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Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology

  • 29 May 2020
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Recently, the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) has been renamed as the Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET).

Key Points

  • The changed name has been registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act 1975.
  • CIPET is a premier national institution under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
  • It was established in 1968 by the Government of India with the assistance of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at Chennai.
  • The primary objective of CIPET has been contributing towards the growth of the plastics industry through a combined program of education and research.
  • With the change in name, now CIPET will be in a position to fully devote itself for the growth of the entire petrochemical sector with a focus on academics, skilling, technology support and research.

Source: PIB

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