Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Workshop on 'Modern Manufacturing Techniques on Advanced Materials'

The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally, organized a two-day inter-engineering college workshop on "MODERN MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES ON ADVANCED MATERIALS" on 28 & 29 March 2019. This was hosted jointly by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC) and the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE).
Dr. S V S Narayana Murthy, Senior Scientist and Division Head, Material Characterization Division, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Dr. Sunil Kumar, Senior Scientist and Division Head, Honey Comb Product Development Division, VSSC, inaugurated the workshop.

Fr. Dr. Mathew Paikatt, Manager, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, presided over the function. Dr. Z V Lakaparampil, Principal, Dr. John Felix Kumar, Head, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Prof.N Savyasachi, Coordinator spoke on the occasion.

Dr. S V S Narayana Murthy, Dr. Sunil Kumar, Mr. R Santhosh Kumar, Scientist, Materials Development and Production Group, LPSC gave lectures on ‘Recent Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Techniques’, ‘Ultra-light Structures for Aerospace Application’, ‘Thermal processing of Metals’ respectively.

Saturday, February 2, 2019


An orientation class on Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering  (GATE) was conducted at the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering Kanjirapally by Dr. Ravi Sankar Kottada, IIT Madras.https://mme.iitm.ac.in/ravi.sankar/  

Saturday, September 1, 2018


Congratulations to the pass out students for securing a whopping 96.2% pass percentage in the S8 MG University Examinations.

EBBIE V AYROOKUZHY is the topper with a CGPA of 9.29

Wishing you all a very successful career ahead !!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

NDT ASNT-Level II Certification

Asian Institute of Petroleum and construction Technology has completed the course on NDT, ASNT level-II certification on27th of July 2018 for the students of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.

Asst.Professor Savyasachi N was the Coordinator of the Course.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018


For More information 
Department site: https://www.ajce.in/mt/index.html
Our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ajce.mt/

Contact us: 
Mr.Jithin Devasia: 9809883894
Mr. Mebin Kuruvila: 9567693473

Monday, June 11, 2018


KACWAC- KEMPPI AMALJYOTHI CENTRE FOR WELDING AND CERTIFICATION, the center is set up in collaboration with the leading welding equipment manufactures, KEMPII India Pvt. Ltd. 

The admission for the next batch has started.

For More information: https://www.ajce.in/mt/kacwc.html


DATE: 7/6/2018

The graduation day of the Metallurgy students was conducted on 7th June 2018.

Dr.Cyriac Thomas, Former VC, MGU was the chief guest.

Congratulations to all !!!

Thursday, May 31, 2018



The attributes of gold influenced the mind and heart of Indians 

The Rigveda refers to hiranya ( the oldest Sanskrit word for gold ), gold vessels, necklace, chariots decorated with gold , River Sindhu (Indus) containing gold, ayas -  copper or copper alloys – used to make Vajrayudha of Indra made by the process of sinchan (casting), karshnayas  -  iron.

Atharvaveda mentions of  rajata (silver), trapu (tin) and sisa (lead) have been mentioned. Kautalya  mentions of silver refining using Choolas.

The Mahabharata refers to  pipilika gold (powdery ants’ gold) -   Heaps were presented to Yudhishthira  during  rajasuya yagna.

Arthashastra of Kautilya, says about  gold refining  crucible steel- vratta WOOTZ Steel(UTSA- characteristic of oozing out of low melting point liquid phase when heated to moderate temperatures . Sir Joseph BanksPresident of the Royal Society, London 1794)

Rasaratnasamuchchaya - three types of ferrous materials, vizmunda ( wrought iron ), tiksna ( crucible steel )  and kanta ( alloy steel ).

Special wrought iron- kanta used to make the  world famous Delhi Iron Pillar (hot forging of directly reduced sponge iron blocks )-  erected in Delhi in the 5th Century AD by King Chandra Varman  -not corroded till date.

Nagarjun’s Rasaratnakar (second Century AD) -the earliest documentary evidence for the cementation process for brass making and reduction-distillation process for zinc extraction - 12 Century industrial process for zinc extraction uncovered at Zawar near Udaipur

Manasollas, written in 1131 AD -information on fine quality metal image casting by madhuchchhishta vidhan (lost wax process) -  The famous bronze dancing girl from Mohanjodaro . 

Interesting Metal Facts

  1. The word metal comes from the Greek word 'metallon,' which means quarry or to mine or excavate.
  2. The most abundant metal in the universe is iron, followed by magnesium.
  3. The composition of the Earth is not entirely known, but the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust is aluminum. However, the Earth's core likely consists mainly of iron.
  4. Metals are primarily shiny, hard solids that are good conductors of heat and electricity.
  5. About 75% of the chemical elements are metals. Of the 118 known elements, 91 are metals. Many of the others possess some of the characteristics of metals and are known as semimetals or metalloids.
  6. Metals form positively charged ions called cations through loss of electrons. They react with most other elements, but especially nonmetals, such as oxygen and nitrogen.
  7. The most commonly used metals are iron, aluminum, copper, zinc, and lead. Metals are used for an enormous number of products and purposes. They are valued for their ability to strength, electrical and thermal properties, ease of bending and drawing into wire, wide availability, and participation in chemical reactions.
  8. Although new metals are being produced and some metals were difficult to isolate in pure form, there were seven metals known to ancient man. These were gold, copper, silver, mercury, lead, tin, and iron.
  9. The tallest free-standing structures in the world are made of metals, primarily the alloy steel. They include the Dubai skyscraper Burj Kalifa, the Tokyo television tower Skytree, and the Shaghai Tower skyscraper.
  10. The only metal that is a liquid at ordinary room temperature and pressure is mercury. However, other metals melt close to room temperature. For example, you can melt the metal gallium in the palm of your hand.
  11. Rhodium is the most expensive natural metal whose cost exceeds 175 thousand dollars. Platinum comes the second, and gold is the third.
  12. Tungsten has the highest melting point, which explains why the metal is used as spiral in incandescent lamps.
  13. The most expensive metal ever made by human is californium 252. The estimated price is 6 500 000 US $ for 1 gram. At the moment the mankind has in its disposal not more than 5 grams of this metal. This rare metal is produced in the powerful reactor whose capacity is limited to only 30 mg a year. Californium 252 is used in medicine in treatment of cancer; in industry for checking welded joints; in instrument engineering as indicator; scope of californium application also includes launching of reactors; it helps geologists to detect ground water flows, and so on and so forth.