The Powder Metallurgy Association of India (PMAI) was founded in 1973 by like-minded scientists, academicians and industrialists as a not-for-profit professional society. It’s main objective is to provide a platform for exchange of ideas & knowledge and interaction between members. Towards this objective, PMAI brings out newsletters, annual transactions and conducts seminars and annual technical meetings. The annual short course, aimed at spreading the science and technology of PM has so far trained a number plant personnel. Some of the alumnus of this course had started their own PM plants and are very successful.
PMAI remembers with respect Late Prof. G. S. Tendolkar and Late Dr. R.V. Tamhankar the founding fathers of PM in India as well as PMAI. It is due to their to untiring efforts we today have PM activities at several institution. PMAI has had rapidly grown from 1988 onwards due to the efforts of Late Mr. P.R. Roy, Late Dr. R. Vijayaraghavan, Mr. B.M. Kataria, Mr. V.K. Sud, Dr. Sanjay Basu, Prof. P. Ramakrishnan and Dr. Ashok Mohan.
PMAI has contributed significantly to the growth of PM industry in India and training of technical manpower that has enabled this growth