Industry Faculty Profile

Dr. Arghya Majumder

Director, School of Mines and Metallurgy

Kazi Nazrul University

Industry Faculty in Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

School of Engineering

  director.smm@knu.ac.in

Currently working as Director, School of Mines, Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol, West Bengal. Formerly Deputy General Manager (Quality Assurance) at Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, Visakhapatnam, Sri Arghya Majumder, did his graduation in Metallurgical Engineering and Master degree in Industrial Metallurgy from Jadavpur University. He is a PhD holder from Jadavpur University. A Certified lead and internal auditor for Quality Management System (QMS) and Integrated Management system (IMS) by BVC, UK, he had been conducting regular audits of Core departments as well as Marketing branch offices and stockyards for the last 10 years. He also has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA) from Pondicherry University. He was part of the team in commissioning and stabilization of Cold Rolling Mill of M/s Walzen Strips Pvt. Ltd.,Biradingi, Howrah. Two times Creativity Award Winner, Sri Majumder has been a part of commissioning of new Sinter plant and Blast Furnace in Vizag steel Plant. He was selected from Vizag Steel Plant for Industrial Training at Arcelor Mittal, Dunkerque, France as a Quality Expert on Paul Wurth Blast furnace. He was a member of Editorial team responsible for publishing “VIZAG QUEST”. Dr. Majumder has more than 10 National and International Technical paper publications.

  •  Presently working as Director, School of Mines and Metallurgy, Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol, West Bengal, from 12-3-2020 to till date.
  •  Worked as Deputy General Manager in Quality Assurance & Technology Development department in Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, Visakhapatnam since January 1997 which takes care of process control activities starting from Raw material, Sinter Plant as well as Blast furnaces.
  •  Lead auditor ISO 9001:2015. Conducted regular QMS audits of Core departments as well as Marketing branch offices and stockyards of Vizag Steel for the last 10 years.
  •  Worked as Shift Engineer in M/s Walzen Strips Pvt. Ltd., Biradingi, Howrah, from Nov, 1995 to May, 1996. Part of the team in commissioning and stabilization of Cold Rolling Mill.
  •  PhD, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, (Optimisation of sinter plant process parameters to achieve adequate mechanical properties and higher productivity using soft computing tools) at Jadavpur University in 2018.
  •  ME, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Jadavpur University, 1998
  •  B. Tech, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, 1995
  •  PGDCA, Pondicherry University, 2006
  •  Quality assurance and process control in Sinter Plant and Blast Furnace
  •  Mineral Processing
  •  Beneficiations of low-grade raw materials
  •  Ferro Alloys
  •  Low Grade Raw Materials
  •  Environment and waste management
  •  Iron making
  •  Steel Making
  •  Melting of reduced samples
  •  Quality assurance and process control in Sinter Plant and Blast Furnace
  •  Awarded 2nd prize in Oral presentation of technical papers, NMD-2008
  •  Creativity Award winner in the year 2007, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant
  •  Third prize in Oral presentation in National Convention of suggestion Scheme, 2007
  •  Creativity Award winner in the year 2006, 2007
  •  Joint Secretary and Executive Member of Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Kolkata chapter.
  •  Education and Examination Subcommittee, Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  •  Life Membership of Indian Institute of Metals
  •  Life Membership of MGMI
  •  Annual Member of ASM International, USA
  •  Joint Secretary, Eastern Chapter, ASM International, USA
  •  Life Member, Youth Hostel Association
  •  Member, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Kazi Nazrul University
  •  Chairman, Innovation Incubation & Entrepreneurship Cell, KNU
  •  Convener, Equal Opportunity Cell, KNU
  •  Training and Placement Officer (Additional Charge), KNU
  •  BoS Member, NSQF Certificate Course under UGC
  •  Member, Board of Studies (Ex Officio)
  •  Member, Board of Research Studies (Ex Officio)
  •  Member, Library Committee, KNU
  •  Member, KNU Covid-19 Pandemic Grievance Redressal Cell
  •  Member, Website Committee, KNU
  •  Chaired Session 4, (Raw Material: Iron Ore Processing), National Metallurgical Day Celebration (NMD), 2018, Kolkata
  •  Chair a session in IEEE VLSI Device, Circuit and System (DCS) 2020, organized by IEEE EDS MSIT, on 18th-19th July, 2020.
  •  Chaired Session, Emerging Trends in Iron and Steel Industry in Pandemic Era, organized by IIM Kolkata Chapter on 19th February 2021
  •  Online invited lecture, on Integrated Steel Plant: From an Engineers’ Point of View, Asansol Engineering College, 16th May,2020, Asansol, West Bengal
  •  Prospect and Opportunities of Metallurgy for Southern India, Department of Metallurgy, OP JINDAL University,14th June,2020, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh (CG)
  •  Prospect and Opportunities of Metallurgy for Eastern India, Department of Metallurgy, OP-JINDAL University, 28th June,2020, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh (CG)
  •  Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, ISSN: 0019-493X, Springer Nature (New York, US)
  •  “Intelligent Computing Paradigm and Cutting-edge Technologies”, Favorskaya, M., Peng, S.-L., Simic, M., Alhadidi, B., Pal, S. (Eds.), Springer, 2020