Department of Polymer Science and Technology (PST) was established in 1988 and is one of its kind in the state of Karnataka. It has produced 24 batches of B.E., 8 batches of M.Tech, more than 30 Ph.Ds. Active in research publishing more than 300 research papers, and also offers MSc by research program. Department has excellent relationship with Polymer Industries, Research Institutions and Alumni. Faculty members have collaborative research activities with Universities in South Korea, Brazil & USA. Has signed MoUs with North Carolina University, Chonbuk National University & Indian Rubber Institute. Department has completed R&D sponsored projects from UGC, CSIR, DST, DRDO, AICTE, VGST & others. Conducts national conference ‘Polycon’ once in three years since 1999. Nodal point for Indian Rubber Institute, Karnataka Branch. The students are working at SABIC (GE), DUPONT, Reliance, UTC Aerospace, 3M, AKZONOBEL, GM, VOLVO, DOW, BOSCH, SUZLON, TYCO Electronics, BOSTIK, CEAT, APPOLO, JK TYRES, IRMRA, BIRLA TYRES, MYPOL, etc.

List of Lab’s
  • Chemical Engineering Lab
  • Advanced Material Characterization Lab
  • Plastics Processing Technology Lab
  • Rubber Processing Technology Lab
  • CAD Lab
  • Thermal and Rheology Lab
  • Physical Chemistry Lab
  • Testing Lab
  • Synthesis Lab
  • Research Lab (I)
  • Research Lab (II)
State-of-the-art Lab facilities Thermoanalytical techniques –
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC),
  • Thermo Gravimetric Analyzer (TGA),
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA),
  • Heat Distrotion Temp (HDT) & Vicat Softening Temp (VST);
Analytical tools –
  • IR Spectrophotometer (FTIR) with ATR attachment,
  • X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD),
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with EDS attachment,
  • Polarizing Optical Microscope;
  • Testing – Universal Testing Machine (UTM),
  • LCR meter, Flammability tester.
  Processing equipments –
  • Haake Rheomix and Twin Screw Extruder, Injection, Blow and Compression Molding machines.
  Laboratory Equipment Details
Sl. No. Name of the Lab /Workshop Carpet Area available Major equipment (>Rs. 50,000/-)
    1. Plastics Processing Technology Lab. 38’ x29’ 1)      Automatic Injection Moulding Machine 2)      Semi Automatic Compression Cum Injection Moulding Machine 3)      Automatic  Blow Moulding Machine 4)      Plastic  Extruder With Film – Cum  Pipe-Cum  Pelletising   Attachment
    2. Advanced  Material Characterization Lab. 25’.4’’ x 29’ 1)      Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) With Edax Attachment 2)      Powder X-Ray Diffractometer (AXRD) 3)      Rheopoint Digital Gloss/Haze Meter
    3. Rubber Processing Technology Lab. 38’.3’’ x29’ 1)      Two Roll Laboratory Mixing Mill 2)      Steam Boiler With Water Softner 3)      Hot Feed Rubber Extruder 4)      Hydralic Compression Moulding Press 5)      Vertical Hydraulic Injection Moulding Machine 6)      Pneumatic Blow Moulding Machine 7)      Hydraulic Press
    4. Polymer CAD Lab. 25’.3’’x29’ 1)      Multimedia Projector
    5. Thermal and Rheology Lab. 25’.4’’ x29’     1)      Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) Q-200 2)      Thermogravimetric Analyser (TGA) Q50 3)      Electronic Balance 4)      Dynamic Mechanical Analyser (DMA)  Q-800 5)      FTIR  4100   Spectrometer with ATR  Attachment 6)      Polarizing Microscope 7)      Torque  Rheometer with Mixer Extruder 8)      Electronics Balance 9)      LCR Meter
    6. Polymer Testing Lab 13’.5’ x 29’’     1)      Tensile  Testing  Machine 2)      Din   Abrasion  Tester 3)      Computerised  Universal Testing Machine 4)      Computerised  Impact  Tester 5)      Computerised   Vst/Hdt   Apparatus 6)      Melt  Flow  Indexer 7)      Flammability Tester 8)      Hounsfield Universal Testing Machine
    7. Physical Chemistry Lab 23’.3’’ x 29’ 1)      Brookfield Viscometer
    8. Polymer Chemistry /Synthesis Lab. 92’.5’’ x 29’ 1)      Ice Cube Making  Machine 2)      Fuming Chamber
    9. Research Lab. – 1 12’3″ x 29’   1)      Humidity Chamber 2)      Electronics Balance With Density Determination Kit (Metler) 3)      Probe Ultrasonic Processor
  10. Research Lab. – 2 12’3″ x 29’   1)      Hand Operated Hydraulic Press 2)      Selective Inhibition Sintering RP Machine
  11. HOD Chamber 15’4″ x 14’9″ 1)      Interactive Panel and Visualizer
  12. Seminar Hall 25’5″ x 15’5″ 1)      Multimedia Projector
  13. Class Room (PS 106A1) 24’10” x 29′ 1)      Multimedia Projector
  14. Electrical Control Room 12’2″ x 15’2″ 1)      UPS SYSTEM   10 kVA (2 Nos.)
1  Autodesk Inventor  series-6 Software Education version
2 Autodesk Inventor Professional software
3 M-Series Software for UTM
1 No. of Computer Terminals 47 + 2 (Laptop)
2 No. Relevant Legal Software  
3 No. of Printers 11 No. + 1 Scanner
To excel in Polymer engineering education and research, to serve as valuable resource for multi-faceted industry and society.
 • To provide well balanced curriculum and conducive environment to excel in polymer and allied engineering disciplines.   To promote cutting edge polymer research by offering state-of-the-art facilities.   To undertake collaborative projects for long term interactions with academia and industries.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) PEO1: Provide graduates with strong fundamentals of science and engineering for a successful career in Polymer Science & Technology. PEO2: Enable graduates for higher education and innovative research to solve multidisciplinary issues. PEO3: Equip graduates with technical skills and moral values for being responsible individuals.
PROGRAMME SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs) Graduates receiving the Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Science and Technology will be- PSO1: able to address the issues related to polymeric material design with the knowledge of synthesis, structure property relationships and compounding. PSO2: able to utilize the knowledge of polymer processing, testing, characterization, product and mold design to produce acceptable engineering products. PSO3: capable of taking research/ higher education in premier institutes and employment in polymer industries viz. rubbers, plastics, composites, adhesives, paints, etc.


Engineering Graduates will be able to-

PO1 Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2 Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

PO3 Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO4 Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO5 Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6 The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

PO7 Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8 Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9 Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10 Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11 Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO12 Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

 PSC1: Apply chemistry, physics to understand structure, properties, rheology, processing, performance of polymeric materials systems, for selection and design of suitable components and process to address the concerned issues.

PSC2: Career development of members through research, consultancy and professional activities.

PSC3: Provide collaborative learning opportunities through professional societies, industries, institutes and alumni fraternity for promoting PST education along with professional growth of associated individuals.

Programmes offered by PST

1. Bachelor of Engineering in PST: Eligibility criteria- Science stream students completing 2nd PUC/ 12th Standard and must appear in entrance exams like CET/ Comed-K. Diploma students (Polymer Technology) can seek admission to 2nd year B.E. through lateral entry as per DTE (GOK) norms.

2. Master of Technology in-

i. Polymer Science & Technology,
ii. Material Science & Engineering,

Eligibility criteria- B.E. / B.Tech in the allied streams, namely Polymer, Plastic, Rubber, Textiles, Mechanical, Industrial Production, Material Science & Engg, Chemical Engineering, IEM, EEE, ECE, IT, Civil Engg., CTM; OR M.Sc. in Polymer Science, Material Science, Chemistry, Physics; with a valid PGCET / GATE / JSSSTU entrance test score.

3. M.Sc. Engineering by Research: as per the norms of: a) JSS Science & Technology University; OR b) Visvesvaraya Technological University.

4. Ph.D.: Eligible candidate can pursue Ph.D. degree at dept. of PST by registering as research scholar at the department either on part-time basis (for working scholars) or on full-time basis (for non-working individuals or industry sponsored candidates) under the recognized supervisors as per any of the following three university norms: a) JSS Science & Technology University; OR b) Visvesvaraya Technological University; OR c) University of Mysore.

Know your Faculty


Sl No





Dr. Shashidhara G M


Ph.D. (IISc)


Dr. Siddaramaiah

Professor & HOD



Dr. G.S. Ananthapadmanabha




Dr. Roopa .S

Associate Professor



Dr. Kameswari Devi S.H

Associate Professor

M. Tech.(IIT) (Ph.D)


Dr. Pradeepa K.G

Assistant Professor

M. Tech. (Ph.D)


Chandresh M P

Assistant Professor

M. Tech.


Dr. A.B Hemavathi

Assistant Professor



Suchetha N Raju

Assistant Professor

M. Tech.

Visiting / Adjunct professor
Mr. Naveen S. Visiting Professor / Assistant professor
Prof. C. R. Narasimha Visiting Professor/ Assistant professor
Prof. Ramesh Babu Adjunct Professor
Dr. R. Mukhopadhyay Adjunct Professor
Prof. P. Sridharan Adjunct Professor
Name Designation
Mr. D. Harindra Kumar Foreman
Ms. P. V. Preethi Instructor
Mr. K. Shivamurthy Assistant Instructor
Mr. B. Nagesh Rao Assistant Instructor
Mr. B. M. Prabhuswamy Mechanic
Mr. N. Sundaresh Mechanic
Mr. B. Nagaraju Helper
Mr. B. L. Mahadevaswamy Helper
Mr. Ganesha Helper
Mr. Jagadeesh Helper
Mr. S.S. Suresha Attender
Mr. H. L. Bharath Kumar Attender

Curriculum & Timetable

Departmental Achievements &  Highlights
  1. Department has completed good number of R&D sponsored projects from UGC, CSIR, DST, DRDO, VGST, KSCST and others.
  2. PST students regularly present research papers in seminars & conferences. 10 project works are published in journals.
  3. Department supports allround activities through Polymer Engineering Students’ Association (PESA).
  4. PST is the nodal point for Indian Plastics Institute (IPI) Mysuru chapter & Indian Rubber Institute (IRI), Karnataka Branch.
  5. Department conducts Triennial national conference POLYCON.
  6. Professors have research collaboration with Universities in South Korea, Brazil, USA; and MOUs with CNU, Korea and IRI.
    • SJCE is the only institute in Karnataka offering technical degree in ‘Polymer Science and Technology’.
    • Graduates can select following career options in India or Abroad:
      • Higher studies or research at premium research institutes/ universities;
      • Job at MNCs/industries: manufacturing, design, technical marketing, quality control, product development, etc.;
      • Entrepreneurship or acedemic.
Technical Events organized by PST (2011-2017)
Sl. No.   Name of the technical events organized Date & Month Source of Financial Support Sponsored (if any) No. of Participants
1. POLYCON 2011 National conference on “ Plastic and rubber Technology 25-26th April 2011 In association with IRI and Local Industries 200
2.  4th National Level Crash Course on Rubber Technology 16 th to 19th June 2011 In association with IRI 42
3. Conference on “International year of Chemistry” 25th November 2011 TEQIP – II TEQIP – II 160
4.  5th National Level Crash 22nd to 25th In association 40
Course on Rubber Technology June 2012 with IRI
5. 6th National Level Crash Course on Rubber Technology 30 th June – 3 rd July 2013 In association with IRI 50
6. Faculty development programme on “Polymer Composites” 30-31st August 2013. TEQIP – II TEQIP – II 30
7. POLYCON-2014 National Conference   25th – 26th April 2014 In association with IRI and Local Industries 250
8.  7th National Level Crash Course on Rubber Technology 6 th to 9th June 2014 In association with IRI 55
9. One week faculty development programme on “Testing and characterization of polymeric materials” 15 th – 20th September 2014   TEQIP-II TEQIP-II 60
10. 8th National Level Crash Course on Rubber Technology 27 th – 30th June 2015 In association with IRI 85
11. Finishing school on “Design and processing of polymers” (21 sessions) 27 th August 2015- 31 st Jan 2016 TEQIP – II TEQIP – II 60
12. ICMAT 2016 International conference 26th -28th May 2016 TEQIP – II TEQIP – II 300
13. GIAN programme on
“Graphene-based Nanocomposites for Energy harvesting /Storage Applications” 30/5/2016 to 10/6/2016 MHRD MHRD 55
14. 9th National Level Crash Course on Rubber Technology 26 th – 30th June 2016 In association with IRI 83
15. Testing and Quality Management Systems in Rubber Industry 26 th -28th Sept 2016 In association with IRI and HASTERI 60
16. Global Engineering 18th Nov TEQIP – II TEQIP – II 70
Education – Emerging Trends and Challenges 2016
17. A technical talk on “Application of CAE in medical devices, Design & Production of Ocular insert
in the management of Glaucoma”. Prof. Francis Lai. Dept. of Plastic Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell. 7th Jan 2017 60
18. Finishing school on
“Industrial Prospects on Polymer Compounding, Processing and Quality Control”. (36 sessions) 24 th Nov 2016 –  17 th March 2017 TEQIP – II TEQIP – II 60
19. POLYCON-2017 National Conference 15 th and 16th September 2017 In association with IRI and Local Industries 250
Sl. Date Speaker Topic
1 27th June 2012 Dr. Kinsuk Naskar Assistant Professor Rubber Technology Center, IIT, Khargpur Thermoplastic elastomers: The state-ofthe-art
2 20th July 2012 Prof. D Khastgir Rubber Technology Center, IIT, Khargpur Materials and process of rubber rollers
3 10th May 2013 Mr. Vijay S Bharadwaj, Lead International Logistics Engineer, General Motors – North America. Supply chain and logistics of automotive market
4 10th Aug 2013 Prof. D Khastgir Rubber Technology Center, IIT, Khargpur Manufacturing process: Cable technology
5 16th Dec 2014 Dr. Dusan Berek Professor, Polymer Institute, Solvak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia. Nanoporous carbon fibers prepared by carbonization of cellulose
6 5th Feb 2015 Dr. R Mukhopadhyay Director (R and D), CE-HASETRI, Rajasthan Recent advancement in rubber processing technology
7 12th Feb 2015 Mr. Radhakrishnan GM, Bharti Wal Mart, India Basics on six sigma concept
8 17th March 2015 Dr. Sania Aktar Dy. Director, CIPET, Mysore New trends in rubber recycling
9 26th Nov 2015 Dr. R Mukhopadhyay Director (R and D), CE-HASETRI, Rajasthan Safety and durability in automobile: Role of tyre
10 10th Dec 2015 Mr. Van Walworth Moulding of rubber articles and related
Technobiz, USA technology.
1st April 2016 Mr. Van Walworth Technobiz, USA Comparison of injection v/s transfer moulds: Sprue design
11 14th April 2016 Mr. Arindam Ghosh Head, Sales and Business Development, Rheinchemie Additives Speciality chemicals for rubber, latex and tyre industry
12 21st July 2016 Prof. D Khastgir Rubber Technology Center, IIT, Khargpur Replacement of ceramics by elastomers as insulators for high voltage power transmission: The prospects and challenges.
13 25th Jan 2017 Prof. Sridharan MYPOL Rubber materials: Role of accelerators and antioxidants in rubber

 2016- 17

  • Siddaramaiah – Recipient of Runner-Up of 6thNational Award for Technology Innovation 2015-16 in Innovation in Polymeric Products, “Design and Development of Highly Flexible and Visibly Transparent UVA Radiation Sensing Polymer Nanocomposite Hybrids”, by Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Dept. of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 20th Jan 2016
  • B. S. Madhukar, SJCE, Mysuru was awarded with PhD University of Mysore, Mysuru for his research “Fabrication and performance evaluation of natural fibre filled polyurethane biocomposites”, Co-guided by Dr. Siddaramaiah, Awarded on 5/10/2016.
  • N. Ramesha, GTTC, Mysore, was awarded with PhD for his research “Investigation of wood polymer composites” from University of Mysore, Mysuru Co-guided by Dr. Siddaramaiah, Awarded-25 July 2017.



  • K. G. Pradeepa, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Polymer Science and Technology was awarded with PhD from VTU for her research “Studies on Preparation and Characterization of Polyamide based and Thermoplastic Polyurethane based blends” under the guidance of Dr. G. M. Shashidhara (with effective from 29/09/2017).
  • ‘Best Paper Award’ for the research article entitled, “Compatibility studies of Natural Rubber/Metakaolin with Maleated Natural Rubber”,T. Rohini, Joong Hee Lee and Siddaramaiah, at Twenty-Sixth Intl. Conf. on “Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM-XXVI)”, held at Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea, 16 -21, October 2017.
  • Siddaramaiah – Recipient of Dr. J. S. Pruthi Memorial Award for 2016 for the work entitled,“Air coupled ultrasonic C-scanning technique for evaluation of breathable films for MAP of fresh produce”,  A.Ramakrishna, A.S.Bawa, Siddaramaiah et al., published in Jan-Feb 2016 issue of journal ‘Indian Food Packer’, presented by Hon’ble Janab Abdur Rezzak Mollah, Ministry In-charge, Department of Food Processing Industries and Horticulture, Govt. of West Bengal, on 15/12/2017 at 73rd Annual Conference of AIFPA, Kolkota.
  • Siddaramaiah – Received Award for Research Publications (ARP) by the Vision Group on Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka, Bengaluru (2016-17), award by Bharatha Ratna Prof. CNR Rao  by on 17th March 2018 at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru.
  • Mujeeda Banu, VVCE, Mysuru, was awarded with PhD for her research “Evaluation of effect of antioxidants on stability of edible oils”from VTU Co-guided by Dr. Siddaramaiah, Awarded, Awarded during Aug 2017.
  • K.S. Nithin, NIE, Mysore was awarded with PhD for his research “Metal oxide nanofillers incorporated polymer composites for energy storage applications”, by VTU, guided by Dr. Siddaramaiah, Awarded on 24/2/2018.


  • S. H. Kameshwaridevi, Associate Professor, Dept. of Polymer Science and Technology was awarded with Ph.D. degree for her research work entitled “Studies on Preparation and Characterization of Polypropylene based and Polycarbonate based blends” carried out under the guidance of (Late) Dr. G. M. Shashidhara and Stand-in-Guide Dr. Siddaramaiah.
  • Shushmitha H, Shree Raksha R, Niranjan and D. Rahul students of Dept. of PST, SJCE, Mysuru, participated in the Students Project Programme during the year 2017 -18 and completed project entitled, “Polymer nanocomposites based strain sensors for structural health monitoring”, under the guidance of Dr. Siddaramaiah and Dr. K.S. Nithin. This project was supported by DST, GOK and DST, Government of India. This project was adjudged as BEST PROJECT OF THE YEAR during the seminar and exhibition held at Bapuji Institute of Eng. and Tech., Davanagere, 10th and 11th August 2018.
  • G. R. Suma, JNT University, Anantapur was awarded with Ph.D. degree for her research work entitled “Inorganic nano ceramics decorated polymer nano composite films: an Opto-electronic study”, guided by Dr. Siddaramaiah, Awarded during December 2018
  • Sachhidananda Shivanna (PhD Student) got selected as SRF & RA under CSIR during December 2018.



  1. Atul Srivastava, D.V. Gowda, Subba Rao V. Madhunapantula and Siddaramaiah: “Development and Efficacy Assessment of an Enteric Coated Porous Tablet Loaded With F4 Fimbriae for Oral Vaccination of Piglets against F4+ Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Infections”, Current Drug Delivery, 13(1) (2016) 121-130. ISSN: 1567-2018, Impact factor –1.5.
  2. S. Madhukar, R. Somashekar, D.G. Bhadre Gowda, V. Annadurai and Siddaramaiah: “Phase behaviors of PU/SPI green composites using SAXS profiles”, Advances in Polym. Tech., 35 (1) (2016) 21526, ISSN: 1098-2329, Impact factor – 1.114.
  3. Mujeeda Banu, N. Prasad and Siddaramaiah: “Effect of antioxidant on thermal stability of vegetable oils by using ultrasonic studies”, Intl. Food Research J., 23(2) (2016) 528-536. ISSN 22317546 (Print), ISSN 19854668 (Online).
  4. Nithin, S.K, Shivanna S, Shilpa Nagaraj K, Chiranjeevi, Ranjith, Chinmayee, S and Siddaramaiah: “Poly (vinyl alcohol) decorated lithium doped stannous oxide nanocomposites as highly flexible UVA shieldants”, Chem. Sci. J., 7 (2016) 121. ISSN: 2150-3494.
  5. S. Nithin; K.N. Shilpa, S. Sachhidananda and Siddaramaiah: “Highly flexible and visibly transparent poly(vinyl alcohol)/calcium zincate nano composite films for UVA shielding applications as assessed by novel ultraviolet photons induced fluorescence quenching”, Macromolecules, 49 (7) (2016), 2791-2801. ISSN: 0024-9297 Web Edition ISSN: 1520-5835, Impact factor- 5.54.
  6. Ramesha, Siddaramaiah and S. Akhtar: “Abrasive water jet machining behavior of banyan tree saw dust powder loaded polypropylene green composites”, Polym. Comp., 37(6) (2016) 1754 – 1764.
  7. Suma G.R., Nithin K.S., Latha B.V., Shilpa, K.N., S. Sachhidananda, S.V. Sathyanarayana and Siddaramaiah, “Refractive index engineering of strontium doped zirconium oxide (SZO) reinforced poly vinyl pyrrolidone composite films: Effect of dopant content and annealing temperature”, Journal of Eng. Sci. and Computing, 6 (5) (2016) 5703-5709.
  8. Mujeeda Banu, Siddaramaiah and N. Prasad: “Radical Scavenging Activity of Tertiary Butyl Hydroquinone and Assessment of Stability of Palm Oil (Elaeis guineensis) by Ultrasonic Studies”, Biochem. Eng. Q., 30 (4) (2016) 477–487.


Roopa S

  1. Stabilization of Expansive soil using Ground Granulated Blast furnace Slag. (2016). International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering & Research,3(9), 102-106. doi:10.21884/ijmter.2016.3049.fvhb2 (September)

Hemavathi A B

  1. Hemavathi, A. B., Hebbar, H. U., & Raghavarao, K. S. M. S. (2016). Reverse micellar extraction of bioactive compounds for food products. In Enhancing Extraction Processes in the Food Industry (pp. 436-473). CRC Press.



 S.Nithin, K.N.Shilpa, S. Sachhidananda and Siddaramaiah: Visibly transparent PVA/sodium doped dysprosia (Na2Dy2O4) nano composite films with high refractive index: An optical study, J. Alloys and Compounds, 694 (2017) 884-891.

  1. Mahesh, G.S. Nanjundaswamy, D. Channe Gowda and Siddaramaiah: “Investigation on miscibility behaviors of elastin like polypentapeptide blends with polyvinyl alcohol in aqueous and solid state”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 134 (12) 2017.
  2. Ramesha, Siddaramaiah and S. Akhtar: “Effect of banyan tree saw dust powder content on the mechanical properties and machining parameters on the machining behaviour of polypropylene composites”, Intl. J. Machining and Machinability of Materials,19 (2), 2017, 160-179.
  3. S. Madhukar, D.G. Bhadregowda, R. Somashekar and Siddaramaiah: “Evaluation of mechanical, thermal and morphological behaviors of polyurethane/mahua seed cake green composite”, Advances in Polym. Tech., 36(2) (2017) 186-195 (Impact factor- 1.114, ISSN:1098-2329).
  4. Suma G.R.; Nithin Kundachira Subramani; Sachhidananda Shivanna; S.V.Satyanarayana and Siddaramaiah: “Optical and electrical evaluation of Ag5Cu0.75O Introduced Poly (vinyl alcohol) Based E.Coli  Sensors”, Journal of Mater. Sci.: Materials in Electronics, 28 (2017) 13139–13148.
  5. Murad Q.A. Al-Gunaid, Adel M.N Saeed, S. Nithin, B.S. Madhukar and Siddaramaiah: “Optical parameters, electrical permittivity and I-V characteristics of  PVA/Cs2CuO2 nanocomposite films for opto-electronic applications”, J. Mater. Sci.: Materials in Electronics, 28 (11) 2017, pp 8074–8086.
  6. Santhosh, G. P. Nayaka, Johnston Aranha and Siddaramaiah: “Investigation on Electrical and Dielectric Behaviour of Halloysite Nanotube Incorporated Polycarbonate Nanocomposite Films”, Trans Indian Inst. Met., 70(3) (2017), 549-555.
  7. Suma G.R., S. Nithin, Shilpa K.N., S. Sachhidananda, S.V.Satyanarayana and Siddaramaiah: “Effect of Ce0.5Zr0.5O2 Nano Fillers on Structural and Optical Behaviors of Poly (vinyl alcohol)”, Journal of Mater. Sci.: Materials in Electronics, 28(14) (2017), pp 10707–10714.
  8. R. Suma, Nithin Kundachira Subramani, S. Sachhidananda, S.V. Satyanarayana and Siddaramaiah: “Nanotechnology enabled E.Colisensors: An opto-electronic study”, Materials Today: Proceedings,  4(10) (2017), 11300–11304.
  9. Santhosh, G.P.Nayaka, B.S. Madhukar, and Siddaramaiah: “Optical properties of PVP/Li3GaO3 nanocomposites”, Materials Today: Proceedings 4 (2017) 12061–12069.
  10. S. Shivakumar Gouda, Vijay Chatterjee, Siddaramaiah, P.K. Barhai, and G.B. Veeresh Kumar: “Fracture toughness of glass epoxy laminates using carbon nano particles and ETBN rubber”, Materials Performances and Characterization, 6 (1) (2017) 488-499.
  11. Chaurasia Priya, Dayashankar, P. C. Deepika and Siddaramaiah: “Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation of Citric Acid-Based NanoHydroxyapatite Composite Graft in the Regeneration of Intrabony Defects – A Randomized Controlled Trial”, Contemporary Clinical Dentistry, 8(3) (2017) 380-386.



  1. Santhosh, G.P. Nayaka, B.S. Madhukar, and Siddaramaiah: “Luminescent down-shifting aluminosilicate nanocomposites: an efficient UVA shielding Material for photovoltaics”, J. Mater. Sci.: Materials in Electronics, 29 (2018), 6720–6729.
  2. Murad Q.A. Al-Gunaid, Adel M.N Saeed and Siddaramaiah: “Effect of electrolyte content on electrical permittivity, thermal stability and optical dispersion of PVA/Cs2CuO2-LiClO4 nanocomposite solid polymer electrolytes”, Appl. Polym. Sci., 135(8) (2018) 45852.
  3. S. Madhukar, D.G. Bhadregowda, K.Hemalatha, R.Somashekar and Siddaramaiah: “Polyurethane/ soya protein isolate green composites: spectral, microstructural, thermal, swelling and biodegradation behaviors”, Advances in Polym. Tech., 37(2) (2018) 399-410 (Impact factor – 1.114, ISSN:1098-2329).
  4. Chethana and Siddaramaiah: “Restricted equilibrium swelling of n-alkanes posed by ginger spent filled polyurethane green composites during sorption, desorption, resorption and redesorption processes”, Advances in Polym. Tech., 37(2) (2018) 484-497 (Impact factor – 1.114, ISSN:1098-2329).
  5. S. Nithin, S. Sachhidananda, K.N. Shilpa and Siddaramaiah: “Refractive Index Engineering of Poly (Vinyl Alcohol)/Li2ZnO2 Nanocomposites: Effect of Filler Content and Annealing Temperature”, AIP Conf. Proc., 1943, (2018) 020127-1–020127-9.
  6. Adel M.N Saeed, Murad Q.A. Al-Gunaid and Siddaramaiah: “Effect of lithium perchlorate on the opto-electrical and thermal properties of poly (vinyl pyrrolidone)/nano cesium aluminate solid polymer electrolytes”, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engg., 57 (15) (2018) 1554–1566.
  7. S. Nithin, S. Sachhidananda, K.N. Shilpa, B. Suresha, B.M. Jagajeevan Raj and Siddaramaiah: Optoelectronic behaviours of UV shielding calcium zirconate reinforced polycarbonate nanocomposite films: An optical view, Materials Today: Proceedings, 5 (2018) 16626–16632.
  8. Vasundhra, Ajay Bhardwaj, P. C. Deepika and Siddaramaiah: “Zinc Incorporated Nano Hydroxyapatite: A Novel Bone Graft Used for Regeneration of Intrabony Defects”, Contemporary Clinical Dentistry, 9(3) (2018) 427-433.



  1. Pradeepa, K. G., & Shashidhara, G. M. (2018). Comparative study on experimental and Kerner model predictions of viscoelastic properties of Polyamide 6/Polyvinyl alcohol blends. Journal of Research Updates in Polymer Science, 7(1), 14-20.


  1. Finishing School was conducted on “Industrial prospects on polymer compounding, processing and quality control” for final year B.E. students from October 2016 to February 2017, sponsored by TEQIP-II.


  1. MoU was exchanged Between JSSSTU, S.J. College of Engg., Mysuru and M/s. Toyoda Gosei South India Pvt. Ltd., Bidadi; On 29th January 2018.
  2. Organized two days National Conference on Novel Polymeric Materials (POLYCON-2017), at SJCE, Mysuru, during 15-16, Sept. 2017.
  3. Conducted One day workshop on “Advanced Analytical Techniques for Polymer Characterization” with the expert team from M/s. Toyoda Gosei South India Pvt. Ltd., Ramanagara at JSSSTU, Mysuru, on 29/1/2018.
  4. Organized One day training program on soft ware up-gradation of XRD techniques and its applciations organized by department of Polymer Science and Technology under TEQIP-III Initiative, held at JSSSTU, SJCE, Mysuru, on 12th February 2018.
  5. Conducted One day workshop on “Injection Molding and Beyond” in association with Toyoda Gosei South India Pvt. Ltd., Bidadi (TEQIP-II sponsored) at JSSSTU, SJCE, Mysuru, on 24th March 2018.
  6. Hosted GIAN Program on “Emerging intelligent polymer materials: From science to industrial applications” from 16th to 27th July 2018 by Prashantha Kalappa, Professor, Institut Mines-Télécom, Lille-Douai, France (supported by MHRD, GOI, New Delhi).
  7. Conducted Two day training program on “Polymer Testing and Characterization” for Toyoda Gosei South India Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru employees, at Department of Polymer Science and Technology, SJCE, Mysuru, on 30thand 31st July 2018.


  1. Organized one day National Symposium in Memory of Dr. K. S. Jagadeesh and Dr. G. M. Shashidhara on “Advancement in Polymer Technology”, by Department of Polymer Science and Technology, SJCE, on 25th August 2018.
  2. A two week GIAN Program on “High value manufacturing (HVM) of advanced multi-functional composite materials through robotics: Aerospace, automotive and energy applications” by Prof. Prasad Potluri, Professor & Research Director, Northwest Composites Centre, University of Manchester, UK is approved for 20/12/2018 to 31/12/2018.
  3. A two week GIAN Program on, “Composite materials and structures: Processing & fabrication, analysis and design”, by Prof. Kunigal N. Shivakumar, North Carolina A & T State University, USA is approved for 31-12-2018 to 11-01-2019.
  1. Patent filed: Siddaramaiah, Nithin Kundachira Subramani, Sachhidananda S, Shilpa K. N. and B. M. Jagjeevan Raj: Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposite Thick film Based Optical Band Pass Filter and Photovoltaic Converter (material).
  2. Patent filed: Siddaramaiah, Nithin, K. S., Sachhidananda, S., Shilpa K. N. and B. M. Jagajeevan Raj “Biodegradable Polymer Based Fruit Packaging Materials with Improved Shelf life”.
  3. KSCST, Bengaluru granted Rs. 4000.00 for Dr. Siddaramaiah (PI); Dr. K.S. Nithin (Co) for the project” Polymer nanocomposite based strain sensors for structural health monitoring”