All India Rubber Industries Association


Annual review of diploma programme in rubber technology at government polytechnic, mumbai for the year 2019-20

Diploma Programme in Rubber Technology was started in the year 1999 by AIRIA in collaboration with Directorate Technical Education (DTE) & Government Polytechnic, Mumbai. This Diploma programme is the only one of its kind in Maharashtra. It is vibrating symbol of “Institute – Industry Co-operation programme “promoting purposeful technical education in the field of rubber. The programme is a good blend of theory and practical including six months actual in plant training in the Industry.



The duration of the course is of 3 years, in which the 6th semester is In-plant training. The response to this course is overwhelming. The admission to this course last year was 15 students against the intake capacity of 30 students. Although the quality of students needs improvement for want of good lecturers from the industry, all 100% students are employed by the industry.

The no. of students admitted in each year right from the inception of this course is given below:

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
Year No. of Students
2010 14
2011 22
2012 21
2013 25
2014 25+2
2015 30+2
2016 22
2017 32
2018 15
2019 20 approx

*Admissions for the year 2021 are in progress.

Lecturers / Faculties

The Programme of Rubber Technology course is run by Programme Advisor Mr. P M Shetye and administered by Mr. Khupse. Mr. Mehul Patel manages the overall operations.

The following faculties have contributed in bringing this Diploma to the level:

Name Company
Dr. A. M. Prabhu Apcotex Solution India Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Abhijeet Patil Government Polytechnic Mumbai
Mr. Shashank Shetty Visiting Lecturer
Mrs. Pawar Government Polytechnic, Mumbai
Mr. Sunil Srivastav Arizona Techzeal Vasai
Mr. P. M. Shetye Visiting Lecturer
Mrs. Rashmi Jaiswal Visiting Lecturer
Mrs. Kiran Janwalkar Visiting Lecturer
Mr. A. V. Lonkar Government Polytechnic
Mr. Amol Naikwadi ICT, Matunga
…..With many others


Activities conducted during the last ODD Term 2019 are listed below:

  • Third year Students completed their Diploma in Rubber Technology this year 2018 are already employed by various Rubber industries while a few of them has gone for Higher Education.
  • Students are provided training in United Rubber industries, IRMRA, Mega Rubber Industries, Zenith Rubber Industries, Rubber Board, Ami Polymers, and Mask Polymers etc.
  • Also a long Industrial visit was arranged to Rubber Board Kottayam, Kerala.
  • Frequent PBOS and BOS (Board of Studies) meeting were attended by Mr. Mehul Patel, Mr. Sundeep Gokhale and on behalf of AIRIA to discuss on matters related to course content and administration issues.


Till to date this diploma program has produced 309 technicians who are serving the rubber industry in different capacities and fields of production, marketing and quality control etc.

The Trust also sponsoring of various technical seminar, talks and giving scholarship every year to meritorious students of the Kamraj Colloge of Engineering and MIT, Chennai. Sponsoring students for short term courses at IIT Khargpur.