Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Bombay has partnered with the JSW Group to establish a state-of-the-art JSW Technology Hub in India for steel manufacturing. IIT Bombay has set up the Centre of Excellence in Steel Technology (CoEST) and the JSW technology hub is established within the CoEST. Under this pact, IIT Bombay will also establish a ‘Sajjan Jindal Steel Professor Chair’ which will aim at enabling focused training and research on new and emerging technologies in steel manufacturing.The motive of the JSW technology hub is the rapid expansion of quality steel production while maintaining carbon emissions within the target levels. IIT Bombay will also allow JSW Group to undertake and intensify R&D efforts in the Steel sector to develop competent capabilities in the area of steel technology for the Indian conglomerate.

As per a statement shared by IIT Bombay, the pact between IIT Bombay and JSW will focus on the following key areas:

  1. JSW will provide financial and technical support to establish and build the JSW Technology Hub with state-of-the-art infrastructure to undertake a wide range of R&D for steel manufacturing & its use.
  2. IIT Bombay and JSW Group will leverage the JSW Technology Hub to jointly conduct inter-disciplinary research projects and technical activities
  3. The Technical collaboration allows IIT Bombay and JSW to undertake Research and Training projects to develop patented industrial applications and solutions.
  4. A Joint Steering Committee will be established with representation from IIT Bombay and JSW Steel.
  5. IIT Bombay will also establish the Sajjan Jindal Steel Professor Chair to enable focused training and research on new and emerging technologies in steel manufacturing.
  6. According to Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay, “Our CoEST has a vision to facilitate the Indian steel sector to become a world leader. This agreement with JSW Group will help to further strengthen our efforts in this direction. Through this partnership, we would like to achieve rapid scale-up of quality steel production while enabling India to meet its sustainability goals by keeping carbon emissions within targeted levels”.