Jamshedpur, March 21: A group of 66 students from Nehru Yuva Kendra, Sakchi accompanied by three teachers visited at CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with scientists and research scholars this morning under the aegis of “Gigyasa programme”, recently launched by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, in association with Council of Scientific & Industrial Research.
The objective of the programme is to provide exposures of research environment and simultaneously inculcate interest towards science among school students and further pursue carrier in the science stream. The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interact with the working group.
The programme was scheduled for four and half hours, Dr.P.N. Mishra, Principal Scientist, started the programme with welcome address and introduced students with the members of SNIP programme and further discussed about CSIR-NML R&D activities and programme. Dr. S.K. Mandal, chief scientist and coordinator of the programme discussed about the functional division and activities of NML and further discussed about the fundamentals of science and its various branches to inculcate interest towards science among students and request to pursue science as career for further study.
The vote of thanks was addressed by Dr. A. K.Sahu, Sr. Technical Officer.
After brief up, a laboratory visits programme was organized, in two groups and make arrangement to interact with scientists and research scholars. The students expressed their fillings, asked numbers of question, and clarify doubt with scientists.
Students visited creep testing units of MST Division and knew about fatigue, creep, fractures prevailing in different types of industrial components. A live demonstration was arranged at chemistry division with conventional as well as non-conventional methods applied in chemical analysis. Students asked question and sort it out by deputed research scholars. Students shown keen interest in the Electronic Waste Unit and acquainted knowledge about the extraction of metals from electronic waste. Students get exposure of different machine like Servo Hydro Testing Machine, Servo Electrical Machine and Furnace.
They further visited at Mechanical Testing Division and observed the practical demonstration of forging, shaping and rolling machine, wire Drawing Machine, Trolly furnace chamber operated at 1200o centigrade.
Students were surprised to observed the 68 years’ history of NML at museum and they asked different question based on sample and poster pertaining to minerals based product and facilities.
A separate interaction session was organized and feedback was taken from the students and teachers. They expressed the usefulness and necessity of the programme. Majority of the students individually share their experience.
Teachers and students requested for their next visit to the laboratory for gain deeper knowledge. Teacher expressed their view and was satisfied to know about the consistent effort and research emphasis in various sectors for the ultimate development of India.
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