Department of Foundry Technology was created in 1966 at the time of inception of NIFFT. The Advance Diploma Courses (ADC) in Foundry Technology as one and half year course started in year 1970 to provide trained manpower to the foundry and other manufacturing industries.
In1985, M. Tech. program was introduced with the specialization of Foundry and Forge Technology. This two years duration program helps the student to get expertise in foundry and forge areas after B. Tech. Subsequently in 1991, B Tech program in Manufacturing Engineering and other course of B. Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering started in 1998. The Department take care of Foundry oriented subjects of every branch of the Institute. The Department has also the Ph. D. scholars for doing research in frontier areas of Foundry Technology. The above four tier courses as ADC, B. Tech, M. Tech. and Ph. D. helps to providing technically qualified human resource to foundry industries and to provide technological help as consultancy and research to these industries.
In order to be competent with the present situation, the department grew noticeably and established new areas of research in foundry technology. The department is having competent and highly qualified faculty members.