National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology

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National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology
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NIFFT Ranchi
Motto उद्योग विकास
Type Education and research institution
Established 1966
Chairman Sandeep Gupta
Director Prof. Partha Pratim Chattopadhyay
Administrative staff
Students 827
Location Ranchi, Jharkhand
Campus Urban, 65 acres
Affiliations Ranchi University

The National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology (commomnly called 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 "Mtech 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.

Sports facilities[edit]

The college provides excellent sporting facilities to its students for their all-round development.These include :

  • Cricket ground
  • Basketball court
  • Volleyball courts
  • Table Tennis
  • Football
  • Shuttle badminton

Computer facilities[edit]

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[edit]

NIFFT has the following departments:

  • Foundry Technology
  • Forge Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
  • Applied Science and Humanities

Department facilities[edit]

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.

Academic Programmes[edit]

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.

The Institute conducts educational programmes leading to Advanced Diploma (ADC), Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), Master of Technology (M.Tech.),Doctor of philosophy (PhD)in the following areas:

Degree Specialization
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 Master of Technology (M.Tech) courses admission is through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

For PhD course admission is through Interview held at campus at starting of every semester.

Life at NIFFT[edit]

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.

SAE Club[edit]

The SAE club runs the college chapter of SAE International at NIFFT. Students with a flair for automobile design from undergraduate courses join this club. This club has participating for the Baja SAE and SUPRA events conducted by SAE India. The team THRUSTERS also participates in the Formula SAE (FSAE Italy) events competing with teams worldwide and THRUSTERS were declared as the overall winners in Class 3 for the static events and bagged whopping margin for their Business Logic Case and Cost Reports. THRUSTERS is a group of students from National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Ranchi, India who have designed, conceived and fabricated a Formula Series Car for the prestigious event Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Italy 2013 held at Varano de' Melegari from Sep 13-16th.


Kartavya is an educational NGO run by undergraduates of NIFFT. It provides support to the underprivileged children who do not have access to good quality educational resources. It also arranges for sponsorship for such children for admission into schools which cover their school and related expenses. It has two study centres at Hatia and Tupudana and planning to extend its exercise.

Students' Gymkhana[edit]

The Student Activities Centre (SAC) is the place that provides recreation or a good workout for students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests alike, to ensure overall development of every student. Being true to its name SAC exhibits high levels of professionalism, and run on a highly revered Constitution, which aim to "Providing the students opportunities for overall personality development with the emphasis on leadership qualities and the spirit of service. "

History The Student Activity Centre (SAC), a model facility housing the student body of National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology was started in the academic year 2010–11 and has been successfully indulging in student activities since then. To ensure overall development of every student, SAC provides for all the required facilities. SAC is successfully running under the expert guidance of : Dr. Amitesh Kumar (Prof Dept of ME) and Dr. Manoj Kumar (Chairman NIFFT Student’s Gymkhana)

Division SAC comprises five streams - Technical, Cultural, Sports, Personality Development and Special Interests. These streams have presently twelve clubs under their umbrella viz. Robozone, WebTeam, SAE NIFFT, IIF NIFFT, Music Club, Kartavya, Entrepreneur cell, Alumni cell, Sports club, English Language Club, Photography Club, Guest lectures, Seminar & Conference.

College fests[edit]

Jinks 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.

Also an annual tech-fest called Pranav is conducted at NIFFT.

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