About Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
The department of Metallurgical engineering of M.S University, Baroda, which started in the year 1966, is the only department for this discipline in the state of Gujarat. It is located in central part of the state along the golden corridor of industries from Vapi to Mehsana. The first gas based sponge iron plant of India in private sector is located hardly 140 kilometers, while largest plant of India (0.15 MTPA) producing copper and precious metals in only 90 kilometers away. At the periphery of the city are located Indias one of the largest oil refineries, petrochemical plants and fertilizer industry. Many foundry and fabrication industries are also present in and around the city. Under this fortunate setting, the department continues its journey towards excellence and quest for quality in education and research.
This is the department in the State of Gujarat offering U.G., P.G., and Doctoral level instruction in metallurgical engineering. It is housed in a building with over 25000 square feet floor area with a dozen teaching and research laboratory and 20 teaching faculty.
Currently there are about
160 U.G. students in the four years of B.E. degree course,
12 students in the two disciplines of Industrial Metallurgy and Materials Technology for M.E. degree courses and 15 students in M.E. (Welding technology ), this course is specially sponsored by L&T.. and
Nine doctoral students.
The department has received funding for research from CSIR, DST, BRNS, ARDB and ADA amongst others, and infrastructure grants from MHRD, also from UGC under DRS and COSIST programme and MODROB from AICTE.
The department has excellent liaison with local metallurgical, chemical and engineering industries and their facilities are usually fairly easily available to the department. Further, therefore the department is many times a preferred place for investigations, industrial testing and problem solving for these industries. The department has been instrumental in the establishment of local chapters of several professional bodies like IIM, IIF, ISNT and IIW and continues to support and sustain them with teachers of the department playing a pivotal role. Many seminars, conferences and training workshops are organized through this avenue. Efforts of the teachers have resulted in publications in new research areas of iron ore-coal composite pellets, utilization of steel plant waste, new alloy steel development, sponge iron, thin films, mechanical alloying, and composite material in conference proceedings and also referred journals.
SPECIAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT.
1. A virtual nodal center for metallurgical & material technology education including research at PG and Ph.D level in the state of Gujarat.
2. It has made many industries conscious of the role of metallurgy in industry. Consequently they have established their own analysis laboratories.Example : GEB, GSFC.
3. Teachers of the Dept. play a vital role in promoting activities of various local professional bodies namely IIM, IIF, IIW, ISNT,etc.
4. Expertise available in the Dept. is utilized in helping the industries in problem solving, materials testing & failure investigations, etc.
5. Over the years the Dept. has strode the path of excellence and quest for quality in education & research. Consequently it has earned the recognition of being covered under the Special Assistance Programme (S.A.P) of UGC.
6. Contributions in respect of Curriculum Improvement for UG & PG programme, Strengthening Industry Academia Interaction and being in rapport with the alumni are noteworthy.
(i) Industries & Others :
1. Essar Steel, Hazira
2. Electrotherm (India) Ltd
L & T, Hazira
IIT, Mumbai, Powai
University of Roorkee, Roorkee.
Asea Brown Boveri Ltd., Baroda
GEB (Gujarat Electricity Board),Vadodara.
(ii) Inter-Departmental Collaboration :
1. For P.G.Course on Fracture Mechanics : Applied Mechanics Dept.
2. For Course on Corrosion Technology: Applied Chemistry Dept.
FUTURE PLANS OF THE DEPARTMENT
1) Carrying out industrially relevant and useful research for upgrading/development of new materials and processes.
2) Upgradation in existing materials based on the feedback from the industry.
3) Offer solutions to industrial problems regarding existing materials and processes.
4) Expand in the area of failure analysis to provide feedback to industry regarding deficiency in design/materials/processes.
5) Develop competence in hitherto undeveloped but industrially significant areas of non-destructive evaluation, metal forming, image analysis and colour metallography.
6) To provide continuing education to industry.
7) Focus & carry out research on conversation strategies for materials and other socially relevant issues.
8) Establish partnership with industry for governance of institute, training of teachers, students and curriculum development.
9) Generate income through consultancy / testing, collaborations, projects and create a corpus for Department/Institute development.
A library run by the society of Metallurgical students (SMES) is amphy supported by the U.S.alumni in and around vadodara. The library is enriched with the following.
Books : 1100 Nos.
National journals : 5 Nos. & 284 Issues
International Journals : 30 Nos. & 900 Issues
The Department has Email facility to all students & staff. Laboratory facilities: