This year, the Indian Institute of Metals is celebrating its 75 years of glorious service to the Nation. The International Conference and 75th Annual Technical Meeting of IIM, an annual mega event, was organised virtually, from November 13-15, 2021 to celebrate the legacy of the institution. The Indian Institute of Metals President and CEO & MD of Tata Steel Mr TV Narendran said “This is the Platinum Jubilee year of the Indian Institute of Metals. Celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee started in February 2021. Several competitions and webinars have been held. It is a landmark for any professional body to continue its journey for 75 years.”In his Presidential address, Mr Narendran stressed upon that going forward IIM should play a prominent role in the emerging eco-system of start-ups. IIM could provide a platform where young, energetic entrepreneurs with bright ideas would meet industries that would provide mentorship and opportunities to scale up.This was followed by the annual award function. Individual metallurgists and materials scientists as well as organisations have been recognised by IIM for contributions towards industrial, academic brilliance and societal well-being. Post this, three memorial lectures, two plenary lectures were conducted, and eight parallel sessions commenced. Finally, on November 15, 2021, the event concluded post the eight parallel sessions, valedictory session, and ATM prize distribution.The legacy of IIM, in many ways, is deeply intertwined with the legacy of the Indian metals sector. IIM was created around the same time India gained its independence and has since played a vital role as a nation-building institution. Over the last seven and half decades, IIM has not only been a temple of knowledge for metallurgists and other professionals in the metals industry, but also an active participant enabling its growth in India. The 75 years celebration marks a new chapter for IIM and its members and an opportune time to explore new frontiers of innovation, sustainability and excellence to enable India in becoming a manufacturing hub.The idea of formation of an Indian Institute for Metallurgists was conceived as early as in 1945. The final shape took place in the year 1947 and The Indian Institute of Metals was founded. Since then, the Institute has grown phenomenally into a reputed Institution, devoted for promotion and advancement in the study, practice and research of metallurgical science and technology. The vision of the Indian Institute of Metals is to "Build a community of scientists, engineers and technologists that will take India to global leadership in minerals, metallurgical and materials science and engineering, and be the premier advocate for materials and manufacturing innovation”.