India’s largest stainless steel producer Jindal Stainless has set up the Jindal Stainless Gallery at National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, an apex institution under Ministry of Food Processing Industries. Jindal Stainless also signed MoU with the institute to work towards skill development, entrepreneurship, and academic cooperation, while highlighting the importance of stainless steel in the food processing industry.This partnership will also see the rollout of a course on stainless steel in NIFTEM’s curriculum to promote technical studies on stainless steel usage in food processing sector, develop food testing vans, organize joint technical sessions for mutual benefits, etc. Apart from this, the Company will also train fabricators and welders to better equip them in stainless steel handling. Given NIFTEM’s academic and technical excellence, this collaboration will also be helpful in charting a roadmap to achieve BIS standards for stainless steel usage in the food industry.Owing to inherent advantages like hygiene, strength, corrosion resistance, safety, and recyclability, stainless steel is a key material for food processing industry. Major applications like rice mill processing, dairy, bread and meat processing, etc. extensively use stainless steel equipment. There is still ample scope in India to amplify usage of this hygienic metal in the processing of edibles to ensure food safety. Moreover there are no reference standards available for the metal’s use to develop food processing equipment. Collaboration with an institute of national importance will certainly play an important role in educating professionals and for a better coordination with the government to frame sector-specific policies and regulations.