Jamshedpur, Feb 3: A group of 54 students from Atomic Energy Central School, Turamdih accompanied by three teachers Mukesh Kumar Patel, Harishankar Tripathi and Indu Singh visited CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with scientists and research scholars on Friday under the aegis of “Jigyasa 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 three hours, Dr. P.N. Mishra, Principal Scientist, initiated the programme with welcome address and introduced students with the members of “Gigyasa programme” and further discussed about natural resources like minerals, ores and rocks. Contribution of CSIR-NML towards the utilization of natural resources and request students to pursue science as carrier for further study. Documentary film on NML & CSIR were shown to them to have detail idea on CSIR-NML in brief duration.
Further, a laboratory visits programme was organized by S.N. Hembram, Dr. A.K.Sahu, Technical Officer leads two groups separately and Dr. P. N. Mishra coordinated both group to interact with scientists and research scholars. The students expressed their desire and feeling, asked numbers of question and clarify doubt with working scientists.
Students visited creep testing units of MST Division and knew about fatigue, creep, fractures prevailing in different types of industrial components. They get exposure of different machine like Servo Hydro Testing Machine, Servo Electrical Machine and Furnace.
A live demonstration was arranged at analytical 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 showed keen interest in the Electronics Waste Unit and acquainted about the extraction of metals from electronic waste and another product developed by waste like fly ash and other materials were also observed at the Geopolymer units. They further visited at Mechanical Testing Unit and know about forging, shaping and rolling machine, Wire Drawing Machine, Trolly furnace chamber operated at 1200o centigrade.
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.
During the concluding session, teachers and students requested for their next visit to the laboratory for gain deeper knowledge. Teachers expressed their view and was satisfied to know about the consistent effort and research emphasis in various sectors for the ultimate development of India. They also extend thanks to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt.of India, to launch “Gigyasa Programme” tie up with council of Scientific & Industrial Research and they were extremely delighted to visit the National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur.