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Material Science and Engineering


The course is primarily designed for Mechanical and Production Engineering students. Therefore, focus of the course is on structural materials. The course covers three important parts of materials which students and practicing engineers should know. The course is hoping to address both theoretical and practical aspects of Materials Engineering. To serve this purpose, the course is divided into three broad categories. a) Crystallography and crystal defects – It covers crystal systems, crystal structures, indexing of planes and directions, vacancies, dislocations, grain boundaries and microstructures. b) Phase diagram and heat treatment – It covers, Gibbs phase rule, one component systems, binary phase diagrams, lever rule, invariant reactions, iron-carbon phase diagram and heat treatment. c) Mechanical properties – Elastic and plastic deformation, engineering and true strain and stress, ultimate tensile strength, ductility, toughness, cold/hot working and strengthening mechanisms.

B.E., B.Tech. students of Mechanical, Production Engineering, practicing engineers in manufacturing industry




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Dr. Vivek Pancholi obtained BE (Industrial and Production Engg.) in 1995 from G.S.I.T.S. Indore, M.Tech. (Industrial Tribology) from IIT Delhi in 1997 and PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Bombay, in 2005. He joined IIT Roorkee as a faculty member in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 2006. He has about 10 years teaching experience at IIT Roorkee.  He taught UG core courses like Structural Metallurgy, Phase transformation and Heat treatment, Welding and Casting and, Mechanical Behavior of Materials. He also taught M.Tech. core course on Materials Characterization.. He has published more than 35 research papers in SCI/SCIE indexed journals and completed 05 sponsored research projects. Under his guidance four PhD research scholars completed their thesis and five are working.


Week 1:  Lattice, Crystal structures, Miller indices for planes and directions.
Week 2:  Microscopes, microstructures and quantitative metallography.
Week 3: Defects, diffusion and phase diagram.
Week 4: Equilibrium phase diagram, lever rule, phase transformation.
Week 5: Iron-carbon phase diagram, TTT and CCT curves, heat treatments.
Week 6: Introduction to mechanical properties, cold and hot working.
Week 7:  Strengthening mechanism Fracture, and Fatigue.
Week 8: Creep, ceramics and plastic, NDT techniques, alloy designation.


1.Materials Science and Engineering An Introduction, W. D. Callister, Jr., John Wiley and Sons, 2006.
2.Materials Science and Engineering A First Course 5 ed., V. Raghavan, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd.
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date of Exam: March 31st 2019 (Sunday).
  • Time of Exam: Morning session 9am to 2 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.

  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 6 out of 8 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.