IIT-Roorkee to launch elective course on stainless steel & advanced carbon special steel
IIT-Roorkee, in association with Jindal Stainless, will introduce an elective course on stainless steel and advanced carbon special steel. The duration of this course will be 3.5 months and is expected to start in July 2019.
The elective course will be including the study of these metals in detail, comprising the uniqueness of various grades, determination of life cycle cost-benefit analysis, behavioural and forming characteristics, and an understanding of the entire gamut of their applications across the globe.
Prof Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, Director of IIT-Roorkee, said, "IIT-Roorkee is pleased to enter into a long-term association with Jindal Stainless Ltd on institutionalising a course on stainless steel, whereby, various aspects of the material would be covered in depth in architecture, metallurgy, and materials engineering course curricula."
S Bhattacharya, Director, Jindal Stainless, 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."