Exploring Avenues Towards Excellence: Department Of Ceramic Engineering

Exploring Avenues Towards Excellence: Department Of Ceramic Engineering

Shibani Sabat | Oct 05, 2020

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The Department of Ceramic Engineering at NIT Rourkela, established in the year 1994, specializes in the development of both traditional and advanced ceramics. Today, the department takes a total of 44 students for the 4-year B.Tech course in Ceramic engineering and 13 students for 5-year B.Tech and M.Tech Dual degree courses in Industrial Ceramics. The department also offers a 2-year M.Tech degree in Industrial Ceramics, and M.Tech(Research) and the PhD degree in Ceramic Engineering. Admission for the B.Tech and Dual Degree courses are through JoSAA, and through GATE for M.Tech Degree in Industrial Ceramics.

The department has 14 full-time teaching faculties in all the salient areas of ceramic engineering such as Industrial ceramics, Electroceramics, Bio & Nanoceramics, Structural Ceramics, Advanced Ceramics.

Vision

The department works with a vision to become a globally acclaimed centre of higher learning and research in the field of ceramics and materials engineering, which will serve a preferred destination for undergraduate and postgraduate studies as well as for research scholars. The mission that the department has undertaken is to produce highly qualified graduates possessing a firm foundation in ceramic engineering worthy of serving industry, academia and research organisation in India and abroad.

Opening and Closing Ranks

The opening and closing ranks (in 2019) in the different categories:

 

 

For 4-year B.Tech Course

For 5-year Dual Degree Course

 

 

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

General

HS

33235

51016

54683

57048

OS

28386

36081

36723

38084

OBC-NCL

HS

22363

25270

28391

32239

OS

10107

11132

12355

13319

SC

HS

8464

8677

9575

9575

OS

4412

4836

6514

6514

ST

HS

4941

4941

4963

4963

OS

2297

2825

3756

3756

GEN-EWS

HS

6648

6648

7427

7427

OS

4782

4782

-

-

Prospects

The placement scenario for the department has been getting better over the years with both core and non-core companies actively recruiting the students. Kohler, Saint Gobain, Aditya Birla Group, Tata Steel, Prism Johnson Vedanta, TRL, TATA BSL, Cera, RSP, HSIL, JSW are some of the core companies. Non-core companies like Affine, Tredence, Mu Sigma, Zoomrx, ITC Infotech, TCS, Infosys, Oyo, ZS Associates, etc. also recruit Ceramic Engineers. Students also manage to get admit-offers for further studies from many reputed institutes across the world. There has been a surge in research work in this department in recent years. 8 ongoing research projects are being undertaken by the faculties, which focus on futuristic materials like Lithium-Ion Batteries, Nanomaterials, Advanced Ceramics, nanocarriers for drug delivery, and improved industrial products like advanced refractories and glass, etc. The projects are sponsored by multiple research and developmental organisations like DST, SERB, CSIR, BRNS. The laboratories are well-equipped with industrial-grade machines and research equipment present to aid the students and faculty in their academic and project works. Traditionally, Ceramic Engineers convert naturally occurring raw materials such as rocks and minerals, into useful yet low-cost household and industry products like porcelain, glass and refractories. However, the current trend is to use synthetic and purer raw materials to produce advanced and tailor-made ceramics which can be used as electronic components, bio-ceramics, nuclear materials, aerospace components, etc.

A Concluding Note

The department has come a long way with the support of the hardworking faculty members and the diligent students and completed its Silver Jubilee in the year 2019. MRITTIKA is an annual seminar which is conducted in April by the department. Apart from this, numerous seminars, conferences and workshops are also organised. The Department of Ceramic Engineering has grown in leaps and bounds since its establishment and has a lot to offer on one’s plate.

Team MM wishes the prospective students and the department good luck on their way upon their ladder of success.

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