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About the Indian Institute of Metals

The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) is a premier body representing the family of professional metallurgists in India. IIM was formed in 1947 with the objectives of promoting and advancing the study and practice of Science and Technology of Metals & Alloys and protecting the interests of metallurgists and metallurgical engineers.

With its headquarters at Kolkata, the activities of the Institute are conducted through 3 divisions and 51 chapters spread across the country. Today IIM has nearly 10,000 members. The Institute is recognised and supported by the Government of India through the Ministry of Steel. The Institute has, over the years, developed professional relationship with various societies and institutes worldwide signing MOUs with societies/institutes of the USA, China, Hungary, UK, Ukraine, Philippines, Australia and Korea.

About The Indian Institute of Metals, Trivandrum chapter

The IIM, Trivandrum Chapter was established in 1979. Today, in its long professional and technical journey it has become a nodal platform for the metallurgists, technologists and engineers of the chapter covering R & D organisations like VSSC, NIIST, LPSC, SCTIMST and industries like KELTEC, IRE and Carborundum Universal with active 100 members.

About Trivandrum

Located at the south-western tip of India, Thiruvananthapuram, which is also known as Trivandrum is a calm and quiet city and is the capital of Kerala State. Thiruvananthapuram has a long coastline full of coconut trees, and is a much sought after tourist destination. It has grown into a centre for research activities and is known internationally. Some of the prestigious organisations situated here are Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre of ISRO, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology of CSIR, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, Tropical Botanic Gardens and Research Institute, Centre for Earth Science Studies, and Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology.

For sight seeing, there are Palaces, Lakes, Beaches, Museum, Zoo and Safari Parks. Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is well known and is situated at the heart of the city. Kanyakumari is about 100 km. South of Thriuvananthapuram.

The city is centred on Railway Station with a radius of 5 km. It has excellent public transport system, taxis and auto-rickshaws for travel. Airport is 10 km. away. The climate in the month of November is pleasant with a maximum of 34oC and a minimum of 22oC.