Metallurgical & Materials Engineering


The Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, earlier Metallurgical Engineering at Punjab Engineering College (Deemed To Be University), Chandigarh was established in 1963. It offers B.Tech. programme in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, M.Tech. programme in Industrial Materials and Metallurgy and PhD programme. The B.Tech. programme is NBA accredited for five year w.e.f july 2014. Since beginning, it has shown noteworthy progress in research and industrial exposure. The Department has comprehensive curriculum that focuses on a variety of engineering materials like metallic alloys, ceramics, polymers, composites. The department has initiated a unified approach in teaching and industry interaction, through semester long industry internship, and industry-institute interaction week in each semester. Research in the areas like development of new materials, establishment of structure-property correlations, nanomaterials synthesis, corrosion studies and tribological studies are actively being taken up by the research scholars and faculty of the department. This department has well equipped laboratories and highly qualified faculty. In addition, guest faculty is being invited from other institutions and industry to share their experiences and teach specialized topics in different subjects. The laboratories are being constantly upgraded and course curriculum updated to match the changing needs of present day industry. The graduates of this department have always been well received by the industry and there is hardly any industrial house in the country where its alumni are not enjoying high positions.