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Jamshedpur, Jan. 12: A group of 46 students of Std. X & XII from Akshar International School, Sonari accompanied by four teachers, Porna Ghosh Guha, Abhishek Sanyal, Siddharth Mahapatra and Satnam Singh visited CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with scientists and research scholars this morning under the aegis of Jigyasa Programme, launched in collaboration with Council of Scientific & Industrial Research and Ministry of Human Resource & Development, Govt. of India. The basic aim of this programme is to inculcate scientific passion and temperament among the school students to pursue carrier in science. The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interact with working group.
The programme was schedule for three hours, which comprises, brief-up about programme and laboratory visit.
Dr.P.N. Mishra, Principal Scientist, deliver welcome address and brief about the programme and discussed an overview of CSIR and NML, R&D activities of different division, importance of natural resources and its occurrences in India. The R&D contribution of NML towards the gainful utilization of natural resources and support to the minerals based and allied industries in India and the overseas countries. Dr. S.K. Mandal, Chief Scientist and coordinator of the programme discussed about relevance of science and how science are working towards the development of mankind. The students expressed their feelings, asked numbers of questions and he clarify their doubt. Dr. A.K. Sahu, Senior Technical Officer proposed vote of thanks.
The next session of the programme comprises a laboratory visit, Shri S.N. Hembram, Sr. Technical Officer accompanied as team member and visited at Analytical & Applied Chemistry Division, Materials Testing and Evaluation Division and Electronic Waste Units of Metal Extraction & Recycling Division and Museu
Students further visited at the creep testing units of MTE Division and knew about fatigue, creep, fractures prevailing in different types of industrial components. P.K. Roy, Sr. Technical Officer has precisely explained the various activities performed by this unit.
Miss. Soni Jha of ACC division has nicely explained the role and activities of Analytical Chemistry Centre. Students were impressed to observed the equipment and facilities available at the Centre.
Dr. Ashok Kumar Mohanty has explained the products developed by NML for the protection of metals made up of brass, copper and silver and different alloys. He also explained the reason for the discolour of metals after long exposure in the environment.
The Electronic Waste unit under Metal Extraction & Recycling Division were remain attraction among the students, the available sample and recycled products extracted from different electronic appliances like PCB, Mobile batteries and fused tube lights were minutely observed by the students and asked numbers of question and got satisfactory answer.
Students were surprised to have at a glance on the 70 years’ history of NML at museum through sample and mount coated poster pertaining to minerals based products and facilities.