Established in 1964, the Department has emerged as a powerhouse for academics, scientific research, and cutting-edge technologies. With time, the department grew noticeably and established new areas of research and teaching in materials engineering, while retaining its strength in traditional areas of metallurgical engineering. The department is actively involved in fundamental research in diversified fields like steel technology, advanced manufacturing processes, alloy designing, nanotechnology, composites and computational materials. The alumni of the department hold strong positions in many prestigious organizations over the world. The department attracts highly qualified faculties and bright students from the entire nation. The well-developed infrastructure, diversified expertise of the faculties and incredibly talented students have placed the department in the global forum. The graduates from the department are well-placed in esteemed industries and institutions. The department has a history of producing highly ambitious students motivated for higher education in India and overseas. The department is actively involved in research activities in the front line areas of metallurgical and materials engineering in collaboration with reputed R&D organizations and industries throughout the country. The research wing of the department is strongly supported by various public and private organizations. At present, various research projects are being run in the department by external sponsoring agencies like Department of Science and Technology (DST), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Naval Research Board (NRB), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), National Aluminum Company (NALCO), TATA Steels, Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL). Recently, Maruthi India and Swift strip India has joined hands together with the department for active collaborative industrial research on advanced marerials.