CSIR Integrated Skill Training Training Programme kicks off at NML

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Jamshedpur: Inaugural function of the Professional Training programme (PTP) on Experimental Techniques in Iron and Steelmaking (ETIS 2019) was organized by CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur at Lecture Hall of CSIR-NML.

The economy growth and infrastructure development of a country goes hand-in-hand with the steel utilization and capacity creation. The growing environmental awareness and depletion of good quality raw materials imposes new and challenging task for the steel sectors. As the field of ferrous metallurgy is given lesser prominence in recent times, it is required to know the experimental techniques in the field of iron and steel, that enable to face the challenges in the near future. Keeping this objective CSIR-NML organized this training programme. ETIS is being conducted at CSIR-NML for the second consecutive time, after ETIS 2017. The main objective of this training programme is to refresh & enhance knowledge in experimental aspects of iron & steelmaking processes. This training programme is organized under CSIR-Integrated Skill Training Initiative.

The programme was formally inaugurated by Dr. Indranil Chattoraj, Director CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur.

Dr. Chattoraj welcomed the participants and appreciated delegates for coming to CSIR-NML to attend this four-day professional training programme (PTP) during 10-13 December 2019.  He mentioned that it’s a good opportunity for the delegates to have close interaction with the scientists and carry out collaboration programme for R & D activities in future. He also talked about the major environment related challenges that Iron & steel industries are facing. He also highlighted about the facilities that CSIR-NML is providing and encouraged the delegated to explore the laboratory.

Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Sr. Principal Scientist & Head, Metal Extraction Recycling (MER) Division, outlined the structure of the technical sessions of this training programme that includes classroom lectures, group discussions, demonstrations and hands-on experiments followed by laboratory visit.

Dr. Mita Tarafder, Chief Scientist & Head, Research Planning & Bussiness Development (RPBD) Division was deliberating on the importance of training programme which was not only for enhancing technical knowledge but for developing interactions between R&D laboratory, industry & academics. She also gave a brief introduction of CSIR and its laboratories. She highlighted about the various training programme that CSIR-NML is organizing in the financial year 2019-2020 under the banner of CSIR integrated skill training initiative. The Inaugural programme was concluded after the introduction of participants. Each participant shared their thoughts about the training program during the self-introduction session.

Inaugural program was concluded by formal vote of thanks by Dr. S.K.Pal, Sr. Principal Scientist and Co-ordinator of training programme ETIS 2019. It was mentioned that this training is a small initiative of CSIR-NML for developing the long term relation for technological intervention to this sector.

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