govt. of India

ISO Certification



CIPET: Institute of Plastics Technology (IPT),
T.V.K. Industrial Estate, Guindy,
Chennai – 600032, India

CIPET Chennai Admission 2020

The college has so many courses related with the plastic technology and engineering for the future engineers interested in this field varied in many levels such as UG, PG, Diploma, and PhD under CIPET Chennai Admission 2020.




B.Tech in Plastic Technology

4 Years

12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths

B.Tech in Manufacturing Technology

4 Years

12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths

M.Tech in Plastic Technology

2 Years

B.Tech in Mechanical / Chemical / Production / Polymer / Plastics Engineering / Technology (or) M.Sc. in Polymer Science / Chemistry with polymer specialization. 

M.Tech in Polymer-Nano Technology

2 Years

B.Tech in Mechanical, Plastics Engineering / Technology / Polymer / Chemical (or) M.Sc., in Polymer Chemistry / Polymer Science / Physics / Chemistry with valid GATE score 

M.Tech (CAD/ CAM)

2 Years

B.Tech in in Mechanical / Automobile / Manufacturing / Production / Industrial / Mechatronics / Marine / Aeronautical Engineering

M.Sc. Tech. (Material Science & Engineering)

5 Years

12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths

M.Sc. (Bio-Polymer Science)

2 Years

Candidates with B.Sc. Degree in any branch with Chemistry as one of the subjects can apply. Candidate should have passed the qualifying examination with a minimum of 50% marks in the main and subsidiary subjects taken together. 

M.Sc. (Polymer Science)

2 Years

B.Sc. (Science) degree with chemistry/industrial chemistry/polymer science/applied chemistry/industrial polymer chemistry/chemistry as one of the major subject.

M.Sc. (Engg.) by Research in the Faculty of Engineering


B.E/B.Tech from a recognized university with at least 60% marks.

Diploma in Plastic Technology

3 Years

10th passed with Maths, Science and English as subjects.

Diploma in Plastic Mould Technology

3 Years

10th passed with Maths, Science and English as subjects.

Post Diploma in Plastic Mould Design with CAD/CAM

1.5 Years

3 year Diploma in Mechanical, Plastics Technology, Tool/Production Engineering, Mechatronics, Automobile Engineering, Tool & Die Making, DPMT/DPT (CIPET) or equivalent. 

Postgraduate Diploma in Plastic Processing & Testing

1.5 Years

3 year Degree in Science with Chemistry as one of the subjects. 

Apart from all above, the college also provides some PhD courses in various specializations such as Bionanocomposites, Fuel Cells & Energy storage devices, Carbon Nanotubes, E-Waste Recycling, Reverse Engineering Applications, New Product Development, Rapid Prototyping, Simulation & Modelling for product & processes, Metal to Plastic Conversion, Computational Flow Analysis, and Material Science & Engineering and many more.

Check: CIPET Chennai Fees Structure

CIPET Chennai Academic activities:

The academic activities are divided into four tiers:

Tier 1: Doctoral, postgraduate and undergraduate programs

Tier 2: Conventional CIPET’s Diploma, post-diploma, and postgraduate diploma programs

Tier 3: Industry specific

Tier 4: Operator Level programs

CIPET Chennai Placement

At the headquarter as well as the maiden college of CIPET franchise – CIPET Chennai, there is a dedicated placement cell for the students’ well-being, support, and assistance. The cell keeps a note for the relevant works related to the internships, training and placement processes of the students on and off campus. The cell organizes various mock drills and seminars related to the enhancement of skills needed by the students to crack the interview sessions & all.

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CIPET Chennai Library:

The library has a good collection of books including rare books on Plastics. The total no. of books in all library centers is around 40000.

CIPET Chennai Research & Development Hub:

The Advanced Research School for Technology & Product Simulation (ARSTPS) at Chennai focuses on Innovative Product Design for Automobile, Aerospace, Medical and Packaging Industries, product and Tool Design Conceptualization, E- Manufacturing of Prototypes, Rapid Prototyping for Lead Time Reduction, Reverse Engineering for Metal Substitution with Aesthetic and Ergonomic Approach.

CIPET Chennai Publications:

  • CIPET publishes serial publications like CIPET Times with coverage on the latest technological developments, news, and views about CIPET and industry trends.
  • CIPET’s International Journal of Plastics Technology (IJPT) has international recognition as the Scientific Journal in the field of plastics technology with elite and eminent international Editorial board.