Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Budding technocrats visit NML, focus on skill development

Jamshedpur : A group of 15 diploma students of mechanical, automobile and electrical branch from Aditya Institute of Technology, Adityapur accompanied by teacher Sujay Kumar visited CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with scientists and research scholars under the aegis of School-NML Interactive programme. The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interact with working group.

The programme was scheduled for two and half hours, which comprised an overview of Indian Science and Technology, Documentary film show on CSIR, visit to NML selective units of the laboratory to gain an exposure of modern laboratory and research environment.

Dr. P.N. Mishra, principal scientist, welcome to students and briefed about the programme, discussed an overview of CSIR and NML, its contributions in different branches of Science & Technology. He defined science, science & technology, development of science & technology in Indian perspectives, discussed the skill development programme and role of diploma holder personnel play at the R&D Laboratory.

Dr. S.K. Mandal, chief scientist and co-ordinator of the programme has given thought provoking speech and discussed about the fundamental of science and its application in handling various basic function like electric switch ,power supply,ball bearing, gears pertaining to the work area of diploma level students of the Engineering Science area. He asked numbers of question and students replied smartly. Further a lab. Visits programme was organized.

Students visited creep testing units of MST Division and knew about fatigue, creep, fractures prevailing in different types of industrial components. Students get exposure of different machine like Servo Hydro Testing Machine, Servo Electrical Machine and furnace. They further visited at Mechanical Testing Division and observed the practical demonstration of forging, shaping and rolling machine, wire Drawing Machine, Trolly furnace chamber operated at 1200o centigrade�s.

Students appreciated the facilities available at Engineering Workshop. They gained working knowledge of different kind of machine like lath machine, Shaper Machine, Semi-Automatic Bandsaw Machine, Pillar Drilling Machine, Hydraulic Surface Grinding Machine, Universal Milling Machine etc.

During the interactive session, number of students asked different questions on minerals, ores, origin of coal, the evolutionary history behind the formation of metal, metals forging, rolling, and heat treatment etc. Teacher and students requested for their next visit to the laboratory for gain more knowledge. Teacher expressed their view and was satisfied to know about the consistent effort and research emphasis in various sectors for the ultimate development of India. At last, teacher acknowledged and thanks to NML authorities for providing opportunity to students to participates under the CSIR-NML School Interactive programme.

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