Jamshedpur, Jan. 29: A group of 50 mechanical engineering students from Mango-based Al-Kabir Polytechnic in the city visited CSIR NML, Jamshedpur, accompanied by three teachers Md. Fuzail Ahmad, Md. Yusuf uddin and Sumit Minz and interacted with the scientists and researchers of the laboratory.
The students expressed their excitement and happiness over the laboratory visit and the kind of inspiration provided by the NML team, while demonstrating various technical skills.
The programme was scheduled for four-and-half hours, which included an overview of Indian science and technology, audio visual presentation, documentary film shows, visit to selective units of the laboratory and practical demonstrative on the working of machines. The students and teachers were thrilled to see the different experimental set-ups, sophisticated equipment, calm and cleanliness of the work environment at the NML.
Dr. N. G. Goswami, chief scientist and coordinator of the programme, motivated the students giving a detail picture of Indian science and technology and different organizations involved. Many scientists and their research group members including Dr. V. C.Srivastava, Dr. G. K. Mandal, Dr. Palash Poddar, Dr. Abhijit Metya, Dr. A. K.Panda and Dr. Prabir Roy took part in the programme. Dr P. N. Mishra took the students around the laboratory
The modern facilities relating to Nondestructive Testing techniques (NDT), mechanical testing, casting and forging, tensile testing, creep testing-high temperature materials behaviors studies, CNC machines and so on made the students spell bound.
Rana Pratap Singh, a final year diploma student, said, �I had only read about many of the machines shown to us here. Today I am excited to see the large creep testing bay. The scientists demonstrated the functioning of these machines. This will be helpful to us in near future.�
Rohit Mahto, Sarfroj Ansari, Parwej Alam, Deelip Kumar, Gourav kumar Mishra, Tabrej Alam Ansari and many other were of the same opinion. Sujit Kumar Singh, Shahid Raza Jilani and Ravi kumar said, �We liked to work in laboratory�s workshop. The CNC machine is fully automated. We could enhance our working knowledge.
We need more such visits and demonstrations.� The presentation and demonstration in creep and fatigue laboratory were excellent, said Md.Nawajish Alam. Sandeep Kalindi, Victor Murmu and Ganesh Kumar also supported the view.
Shahbaz Ahmad, a student said, �CSIR-NML�s program under �Skill India� is a very good beginning. We can avail the benefit of learning technical knowledge.� Md. Shamshir Ansari, Afsar Ali and Samir Puran were deeply motivated looking at the forging demonstrations.
Md. Sagir Hussain said, �I am a fresher, so I need some more time to grasp the process. However, I have learnt about calibration, NDT and magnetics nicely.� Md. Asif ahmad and Ziyaul Mustufa said, �We could understand the working principle of Pneumatic Hammering by the demonstrations. �