• Name :Prof. K. Srinivasa Rao
  • Designation : Head of the Department
  • Phone: 0891-2844965, 4964
  • Email: head.metallurgical@andhrauniversity.edu.in

The Department of metallurgical Engineering was established in 1981 as part of Mechanical Engineering. During the 25 years of its existence it has emerged as a leader in Metallurgical education in the country. Its glorious past has been written in letters of Gold in the history of Andhra University as the most successful academic program initiated by the University. Over the years it has produced numerous Metallurgical engineers who occupy key positions both in India & abroad. By virtue of being the only Metallurgical Engineering Department in coastal Andhra Pradesh, it caters to the needs of Metallurgical industry there. The Department enjoys a strong University – Industry interaction by way of extending consultancy to the industry in coastal Andhra Pradesh. Technocrats often visit the department and share their expertise with faculty and students. Most of the undergraduate projects are carried out in the industries in and around Visakhapatnam. Besides, the faculty takes up numerous sponsored research projects in association with the industrial and R&D institutes. Impressed with its performance, the National Board of Accreditation accredited the department for 5 years in the year 2004. The ME program offered by the Department in Industrial Metallurgy has been approved by the AICTE in the year 2003. ALUMNI: Of the 450 graduates of the Department, many are well placed in Industry and R&D organizations. Many of them pursued their higher studies in esteemed institutions and universities in India and abroad. The Department houses a Students' Chapter of Indian Institute of Metals (IIM). In collaboration with IIM Chapter, Visakhapatnam, the Department has successfully organized three National meets, Conference of Students, Metallurgical Engineers and Technologists, COSMET- 2000, 01 & 06 and PMMS 2005 and an Indo-US workshop on Texture and Microstructure in Close-Packed Metals and a workshop on Composite Materials in 2006, with active participation from faculty, students and Metallurgists from various industries and institutes

NAAC Presentation

Programs Offered
B.Tech. Metallurgical Engineering
M.Tech.Industrial Metallurgy
Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • PEO-1: To provide the graduates with solid foundation in metallurgical engineering along with fundamentals of material science with a view to impart in them high quality technical skills like modelling, analyzing, designing and implementation with global competence and helps the graduates for life-long learning.
  • PEO-2: To prepare and motivate graduates with recent technological developments related to core subjects like extractive metallurgy, iron and steel making aspects and future technologies so as to contribute effectively fosr Research & Development by participating in professional activities like publishing and seeking copy rights.
  • PEO-3: To train graduates to choose a decent career option either in high degree of employability /Entrepreneur or, in higher education by empowering students with ethical administrative acumen, ability to handle critical situations and training to excel in competitive examinations.
  • PEO-4: To train the graduates to have basic interpersonal skills and sense of social responsibility that paves them a way to become good team members and leaders.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  • Engineering Knowledge -Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Problem Analysis-Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • Design/Development of solutions -Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations
  • Conduct investigations of complex problems -Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions
  • Modern tool usage -Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • The engineer and society -Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice
  • Environment and Sustainability -Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • Ethics -Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Individual and teamwork -Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings
  • Communication -Communicate effectively on complex 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.
  • Project management and finance -Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one's own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments
  • Life-long learning -Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

  • Design processes for concentrating ores and minerals.
  • Select processes for extraction of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
  • Assess performance of metallurgical processes.
  • Identify processes to produce products as per specifications.
  • Produce defect free products using metal forming and metal joining processes.
  • Design thermo-mechanical treatment processes to modify the properties of metals and alloys for specific engineering applications.
  • Analyze processes for protecting materials from mechanical and environmental degradation
  • Design material systems, components, processes for specific applications considering environmental sustainability.
  • Apply modern science, engineering and project management principles to address the specific needs of metallurgical industries.
  • Function in multi-disciplinary teams using tools and environment to achieve project objectives
  • Practice professional ethics for improved moral and human values.
  • Engage in lifelong learning for professional advancement.