Transition to Materials Science and Engineering

Due to the growing importance of all kinds of materials in industry and commerce, and arising from the expanding research and educational profile of the Department, the faculty submitted a request to the University to have the Department of Ceramics name changed to Department of Ceramic & Materials Engineering. This change was approved and became effective 1 July 1997.  Subsequently, the name was further changed to the Department of Materials Science & Engineering on 1 July 2005.  Today, the department conducts teaching, research, and outreach activities in all the major areas of modern materials and is one of the largest such departments in the country.