Metallurgical engineers are required in every industry and enterprise that produces, buys, sells refines or manufactures metals or metallic products.
Metallurgical engineering is a division of engineering discipline which studies the physical and chemical activities of metallic elements and their inter-metallic compounds. It also encompasses the study of exotic materials, pure and combined which has applications in various industries. This discipline of engineering can be broadly divided into three categories - physical metallurgy, extractive metallurgy, and mineral processing. A course in Metallurgical Engineering develops a focused approach in materials technology rather than a holistic broad approach of engineering without application orientation.
Metallurgical engineers are required in every industry and enterprise that produces, buys, sells refines or manufactures metals or metallic products. Metal manufacturing industries such as Hindalco Industries Limited, Tata Steel, HCL, Jindal Steel and Steel Authority of India (SAIL) are the main recruiters of metallurgical consultants. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges.
Where to study?
Indian Institutes of Technology (All seven)
National Institutes of Technology (All twenty)
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
Bengal Engineering College, West Bengal
Bihar Institute of Technology, Dhanbad