The 53rd National Metallurgists Day (NMD) celebrations under the aegis of the Ministry of Steel, Government of India and the 67th Annual Technical Meeting of the Indian Institute of Metals were held at hotel LeMeredien Coimbatore for four days from 13 to 16 November 2015.The programs were organised by the IIM Coimbatore, Salem, Tiruchirappalli, Chennai, Kalpakkam and Jamshedpur chapters in association with the Department of Metallurgical Engineering of PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and the R&D Centre for Iron and Steel, SAIL, Ranchi.

As a part of NMD 2015 celebrations the a one day International Symposium was conducted on 13th November 2015.The theme of the symposium was “Vision 2025 - Global Challenges and Opportunities in Steel Industry”. There were totally thirteen plenary lectures in this symposium.

The NMD and IIM award function was celebrated on Nov 14, 2015. The prestigious NMD awards under the aegis of the Ministry of Steel were presented in this function. Honourable Union Minister for Steel and Mines Shri Narendra Singh Tomar was Chief Guest for NMD Awards function. The IIM Awards function also held on 14th November, was inaugurated and presided over by Mr.S.S.Mohanty, President IIM.

On 15th November 2015 the IIM-TMS Symposium was conducted through three sessions. The theme of the symposium was “Integrated Computational Materials Engineering for Steel- Handshakes for Industrial Adoption”. An exclusive session was allotted to conduct a symposium in memory of past President of IIM late A.C.Wadhawan on 15th November 2015.The symposium was chaired by Mr .S.S.Mohanty, President IIM.

ATM 2015 was conducted on 15th& 16th November 2015 with oral sessions, poster sessions, metallography contests and technical exhibitions. The oral presentations were conducted through 49 sessions grouped into three divisions namely Ferrous, Non-Ferrous and Metal Sciences. All the oral presentations were conducted in seven halls spread over seven time slots for two days. Awards were distributed in the valedictory session to the best papers of Oral session and the Poster sessions in the each of the three divisions. Special awards were given to the best papers of student session. Prizes were given to the best metallography displays under each category.

There were cultural events for all the three nights. The first day (13th November) cultural program was performed by the students of Metallurgical Engineering. The second day (14th November cultural was performed by Shobana’s team ofBharathanatiyam. The third day (15th November) program was performed by Katrigopalnath of Saxophone instrument. About 850 delegates participated in the NMD programmes. The Metallurgy students of PSG College of Technology, numbering about 190, were seen extremely busy in helping the organisers in conducting all the programmes for all the four days.