Challenges and Opportunities for Students – Overview of Rubber Industry

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Event Date16th December 2021
Mode of ConductPhysical
ThemeInteraction with an Entrepreneur
OrganizersDr. G. V. Patil & Mr. Sunilsing Rajput
SpeakersDr. Virendrakumar Gupta, Head R&D & Senior VP, Reliance Research
No of Students Participated45
No of Faculty Participated12

Bio-data of Speaker: Dr. Kasilingam Rajkumar is a Rubber Technologist from IIT Kharaghpur, with excellent academic record throughout the career along with 20 + years of rich experience in the field of Research & Development, Testing, Training and Consultancy services on Polymer / Rubber Technology and Currently, working as, Director, at Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association [IRMRA], aff. to Min. of Com. & Industry, GoI, Thane, and responsible for overall operations of IRMRA. My recently added Management Degree [MBA] in Operational Management and Doctoral Degree [PhD] in the emerging field of Polymer / Rubber Nano composites are added feather in my career to take any challenging leadership career in scientific and technological research and associated activities. Under my leadership, we have completed several sponsored and product development projects at IRMRA which includes evaluation of chemicals and additives in Rubber formulations, Industrial consultancy projects for MSME sectors, critical product development for defence and nuclear sectors. During my tenure of 17 years, at IRMRA, I was instrumental for the growth of IRMRA’s services by acquiring key quality credentials to the organization like ISO 9001 certifications, NABL accreditations, DGMS, BIS & CEMILAC recognitions etc. Several initiatives are taken to expand its activities for business enhancement like ISO 17020 accreditation, finalizing MoU with SARPOL, finalizing projects for Chennai center etc.

The webinar started with welcome of all speakers and Principal, J. W. Bakal. Then initially talk was delivered by Dr. Rajkumar Kasilingam, who is Director, Of IRMRA Mumbai. He gave insights all about rubber material from old days till now and upcoming future of rubber industry in India. He shared his all experience and his journey with IRMRA with students.