Category Archives: Events

11 Jan 2020 : Sports Day

Dear All,

We are glad to inform you that the Materials Engineering Department is going to conduct Sports Day – 2020 on 11th of Jan’20. Events and competitions being planned include: Badminton, Table Tennis, Athletics, Chess, Carrom, Tug of war and Box cricket (Faculty Vs Students) etc.

The detailed schedule will be announced soon.

Get ready with your sports gear and prepare yourself for the 11th Jan’20.

We are so excited to have you all there to participate in Sports Day – 2020

Organizing Team

Summary of the 31st Annual Symposium

We thank the Team Symposium for organizing this year’s Symposium: Sympo-2018. And, our congratulations to all the Prize winners!

The Team has also put together an excellent summary of all the events at this year’s Symposium (Sympo-2018). It has details on the symposium events, pictures of the prize-winners and participants, prize winning entries in the metallography contests, and lots more. Take a look!

23 June 2017: Farewell Invitation

Respected sir,

As we approach the end of another academic year, the time to bid farewell
to our graduating M.Tech, PhD and UG students has also come. We are
organising a farewell  for our outgoing batch on 23rd of June in the
Lecture theater of Materials engineering department.

We request you to grace this occasion by your benevolent presence.

Tentative schedule:

3:30 PM : Tea/Coffee
4:00 PM : Welcome speech
4:10 PM : Chairman speech
4:15 PM : Speech by faculties
4:25 PM : Speech by students
4:35 PM : Momento distribution
4:45 PM : High Tea

With Regards
1st year,
M.Tech and Phd students,
Department of Materials Engineering

22-31 May 2017: SERB School on Mechanical Testing

The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in association with the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) of the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, is organising the SERB School on Mechanical Testing at IISc, Bangalore from 22nd to 31st May 2017.

This school will feature lectures by experts on issues related to mechanical testing of materials over a range of length scales – from single to nanocrystals and glasses.

The lectures will have both pedagogical and research orientations. Each talk will focus on areas relevant to the expertise of the speaker. The presentations will allow for coverage of current areas of research, and they will allow sufficient time for discussion. Thus, the workshop will be suitable for researchers and faculty members who are keen on broadening/ deepening their research interests in mechanical behaviour of materials.

Engineering faculty from colleges all over the country, preferably working in the area of mechanical testing can participate. Few seats will be available to research students working in the area of mechanical properties of materials.

Number of participants will be restricted to 25.

Course Content:

Overview of stress, strain and elastic and plastic deformation
Overview of fracture, fatigue, creep and wear
Tensile and compression testing – Theory & lab
Torsion and bending testing – Theory & lab
Hardness and wear testing – Theory & lab
Fracture and fatigue testing – Theory & lab
Creep and impact testing – Theory & lab
Small scale testing – Theory & lab
High strain rate testing – Theory & lab
Data analysis, error analysis, data representation
Overview of hardware, software and hardware-software interface

Core faculty will be selected from top Indian academic institutions and expert scientists from research centers.

Course fee & Accommodation details:
The registration fee for the candidates will be nil. The accommodation will be provided to the participants only in the institute guest houses on the first come first served basis subject to availability.

The deadline for submission of your application is 5th May 2017

Please send a scan copy of the application along with the approval of the head of the department to

Click here to download the application form. Conference flyer can be downloaded by clicking this link.

Coordinators: Prof. Satyam Suwas, Prof. S. Karthikeyan, Prof. Praveen Kumar

For more details, Contact
Ms. Sridevi Madhusudhan
Room No. B-203,
Department of Materials Engineering
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore – 560 012
Ph.: +91-80-2293 3245

21 Jan 2017 : Metallurgy Reunion

Following the traditions set by the seniors, the three batches of students of the Metallurgy Department graduated in 1965, 1967 and 1968 are collectively planning a reunion on January 21, 2017. They will be in the Dept. of Materials Engineering. Students and faculty of the Department can take this opportunity to meet with the alumni and share their experiences.

Alumni Day at IISc on 17 December 2016

The Institute is pleased to invite all its alumni back to our beautiful campus to join the Alumni Day Celebrations on Saturday, the 17th of December 2016. This is going to be the first of what is being planned as an annual event.

The individual Departments will put together a program for the morning of these day-long celebrations; the afternoon will feature an Institute-wide event in the Satish Dhawan Auditorium.

This is the first announcement to alert our alumni to mark their calendars, and to include these Celebrations in their Bangalore visit plans. We will come back with more information (and a detailed program) in due course.

We request you to inform your fellow alumni about this event.

And, we look forward to your participation in the Alumni Day Celebrations!

GIAN Course on Basics and Applications of Phase Field Modeling in Materials Science

Basics and Applications of Phase Field Modeling in Materials Science

A GIAN Course

5-9 December 2016
Department of Materials Engineering
Indian Institute of Science

We are pleased to announce a week long GIAN course on Basics and Applications of Phase Field Modeling in Materials Science to be held in the Indian Institute of Sciece campus during 5-9 December 2016. This is a 1-credit course taught by Prof. Mathis Plapp (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France), together with a team of instructors drawn from academic institutions and R&D labs in India.

The Course web page has more details.

Sports Day 2016

“Sports day is observed every year at Materials Engineering Department as a event of competitive and participatory games ranging from athletic to indoor sports. It aims to bring together all students and faculty of department on a non routine platform of physical activities.”

Please fill in the form.

Statistics from this poll will be used to finalise events to be held on Sports Day-2016. Last date for submission is 25th August.

Your suggestions are welcome.

We are looking forward for your participation.”


Event Address: IISc Gymkhana
Contact: Ali, 8277059204,
Anupam, 7259895397,
Esaki, 9901883415,
Sneha, 9422031779,