HOD's Desk

Attitude decides the altitude. Welcome to the Department of Metallurgical Engineering at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore – 641 004. The Metallurgical Engineering Department was started in the year 1974 and the B.E programme which was started in the year 1968 offers a comprehensive fundamental education in metallurgical and materials engineering. The ME and PhD programmes were started in the years 1976 and 1978 respectively. I am very much happy to say that we are celebrating the golden jubilee of our department (1968 to 2017). There is an intake of 60 students for B.E programme per year. PSG Tech is of one the colleges in Tamil Nadu along with IITM, Chennai, NIT, Trichy and Govt. College of Engineering, Salem offering this unique branch of engineering.

There is a lit bit of metal in everyones’s life and virtually we have to produce materials for all domestic and engineering applications. We provide to our students an understanding of how metals are extracted from their ores, how they behave under various environmental forces and how they can be alloyed, shaped and treated to improve certain specific properties for the development of new products. Our faculty and staff have expertise in extractive, physical, mechanical and process metallurgy. We have excellent laboratory facilities to take up challenging research works in the field of metallurgy and materials engineering. Our students are occupying important positions in various top institutions in Indian as well as abroad. We have doing testing and consultancy for more than 40 years for industries in India. We have been carrying out substantial amounts of collaborative research with leading organizations and sponsored research works for the past 20 years.

Again a warm welcome to our department

Dr.Krishnamoorthi J. , Professor (CAS) & Head In-charge

The Department of Metallurgical Engineering was established in the year 1974. The BE Metallurgical Engineering Programme of the department has been accredited for 6 years by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) in the year 2018. The department possesses excellent faculty as well as facilities to train the students for industrial and R&D requirements in various fields of Metallurgical Engineering like Physical Metallurgy, Extractive Metallurgy, Mechanical Metallurgy, Metal Joining, Heat Treatment, Testing and Quality Assurance, Advanced Materials, etc. The department has the state-of-the-art facilities in core laboratories like Metallography, Corrosion and surface Engineering, Mechanical testing, Non-destructive testing, Welding Metallurgy, Foundry Metallurgy, Forming Metallurgy and Heat Treatment. In addition, the students are given practical training in PSG Industrial Institute and PSG & Sons' Charities Metallurgy & Foundry Division during the course of their academic programmes. The department is actively involved in offering testing and consultancy services to a large number of industries in South India. The department also organises a large number of continuing education programs for the benefit of practicing engineers and teachers of other engineering colleges. The department has active interactions with premier research institutions like ARCI, DMRL, Hydrabad; IGCAR, Kalpakkam; VSSC-ISRO, RRL, Trivandrum; Welding Research Institute of BHEL, Trichy; CASSA, GTRE, HAL, Bangalore etc. Students are encouraged to take up their project work in the leading industries as well as in various research institutes in our country.


To achieve global excellence in imparting quality education in Metallurgical Engineering and to constantly pursue excellence in research, training and development in frontier areas of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering to serve the society


Developing students with strong knowledge-base and skill sets of the fundamentals and applied concepts in Metallurgical Engineering to meet the requirements of Industries, Higher education Institutions and Research organizations.

Pursuing Research & Development and promoting innovations and entrepreneurship through sponsored research and industrial projects in Metallurgical Engineering.

Supporting external students, Research Organizations and Industries through testing & consultancy, interaction through workshops, seminars and conferences to promote technology through sustainable development and fulfill the social responsibilities.

  • Dr.Gopalakrishnan P 2003 - 2018
  • Dr.M.Sundar 2002 - 2003
  • Dr.S.S.Ramakrishnan 1996 - 2002
  • Mr.R.Soundararajan 1990 - 1996
  • Late Dr.N K Srinivasan 1974 - 1989
  • 2017
    Golden Jubilee year of BE (Metallurgical Engineering) programme
    • 2008
      One Year PG certificate programme on "Welding and Quality Engineering" in collaboration with BHEL, Trichy started
      • 2002
        MS (Metallurgical Engineering) started
        • 1998
          Metal Testing & Research Centre started
          • 1978
            Ph.D (Metallurgical Engineering) started
            • 1976
              ME (Industrial Metallurgy) Programme started
              • 1974
                Department of Metallurgical Engineering Created
                • 1968
                  BE (Metallurgical Engineering) Programme started
  • 2014
    Runners-up of the 8th Virtual Steelmaking International Challenge 2
    • 2013
      Winners of the 7th Virtual steel making challenge
      • 2011
        Koorathalwar Award Winner