The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee has decided to launch courses on stainless steel and advanced carbon special steel, in collaboration with Jindal Stainless. The course consists of the study of these metals in detail, which further includes the characteristics of these metals, analyzing various benefits acquired by them, etc.
Director, IIT-Roorkee, Prof Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, said, “IIT-Roorkee is pleased to enter into a long-term association with Jindal Stainless Ltd on institutionalizing a course on stainless steel, whereby, various aspects of the material would be covered in depth in architecture, metallurgy, and materials engineering course curricula.”
The Institute has established 3 credit elective course on stainless steel and advanced carbon special steel for 4th Year B.Tech students and PG students under the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.
The courses will be taught for 3.5 months, consisting of 3 lectures, and 1 tutorial per week.
Director, Jindal Stainless, S Bhattacharya added, “Stainless steel is a young and green metal with ample potential for growth. In India, it is still at a nascent stage, with a per capita consumption of 2 kg, as compared to the global average of 6 kg. Here, it is synonymous with cookware and kitchenware, while in more developed economies, the metal is widely used in segments such as architecture-building-construction, automobile-railway-transport, and process industries, among others. By collaborating with academia, our intent is to drive awareness among the future engineers and architects of the country.”
The curriculum of the course includes providing hands-on experience on fabrication with stainless steel through trips to plants running under various manufacturing units of Jindal Stainless in Hisar and Pathredi in Haryana.
The curriculum of these courses will also be introduced in the related Departments such as Architecture and Planning from March 2019. The subjects will include “Modern World Architecture” emphasizing on stainless steel evolution, its application, etc.
The curriculum will also include the construction and importance of stainless steel megastructures that includes “High Rise Buildings” and “Design Studio” with understanding the various details specified on the usage.