IIT Kharagpur Partners with Jindal Stainless for Research Project

  • IIT Kharagpur and Jindal Stainless come together in a landmark partnership to drive metallurgical research and development, aiming for transformative advancements in the field

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jindal Stainless, the country’s largest stainless steel manufacturer marking a pivotal moment in the advancement of metallurgical research and development. To foster industry-academy collaboration, Jindal Stainless and IIT Kharagpur will work together on metallurgical projects, such as process optimisation, materials characterisation and primary alloy production.

This strategic alliance signifies a significant step forward in metallurgy, promising ground-breaking advancements and fostering a culture of innovation, as both organisations leverage their strengths to drive meaningful progress and contribute to the industry’s growth.

Under the terms of the MoU, IIT Kharagpur will provide technical consultancy and engage in academic and industrial research to enhance productivity and process improvement at Jindal Stainless Limited. They will conduct lab-scale experiments, facilitate material characterisation techniques and support modeling and simulation studies, emphasising the importance of waste reduction, recycling and water conservation for sustainable metallurgical practices.

Virendra K Tewari, Director, IIT, Kharagpur, said, “We aim to address pressing challenges and unlock new opportunities in the field of metallurgy. IIT KGP is suitably poised to offer technical and operational solutions. This MoU with industry experts will affirm India’s position in global manufacturing industry and contribute to the vision and mission of IIT Kharagpur and the country at large.”

Abhyuday Jindal, Managing Director, Jindal Stainless, said, “This partnership will enable us to harness cutting-edge research in metallurgy and translate it into tangible solutions that benefit the industry and society at large. The MoU is a testament to our commitment to shaping the trajectory of stainless steel technology and making substantial strides in the industry, contributing to our collective pursuit of an atmanirbhar India.”

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