Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Kharagpur) and Jindal Stainless, the largest stainless steel manufacturer in India, have tied-up to introduce a 3-credit course on stainless steel and advanced ferrous alloys as a part of the institute’s undergraduate and post-graduate curriculum for the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.
The course will comprise study of stainless steel and the uniqueness of its various grades, behavioural and forming characteristics, determination of life-cycle cost; along with the study of advanced ferrous alloys. The course may start with the new batch from July.
IIT Kharapgpur’s Head, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Rahul Mitra, while commenting on introduction of this new elective course, said: “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.”
Managing Director, Jindal Stainless, Abhyuday Jindal said, "As a green metal, stainless steel has the potential to re-imagine sustainability. With IIT Kharagpur’s support, this course will instil a sense of innovation in the students and motivate them to embrace sustainable solutions in the future.”
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. The duration of this 3-credit elective course will be four months, with 3 lectures per week.