IIT Bombay Collaborates with Jindal  Stainless to Set Up a Prestigious  Chair Professorship

13 Dec 2023

IIT Bombay has partnered with Jindal Stainless (a prominent stainless-steel manufacturer in India with an annual turnover of INR 35,700 crore – US $4.30 billion) to establish a prestigious Chair Professorship at the Institute.

The Chair will support and enhance research in industrial processes and product technologies in the stainless steel sector. A distinguished professor from IIT Bombay, renowned for their exceptional research track record, will be appointed to this esteemed position. The inaugural Chair Professor will be selected from the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science at IIT Bombay.

The event, held at the IIT Bombay campus, was attended by Mr. Abhyuday Jindal, Managing Director, Jindal Stainless, and Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay.

Speaking about this initiative, Prof. Chaudhuri, said, “This is a great opportunity to further R&D within the stainless-steel space, as the Chair will leverage the existing knowledge base and promote academic work and pioneering research in this domain. This will aid in problem-solving and promote best practices not just within the academic community, but the engineering community as well. We are happy to partner with India’s largest and globally acclaimed stainless-steel manufacturer for the promotion of an alloy that is inherently sustainable and recyclable.”

During his keynote address, Mr. Jindal added, “Jindal Stainless is committed to deepening industry-academia collaboration with the larger purpose of building a corrosion-free India. This Chair Professorship strengthens that very commitment, as it will help drive more innovation and research in the field of steel metallurgy. Our goal is to emulate and create new benchmarks in durable and sustainable infrastructure. Partnering with a prestigious institute like IIT Bombay will, undoubtedly, help further these objectives.”

Other responsibilities of the Chair position include integrating courses related to the metallurgy of stainless steel and special steels into existing B. Tech. and M. Tech. programs, while also fostering the pursuit of doctoral studies in metallurgy. The Chair will also facilitate and foster vital industry-academia research collaborations, laying the groundwork for disruptive advancements in product and process technology within the stainless and special steel domain, while also providing practical solutions to industrial challenges. This visionary approach will not only influence the engineering landscape of emerging India but also contribute to the success of future infrastructural projects, benefitting the nation as a whole.

IIT Bombay is extremely grateful to Jindal Stainless for their invaluable partnership in establishing the Chair Professorship. This collaboration reflects a shared commitment to advancing research and innovation in stainless steel and metallurgy.

IIT Bombay looks forward to a future filled with impactful discoveries and sustainable development, all of which have been made possible by Jindal Steel’s steadfast support.