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About Mind Over Matter

At Tata Steel, we believe innovation is the fundamental pre-requisite to creating futuristic solutions for our planet and people. Mind Over Matter is a one-of-a-kind platform where the brightest young minds are tested with their theoretical knowledge and practical applications under the mentorship of Tata Steel R&D team. The programme aims to boost creativity, foster a culture of cutting-edge research, and inspire them to join the manufacturing industry.

Mind Over Matter provides the opportunity to be mentored by top R&D experts at Tata Steel for a 6-month internship and an opportunity to have exposure to world-class research facilities.


  • Aritra Patra & Nihit Raj NIT Jamshedpur
  • Aditi Singh & Varun Kumar Jha NIT Jamshedpur
  • Pranav Pandey & Pratibha Patel BIT Mesra
  • Aditi Sinha & Soumyadeep Singha BIT Sindri
    1st runners-up
  • Anirudh Roy & Shikhar Ranjan NIT Raipur
    2nd runners-up
  • Jyoti
    BIT Mesra, Ranchi
  • Rishi Raj
    & Jaya
    BIT Sindri, Jharkhand
    1st runners-up
  • Ashwini Kumar
    & Anish Baranwal
    NIT Jamshedpur
    2nd runners-up
  • Shreya Sinha & Anamika Sinha BIT, MESRA, RANCHI
  • Nisha Sinha & Shubham Sinha NIT, JAMSHEDPUR
    1st runners-up
  • Shivani Agarwal & Vishal Dwivedi JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY
    2nd runners-up
  • Niharaika Singh & Kayenat Farheen BIT, MESRA, RANCHI
  • Venkata Ravi Teja IIT, MADRAS
    1st runners-up
  • Sankalp Sachdev & Kislay Jha BIT, MESRA, RANCHI
    2nd runners-up
Name College Project Title
Winners Mr Mukesh Kumar and Mr Vijay Anand IIT Kharagpur Segmented and Stacked Thermoelectric Modules for waste heat recovery during Continuous Casting.
First Runner-up Ms Priyanka Sinha and Ms Aarushee Agarwal NIT Jamshedpur Dephosphorisation of BOF slag using slag treatment and slow cooling techniques
Second Runner-up Mr Manish K Chandan and Mr Sourav Agarwal BIT Mesra, Ranchi Use of Density Gradient Centrifugation (DGC) for separation of coal macerals.
Name College Project Title
Winners Pranay Ranjan & Ambar Katyayyan IIT Jamshedpur Bio-Algal Gas Cleaning (Bio-AlGaC) System for Blast Furnace
Mentor Name: Mr. Omkar Avinash Shinde
First Runner-up Amlan Baishya & Gaurav Sinha IIT Roorkee Use 3D printing technology in refractory/high temperature ceramic application
Mentor Name: Mr. Raj Kumar Prince
Second Runner-up Sandeep Prasad & Sheeraz Zama Khan NIT Jamshedpur Pre-treatment of para-magnetic minerals for effective magnetic separation
Mentor Name: Mr. Sunil Kumar Tripathy