Dandeli Education Society's

Bangurnagar Arts, Science & Commerce College

Barchi Road, Ambewadi, Dandeli-581325

Re-Accredited by NAAC at 'B' Grade Level

Department of Bachelor of Applied Science 

Paper is one of the common commodities that we need in our day to day life. Modern papermaking had its birth in 16th century and since then, paper sector across the globe have grown by leaps and bounds. Globalization, technology and literacy have made the paper sector one of the most important sources of revenues in our country. With increasing demand of ‘readymade’ manpower in the country, Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc.) found its roots in the year 1978 under the sponsorship of WCPM and Dandeli Education Society (DES) Dandeli. Our course is a unique experiment in Academy Industry Interaction which is a standing example for Skill Development introduced 40 years ago in BNDC and running successfully till today as self-financed unaided course with the support and help of one of the largest paper industry in India i.e. West Coast Paper Mills(WCPM) Limited Dandeli. Ever since, the course has had the distinction of providing the paper industry with ‘diamonds’ that not lost their luster in the years gone by. Today the products of this course have the privilege of being well placed in the top management levels of leading paper and allied industries across the globe.

This Industrio- academic venture was prepared jointly by interaction between academic luminaries of the college, University experts and senior people of the industry in particular WCPM. The course curriculum was evolved jointly by them is interdisciplinary syllabi comprising components of pure science, applied engineering and technology, language and management. Project work and industrial training are integrated in the course syllabi which prepare graduates to handle day to day work confidently. This course has all the ingredients to fulfill the needs of a good papermaker. There has been continual improvement in the course content and teaching methodology to meet the growing needs and demands of the paper industry.

100% placement even after 40 long years justifies every claim made about the excellence and relevance of this job oriented course. Nearly 600 graduates and 80 post graduates completing the course occupy responsible positions in more than 50 big and small paper mills across the country and abroad. Many of the pass outs have also joined allied industries such as chemical sales and marketing, technical services, machine tools etc., and drawing lucrative salaries on par with engineering graduates. A few have even set up their own industrial enterprises related to paper.

  • Unique inter disciplinary 4 year degree non-semester course in South East Asia.
  • Students scoring 50% marks in PCM at PUC or equivalent examinations are admitted through entrance test conducted by college.
  • Chemical Engineering based industry relevant curriculum to take care of current technologies and innovative ideas•
  • Highly rationalized fees structure draws students from all over the country.
  • Adequate infrastructure and well equipped laboratories, well stocked college library, KUPG Centre Library, Technical Library at Research Centre of the mill motivate and help students to gain required knowledge.
  • Department has established close collaboration with almost all integrated paper mills, CPPRI and IPT – Saharanpur, FRI Dehradun etc.
  • A Post-graduate Programme in Pulp and Paper Science Technology leading to M.Sc. (Tech) Degree of Karnatak University Dharwad has been started in pursuance of a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding among the college, the university and the West Coast Paper Mills Ltd., Dandeli which is an extension of the B.A.Sc. Degree Course.
  • Well-qualified and dedicated staff members having gained high accreditation in the industry, guide the students joining the course.

B.A.Sc. Bachelor of Applied Science (Pulp and Paper Science)

Eligibility: Pass in 10 + 2 / Pre-University Course / Equivalent. Candidate should have studied Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics (PCM) scoring 50% marks or equivalent examinations are admitted through entrance test conducted by college.

The applying candidates must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics at XII STD or equivalent with English as a compulsory subject. The candidates are also required to clear an entrance test along with viva voce in order to be eligible for admissions. 30% of seats are reserved for management quota, 20% for reservations (SC/ST/OBC), and 50% for General Merit. (Changes according to Government rules)

Academic Calendar:
June 1st to 30 – Entrance test and admissions
July 1st – October 15 - I term
September – Mid-term test
October 15 to November 30 – Mid-term vacation/Industrial Training
March – Preliminary Examination
December 1st to March 31st - II term
April – Practical Examination
May – Final Examination

Career Opportunity:

  • The course has been marching ahead since 1978 only to become better with each and every step.
  • 100% placement, increasing campus interviews, encouraging response from the industry reveal the story that the products of this course have established that they are the best in the industry.
  • Further study provided by the introduction of the M. Sc. Tech course is instrumental in enhancing the skills of graduates to a great extent.

Placement positions



Working in Indian Mills



Working in Mills abroad



Other allied fields



Pursuing Higher studies



Own Industry



Teaching field



Other than paper field



Private Business



Total :



CAMPUS: 2018-2019

  1. Campus by JKCPM on 24/12/2018
  2. Campus by SWIL on  04/01/2019
  3. Campus by Khanna Paper Mills Punjab on  08/03/2019
  4. Campus by SPB Tamilnadu

Mills visiting for campus:

  1. West Coast Paper Mills Limited, Dandeli.
  2. ITC PSPD (Bhadrachalam)
  3. Ballarpur Industries Limited (Balharshah, Sewa, BGPL Units)
  4. JK Paper Mills Limited (Raygada and Songadh Units)
  5. South India Paper Mills limited, Mysore.
  6. Shalimar Wires India Ltd., Kolkatta
  7. Balakrishna Paper Mills, Mumbai.
  8. IVAX chemicals limited. (Hyderabad)
  9. Lalchandani & associates, Delhi.
  10. Voith International Co Faridabad, Delhi
  11. Wires and Fabriks, Jaipur
  12. Emami Paper Mills, Orissa
  13. Khanna Paper Mills, Punjab
  14. Seshasayee Paper and Boards,Tamilnadu
  15. Security Papers, Bidar

Conferences and Seminars:

  • Regular seminars and workshops conducted by the department through Pulp and Paper Association
  • National level seminar on “Paper industry towards 2000 AD”in 1995.
  • National seminar on “Modern Paper making technologies” in 2002.
  • National seminar on “Vision building for Paper Industry” during Silver Jubilee celebrations in 2004.
  • National seminar on “Coating, Printing and Conversion of Paper” held on 23rd and 24th of January 2009.
  • Alumni and many experts and Resource personnel from Paper Industries, Allied fields and Chemical suppliers  involved.
  • Release of Souvenirs on all these occasions is a great achievement.
  • PPA Inauguration from Shri P K Sarkar 2008
  • Dashakotsava of  MSc Tech PG course celebrated o  3rd October 2009
  • PPA Inauguration done by Shri N P Prabhu IPPTA president and ED Mysore Paper Mills Ltd.,Bhadravati on 26/02/2010

Guest Lectures:

1. Alumni and former staff of our department Mr. Santosh Chavan, VP Product and Technology Development Ahlstrom Specialties France visited the laboratory and addressed BASc III and IV year students on 29/08/2017.

2. Mr. AG Darak, AGM P D & P Department WCPM Ltd., Dandeli gave a lecture on Energy conservation in Paper Industry on 25/03/2017 to B.A.Sc. I to IV students and staff.

3. Shri M N Bhat DGM Production JK CPM and Alumni BNDC visited the department on 24/2/2018 for conducting campus interview and gave a lecture on Paper machines and production enhancement at JK CPM

4. Shri Narendra Upadhya DGM HR JK CPM visited the department on 24/2/2018 for conducting campus interview and gave a lecture on Procurement of raw material and career opportunities at JK CPM


5. Mr. Ravi Hegde, VP SWIL Ltd., Kolkata and Alumni BNDC visited the department on 04/01/2019 for campus selection and had discussion with final year boys regarding job selection

6. Satish Hodage VP Alabama Cellulose Solutions Pvt Ltd., Thane Maharastra and Alumni BNDC visited the department on 12/02/2019 and interacted with BASc final year boys.


7. Ashutosh Shukla DGM Production gave details of paper machines available in KPM and grades of paper and board manufactured and specialty of their machines and details of their 5th machine. Ranu Chauhan Lead HR Khanna Paper Mills Ltd., talked in detail about Job opportunities at KPM and why job at KPM is best and also gave details of growth paths available at KPM and the working culture at KPM and employee friendly management at KPM


Industrial Visits:

  • All the students studying in B.A.Sc. I to IV visit various sections of mill on days allotted by HOD and submit report to concerned staff.
  • In the 4th year each student will be allotted a topic for project, which is related to prescribe departments of the paper mill.
  • The student shall submit to the head of the institution typewritten project report of approximately 100 pages of A4 size.
  • The project report will be evaluated for 100 marks in which evaluation of project report will be 50 marks; viva 30 marks and industrial tour report 10 marks and 10 marks for PowerPoint presentation at the end of the 4th year.
  • The final year student shall visit along with staff member various paper mills in the country undertaking an industrial tour and submit the report at the time of examination along with project report.






Inplant Training:


  • Each student is required to undergo two separate 45 days’ Inplant training (III and IV year) in the mill allotted by the HOD & Principal.
  • At the end of the inplant training the student is required to submit the Report of about 100 typed A4 size pages to the Principal within a month of their reporting back to the college from the training.
  • The Inplant training report will be evaluated out of 100 marks, i.e. 50 marks for report evaluation, 10 marks for performance reports sent by the industry and 30 marks viva and 10 Marks for Power Point presentation.
  • The viva and report evaluation will be conducted by the Examination Panel constituted by the University consisting of at least one member from Paper Industry.
  • The Panel will submit a comprehensive viva and report mark list to the University.




2014 - 15

2015 - 16

2016 - 17

2017 - 18

2018 -19

B.A.Sc. III and IV







Industries involved







 Research and Development Unit and Consultancy Work:

  • Research & Development activities encouraged through R & D foundation and PPA.
  • Twenty three consultancy projects completed and eleven research papers and a chapter in the book are published.
  • One major research project and two minor research projects funded by UGC successfully completed
  • Unconventional raw materials like cotton stalk and coconut fiber, areca leaf sheath and banana stem tested for use in papermaking by UG and PG students
  • Earn while you learn to help needy UG and PG students involved in research.
  • Collaborative research work done with Food and Nutrition department of University of Agricultural Science, Dharwad on jute and rag pulp blending and study of strength properties