77th IIM-ATM

22nd - 24th November, 2023








Scheduled Programs


November, 2023

  • Inaugural function
  • International Conference
  • Opening of Technical exhibition


November, 2023

  • IIM Award ceremony
  • IIIM Memorial Lectures
  • 77th Annual Technical Meet (ATM)


November, 2023

  • 77th Annual Technical Meet
  • Valedictory Function

About 77th IIM-ATM

The 77th IIM-ATM scheduled from 22nd - 24th November 2023 will encompass a broad spectrum of topics pertaining to advanced materials and processes, conventional ferrous and non-ferrous metals, characterization of materials etc.

The participating metallurgists and material scientists, engineers will do lot of knowledge-sharing, speak about their rich experiences and do exchange of new ideas. There will be an international conference during the IIM-ATM that will throw light on contemporary topics of relevance such as green manufacturing, strategic and rare metals, additive manufacturing and accelerated development of materials. There will be various themes which covers all the crucial and emerging topics of interest that benefits the industrial community at large.

It is a great honour for the  IIM Sambalpur Chapter, IIM Angul Chapter, IIM Bhubaneswar Chapter in association with Hindalco Industries Ltd. along with all the esteemed co-organisers to host The 77th ATM of IIM (IIM-ATM 2023) at Bhubaneswar, Odisha from 22nd - 24th November 2023. We, the Organizing Committee, cordially invite you to join us for a wonderful learning, sharing and networking experience, in Bhubaneswar - The City of Temples and the emerging Educational and Health Services hub of Eastern India.

About Organisers

IIM Sambalpur Chapter
IIM Angul Chapter
IIM Bhubaneswar Chapter
Hindalco Industries Ltd
KIIT Deemed to be University

IIM Sambalpur Chapter

The Sambalpur chapter of the Indian Institute of Metals, which is a budding chapter of the IIM, is the brainchild of Shri Bibhu Prasad Mishra, ex. President – MCoE (Manufacturing Centre of Excellence), HINDALCO and he has served as the Unit Head at Aditya Aluminium, Lapanga, Sambalpur for around 7 years. This chapter was formed with vision to serve the Sambalpur-Jharsuguda region of eastern Odisha comprising of many industrial set-ups and institutions and has been doing so.

IIM Sambalpur chapter was formed on 26-July-2018 and declared as new chapter in the Annual Technical Meet of 2018 - dated 15 th Nov’18, and officially inaugurated on 19-Jan-2019 in the presence of then Secretary General Shri Kushal Saha, Mr. Kailash Nath Pandey, Chief-Guest, President and Unit Head of Aditya Aluminium and first Chairmanship of Mr. Barun Roy. Briefly, IIM Sambalpur chapter is having more than 100 active members with 30+ Life members and one student chapter of VSSUT (Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology), Burla having around 40 students’ members, under the Sambalpur Chapter.

Presently the chapter is chaired by Mr. Debasish Mallick, Joint President and Plant Head – Hirakud smelter, Hindalco, Sambalpur, and Mr. Suryakanta Nayak, Asst. General Manager, Carbon Process Control is serving the chapter in the capacity of Hon. Secretary.


ATM (Annual Technical Meet) is an annual flagship event of the IIM where metallurgists and materials scientists / engineers from all over the country, representing all the main sectors of industry, academia and R&D institutions, participate for exchanging their ideas, knowledge and experience. Every year during the ATM, the participating metallurgists and material scientists, engineers do lot of knowledge-sharing, speak about their rich experiences and do exchange of new ideas. The international conferences during the IIM-ATMs throw light on contemporary topics of relevance such as green manufacturing, strategic and rare metals, additive manufacturing and accelerated development of materials, which are of immense interest to the industrial community at large. 

IIM-ATM 2015

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About IIM

The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) was formed in Kolkata in 1946 under the leadership of Dr. Dara P. Antia, who was then Chief Metallurgist of Indian Aluminium Co. However, the idea of formation of the IIM was conceived way back in 1945 as an adequate body for professional metallurgists in India. During that time many of the technical information were not easily available in India. Communications with other countries were difficult because of the war. The ordnance factories and many other industries involved in manufacture of various products for the war efforts were greatly handicapped because of the non-availability of technical information on metallurgy. The Inspectorate of Metals in the ordnance factory was the only reliable organisation who could undertake investigations on metal products.

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It was in this background that about a dozen young metallurgists met informally in Calcutta and discussed the issue at the residence of Dr. Dara P. Antia. It was unanimously agreed that an institute of metallurgists in India should be formed. Later, various metallurgists holding senior positions in India were approached for their support. Also, a large number of people in high positions in Government and Industries were approached. At the same time a Memorandum and Articles of Association were drafted after studying the memorandum and articles of various other bodies. The Iron and Steel Institute, UK and Institute of Metals, UK also welcomed the idea and suggested formation of a single institute and not various separate institutes such as Metals, Iron and Steel, etc. Accordingly the Memorandum and Articles were finalised and the Institute was registered at Calcutta. An Organisational Council with Dr. Dara P. Antia who played a key role in establishing the Institute as President, was formed to manage the affairs till the election of the first Council. The House of Tatas provided office space in Calcutta.

The first Organisational meeting was held on 24th February, 1946 at the residence of Mr. K. C. Sood in Calcutta. Later, four more meetings were held within two months. These meetings were mostly attended by M/s Dara P. Antia, V. Rama Iyer, R. N. Kapoor, R. Krishnasamy, P. K. Paul, B.A. Rao, D.V. Reddy, C.J. Shah, S. Sircar and K.C. Sood. The Institute was formally  inaugurated by Hon’ble Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Minister for Industry and Supply on Monday, 29th December 1947 at the Royal Asiatic Society Hall, Calcutta. Sri Jahangir J. Gandhy became the first President and Dr. Dara P. Antia the first Honorary Secretary of the Institute. 

At present, IIM has chapters in almost all important towns and cities of India and has quite large number of members with highest professional standards. The Institute has grown into a reputed Institution devoted to promotion and advancement in the study, practice and research of Metallurgical Science and Technology. The Indian Institute of Metals is now recognised throughout the world as one of the premier metallurgical organisations.

The scope of the Institute activities includes mineral beneficiation, extraction, fabrication, heat treatment, finishing as well as practical and theoretical aspects of metallurgy of all ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys. Ceramics and other disciplines and technologies allied to metallurgical problems also come under the scope of the Institute. The two main objectives of IIM are: promoting and advancing the science and technology of metals and alloys and protecting the interests of metallurgists and metallurgical industry.

The activities of the Institute include organising national and international technical conferences and programmes, research activities, publications, conducting qualifying examinations etc. Almost all the activities are carried out through the Honorary services of the Office-bearers, Council Members, Chapter Chairmen, Secretaries and Treasurers as well as a large number of Institute members.

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About Odisha and Bhubaneswar


Odisha (formerly Orissa) is the 8th largest state by area and 11th largest by population,  located in the Eastern India. It is surrounded by neighbouring states like - West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. In the eastern part of the State lies the coastal plain. It extends from Subarnarekha river in the north to Rushikulya river in the south. The lake Chilika is a part of the coastal plain. Three quarters of the state is covered in Mountain ranges. The highest point in the state is Deomali. By nature Odisha has been gifted - a 482 km coastline. Golden beaches, serpentine rivers, mighty waterfalls, variegated wildlife with forest-clad blue hills of eastern ghats, The entire length and breadth of Odisha is dotted with vibrant and mesmerizing tourist sides and each place has a heart stealing tale it tells to it's transient guests.

Odisha is known for its tribal cultures and its many ancient Hindu temples. The land of Odisha occupies a unique place in the order of the Indian states; earlier Odisha was also known as Kalinga. Uthal and Udia' In the history of mankind Odisha always stands for great human value and glory for superb intelligence. The Architecture of edifies like the world famous Sun Temple at Konark, Jagannath Temple at Puri, 12th century old Lingaraj temple at Bhubaneswar, the historic Barabati palace at Cuttack, the monumental Rajarani Temple, Khandagiri and Udaygiri caves at Bhubaneswar are really remarkable. Odisha is indeed a wonder on the Earth. It is unique and wonderful land of heart-stealing and fascinating beauty with a bouquet of numerous colourful festivals around the year, last but not least the handicrafts and artifacts of eternal and sublime beauty stand as a robust witness to this tiny littoral state of Odisha's pristine glory.

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