Department of Materials Science

Technological advances dominate the world in which we live and well-qualified materials engineers are needed to cope with them. Their areas of concern are wide and varied. Whether it is production of a light but strong material for an aircraft wing or of a material for an artificial hip with all the properties of a bone, we need the expertise of a material engineer. He/she collaborates with engineers of other specializations to investigate problems such as the analysis of the structural failure of a bridge, the amount of wear of an engine component, or the corrosion of deep-sea oilrigs.

The engineer of tomorrow must be technically competent, market-conscious, commercially adept, environmentally sensitive and responsive to human needs. The curriculum of the department aims at producing such a multi-dimensional engineer. It provides a broad range of fundamental courses at the earlier stages and progressively leads the students to areas of their specializations. It includes the principles that govern the properties of metals, polymers, ceramics and composites, and the whole range of technologies which produce these materials and nanomaterials.

The Department offers 4 year BS program in Materials Engineering which deals with a broad understanding of materials and the manufacturing of components. It offers following streams:

  • Specialization in Manufacturing
  • Specialization in Nanotechnology

Thrust Areas:

  • Materials Processing, Manufacturing and Charaterization
  • Nanotechnology and Nano Materials
  • Ceramics, Polymers and Composites
  • Surface Engineering and Coating Technology
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Corrosion and Oxidation

FMCE swtiched to Outcome Based Education (OBE) in Fall 2014.

Faculty Mission:

The faculty strives to train and educate undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of chemical engineering and materials science & engineering. Students are prepared thoroughly for their future role in academia, R&D organizations and in modern industry keeping in view the changing nature of the workplace and the rising bar of quality nationally and internationally. Every effort is made to update and align the ongoing training and education of students with our national needs that are essential for the progress and development of our society.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):

Graduates in Materials Science and Engineering will:

  1. Pursue successful careers in modern industry, R&D organizations, academia and other professions.
  2. Demonstrate creativity, ingenuity and innovation in solving complex engineering problems related to materials science and engineering in the real world.
  3. Be mindful of environmental sustainability and resource depletion.
  4.  Possess entrepreneurial and leadership skills and conduct themselves in responsible, professional, and ethical manner.
  5.  Work on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary projects and demonstrate good communication and human-networking skills.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

There is a set of twelve Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) of Materials Engineering  program which describe what students are expected to know/perform/attain by the time they graduate from Department of Materials Science and Engineering. The program learning outcomes (PLOs) are given bellow:

  1. Engineering Knowledge: Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Problem Analysis: Ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  3. Design/Development of Solutions: Ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  4. Investigation: Ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.
  5. Modern Tool Usage: Ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. The Engineer and Society: An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems.
  7. Environment and Sustainability: An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
  8. Ethics: Ability to apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsi-bilities and norms of engineering practice.
  9. Individual and Team Work: Ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.
  10. Communication: Ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on com-plex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  11. Project Management: Ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to ones own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.
  12. Lifelong Learning: Ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments. 


  • Apr 26, 2015 Online Submission of Admission Form Starts
  • Jun 22, 2015 Online Submission of Admission Form Ends
  • Jun 24, 2015 Last Date for Payment of Processing Fee
  • Jun 19, 2015 Last Date for Dispatch of Financial Assistance Documents
  • Jun 22, 2015 Last Date for Receipt of Financial Assistance Documents
  • Jul 05, 2015 Admission Test
  • Jul 07, 2015 Last date for receipt of SAT- II Scores (overseas applicants)
  • Jul 11, 2015 Admission Test Result Posted on Website
  • Aug 22-23,
    Induction Ceremony

  • Aug 24, 2015 Start of Classes


Download the Prospectus for the year 2015.