An alumnus of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Manipal University, R. Raghavendra Bhat, Chief Manager, Foundry and Forge Division, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore, received the “Metallurgist of the year 2011” award on the occasion of the 49th National Metallurgists' Day celebrations in Hyderabad recently.

A press release issued here by the university on Monday stated that Dr. Bhat received the award from P.K. Mishra, Secretary, Union Ministry of Steel, at a function organised by the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Steel.

Narayan Rao, president, IIM, H.M. Nerurkar, Managing Director, Tata Steel, Jamshedpur, and scientists, technologists, and academics in the field of metallurgy were present.