National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology
|Type||Education and research institution|
|Director||Prof. Partha Pratim Chattopadhyay|
|Campus||Urban, 65 acres|
The National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology (commonly referred to as NIFFT) is a fully residential Government of India co-educational institute located at Hatia, which is about 7.4 km from Ranchi. It was established in 1966 by the Government of India in collaboration with UNDP - UNESCO to provide qualified engineers and specialists for running Foundry and Forge industries. It is an autonomous and Centrally Funded Technical Institute(CFTI) institute under Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD), Government of India.
The objectives of the Institute have broadened to meet the present need of the industries, with the introduction of departments of Manufacturing Engineering (ME) and Materials and Metallurgical Engineering (MME).
Apart from training students NIFFT also provides consultancy, documentation and information retrieval services in manufacturing engineering,industrial metallurgy and in Foundry & Forge Sectors also.
NIFFT is registered as a Society under the Indian Societies Registration Act of 1860. The management of the Institute is vested with a Board of Governors with a chairman at its apex and members representing the Government of India (Ministry of HRD and Industry), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), private and public enterprises, technical and R&D institutions. The institute received technical and financial assistance during its formative period in the form of UNESCO fellowships, experts services, and laboratory equipment.
The NIFFT campus is located on NH-75 around 7.2 km from Ranchi. It is around 2.2 km from Hatia Railway station. Also the campus around 6.4 km from Birsa Munda Airport making it easily accessible via Rail as well as Airways.
The NIFFT campus is spread over an area of 65 acres.It houses the administrative building, academic buildings and halls of residence for students. The faculty residential area, grounds, library, auditorium, laboratories and workshops are other areas on its well maintained campus.
NIFFT has five boys hostels namely "Nirala Chatrawas", "Homi J. Bhabha Chatrawas", "J. C. Bose Chatrawas", "Visvesvaraya Chatrawas",and "M. Tech Chatrawas" whose total holding capacity is around 1200 students, in single bed and double bed rooms. One girls hostel "Kalpana Chawla Chatrawas" has a capacity of 120 students in double bed rooms to accommodate students in ADC, B.Tech, M.Tech, and PhD courses. Each hostel has sports facilities such as TT tables, foot ball ground, basket ball ground, badminton court, Cricket ground, carrom boards and Volleyball courts apart from the common college facilities.
Hostels such as Nirala Chatrawas, J. C. Bose Chatrawas and M.V. Chatrawas have canteens inside the hostel. The hostels also have a student's mess and canteen nearby.
The college provides excellent sporting facilities to its students for their all-round development.These include :
- Cricket ground
- Basketball court
- Volleyball courts
- Table Tennis
- Shuttle badminton
The institute provides many computer facilities. These include software like DEFORM, PROCAST, UNIGRAPHICS, CATIA, AUTODESK Inventor Professional (Mechanical and Electrical), MATLAB and also servers, desktops, workstations and terminals. CAD Center/Computer Center and the E-library provide students with internet access.
The institute houses laboratories such as Sand Laboratory, Metallography Laboratory, Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) Laboratory, Non-Destructive and Mechanical Testing Laboratories, Spectroscopy Laboratory, Environmental Monitoring and Pollution Control Laboratory, Metrology Laboratory, and a Forging Laboratory.
Departments, centers, and facilities
NIFFT has the following departments:
- Foundry Technology
- Forge Technology
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
- Applied Science and Humanities
The workshops have facilities for Heat Treatment, Casting, Forging, Pattern and Die Manufacture.
The Department of Foundry Technology has a Sand Laboratory for testing of sands and binders, and a Foundry Workshop for melting, moulding and casting of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys.
The Department of Forge Technology has a Forge workshop, Forge Laboratories and Heat treating facilities which includes a Fluidized Bed Furnace, a Muffle Furnace and a Glow bar Furnace.
The Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering has laboratories for metallography, chemical analysis, spectro-photometry, mechanical testing, non-destructive testing, pollution control and monitoring, x-ray diffractometry, induction heating, direct reading emission spectroscopy and image analysis.
The Department of Manufacturing Engineering has Pattern and Machine shops, Metrology,Rapid Prototyping Lab,Foundry Shop,Forge Shop,Die Design Center, Flexible Manufacturing System, Electronics, CAD, Welding and Electrical Laboratories.
The four-storeyed library collection includes 52000 books, 3560 bound volumes and 215 periodicals in manufacturing, metallurgy, materials science and allied areas. It has CD-ROMs, Standards publications both Indian and foreign, technical films, tapes, slides, microfilms, and microfiches. OPAC facility to the user through the software 'LIBSYS' is also available. The Institute has entered into an understanding with the International Library and Cultural Center, Ranchi.
NIFFT courses have a focus on Manufacturing Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering. The programmes and courses offered are changing as NIFFT evolves into a full fledged engineering institute from the earlier focus on foundry and forge technologies.
|Master of Technology (M.Tech.)||Foundry and Forge Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering and Environmental Engineering|
|Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.)||Manufacturing Engineering, and Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.|
|Advanced Diploma Course (ADC), duration: 18 months||Foundry Technology and Forge Technology.|
|Doctor of Philosophy (Phd).|
For A.D.C. admission. NIFFT self conduct examination.
The undergraduate students at NIFFT are selected through the highly competitive JEE MAINS
For PhD course admission is through Interview held at campus at starting of every semester.
Life at NIFFT
NIFFT has many student clubs which conduct many technical and cultural events throughout the year.These include the SAC(Students Activity Centre),SAE Club, Cricket Club etc.
Jinks Pranav is the annual youth festival organised by the National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, held in mid-February every year. The festival spans 3 days and comprises more than 35 events.
Umeed is a social welfare program that aims to help the poor and unfortunate survive the harsh winter by donating them clothes. Started in 2015 with the motto For it is in giving that we receive by the students of NIFFT, the program helped more than five hundred people of Ranchi in its first edition. The year 2016 saw the involvement of another educational institution from Ranchi, Central University of Jharkhand, in this social work. The collection and distribution of the clothes is managed by the student from the institutions. The cloth collection drive will be starts from mid October and will extend through the month till the first week of November. The distribution of the clothes will take place after the collected clothes have been sorted and filtered according to their fitness to be worn. On 13th November, 2016 the clothes were distributed in various orphanages and old age homes in Ranchi. Cultural events for orphaned children on 14th November 2016, on the occasion of Children’s day was also held at NIFFT, Ranchi.
- Official website
- JINKS Pranav: The annual youth festival
- Kartavya website
- SAE INDIA COLLEGIATE CLUB NIFFT
- Ministry of Human Resource Development,Government of India
- Ishu, Mrinal (23 January 2016). "NIFFT Ranchi's Umeed: Distributing Clothes to the Needy". Bayside Journal. Retrieved 27 December 2016.