Master of Technology in Process Metallurgy or M.Tech in Process Metallurgy is a 2-year postgraduate engineering course which focuses on the process of extracting metals from their ores, and the development, production and use of metallic materials.
The minimum eligibility criteria required to pursue the course is B.Tech degree in any engineering discipline from a recognized institute with minimum 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.
Admission to some of the top engineering colleges for this field is either through GATE score. Some universities also conduct their own entrance exam followed by the interview round in some cases. A few of them also provide direct admission based on the marks obtained in the graduation.
Some of the top colleges which provide admission to the course are mentioned below:
The average tuition fee charged for this course ranges between INR 1 Lakh to 5 Lacs. A fresh postgraduate of Process Metallurgy can earn an annual salary between INR 4 lacs to 6 Lacs which increases gradually with experience and skillset.
|Name of the course||M.Tech in Process Metallurgy|
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||B.E. /B. Tech. in Metallurgy / Materials Science/ Materials Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Production / Ceramic Engineering/ Chemical Engineering/ Manufacturing Engineering/ Polymer Engineering/ Nanotechnology with minimum 50% marks|
|Admission Process||Based on GATE score or Entrance Exam conducted by the university or marks obtained in the graduation|
|Average Course Fee||INR 1 Lakh to 4 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 Lacs to 8 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Companies||DRDO, ISRO, BSNL, MTNL, ONGC, NTPC, Steel Authority of India (SAIL), BHEL, BEL, Tata Steel, HCL, Jindal Steel, L&T, Finolex Cables Ltd., Hindalco Industries Ltd., Cable Corporation of India Ltd., NALCO, Bhushan Steel, IPI Steel Ltd., Nilachala Ispat Nigam Ltd., Bindal Iron and Steel Company, Hindustan Copper Limited etc.|
The program structure aims to strengthen the understanding of the students in the core areas of metallurgical and materials engineering in order to meet the needs of the Indian industry as well as R&D organizations.
The duration of M.Tech Process Metallurgy is two years, which is spread over four semesters. Each semester is usually six months long. The first year of the course provides a definite theoretical knowledge and practical experience whereas the last year mainly focuses on dissertation and project submission.
To pursue M.Tech Process Metallurgy, candidates should have a B.Tech/ B.E. in B.Tech/B.E. in Metallurgy/materials Science/ Materials Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Production / Ceramic Engineering/ Chemical Engineering/ Manufacturing Engineering/ Polymer Engineering/
|College Name||Location||Average Salary|
|College of Engineering, Pune||Pune, Maharashtra||85,944 INR|
|Savitribai Phule Pune University||Pune, Maharashtra||60,625 INR|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay||Bombay, Maharashtra||43,126 INR|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur||Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh||33,184 INR|
|National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela||Rourkela, Odisha||91,000 INR|
|National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar||Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir||78,550 INR|
|National Institute of Technology (NIT), Surathkal||Mangaluru, Karnataka||69,300 INR|
|Birsa Institute of Technology (BIT) Sindri||Sindri, Jharkhand||78,000 INR|
|Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT), Sarang||Odisha||30,650 INR|
|Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology||Nagpur, Maharashtra||162,850 INR|
Candidates need to fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criteria for the course.
Admission to M.Tech in Process Metallurgy is strictly done through entrance examinations (national/state level/university level) followed by a Personal Interview round.
IITs and NITs prefer students who have successfully cleared GATE exam (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) and have a valid score. Few engineering institutes provide direct admission to the eligible candidates on the basis of their performance in graduation. Shortlisted students have to attend the counselling, once they successfully clear the entrance examination or meet the eligibility criteria.
M.Tech in Process Metallurgy program enables students to develop in-depth understanding of theoretical concepts and practical application which is further enhanced through active involvement of students in research work, regular workshops and guest lectures by domain experts from respective industries.
The course curriculum at College of Engineering, Pune includes:
|Semester I||Advanced Numerical Methods & Computational Techniques Industrial Engineering Advanced Powder Technology Elective I Elective II Lab Practice I Seminar I||Physical Metallurgy Laboratory Heat Treatment Laboratory Mineral Dressing Laboratory Foundry Engineering Laboratory Materials Testing Laboratory Metallurgical Analysis Laboratory Fuel Testing Laboratory Computer Laboratory Process Metallurgy Laboratory||Special Manufacturing Processes Joining of Metals and Failure Analysis Advanced experimental Techniques Instrumentation and Control Surface Engineering Corrosion and its Control Value Engineering Open Elective (Self Study)|
|Semester II||Phase Transformation of Metal Alloys Advanced Metal Castings Mechanical Working of Metals Elective III Elective IV Lab Practice II Seminar II|
|Semester III||Seminar III Project Stage I|
|Semester IV||Project Stage II|
Over the last few years, development in the field of metallurgy and materials engineering has found wide application in space technology, nuclear technology, superconductivity and high-temperature technology.
A graduate in Process Metallurgy can work with metallurgical process plants, manufacturing industries, nuclear and research establishments and space research organizations.
Employment Areas for M.Tech Process Metallurgy graduates include:
Some of the popular Process Metallurgy job profiles are mentioned below:
Since it is a research-oriented field, students with an M.Tech degree in Process Metallurgy can go for doctoral courses (M.Phil or Ph.D.) offered by many top institutes such as Anna University.
IITs and NITs have research programs in Process Metallurgy wherein the students can apply their knowledge in formulating a new theory and later, work as a professor in colleges or universities.
Below are some of the job titles and profiles along with the remuneration offered in the field of Process Metallurgy:
|Job Title||Job Profile||Average Annual Salary|
|Metallurgist||Metallurgists work with metals and alloys for the development and manufacturing of metal items and structures that range from tiny precision-made components to huge engineering parts. They first study the properties of metals and then apply their findings to practical applications, such as metal production. They usually work with a range of metals including copper, precious metals, iron, steel, zinc and aluminum alloys.||INR 6,60,000 to INR 9,09,000|
|Welding Engineer||A welding engineer develops welding techniques, procedures, and application of welding equipment for problems involving fabrication of metals, utilizing knowledge of production specifications, properties and characteristics of metals and metal alloys, and engineering principles.||INR 4,57,303 to INR 1,479,489|
|Metallurgical Laboratory Technician||A metallurgical laboratory technician assists metallurgy engineers and materials scientists in day-to-day lab operations involving metallic elements. They perform routine technical tasks, including operating and maintaining equipment, as well as conducting analysis and experimental procedures. They work in various industries, including mining and in academia.||INR 5,14,000|
|Quality Assurance Manager||Quality assurance managers work with other staff to establish procedures and quality standards. The exact duties of a quality assurance manager vary from industry to industry. The job responsibility also includes determining, negotiating and agreeing on in-house quality procedures, standards and specifications.||INR 9,64,916|
|Corporate Sales Manager||A corporate sales manager oversees maximizing sales of the company. Corporate sales managers are responsible for the operations of a company’s sales force, development and implementation of annual sales, monitoring performance of teams and sales goals, and meeting with other company managers to ensure that business objectives are executed properly and on schedule.||INR 5,51,691 to INR 1,053,698|