The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (formerly known as Department of Metallurgical Engineering) was established in the year 1965 with an intake of 30 students. A post-graduate programme in Industrial Metallurgy was introduced in the year 1983 with an intake of 10 students. The Department is also offering a Ph. D. programme since 1983. Department has also introduced another M. Tech. programme in Materials Technology from the academic year 2011-2012.

The main areas of study in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering include Physical Metallurgy, Extractive Metallurgy (Iron, Steel and Non-ferrous Metal extraction), Mineral Processing, Heat Treatment of Steels, Manufacturing Technologies (Metal Casting, Metal Forming, Powder Metallurgy and Welding), Mechanical Metallurgy (includes Material Testing – Destructive and Non-Destructive), Corrosion Engineering, and Materials Characterization Techniques etc. In view of the increasing demand in materials development, the department has introduced new subjects in its curriculum with materials background in the year 2004. Accordingly the scheme of instruction has been enriched with subjects on advanced materials like Composite Materials, Ceramics, Polymers, Nanomaterials, Computer Applications in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering etc. in addition to the above main areas. The laboratories of the Department are well furnished with the state-of-the-art equipment.