Jamshedpur, Jan 15: Under the CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative program which is a national program on skill development initiated by “Council of Scientific and Industrial Research” a training program was organized by CSIR- National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur in the month of January 2021. This program was titled as “Online Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Material Processing and Heat Treatment”.
This was an one-week training program and was aimed to give training and exposure to faculty members of diploma and graduate engineering colleges to enhance their knowledge in materials processing and heat treatment processes of metals and alloys. This training was expected to improve the competency level of the participants in designing heat treatment schedules and optimizing metal working process parameters. The training schedule also included a session to address professional and core skills required for teaching.
For the FDP on “Material Processing and Heat Treatment”, participants had close interaction with various research groups such as: mineral processing, metal extraction, rolling and forging and welding. In welding training session, the participants were given theoretical training on fundamentals of different welding processes. Sessions were also conducted on modelling and physical simulation of various thermo-mechanical processes like rolling and forging. At the end of the training, feedback sessions were held. Participants shared their experiences and some of them expressed their willingness to undergo similar training programs in future for further skill development.
Dr. Mita Tarafder, Chief Scientist and Coordinator of CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative program at NML congratulated the participants for successful completion of the training program. e-Certificates will be provided to all participants on a later date. Concluding remarks were delivered by Dr. Soumitra Tarafder, Adviser Management & Chief Scientist, CSIR-NML.
He informed the attendees that NML has the required expertise and infrastructure and conduct various free and paid training programs and welcomed all participants to get in touch with the concerned persons for more information on the training programs.
The online valedictory event was attended by more than 50 people including participants from institutes and industry as well. At the end of the program vote of thanks was extended by Dr. V.C. Srivastava, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-NML.