IIT Kharagpur forge alliance with Jindal Stainless to introduce three credit course on stainless steel
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Kharagpur) and the largest stainless steel manufacturer in India, Jindal Stainless have tied-up to introduce a three-credit course on stainless steel and advanced ferrous alloys as a part of the former’s undergraduate and post-graduate curriculum for the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, as per IE report. The course is likely to begin with the new batch from July, noted the report. The course comprises the study of stainless steel and the uniqueness of its various grades, behavioural and forming characteristics, determination of life-cycle cost, and an understanding of the entire gamut of applications; along with the study of advanced ferrous alloys, said the report.
Rahul Mitra, Head, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and School of Nano-Science and Technology, IIT Kharagpur, said, “We are pleased to announce the approval of the senate at IIT-Kharagpur for introducing this elective course. The curriculum shall focus on detailed study of different aspects of stainless steel and ferrous alloys. We thank Jindal Stainless for their efforts and look forward to a healthy industry-academia relationship.”
The course curriculum will also give real-time exposure of stainless steel fabrication to students through visits to the manufacturing units of Jindal Stainless in Hisar and Pathredi in Haryana. According to the new curriculum, the duration of this three-credit elective course will be four months, with three lectures per week. Given that stainless steel is one of the fastest growing metals globally, this course shall open new professional avenues for the graduating students, the report pointed out.
On September 15, 1956, the Parliament of India passed an act known as the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) Act declaring this Institute as an Institute of national importance. The Institute was also given the status of an autonomous University. From this modest start in 1950, IIT Kharagpur has been engaged in a steady process of development with about 18 academic departments, five centres of excellence. the vast tree-laden campus, spreading over 2100 acres has a self contained township of over 15,000 inhabitants. Currently we have about 550 faculty, 1700 employees and 9000 students on the campus.
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