The Department of Metallurgical Engineering at OPJU is committed to high-quality education and research in the broad area of Materials Science and Engineering. The Department continuously strives for excellence in teaching and research through innovative pedagogy and curriculum, by undertaking interdisciplinary projects, and through active collaborations with industries, R&D labs, and academia. By enabling the students to think independently and equipping them with relevant skill sets, our goal is to encourage the graduates to innovate and address present-day materials challenges to meet the needs of the country. Our program provides a flexible curriculum enabling the students to achieve their goals and make them industry-ready.

The Department’s teaching and research activities cover four major streams - structural materials, functional materials, computational materials engineering and process metallurgy. Currently, efforts are being made to introduce advanced concepts such as smart materials, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence and machine learning as a part of solving interdisciplinary problems requiring Materials Engineering knowledge.

Department Highlights

  • Well qualified faculty members from premier institutes with global and industrial exposure .

  • Industry-focused curricula.

  • Experiential teaching-learning pedagogy.

  • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities.

  • Industry connects with top manufacturing units such as JSPL, NSPL, JSW, RINL, TATA, Vedanta.

  • International collaborations with Anhui University of Technology, China; Ajou University, South Korea; Changwon National University, South Korea; and Colorado School of Mines, USA.

  • National collaborations with institutes like IITs, NITs, R&D Labs, and CSIR Labs.

  • Research publications in internationally peer-reviewed journals.

  • Different societies & professional chapters for all-round development of students.

Programmes offered

  • Diploma-Metallurgical Engineering

  • B.Tech-Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

  • Diploma-Metallurgical Engineering

  • M.Tech-Materials Science and Technology

  • PhD-Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

The Department has state-of-the-art laboratories. These facilities help students, researchers to perform experiments. The key laboratories in the department are:

The Department’s Teaching Learning aims enabling students to face real-world challenges using Problem-Project Based Learning (PPBL), interactive and participative processes and constant mentoring. A brief detail has been illustrated below:

Society / Chapter/ Club

  • NPTEL Student Chapter

  • IIM Student Chapter

  • Material Advantage Student Chapter (AIST, TMS, ASM International, American Ceramic Society), USA

  • Society of Metallurgical Engineers

Activities / Events

  • Industry Visits

  • Metallographic Contests

  • Technical workshops

  • Industrial Projects and Quiz Competitions

  • Students Seminars and Technical Debates

  • Personal Interviews and Group Discussions

  • Team-building Exercises Webinar Conductions

  • In house Training program

Department researchers are working extensively in some of the thrust areas like structure-property correlations of materials, metal matrix composites, material optimizations, refractories, advanced high strength steels, super alloys, powder metallurgy, ancient iron making, and nanomaterials etc. Department has collaborated with leading Industries and renowned institutes across India. Students along with the teachers constantly involved in exciting and interesting problems/projects to explore and innovate new methods and finding sustainable solutions along with publications in various national and international journals.

Key Research Area:

  • Advanced Materials Characterization

  • Material development and property enhancements

  • Corrosion

  • Tribology at various dimensions

  • Powder metallurgy

  • Simulation tools in metallurgy

  • Refractories

  • Iron making

  • Steel making

  • Composites