Jamshedpur, Feb 25: A group of 42 students of Std. VIII & IX from Tata Workers’ Union High School, Kadma, accompanied by two teachers, Shipra Mishra and Madhuri Kumari visited at CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with scientists and research scholars in this morning under the aegis of Jigyasa programme, 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 different working group.
The programme was scheduled for two and half hours, which comprises, brief up about CSIR and NML, documentary film show and laboratory visits. The programme was coordinated by Dr.P.N. Mishra, Principal Scientist. He delivered welcome address and introduced Jigyasa team to students. Talk about contributions of CSIR in different branches of Science & Technology and products developed by CSIR and its benefit goes to the common people. Further, he discussed about NML and its contribution towards the proper and gainful utilization of natural resources such as ores, minerals for developing different types of metals & alloys used as components in different industries. The students expressed their feelings asked questions and clarify their doubt. Dr. A.K. Sahu, Sr. Tech.Officer proposed the vote of thanks. Further, laboratory visits programme was arranged and organized by S.N. Hembram, Sr. Tech.Officer to gain practical exposures of R&D to students.
Students further visited at creep testing units of Materials Testing & Evaluation Division, Prabir Kumar Roy, Sr. Tech.Officer 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.
Students were impressed to observed various equipment and facilities available at the Analytical Chemistry Centre. Soni Jha, nicely explained about the role of chemical analysis unit and discussed how this unit performing chemical analysis of minerals, ores, slag, water.
The laboratory has recently setup a New Electronic Waste Unit and it was remained attraction among the students, and faculties, they show their keen interest about the methodology and the steps involved in the recycling of various electronics appliances for recovery of valuable metals like gold, copper, lithium, cobalt, nickel etc. Dr. M.K. Jha has explained the relevance and need of electronic waste unit to save the environment as well as mankind.
Students were surprised to observed the 69 years’ history of NML at museum and they asked different question based on sample and poster pertains to the minerals based products and facilities.