PIU - The First Indian University Dedicated to
Plastics and Sustainability

PIU is India’s leading institution, merging innovation, sustainability, and academic excellence. Nurtured under the esteemed Plastindia Foundation, PIU is a testimony to the association’s vision of creating leaders in the plastics and sustainability domains. As the first university in India dedicated to Plastics and Sustainability, PIU stands as an inspiration for specialized education in technology and management. Our mission is to cultivate well-trained, culturally sensitive professionals who are not only equipped with technical expertise but are also poised to lead sustainable initiatives from society’s perspective in plastics and allied industries. At PIU, we go beyond conventional education systems by offering experiential learning that aligns with the evolving needs of the industry. Our commitment extends to providing industry-ready programmes, ensuring that professionals already working in the industry can stay up-to-date with the latest advancements and trends.

In a transformative move towards global collaboration, PIU has entered into a technical partnership with the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML), USA. This partnership is inclined towards building a top-tier institution for Plastics & Polymer technology and processing within India, providing our students with unparalleled exposure to best practices and cutting-edge research on a global basis. With plastics and polymers growing as one of the fastest in the materials domain, PIU recognizes the need for clear, long-term goals and actionable plans. Our programmes are curated to meet the demands of this dynamic industry, preparing our students to contribute significantly to the disruptive growth expected in the next two decades.

The Evolution of PIU

Plastindia Foundation (PIF) has been the apex body of major associations connected with plastics in India since 1987.

PIF is committed to evolving as an internationally recognised organisation devoted to promoting excellence in the field of plastics and making India a preferred sourcing base for plastics products for the world. Recognizing the shortage of techno-managerial talent in the plastics industries, the Foundation established PIU to meet the demand for skilled experts and managers, fostering growth and prosperity in the plastics industry.


To provide world-class education and well-trained, culturally sensitive technical human resources to the Plastics, Polymer and allied industries through technology and management courses.


To become a world-class research and development centre for imparting education, training, research & innovation in the areas of Plastics and Polymer Industry.


  • Set up a multi-faculty Technical University specializing in Plastics Technology.
  • Establish a world-class Research and Development Centre in Plastics Technology and Polymer Science.
  • Promote Process Design, Testing and Innovation in Plastics Technology and Polymer Science.
  • Establish a World Class University for Higher and Continuing Education with an emphasis on periodical upgradation of technology and curricula.
  • To conduct Continuing Education programs to ensure that the industry is updated about the latest practices in technology and production.
  • Provide Skilled Human Resources to the Plastics and Polymer Industry.
  • To collaborate with International Universities with an objective to ensure that academics meet international standards.

Our Core Values and Academic Philosophy
That Drive Us Forward

PIU strives to build plastic industry leaders and entrepreneurs who can contribute to the nation’s overall development and create a significant global impact. The programs will offer intensive training programs in the plastics and polymer sector that will shape the future of society.

Core Values




Integrity and

Academic Philosophy

At PIU, we are focused on developing a quality curriculum, ensuring to impart the required knowledge, skill and attitude among our students that will enable them to identify the needs of the global polymer sector and come up with effective solutions related to the persisting problems in the polymer industry. To be rated internationally for teaching and research, our university is focused on:


To establish that the knowledge
will be ‘used’ conceptually

Research and Innovation

To create a suitable work environment and encourage knowledge-sharing by providing infrastructure and facilities that promote Innovation and Exploration


To serve the community by value addition through solving persisting societal challenges

PIU has developed its niche and position to attract the best faculty talent to upgrade the excellence and quality of students. It has adopted learning by co-creation, by catering for the process and outputs of co-creation and by visualising a world where the achievements of an individual come through the shared efforts of a group. At PIU, our focus is restricted not just to academics but also revolves around developing students with the following skills:

  • Dealing with Complexity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Global Reach Problem Solving
  • Cooperation

What Makes PIU Stand Apart?

With new-age programmes and state-of-the-art research facilities, the University offers students an exceptional learning experience. Here are the distinguishing factors that position PIU as the go-to choice for individuals aiming to leave a notable impact in the field of plastics.

  • Smart Machines
  • Industry 4.0
  • Microprocessor based equipment
  • Fully Electrical machines, Servo drives etc
  • Upstream innovation through Design for Recycling
  • 3D printing
  • CAD, CAM and CAE aiding simulation
  • Biopolymers/Biodegradable/Compostable polymers
  • Speciality additives
  • Nano technology
  • Development of new catalysts
  • Environment sustainability prospects
  • Agriculture & allied industries
  • Health care
  • Innovative packaging,
  • Infrastructure etc.,
India's First University Dedicated to Sustainable Plastics Production & Management
Strong Startup
Infrastructure with
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