Metallurgy is the science of metals. It's a field of material science. In metallurgy we study the physical and chemical properties of metals, their compounds and of alloys. Metallurgy deals with extraction of ores from the depths of Earth and processing them into useful metals and alloys. It gets further divided into 2 fields, ferrous metallurgy and nonferrous metallurgy. Ferrous metallurgy is about iron based metals and alloys, whereas, non-ferrous metallurgy involves metals other than iron. 95% of the metal production is however, iron based. In this field you get opportunities for jobs as well as higher education and research.
Eligibility and course duration
Pass in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Math. Most admissions are through entrance exams. Minimum cut-off marks may be mandatory for the best colleges.
Duration of this undergraduate course is 4 years.