Chapter of the Indian Institute of Metals is one of the leading and
active chapters having membership strength of over 300. The chapter
was established on 12th December 1973 through the
efforts of a group of dedicated metallurgists working in SAIL, MECON,
NIFFT and HEC at Ranchi. Ranchi – the erstwhile ‘Summer Capital’ of
Bihar - has undergone sea change since then to become the capital
city of the state of Jharkhand and hub of industrial activities
especially for Iron & Steel. Ranchi Chapter today continues to
flourish through the support and patronage of various industries and
organizations in and around Ranchi viz. SAIL/CET, SAIL/RDCIS, MECON,
HEC Ltd, NIFFT etc.
activities of the chapter include Organizing Technical talks by
invited Speakers, organizing National/International
Seminars/Conferences, giving Awards of Excellence to young working
Scientists/Engineers, felicitating senior Metallurgists/Engineers
for their outstanding contributions to the cause of the Chapter,
organizing visits for the members to neighboring industries and
organizing Ranchi level Inter-School Metals & Materials Quiz for
selecting the team for sponsoring to “Prof Brahm Prakash Memorial
Metals & Materials Quiz” hosted by IIM Kalpakkam Chapter.
Ranchi Chapter hosted the 29th NMD and 45th
ATM at Ranchi during November 14-17, 1991 and co-hosted the 41st
NMD and 57th ATM at Kolkata during November 14-16, 2003
along with Kolkata, Durgapur and BE College Chapters. In addition,
from time to time, members of the Chapter have creditably shouldered
various responsibilities entrusted to them during NMD's/ATM's at
other chapter locations in India.
Since inception of the Chapter, a good number of members have been
honored with NMD Awards for their outstanding contributions in
The Chapter has a large number of student members. For the benefit
of these budding metallurgists, coaching classes and technical
lectures are organized from time to time to help in their
preparations for the AMIIM Examination conducted by IIM Head Office.