Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


Historically Metallurgical discipline deals with extraction of metals from their ores, transforming them in different pure or alloy form of different engineering shapes, and to study their internal structure in an atomic scale to correlate with the manifested properties. Comparatively, new dimension of understanding and evaluating newer materials necessitate Materials engineering approach, which is an interdisciplinary field to study all type of engineering materials and advanced materials despite their basic classification.

The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department of NIT Rourkekla has earned expertise and reputation for conventional fields like study of blast furnace, fracture mechanics, advanced materials like polymer composite, nano materials, thin film etc. To support these it possesses high end equipment like UTM, XRD, SEM, DSC-FTIR, Surface profilometer etc. The major emphasis of the Department right at this moment spread over from characterization of slag to nano-materials.


The constituent academic programs in the department of Metallurgical and Materials engineering aspire to be a global hub of excellence in the teaching and research of technological aspects and avenues


  1. To become the nucleus of Materials Innovation and Learning.
  2. To offer broad and balanced learning environment that are mutually reinforcing for all-inclusive development in the principles of materials engineering, creative innovation, and instilling teamwork at all professional levels.

Head of the Department

Prof. Debasis Chaira

  0661-2462551 (HOD)
  0661-2462561 (Off)

Office Address

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
 National Institute of Technology Rourkela
 Rourkela, Odisha - 769008