Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering)

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Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is an undergraduate engineering course with the specialization of metallurgical and material sciences. It is a course with a duration of 4 academic years divided into 8 semesters. The approximate tuition fee of the course is 93,700 INR per year.

The course is a deep study of the metals, ores and metallurgical processes involved. It a combination of theoretical study of these process as well as their practical application in the real-life situations.

Students can earn 15,000 INR to 25,000 INR per month after completing B. Tech. Metallurgical and Material Engineering. Some of the high paying profiles in this profession are Production Metallurgy Engineer, Process Design Engineer or Application Engineer- Steel Metallurgy.

What is the B. Tech Metallurgical and Materials Engineering about?

This course is the study of basic sciences and metallurgical engineering to extract and refine metals and to manufacture products. It also focuses on the study of material systems for metallurgical and materials applications. The field of study is very wide in its scope as many new discoveries and inventions are made in the field of metallurgy.

This course is also a promising course for career prospects in future as the production industry is very dynamic and is changing manifold very fast. The production sector is one such sector which shall not lose its grip in the market because of the growing economy, the demand for production has also increased manifold.

Who should opt for the course?

Any student who has a keen interest in the study of ores and metals and the metallurgical process involved in their extraction should opt for this course as this course focuses deeply on these aspects of production. This course provides a lot many career opportunities in the industrial sectors where metals and metallic products are manufactured.

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The duration for the course is 4 academic years which are divided into 8 semesters. The students, in their last two semesters have to take up a project work and internship which become a part of their four-year course work.

Where to study?

Many Engineering colleges in India offer B. Tech. Metallurgy and Material Engineering have great infrastructure and highly qualified faculty. Some of the best colleges are:

Name of the institute

City, State

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

Kanpur, Roorkee, Chennai

Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology

Hyderabad, Telangana

Malaviya National Institute of Technology

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi (NIFFT)

Ranchi, Jharkhand

National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (NITD)

Durgapur, West Bengal

National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur (NIT J) 

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

National Institute of Technology, Karnataka (NITK)

Mangalore, Karnataka

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering) : 38 answered questions


Ques. How is metallurgical and materials engineering at IIT Ropar?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 07 Sept 21

Ans. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at IIT Ropar offers a B.Tech program, alongside a Ph.D. program. Since the establishment of the branch, it has involved a wide range of study areas, in India as well as other foreign countries. Mainly, it has shown a great scope of exposure relentlessly in these few years. Sir P.K Raina, considered one of the main heads of the institute, is a Ph.D. holder from IIT Kanpur and knows how to incentivize new talents. At present, he is known as the Students Associate Dean of IIT Ropar.  In terms of infrastructure, there is a separate building in the permanent campus, usually called the Satish Dhawan for SMMEE. There is a provision of only one lab located in the Transit campus - 1 of XRD. Other similar labs are located elsewhere, RMML (Ropar Machines of Materials Laboratory ) Material Testing Lab In case you are about to pursue your higher studies, then going for IIT Ropar is not at all a bad elective. Read more
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Ques. Should I go for civil engineering or metallurgy and material science engineering in NIT Trichy?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 31 Aug 21

Ans. I would suggest you go for metallurgy if you plan to do a job right after completing your degree. Metallurgy has more job opportunities to offer. With Metallurgy, you can easily learn coding and go for tech companies. NIT Trichy has a great coding culture, so picking up coding skills will not be difficult.  If you plan to prepare for civil services or any other government job, I would suggest you go for civil engineering. When compared to metallurgy, there are fewer job opportunities in the civil department. If you plan on doing an MBA after having done your engineering, you can opt for either of them because then it does not matter anyway.Read more
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Ques. What is the current placement scenario for metallurgy and materials engineering at NIT Trichy?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 30 Aug 21

Ans. One of my friends graduated from NIT Trichy and here are some facts about the institute I got to know from her. As you have not mentioned any specifications, let me just describe the placement scenario of Metallurgy at NIT Trichy. The placements generally vary from year to year.  Out of a batch of around 60 students, people looking for placements every year is around 40. The rest of the people either go for higher studies or have some other plans.  Most of the people get into material science-related fields at very good universities. Out of the 40 students, around 30 usually get placed.  Companies that usually open for metallurgy graduates include, Core Metal (steel/ aluminium), Automobile, Analytics, Software and others. There are a few companies that are regular visitors. The rest depends on the market and your training placement coordinator. Placements for metallurgy students are lesser than the other departments. Categories Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at NIT Trichy Course Fee 5.65 lakh Highest CTC 22 LPA Average CTC 10-12 LPA Recruiting Companies BPCL, L&T, Tata Steel, Reliance, etc. So, you need to act upon those selected shots you get. You'll have many chances throughout the year. You will also get a lot of guidance from immediate seniors.Read more
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Ques. How is NIT Calicut for a B.Tech in material science?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 26 Aug 21

Ans. B.Tech in material science in NIT CALICUT is a slightly underrated course as it is newly introduced. NIT Calicut also has an M.Tech course for material science.  The material science branch in NIT Calicut is a very promising branch despite being an underrated and newly introduced branch and has become an important part of NIT Calicut. This branch also has a dedicated department for nanotechnology. Recently they have made their college proud by preparing and distributing hand sanitizer in the entire campus and also in local sections of society to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.  The placements of this department are not as great as in the computer science department as it is a newly introduced branch.  This is a research-oriented branch with a strong alumni network. Material Science is definitely a promising field and offers a lot of opportunities in higher studies. If you love nanoscience then you should go for this course. Read more
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Ques. Which is better, metallurgy at NIT Warangal or an MSc in Biology at BITS Goa?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 24 Aug 21

Ans. One of my cousins recently encountered a similar situation where she had to choose between an M.Sc in Chemistry at BITS Hyderabad, and Biotechnology at NIT Warangal.  Having a conversation with the seniors, she found out that placements at NIT Warangal for Biotechnology, Metallurgy, Civil, and Chemical, are not as good as they should be. The recruiters are a handful, like Dr. Reddy’s, who recruit a few students out of many. Most of the students begin preparing for CAT or GRE during their 3rd and 4th year of the course. The ECE placements are quite reasonable. This means, the median package for circuit branches in BPHC can range anywhere from around 10 LPA to 11 LPA, while the average package can still be higher.  However, Metallurgy will not supposedly bring as many prospects as other branches can. It can pose a real problem in your case. You can choose to pursue an MBA or opt to study abroad for an MS.  But, M.Sc in Biology at BITS Goa can possibly be a good choice because you will still secure a position in EEE, ECE, or ENI. It can fetch you a position in the IT sector. The placements between BITS Pilani and BITS Goa are almost in the same range, with little to no difference at all. Only recently, there are candidates who went abroad to MIT or Caltech after their M.Sc, to pursue their thesis. It can make an easy dodge for you to secure seats in MS or Ph.D. programs. Thus, going for BITS Goa can be a superior choice to the NIT Warangal. Read more
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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering) Fee Structure in India

50 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES13.83 L  (Maximum Fee)
5.52 L (Average Fee)
2.31 L (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES13.83 L (Maximum Fee)
5.07 L (Average Fee)


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9.0 /10

Faculty :

There are about 50 lecturers in my course with average age of about 40-50 years and mostly are Ph. D qualified. They are well versed in their subject and makes the concepts very simple and to the point to every student. Ya, every year a Symphosym is organised with in the department where intern returned students share their industry experience and have a talk over it.

Course Curriculum Overview :

Curriculum is based on practical implication of the knowledge got from books in various labs. Yes, curriculum is well maintained and its specifically designed to give industry based knowledge. Yes occasionally such visits are organised recently there was ordinance factory visit organised.

Admission :

I got admission through entrance exam. I opted it because it was available in my rank which I got in entrance exam. Give JEE and register for admission on JOSAA website and follow the guidelines provided there and anyone can get admission there. It is a dream place to study.

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8.7 /10

Campus Life :

Gender ratio is a tad bit off, it's 200girls in a batch of 1000 students. There's hostel nights as such where you can gather and have fun like BBQ night where the hostel budget pays for your BBQ. There's a lot of clubs like chess club, drama club, elecfest club etc. There's groupism based off of the region you are from, owing to the language similarity but no discrimination as such. We are inclusive of all views and opinions and choices.

Course Curriculum Overview :

The course curriculum for a freshie is rather uninteresting but the courses from the sophomore years onwards that are offered by said department are very heavy and useful if you're into research. Labs now are all introductory to the department, so, pretty simple. Once we start conducting experiments on some of the most expensive equipment in the country, I'm sure it will get more hectic.

Faculty :

They are highly qualified profeesionals who are known in their field and are working on some high profile research with a good number of research scholars and PhD students under them to help them. There has been a move to hire more profeesors based off of their research potential but senior profeesors still control the hiring and are choosing teaching over research.

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8.2 /10

Admission :

First we have to qualify jee mains and then we have to clear jee advanced exams. Then you have to upload your preferrable college list. According to your rank your branch and iit will be allotted.later you have to visit nearby iit to hold your seat. There will be three options- float, freeze and slide. You have to select one. Later you have to go to the allotted IIT with desired documents

College Events :

One of the biggest events is our techno cultural fest elan & happens on a very big scale. There is e summit happening since 2 years.there will workshops once a month. And there is a program called nss. Under this there are many events like vidyadaan we go to nearby schools to teach, swatch Bharath.recently we organized spicmac also.

Placement Experience :

For the top branches, the placements are quite good. Many companies like Amazon, Samsung, Oyo, Microsoft etc. But for branches like msme, ep, es there is a least chance. Yes, our college do provide internship. One should apply through our college website. Stipend depends on your resume

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