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Curtains come down on students� seminar on Metallurgical Engineering

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Jamshedpur, June 23 : The valedictory function of the 7th edition of �Behind The Teacher�s Desk� (BTTD-2017) � two-day Students� seminar on metallurgical engineering, organised jointly by The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Tata Steel Limited and CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML) concluded today at CSIR-NML Auditorium.

This students� seminar is being held at the CSIR-NML for the past six years and has been a great success. Like previous years, this year also more than 80 students from 32 engineering colleges/institutes from different parts of the country are participating, and around 62 technical papers are to be presented in two parallel sessions.

The organizers also arranged for the students� industrial visit to TATA Steel and Tata Motors. An interactive session was held on �Cycle of Development: Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship� that included interactive brainstorming game for participants.

The theme of the cycle of Development was (i) Energy efficiency (ii) Environment and waste utilization (iii) Miniaturization and modernization (iv) Socio-technological issues (v) Automation and robotics (vi) Resource utilization. More than 80 students participated in this programme.

The main idea behind COD was to generate: (i) Ideas for the above themes (ii) promotion of innovation, technology development and entrepreneurship; (iii) Self-realization and confidence building; and (iv) Motivation towards value creation in society. This programme was conducted by Dr. MitaTarafder, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur.

Dr. I Chattoraj, Director-NML, highlighted that such seminars give ample opportunities for the engineering students to share their thoughts and idea on a common platform. He also asked the students to give their opinion on the two-day programme and suggestions for further improvement in the organization of the event.

AbhinavJha focused on creating a culture of innovation & entrepreneurship in Jharkhand. Ii was heartening to note that CSIR-NML is starting an Incubation Centre for promotion of entrepreneurship in Jharkhand.

The idea is the key to an innovation and the idea generation workshop “cycle of development”. BTTD-2017 given the platform for converting the idea to entrepreneurial venture. Culture Colab will be very keen to partner with NML in this exciting venture

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