MME @ a glance

Think about it, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Silicon Age, the major eras of civilization have always followed on the heels of new materials. What's next? Ask a Materials Science Engineer. Materials are key to the next generation of energy and defense technologies of medicine, transportation, and computers. Our work forms the foundation of all engineering. What does it take to build quantum computers? Or stronger but lighter vehicles or bio-chips to catch cancer cells? The engineering challenges we are facing demand stronger lighter, smarter materials, at less development time and a lower cost than the current approaches and industries need these materials.
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering break through the bottleneck, between today's challenges and tomorrow's solutions. We learn to understand, control, and change how the world works. Learning about how things work in detail, on a microscopic level, it changes the way we think. Here at Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, we are training the next generation of Metallurgical and Materials Engineers to work with industry, entrepreneurs, engineers, and scientists. Together, we'll tackle the materials of the future.
We're probably one of the most collaborative departments because we are needed in every other engineering disciplines in one way or another. We've got one foot inside the door of every industrial sector. You can be a physicist, a chemist, a biologist, and an engineer at the same time. We are a one-stop-shop. If you love science and you want to make the world a better place, the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering welcomes you to get inspired.

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Courses Offered

Courses offered Course Code Duration Seats
B. Tech in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering MT 4 years 30
B. Tech in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (Honours)
B. Tech in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (Minor)

AJCE MME Department

Ever since the inception in 2012, the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) has continued its glorious expedition, enlightening young minds to explore the world of materials. AJCE is proud to be the only college in Kerala offering this unique stream of engineering. Whether it is academic excellence or research outputs, the MME department is always in the forefront.
It is our mission to get established as a pioneer centre of knowledge and research activities in the field of materials science. We feel honoured to have an eminent team of proficient faculties who work persistently for elevating our students to greater heights in the discipline of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.
The curriculum of our B. Tech program comprises of courses to provide expertise on the design, manufacture, material selection, testing and characterization of materials. Further, industry oriented course like nuclear metallurgy, corrosion engineering, deformation processing etc. are also taught to make the students industry ready. After successful completion of the course, students are presumed to have gained knowledge in extractive metallurgy, physical metallurgy and mechanical Metallurgy. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is, in fact, the mother of all branches of engineering. Since no engineering is possible without metals and alloys, it is always considered as a most productive branch of engineering and science.

Career prospects in MME

A modern metallurgist works on diverse fields like extractive metallurgy (pyro, hydro etc.), mechanical metallurgy, chemical metallurgy, physical metallurgy, process metallurgy, foundry metallurgy, powder metallurgy, welding metallurgy, nuclear metallurgy, metallurgical characterization, corrosion science, nano-structured materials, metallurgical failure analysis, archaeo-metallurgy etc. Metallurgical engineering graduates can find a variety of job profiles to choose from. Companies from all sectors-including public as well as the private sector provide good openings for graduates in MME. India, with its rich metal and mineral resources offers plenty of jobs. The scope abroad too paints a positive picture for aspirants.
The various career prospects available for these graduates include:

  • Research officers, materials scientists
  • Metallurgy professionals
  • Consultants
  • Design Engineers
  • Entry level Metallurgist and Material Science Engineers
  • Executive Engineer
  • Materials & Corrosion Engineer
  • Quality inspectors
  • Graduate trainees
  • Corrosion Engineers
  • Civil services
  • Indian Army, Indian Navy
  • Metallurgical and Special Processes Engineering Manager
  • Metallurgical Product Development Engineers
  • Optical Design Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Quality Control Engineers
  • Sub Divisional Engineers
  • Technical Writers
  • Welding Engineer
  • Nondestructive testing engineers
  • Defense services

Consultancy services offered

1) Strain rate controlled universal testing machine (UNITEK 9400, FIE Pvt. Ltd.)

Data entry with numeric keyboard of test parameters (Speeds, rupture, % peak, pre load, modulus data, test data and specimen data)
Optional windows based software available for- Online graph on PC; Data analysis, Statistics, Point tracing superimposing graphs to compare with standard, zooming graph etc.
Printer port for printer interface with- Graph and result print-out, Test Certificate print-out, Batch certificate print-out, Simple statistics print-out.

2) Hardness testing machines

Vicker’s hardness testing machine (VM -50, FIE Pvt. Ltd.)
Rockwell hardness testing machine(TRB – 250, Fine manufacturing industries)

Optical metallurgical microscope (NIM – 110, QS metrology) with image analyzer for microstructural analysis

3) Start- of- art welding centre

Software assisted MIG welding machine (MinArc MIG – 2530, Kemppi), SMAW welding machine (master 2500 MLS, kemppi), TIG welding machine, MMA welding

7) Electrochemical Corrosion analysis (Electrochemical workstation: Model: Zive Sp1)

4) Non-destructive testing facility (Liquid penetrant testing, ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle testing)

5) Foundry lab: Various properties of sand

6) Heat treatment furnaces – Muffle and tubular furnaces for heat treatment up to 1400°C

Job Opportunities

  • De Core Science & Technologies
  • Ennore foundries
  • Geometric Global
  • Indus Insights
  • Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.
  • Meridium Services & Labs Pvt. Ltd
  • Schlumberger
  • SNAM Alloys P Ltd.
  • Viz Experts India Pvt. Ltd
  • National Engineering Industries Ltd.(NBC Bearings)
  • Absolute Data Research
  • Future First
  • Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • Shriram Pistons Rings Ltd.
  • iRunway India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Monet Ispat & Energy Ltd.
  • Echjay Industries
  • MMTC ltd
  • Kalyani steels
  • Rachamallu forgings
  • Bihar sponge Ltd
  • Bhoruka Steel and services ltd
  • Orissa sponge iron and steel ltd
  • Gujarat Intrux ltd
  • Usha Martin Ltd
  • L&T Mumbai
  • Walchand Nagar Industries
  • Godrej Boyce Mumbai
  • Jindal steel & Power
  • Zenith Birla Ltd
  • Essar steel Ltd
  • Bhart Forge
  • Hazire plates
  • Aluminium companies – INDAL, BALCO, MALCO, Vedanta Aluminium ltd, Hindalco, Nalco, Bhoruka Aluminium
  • Various automotive part manufactures, Automobile manufacturing companies like Suzuki, Ford, Leyland, Tata , TVS, etc.
  • Various Machine tools, fasteners, bearing manufacturers etc.
  • Various steel remelting and metal forming shops, large and small foundries

Job Statistics


State of the art labs

  1. Metallography lab
  2. Heat treatment lab
  3. Mechanical testing lab
  4. Welding lab
  5. Corrosion Lab
  6. Non-destructive testing Lab
  7. Foundry Lab
  8. Metal forming Lab

Educational prospects after B. Tech. in MME

Different universities in India and abroad offer various courses at the Masters level in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. Successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 45% (as is the minimum eligibility required in the majority of the universities) is the basic requirement. The following are some of the courses offered in the diverse fields in MME.

Job opportunities for metallurgical engineers (metallurgists)

Vision building for metallurgy and materials science for India rests on those who dare to think and lead and not follow the known paths.


  • NDT ASNT-Level II Certification in collaboration with qualimations
  • Collaboration with KEMPPI in setting up a centre of excellence welding facility
  • State of art testing and characterization facilities
  • Core research group to take up R & D activities in association with pioneer research institutes across India.
  • Proficient faculties to empower the students.
Regular activities to nurture the organizational and presentation skills of students

Reasons to Study MME@AJCE

  • Materials Engineering and Materials Science is an interesting, multi-disciplinary area to study
  • Studying materials can lead to an international career
  • There are lots of jobs in the area of materials science and engineering
  • Department of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering is one of the College's strongest research performers, with very strong ties to industry
  • Undergraduate laboratory classes are held in the research laboratories
  • Metallurgical Engineering is a good course for girls too

Certification courses

Course1 : Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) - Structural and Pipe 6G positions Duration: 16 weeks

Pre-requisite: A pass in 10th. Certification: Welder SMAW Suggested Course fee (Boys: Rs. 21,000/-, Girls: Rs. 19,000/-)

Course 2 :Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding / Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW/TIG) Duration: 16 weeks

Pre-requisite: Knowledge of SMAW Certification: Welder MIG/TIG Suggested Course fee: (Boys: Rs 21,000/- Girls: Rs 19,000/-)

Course 3: Advanced Welding Training Course

Pre-requite : Knowledge of SMAW, MIG and TIG welding Duration : 8 weeks Suggested Course fee: Rs. 15,000/-

Department Association (SME)

The departmental association of MME, known by the name, “Syndicate of Metallurgical Engineers (SME)” serves as a platform for the students to take up industrial challenges and co-academic activities. It is a collective forum consisting of all the students and faculties of MME.

  • Workshops, FDP’s and symposiums are regularly conducted for the benefit of the members.
  • The association conducts fresher’s and farewell programs for the new batches and outgoing students.
  • The association conducts the annual techfest “VIBRANIUM” to promote new ideas among the college students.
  • To encourage the school students, the SME is in the forefront by conducting the JCJ Memorial Metallurgical Quiz competition, as a part of National metallurgy day celebrations.
  • The department association also brings the annual newsletter “Phase-Alpha” to share the activities of the academic year.

Department Info

Head of the Department: Dr. John Felix Kumar
Area of specilization: Materials for energy devices
Contact - Ph. No.: + 91 +91 94455 22518

Faculty & HoD Room Location : Divisional Block C
Year of Establishment
B.Tech in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering – 2012

Reach us

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  • Phone

    HoD: + 91 94455 22518
    + 91 4828 305624

  • Mailing Address

    Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
    Amal Jyothi College of Engineering
    Kanjirappally, Koovappally P.O.
    Kottayam Dt., Kerala 686518

  • Admissions

    B Tech  : +91 951 66 66 000
    M Tech : +91 944 76 61 414
    M C A    : +91 854 78 88 365
    NRI       : +91 954 44 94 704

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