WELCOME TO DEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING

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

Program Outcomes(B.Tech.)

  •  PO-1: Engineering Knowledge and Problem Analysis -- Apply the knowledge of the engineering domain with the adequate amalgamation of science, mathematics, and management to Identify, formulate, and critically analyze complex engineering problems.
  •  PO-2: Modern tools and techniques for investigating complex problems – Apply appropriate tools and techniques to analyze, predict and simulate the data for valid conclusion with a clear understanding of limitations.
  •  PO-3: Design and development of innovative systems: Design and develop system components or processes to provide solutions to complex engineering problems that meet the specified conditions of societal, health, safety, and environmental needs.
  •  PO-4: Communication and Teamwork - Develop skills to communicate effectively to diverse platforms and contribute meaningfully to different capacities as a leader, team member, or individual.
  •  PO-5: Project management and finance: Develop and apply knowledge of engineering, management, and finance principles to handle a project in a multidisciplinary environment.
  •  PO-6: Life-long learning: Acquire fundamental knowledge for lifelong learning to participate in the extensive context of socio-technological change as a self-directed member and a leader.
  •  PO-7: Ethics and citizenship: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, norms, and responsibilities of the engineering practice; and act with informed awareness to participate in civic life activities.
  •  PO-8: Society, Sustainability, and Environment -- Understand the impact of various solutions in the context of societal, economical, health, safety legal, and environmental impact for sustainable development

Programme Specific Outcomes(B.Tech.)

  •  PSO-1:Inculcate strong fundamental knowledge and skills in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering domains and able to align the acquired knowledge with other domains.
  •  PSO-2: Ability to test and analyze the related methodologies of various metallurgical and materials processes and able to develop an aligned methodology for the projects or collaborative skills.
  •  PSO-3: Ensure holistic growth through the awareness of effective communications, ethical responsibilities, or physical/mental fitness enriched with updated soft skills.
  •  PSO-4: Build a solid foundation in the domain of metallurgical and materials Engineering for developing analytical, technical, professional & management skills.

Program Outcomes(M.Tech.)

  •  PO-1: Disciplinary knowledge: Accomplish vertical expertise in the chosen discipline and enhance the ability to function in multidisciplinary domains.
  •  PO-2: Research aptitude: Ability and aptitude to exercise research intelligence in investigations/ innovations and to communicate the findings in a clear, concise manner.
  •  PO-3: Project management: Develop and apply knowledge of engineering and management principles to manage a project in a multidisciplinary environment.
  •  PO-4: Ethics: Gain knowledge of ethical principles and commit to professional ethics
  •  PO-5: Self-directed lifelong learning: Ability to identify appropriate resources and learn independently for projects, research, etc. using online resources.

Programme Specific Outcomes(M.Tech.)

  •  PSO-1:Design and develop new materials using concepts of physics, chemistry, metallurgy, and other related disciplines to meet the end users’ objectives.
  •  PSO-2: Test and analyze the quality of various materials and integrate the same to assure quality in the materials industry.
  •  PSO-3: Ensure holistic growth through the awareness of effective communication, ethical responsibilities and physical/mental fitness.
  •  PSO-4: Build a solid foundation in the domain of metallurgy for developing analytical, technical, professional & management skills.

Program Outcomes(Ph.D.)

  •  PO-1: In-depth Knowledge: Acquire basic in-depth and advance knowledge by critically applying and comprehensive understanding of methodologies to address issue and question of the discipline and attain specialization in a particular domain.
  •  PO-2: Research and Scientific Reasoning: Apply theories, methodologies, knowledge, critical thinking, and inductive and deductive reasoning to design and drive research projects with appropriate hypothesis, experimental design, simulation, etc.
  •  PO-3: Communication and Digital Skills: Acquire proficiency in oral and written communication skills to comprehend and write effective reports, design documents, make effective presentation, and give and receive clear instructions,
  •  PO-4: Professional Ethics: Acquire the knowledge of ethics and values to inculcate fair practices throughout their professional life.
  •  PO-5: Project Management: Develop and apply knowledge of science and technology, project management and finance principles, in a multidisciplinary setting, to carry out meaningful research and project work.
  •  PO-6: Leadership Readiness: Interact with people from diverse backgrounds as both leaders/mentors and team members with integrity and professionalism.

Programme Specific Outcomes(Ph.D.)

  •  PSO-1:Inculcate self-direction and originality in developing new theories, planning and conducting experiments, and developing practical research skills in tackling and problem-solving ability.
  •  PSO-2: Understanding the foundational empirical principles of metallurgy and material characterization techniques, especially in respective fields of research.
  •  PSO-3:Developing knowledge of the literature and a comprehensive understanding of scientific methods and techniques applicable to their own research.
  •  PSO-4:Develop the ability to critically evaluate current research and research techniques and give outputs in the application areas of current emerging technologies.

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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