M.Tech (Industrial Metallurgy)

About - M.Tech (Industrial Metallurgy)

Industrial Metallurgy - Indus University

Industrial Metallurgy deals with practical aspects of metallurgy without too much emphasis on academics. Knowledge of Industrial Metallurgy shall enable the students to address issues related to common design, manufacturing, supplier decisions and problems encountered in practical environments. It also deals with practical aspects of metal properties being influenced by microscopic structures and compositions besides explaining how the properties of modified and controlled through alloy compositions and manufacturing process very much relevant for a practising metallurgist.


Career Opportunities

Industrial Metallurgist find wide spread opportunities in metals and mining industry and they are in great demand in foundry environments, the oldest and most economical manufacturing route.


Mission of the Department

To produce metallurgical graduates and post graduates with sound theoretical knowledge and practical skills related science, engineering and technology of Metals, their production and use including newer technological routes for production.



Laboratories - Metallurgical Engineers

A laboratory is an establishment which provides a congenial environment coupled with instrumental facility in which scientific research, experiments, and measurement may be performed. Our Aim is to produce quality Metallurgical Engineers, who excel both in academics & hands on practical expertise. A small step towards this aim is well equipped laboratories and departmental libraries set up to support students throughout the course of their studies. Faculty and students are encouraged to carry out research and industry-oriented & in-house projects with the help of this significant logistical support.

The Types of Laboratories include the following:

  • Welding laboratory: As metal joining is an important part of metallurgy, it requires thorough theoretical background and practical exposure. The Workshop and the Department provide hands on practice on various well-maintained fully equipped welding machines. This laboratory is available to students to carry out their final year research projects.

  • Foundry laboratory: Foundry being the initial and the core subject for a metallurgical engineering student, demands ample practice for various types of moulding, casting and testing which requires support of many instruments. The departmental laboratory facilitates a number of moulding and testing equipments for foundry. At the research center IFTARC, number of melting furnaces like, induction furnace, oil fired furnace, resistance furnaces and a moulding bay are provided to practice in moulding, melting and casting.

  • Non-destructive laboratory (NDT): The NDT laboratory is equipped with facility to inspect and study the workability of various components and variety of parts non-destructively with the standard NDT processes including high-precision components. Ultrasonic, dye penetration, magnetic, etc., are amongst the most important instruments available in this laboratory.

  • Corrosion laboratory: Since testing materials is a prerequisite this laboratory provides number of standard tests to evaluate materials corrosion behavior. Electrolysis methods are incorporated in the laboratory to understand the phenomenon of electrolysis, plating of metals and to carry out a number of final year students’ projects.

  • Physical Metallurgy and heat treatment Lab: This laboratory involves micro-structural study of materials which helps students to comprehend the behavior of materials. This Lab provides optical microscope, image analyzer to quantify the micro constituents present in a metallographic l structure. Various stages from grinding, mounting to polishing can be carried out with the help of number of instruments available in the department. Along with this heat treatment procedures can also be done with the help of furnaces as muffle & reduction furnace.

  • Process metallurgy lab: The manner in which the minerals & ores extracted from earth are transformed into valuable metals is dealt with in this part of Metallurgy. Machineries used for mineral processing and extractive metallurgy are huge and can only be seen in plants. This Lab provides insight into the machineries and its principles through working models like, sieve shaker, jaw crusher, ball mill, froth floatation, etc. In the field of iron making there is disc pelletizer, sintering & induction furnace.