Since in and around Jamshedpur city, a lot of metal industries such as Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tayo, Usha Martin, Timken, Indian Copper Complex etc. are there including a prestigious National Metallurgical Laboratory, a need was felt to have a Metallurgical Engineering Department at RVSCET. Hence this department was established in the year 2012. Now this department is well equipped with its laboratories such as Mineral and Geology, Extractive Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy/Material Science, Corrosion Testing, Fuel and Refractory, Foundry Lab. etc. A Research and Development section is also there where the students can do their innovative projects.
Metallurgical Engineering is the branch of Engineering in which students learn to innovate, design, implement and improve the procedure that transform the mineral sources and metals into useful products. These products provide the foundation for our modern way of life.