All India Rubber Industries Association


Review of Diploma Programme in Rubber Technology at Government Polytechnic, Mumbai.

In the year 1999 the AIRIA started Diploma Programme in Rubber Technology in collaboration with Directorate Technical Education & Government Polytechnic, Mumbai "at the instance of Shri M. M. Patel, Honorary Member, AIRIA".The Diploma programme is only one of its kinds in Maharashtra and is vibrating symbol of Institute – Industry Co-operation promoting purposeful technical education in the field of rubber. The programme is good blend of theory and practice including six months actual training in the Industry.


  • Student pass-outs of H.S.C. with Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics are eligible for admission.
  • Diploma Engineering pass-outs are also eligible to apply.
Year No. of Students
1999 05
2000 12
2001 09
2002 11
2003 16
2004 12
2005 26
2006 25
2007 25
2008 19
2009 11

Lecturers / Faculties

  • Programme is organized by one programme Co-ordinator Mr. B.B. Kulkarni and one Academic Co-ordinator.
  • Following faculties have contributed in bringing this Diploma to the level it is today
Name Company
Mr. Mehul Patel Attunded Polymers Pvt.Ltd.
Dr. A.M. Prabhu Apar Industries
Dr. P. Mahapatra Apar Industries
Mr. C. Rajan Apar Industries
Mr. Chinmoy Dhole CABOT
Mr. Sunil Srivastav Abhiman Polymer
Mr. Asokakumar Duflon Polymers
Prof. V.R. Altekar Rtd. Prof.
Prof. Kumud Joshi Rtd. Prof.
Mr. M.D. Dixit Rtd. Engineer (GKW)
Mr. B.B. Kulkarni Government Polytechnic
Mr. A.K. Ghosh Ex. NOCIL
Mr. D.N. Singh Santosh Machinery
…..With many others

Industries Visit

During the tenure students visit following industries operating in the filed of Rubber

  • product Manufacture and machinery manufactures
  • Monarch Engineering
  • Paramount Seals & Packaging
  • Trinity Auto Engineering
  • Sujan Industry
  • Bhairav Rubber Products
  • Trimbak Rubber
  • Gold Seal Eng. Products Pvt.Ltd.
  • Sundeep Industry
  • Jayashree Rubber Products Pvt. Ltd.
  • Lanxess India Pvt.Ltd.
  • CEAT Ltd.
  • Meghna Engineering
  • Cupid Ltd. Nashik
  • Kanjur Naturals


  • Students are taken to attend conferences and Rubber Expos conduced by IRI & AIRIA almost every year.
  • Last academic year students visited Rubber Board Training Centre at Kottayam for a special training of one week where they had an opportunity of visiting rubber plantation ISNR units and underwent some practical training in Rubber Board Laboratories.
  • In 2007 students visited Rubber Expo at Chennai organized by AIRIA along with their faculties. In this expo, polytechnic students won the first prize of Rs 10,000/- in quiz competition.
  • In 2007 Shri R.V. Gandhi, Managing Director of Gujrat Reclaim & Rubber Products Ltd. donated books on rubber technology worth Rs. One lakh to the Government Polytechnic
  • Every year AIRIA is rewarding scholarship to the deserving students of the Rubber Technology worth around Rs. One lakh. In 2009 AIRIA has awarded scholarships worth Rs. 1,01,561/-
  • Placement of 25 students for inplant training is complete in the Following companies for 2009.
    • NOCIL
    • Laxness India Pvt.Ltd.
    • Zenith Rubber & Plastic Works
    • Industrial Rubber Products
    • Mansion Auto
    • Pololight Industries Ltd.
    • Gold Seal Eng. Products Pvt.Ltd.
    • Bhairav Rubber Products
    • Basant Rubber Factory Ltd.
  • In the academic year 2009 -10 expert lecturers from industry were invited to deliver lectures on the latest developments and products marketed by different companies.


  • Till to date this diploma program has produced 40 technicians who are serving the rubber industry in different capacities and fields of production, marketing and quality control etc.
  • Important companies to be noted are:
    • PIX Transmission Ltd.
    • Mclube Asia Pvt.Ltd.
    • Lord India Chemical Products Pvt.Ltd.
    • A.B. Brothers
    • Mega Rubber Technologies
    • Gujarat Reclaim & Rubber Products Ltd.
    • IRMRA
    • Markvel International
    • Vaid Elastomers Processers Ltd
    • Jayashree Rubber Products Pvt.Ltd.
    • Sephulchre Brothers India
    • Manson auto
    • CEAT Ltd.
    • Balkrishna Tyres
    • Gold seal Engg. Products Pvt.Ltd.
    • Laxness India Pvt.Ltd.
    • Mona Tona Tyres.
    • SRI Impex Pvt.Ltd.
  • This year inspite of the recession and global economic meltdown the employment of students was satisfactory. All 21 students got the employment in different companies only 4 students have opted for higher education.