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Sculpting Innovative Minds: Department Of Metallurgical And Materials Engineering

Oct 2, 2020|a minute

Aditi Golchha


Established in the year 1963, the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering has emerged to be an interdisciplinary department of considerable prestige and has successfully produced many brilliant minds over the years, who have served the nation in both - the industrial field as well as the arena of research. Offering a total of 62 seats currently, the department boasts of a total of 16 enthusiastic professors who are highly regarded experts and are one of the most well-known minds in their respective fields across the country.

With the vision of becoming the nucleus of Materials Innovation, the department strives hard to produce quality engineers and scholars. Students are offered admissions in B.Tech, M.tech, Dual Degree and PhD programmes. Admissions of B.Tech and Dual Degree courses are done through JOSAA, and for M.Tech programme through GATE.

Opening And Closing Ranks

For the admission process in 2019, the closing ranks for different categories are given below:

Research Works

Having an excellent research scenario, the department aims to foster innovative minds, conduct research and accomplish development in the fields of fracture mechanics, advanced materials like polymer composite, nanomaterials, thin film, etc. To support this, the department has well-equipped laboratories that cater to all the subjects of the stream. The recent development includes the procurement of big-budget high-end equipment to advance the research culture.

Various remarkable research projects related to domains of advanced materials, heat treatment, computational metallurgy, polymer composites, nanomaterials, composite materials, etc. are undertaken by the faculty members of the department with funding from reputed organisations like DRDO, SERB, DST, and CSIR.

Prospects

The students from the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering manage to get placed in both core as well as non-core companies. About 85% of the students choose to go for placements, and the rest go for higher studies. Despite the industry being hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, the placement percentage was 93.33% for the academic year 2019-20.
For non-core, the sector division is topped by education followed by analytics, IT/software and startup. Some of the core companies that visit the campus to recruit students are Tata Steel Bhushan, Jindal Stainless Ltd., JSW Dolvi, Aditya Birla Group – Hindalco, Vedanta, Adani Group, Tata Bluescope, etc**.** Some of the non-core companies that visit are Fractal Analytics, Capgemini, ZS Associates, ITC Infotech, Aakash Institue, Goldman Sachs, Optum, etc.
The professors also take utmost care and earnestly guide the students, encouraging them to perform well in GATE. The department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering promises a bright career ahead if the students are willing to put in efforts.

Message From Head Of Department

When asked about the status quo of the branch, the Head of the Department Prof. Anindya Basu, said:

Ours is a very vibrant branch in context to the numerous workshops, seminars, and conferences that we conduct, where students get an opportunity to explore different fields and come across a lot of new people. We have an incredible research atmosphere that builds a solid foundation for the students who are willing to pursue higher education. We make sure that our students are abreast of all the latest development projects. In recent years, some very talented and zealous young faculty members have joined the department, who are working diligently to take our department to newer heights.

Team MM wishes prospective students and the department, the very best for their endeavours ahead.

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