1. To impart to students, the knowledge of fundamental and complex engineering problems, solutions, and limitations in metallurgical engineering, using modern tools.
About the Department
The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, one of the oldest Departments at National Institute of Technology was established in the year 1965 with an objective to impart education and training in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering. The Department owes a lot to the vision of its founder Head, Prof. T. Ramchandran. The Department is very active in research activities and keeps abreast with the state of the-art developments in Engineering and Technology. The Department offers one course at UG and three courses at PG level. Students are given intensive training in conventional metallurgy involving both practical and theory. Starting with the basic subjects, students are taught application oriented courses. The curriculum includes advanced topics in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. Apart from undergoing industrial training, students are required to carry out the project work as part of their curriculum. Our students are employed in various fields like industries, academic, R&D institutes, Government and public sector organizations. The Department has been active in carrying out funded R&D projects and many facilities for research are added in recent years. The Department has shown strong presence in the areas of corrosion, physical metallurgy, solidification, quenching, powder metallurgy, metal joining and forming. Some of the advanced facilities include TEM procured under the DST-FIST program, SEM with EDS, FTIR , X-RD, Optical Microscopes with digital imaging, Melt flow Indexer and Instron.It is planned to establish facilities for studies in the areas of nanomaterials and surface engineering. Metallurgical Engineering Association (MEA) takes care of various students' activities of the Department and brings out an in house magazine 'NITKAST'. The Department library holds about 1000 text books, back volumes and journals. The Department has an excellent academic atmosphere with qualified and motivated young faculty and hard working staff. The Surathkal Chapter of Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) regularly conducts technical meetings, workshops, industrial tours and visits for the benefit of student members.