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Rubber Technology Career

Rubber is a natural product which is, produced by various techniques to make it useable by various industries for production of different end products. The most essential end product is Tyre, right from high tech aircraft Tyre and formula 1 car racing to Tyre for bicycles. Rubber is processed and then moulded into the required shape. Treated or processed rubber is also used by various other end products like those used in various industries like car decoration etc. The branch of engineering that deals with the processing of latex, natural rubber or synthetic rubber to transform them into useful products is known as Rubber Technology.

This subject of study includes the types of rubbers, their properties and descriptions of formulation of rubber compounds. There are few people in India who are aware of this emerging career option. The country has now about 6,000 rubber units. With the increasing number of automobiles and increasing use of rubber in industries, rubber technology is becoming a lucrative career option for students.

Eligibility For Rubber Technology Career

A bachelor's degree in rubber technology usually in the form of a B.E or B.Tech can be pursued in several institutions across the country. A B.Sc degree, though rare can be pursued at a limited number of institutions. This can be followed by a 2years M.Tech degree course.
The minimum qualifications required for pursuing a bachelor's degree course in rubber technology is passing the XIIth standard exams securing second division marks with Physics, Chemistry, Math and Biology as the subjects. Admissions to these courses are generally through the various entrance examinations for engineering held at the all India level.

Career Prospects For Rubber Technology Career

Rubber technologists/engineers can find jobs in both private and public sectors. In India the demand for trained personnel are soaring high in the recent times. Students of Rubber Technology are generally absorbed in Tyre companies like Apollo Tyre Ltd, Jayashree Polymers group, L.M.Fibres Ltd, Cate Tyre Ltd, Mumbai, Hi Tech Carbon Ltd, St Gobain Industries, MRF Ltd, TVS Motors Ltd. etc. As rubber is an important part of the semi conductor industry huge recruitments are also taking place here. Other industries like those making waterproof wares e.g. Duckback (Kolkata) also recruit students from this field. Public sector undertakings including Gas Authority of India Limited and Haldia Petrochemicals also hire trained rubber technologists. One can also find jobs abroad too. International tyre companies and industries are tapping talents from India. Rubber processing units of the western countries like France, U.K and U.S are also recruiting trained professionals from India.