Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya visit NML

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Jamshedpur, July 13 : A group third batch, comprise 55 students of class XII Std from KendriyaVidyalaya, Tatanagar accompanied by two teachers, Parmanand, SantwanaKabi visited CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with scientists and research scholars in this morning under the Gigyasaprogramme, jointly collaborated by Ministry of HRD, Govt.of India and the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi. The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interact with scientists of different working group. 

The programme was scheduled for 3 hours, which comprise CSIR & NML, Documentary film show and Laboratory visit. Dr. P.N. Mishra, Principal Scientist, welcome the students and teachers and briefed about the programme, discussed an overview of CSIR and NML, its contributions in different branches of Science & Technology also talked about natural resources like ores, minerals, rocks and its value for the development of minerals based and allied industries. Dr. S.K. Mandal, Chief Scientist and coordinator of the programme discussed about the basic idea about science and inspire students to pursue further study in science discipline. The students expressed their feelings, asked numbers of questions and clarify their doubt with scientists Dr. A, K, Sahu, Sr. Technical Officer has proposed a vote of thanks. Further a lab. visitsprogramme was organized to get exposure of R&D environment. S.N. Heambram, Sr. Technical Officer has helped students during lab. visit.

Students visited creep testing units of Materials Testing & Evaluation Division and knew about fatigue, creep, fractures prevailing in different types of industrial components. Students got exposure of different machine like Servo Hydro Testing Machine, Servo Electrical Machine and Furnace. P.K. Roy, has talked about the role played by this unit towards solution of industrial problem.

Students were impressed to observed various equipment and facilities available at the Analytical Chemistry Centre. Soni, has explained about the role of analytical chemistry division and discussed how this unit performing chemical analysis on minerals, ores, slag, water with the help of the state-of-the art equipment.

Dr.K.K. Sahu, Sr. Principal Scientist, Metals Extraction & Recycling Division has explained the recovery of metals like Copper, Nickel and Cobalt from the polymetallic Nodules and Tungsten from Industrial scrap.

Students further visited to the Urban ores recycling unit. Dr. Pankaj Choube, SRF has explained the different process and activities pertains to extraction of valuable metals from electronic appliance with experimented samples. Students has shown their interest to pursue project work in the e-waste area and they have asked questions and get suitable reply.

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