Metallurgy is a domain of materials science that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their intermetallic compounds and their mixtures called alloys. Metal plays a vital role in almost every aspect of modern life. It also encompasses the study of exotic material, pure and combined which has application in various industries. It is one of the most important branches of engineering as modern applications nowadays require material with high strength and low weight along with other factors.
Metallurgical engineering is a diverse field and it provides a wide variety of career opportunities for young people who have an interest in technology, science, and engineering. Metallurgical engineers are mostly required in every industry and enterprise that produces, buys, sells refines or manufactures metals or metallic products. In India, young metallurgical graduates can usually expect some exciting career opportunities in government undertakings as well as in private companies. Apart from opting for industrial jobs, one can also join as a research fellow or an associate or a scientist or professor in various labs and universities located in India and abroad. Job duties of the metallurgical engineer: Conduct research and development, Develop processing plants, Supervise production processes, Assure the quality of metal products, Sell and service metal products. Write for technical magazines and trade associations. Metallurgical Engineers may also supervise the work of metallographers, highly trained technologists, and other assistants in conducting tests on metals to determine their structure for such purposes as quality control, the development of new and improved alloys, and the development of better production methods.
10+2 in Science with Physics, Chemistry and Maths can pursue Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering.
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam
Birsa Institute of Technology - [BIT] Sindri
OP Jindal University : School of Engineering, Raigarh
B.E. Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
B.E. Metallurgical Engineering
B.Tech. Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
B.Tech. Metallurgical Engineering
B.Tech. Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
M.E. Metallurgical Engineering
M.Tech. Extractive Metallurgy of Iron and Steel
M.Tech. Foundry Technology
M.Tech. Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
M.Tech. Materials Engineering
M.Tech. Metallurgical Engineering
M.Tech. Process Metallurgy
Ph.D. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Metallurgists are mostly employed in foundries, heat treatment shops, rolling mills, etc. They are also employed in research laboratories, industries and plants extracting and processing metals like iron and steel, nickel, tin, copper, zinc, aluminum, and brass, etc. Tata Iron and Steel Company at Jamshedpur and steel plants of Durgapur, Bhilai, Rourkela, and Bokaro also employ them. The salary for a fresh metallurgical engineer ranges between Rs. 15,000 - Rs. 25,000. Also, further the salary increases with skills and experience.