IIT Roorkee to include elective course on stainless steel, advanced carbon special steel.
The course will include the study of these metals in detail, including the uniqueness of various grades and behavioural and forming characteristics.
The course is expected to commence from July 2019. It will include the study of these metals in detail, including the uniqueness of various grades, behavioural and forming characteristics, determination of life cycle cost benefit analysis, and an understanding of the entire gamut of their applications across the globe.
Commenting on the initiative, Director, IIT Roorkee, Prof Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, said: “IIT Roorkee is pleased to enter into a long-term association with Jindal Stainless Ltd on institutionalising a course on stainless steel, whereby, various aspects of the material would be covered in depth in architecture, metallurgy, and materials engineering course curricula.”
On the occasion, Managing Director, Jindal Stainless, Abhyuday Jindal said: "This initiative hits two targets at once. One, it prepares students to deal with the metal of tomorrow. Two, it ensures that future decision makers choose the best suited material while building infrastructure. As a result, this course will positively affect public safety, environment sustainability, and economic costs in the long run.”
Director, Jindal Stainless, S Bhattacharya added, “Stainless steel is a young and green metal with ample potential for growth. In India, it is still at a nascent stage, with a per capita consumption of 2 kg, as compared to the global average of 6 kg. Here, it is synonymous with cookware and kitchenware, while in more developed economies, the metal is widely used in segments such as architecture-building-construction, automobile-railway-transport, and process industries, among others. By collaborating with the academia, our intent is to drive awareness among the future engineers and architects of the country.”
As a part of this association, IIT Roorkee has decided to institutionalise a 3 credit elective course on stainless steel and advanced carbon special steel for the 4th year B. Tech and PG students of the Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering. The primary objective of the programme is to create awareness about stainless steel and advanced carbon special steel among the graduating students.