On October 06, 2023, IIT Bombay exchanged signed documents with Jindal Stainless to establish a Chair Professorship at the Institute towards supporting and enhancing research in industrial processes and product technologies in the stainless steel sector.
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.
During his keynote address, Mr. Jindal expressed that “partnering with IIT Bombay will further Jindal Stainless’ goal of emulating and creating new benchmarks in durable and sustainable infrastructure”.
Prof. Chaudhuri said, “We are happy to partner with India’s largest and globally acclaimed stainless steel manufacturer for the promotion of research and development in this area”.
The Chair professor will lead the integration of courses in stainless steel as well as special steel into IIT Bombay’s B.Tech. and M.Tech. programs; promote metallurgy-related research at the Ph.D. level and develop short-term courses and training modules to enhance stainless steel applications in engineering applications. In addition, the Chair will facilitate industry-academia research collaborations that will help pave the way for innovative stainless and special steel technologies, offering solutions to industrial challenges.