CIPET is renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology
Centre has been renamed the Central Institute of Plastics
Engineering & Technology (CIPET), a premier national institution under the
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, as Central Institute of Petrochemicals
Engineering & Technology (CIPET).
The announcement was made by the Union Minister for
Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda.
The name change has been registered under the Tamil Nadu
Societies Registration Act 1975, that is, Tamil Nadu Act 27 of 1975.
CIPET will support the growth of the entire petrochemical
sector with a focus on Academics, Skilling, Technology Support, and Research.
The primary objective of the Institute is to contribute
towards the growth of the plastics industry through a combined program of
education and research.
The Institute, so far, has created closer ties with
industries with an aim to create innovative plastic-based solutions that are
resource-efficient and marketable.
CIPET : A fact file
CIPET was established in 1968 at Chennai, Tamil Nadu with a
tie-up with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
It has various campuses across the country.
Admission to these centres is through the joint entrance
examination conducted every year by CIPET.