Jamshedpur : A group of 32 students from Atomic Energy Central School, Narwapahar accompanied by two teachers Raghunath Kisku and Renuka Bala Bhakat visited at CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with scientists and research scholars this morning under the aegis of “JIGYASA Programme”.
The objective of the programme is to provide exposures of research environment and simultaneously motivate towards science among school students and further pursue career in the science stream. The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interact with the working group.
The programme was scheduled for a duration of five hours, which includes Brief up about CSIR and NML, documentary film show and laboratory visits. Dr. P.N. Mishra, Principal Scientist delivered welcome address and brief up about the programme, introduced team members of Jigyasa programme to students and accompanying faculties.
Dr. S.K. Mandal, Chief Scientist and coordinator of the programme discussed about CSIR-NML and function of various R&D division and how, NML pursuing research for the benefit of industries in particular and common-man in general. The students expressed their feelings, asked numbers of questions and clarify their doubt with scientists.
Dr. A.K. Sahu, Sr. Technical Officer briefed the students about the importance of programme and their visits to NML. He proposed the vote of thanks.
Further, a laboratory visit programme was arranged by Dr.P.N. Mishra & Shri S.N. Hembram and visited at Analytical Chemistry Centre, Materials testing and evaluation division and Electronic Waste Units and Museums.
Students were impressed to observed equipment and facilities available at the Analytical Chemistry Centre. Mrs. Savita Soni, explained abut role of chemical analysis unit and how performing analysis of minerals, ores, water.
Students further visited at creep testing units of MTE Division, Mr. Prabir Kumar Roy, explained about the fatigue, creep, fractures prevailing in different types of industrial components like boiler, reformer tubes, pressure vessel etc. Students get exposure of different machine like Servo Hydro Testing Machine, Servo Electrical Machine and furnace.
The laboratory setup of Electronic Waste Unit was also attracted students and teachers, Ms. Rekha Panda, beautifully explained the methodology and the steps involved in recycling of various electronic appliance for recovery of valuable metals like gold, copper, lithium, cobalt, nickel etc.
The NML museum was the attraction among the students & appraised the well decorated museum with plenty of samples and wall mounted posters that highlight the latest and old technologies and products developed by the NML.