General Information

M. E. Welding Technology program (2015-2017) 
Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, 
The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara

A two-year Masters degree program in Welding Technology is being offered from the year 2006 at the Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, M.S. University of Baroda. This is a special, industry-oriented, industry-supported program sponsored by Larsen & Toubro.
About 15 students are admitted to this course every year. GATE qualification is not mandatory for applying to this program. Around 8 out of them will be sponsored by L&T – paid a scholarship/stipend during the two years of the course and absorbed in L&T on successful completion of the course.

Eligibility Criteria for L&T Sponsorship: Candidates should have scored 65% marks throughout – without ATKTs and without any academic gap. Candidate’s age should not be more than 25 years as on 01st July, 2015.

Regular visits to L&T Works and lectures by L&T experts are an integral part of the program. Project Work will be arranged at the sponsoring industries.
There will be a few students not sponsored by any organization and hence not getting a stipend.
Admission to the above course will be made by M.S. University of Baroda in accordance with usual procedure. (refer, website: All students, who have successfully completed the B.E. / B.Tech. program in Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering or Mechatronics with minimum 55% aggregate, are eligible to apply. Sponsoring industries will also apply their own criteria for selecting students for sponsorship.
Prescribed application forms for this program will be available at Faculty of Technology and Engineering, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadoadara OR can be downloaded from the M.S. University website: from 1st May 2015.   Completed applications along with the prescribed application fees and all necessary certificates and documents asked for should be sent to the Head, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Dept., Faculty of Tech. & Engg., The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara- 390 001 on or before 12th June 2015. Short-listed candidates will be called for a selection test / interview to be held at the Dept. of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering on Friday & Saturday, 26th & 27th June 2015. No TA/ DA will be paid to the candidates for appearing for the selection test / interview. The selected candidates will have to pay the necessary fees (approx. Rs. 5000=00) within next few days. The classes will start from Monday, 13th July 2015. 

Those desirous of more information may write to:
Dr. S.K. Dutta, 
Professor & Head,
Met. & Mats. Engg. Dept. 

Prof. (Dr.) J. Krishnan, L&T Welding Chair


Metallurgy-2015/M.E. Welding Admission/syulabus-2015-2017 batch


M E Welding Technology programme
(Sponsored by L & T) 
Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 
M.S. University of Baroda 
Important Dates for Admission

Availability of application forms : 1-5-2015 to 06-6-2015

Last Date for Receipt of Applications : 12-6-2015

Test /Interview : Test Friday &Interview Saturday, 26th & 27th June 2015

Commencement of Classes : 13-7-2015


All those applicants who satisfy the eligibility criteria should report on their own for Test interview (including sponsorship test, etc.) on 26th & 27th June 2015 at 9:00 A.M. at the Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara-390 001. No separate letter will be issued calling applicants for interview. Please note that the selected students should arrange to pay the fees immediately. Regular classes will commence on 13th July 2015.

Please note that there are 15 seats out of which L&T will sponsor 8 candidates, with stipend. Students with B.E. (Metallurgy), B.E. (Mechanical / Production) and B.E. (Mechatronics) qualification with minimum 55% aggregate are eligible to apply.

For further details please refer to


Dr. S.K. Dutta Dean,
Prof. & Head, Metallurgical and Materials Engg. Dept., Faculty of Technology and Engineering,
Director, M.E. Welding programme, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda,Vadodara-390 001

Phone: 0265-2434417
Phone: 0265-2434188 Ext: 101



Availability of application forms Last Date for Receipt of Applications Interview / Sponsorship Test Commencement of Classes
1-5-2015 to 06-6-2015 12-06-2015 Friday & Saturday, 26th & 27th June 2015 13-7-2015




Metallurgy-2015/M.E. Welding Admission/syulabus-2015-2017 batch



Broad outline of Syllabus for M.E. (Welding Tech) Admission Test

Atomic Structure, Interatomic Bonding and Structure of Crystalline Solids:
Atomic structure. Atomic bonding in solids, Crystal structures, Crystalline and noncrystalline
materials. Bravais lattices, unit cells, crystal structures, crystal planes and directions, Miller

Alloying in metals:
Hume Rothery rules and Solid solutions.

Mechanical Properties of Metals:
Mechanical properties and Testing: Elastic deformation. Plastic deformation. Stress-strain
diagram, Ductile & brittle material, Stress vs strength. Toughness, Hardness, Fracture, Fatigue
and Creep. Testing such as Strength testing, Hardness testing, Impact testing, Fatigue testing
Creep testing, Non-destructive testing (NDT). Interpretation of tensile stress-strain curves. Yield
criteria and macroscopic aspects of plastic deformation.

Fracture. Ductile and brittle fracture. Impact fracture. Ductile to brittle transition. Fatigue and
creep failure.

Strengthening Mechanisms:
Various mechanisms of strengthening of metals.

Phase Diagrams:
Equilibrium phase diagrams. Types of phase diagrams. Al lot ropy and phase change of
pure i ron.The iron-carbon system. Phase transformations. Transformation rate effects and TTT
diagrams. Microstructure and property changes in iron-carbon system.
Ferrous & non-ferrous materials:
Types of metals and alloys. Brief introduction to iron and steel. Various types of carbon steels,
alloy steels and cast irons, their properties and uses. Basics of copper, aluminium and its
commercially important alloys

Heat treatment:
Thermal processing of metals. Heat treatment of metals and alloys such as Annealing,
Normalizing, Quenching, Tempering and Case hardening.
Recovery, recrystallization and grain .

Corrosion and Degradation of Materials:
Corrosion of metals and alloys. Types of corrosion and corrosion protection methods.

Manufacturing processes:
Casting, forging and wrought processes.

Metal joining:
Fabrication of metals. Basic conventional metal joining processes such as welding, brazing and
soldering, oxy-acetylene welding, arc welding. Gas cutting.

Workshop practices:
Important workshop practices such as milling, shaping, machining, etc. at a glance.


References :
1. W.D. Callister, Jr, – Material Science & Engineering, Addition-Wesley Publication.
2. K.M. Gupta, Materials Science, Umesh Publication.
3. Van Vlack – Elements of Material Science & Engineering, John Wiley & Sons.
4. V. Raghvan – Material Science, Prentice Hall.
5. Narula – Material Science, TMH.
6. Srivastava, Srinivasan – Science of Materials Engineering, New Age Publication.


Metallurgy-2015/M.E. Welding Admission/syulabus-2015-2017 batch