Jamshedpur, Dec. 5: Professional Training programme on “Experimental Techniques in Iron and Steel making (ETIS 2017)” organized by CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur in association with CSIR-NML Technology Business Innovation Centre (TBiC), began on December 5 at CSIR-NML.
Dr. Mita Tarafder, Training Co-ordinator of Professional Training Program(PTP) welcomed the participants and appreciated delegates for coming to CSIR-NML to attend this four day professional training programme during 05-08 December 2017.
She briefly mentioned about the parent organization Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the 37 laboratories working into five clusters: Physical Science, Chemical Science, Biological Science, Engineering Science and Information Science. The National Metallurgical Laboratory is under the Engineering Science cluster working in the domain of metals, materials and metallurgy.
Dr. I. Chattoraj, Director, CSIR-NML in his welcome speech mentioned that the delegates would utilize this opportunity to visit various laboratory facilities so that they can develop a wider knowledge about the excellent R&D facilities of this laboratory. Through this training program, they will also be able to develop contact with scientists for future R&D collaboration and consultation.
He also mentioned that CSIR-NML will always be providing R&D support for the growth of the Industry.
Dr. D Bandhopadhyay, HOD of Metal Extraction and Recycling (MER) division, welcomed the participants and appreciated delegates for coming to CSIR-NML to attend this four day professional training programme. He described that the training is designed for plant engineers, research scholars and faculty members which will have theoretical classes in the forenoon sessions and hands-on sessions followed by case study and laboratory visit .
He discussed on various experimental techniques such as Sintering, Pelletization, Melting, Refining, Casting etc. in Iron and Steelmaking processes. He congratulated MER and RPBD Division for conducting this programme.
Dr. Amitava Mitra, HOD of Research Planning & Bussiness Development (RPBD) deliberated on the importance of the professional training programme which not only offers a platform for knowledge sharing but also develops interactions between R & D laboratory, industry & academia.
It was mentioned that this training is a small initiative of CSIR-NML for developing collaborative partnership with industries. He also indicated that the programme is conducted in association with CSIR-NML Technology Business Innovation Centre (TBiC) for promotion of technology based entrepreneurship in this area.
Inaugural program was concluded by offering vote of thanks by Ashok Kamaraj, Technical Training Co-ordinator of MER division of this training programme. He thanked all the delegates from organizations such as Tata Steel Limited, Gerdau Steels India Pvt Ltd., TATA Sponge Iron Limited, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BSCIR) participated in the programme.