IIT Roorkee to introduce course on stainless steel

05 March 2019

IIT Roorkee and Jindal Stainless have recently entered into a long-term association in order to equip the bright and young minds of the country, who are on the verge of stepping into the industry, with full knowledge about stainless steel and advanced carbon special steel. This 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.

Today, stainless steel, along with other special steel, is the fastest growing metal globally. 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. The duration of this 3 credit elective course will be 3.5 months, with 3 lectures and 1 tutorial schedule per week. The course is expected to commence from July 2019.

Apart from the elective course in Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Architecture & Planning Department of IIT Roorkee will be introducing courses on stainless steel modules in March 2019. They will be included in core subjects on ‘Modern World Architecture’, focusing on the history and evolution of stainless steel, uniqueness of its different grades, and a detailed understanding of its entire gamut of applications across the globe, including architecture, building and construction. Added to this are courses on ‘High Rise Buildings’ and ‘Design Studio’ focusing on the advanced technologies being adopted for construction of stainless steel mega-structures, with a detailed understanding of its joinery characteristics with other materials.