Jamshedpur, Nov. 3: A batch of 40 students B. Tech, III year, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Govt. College of Engineering, Keonjhar accompanied by two teachers Ranjan Kumar Mohanta and Sandhya Rani Rana visited CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with scientists and research scholars this morning under the aegis of CSIR-NML School Interactive programme. The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interact with the working group.
The programme was scheduled for 6 hours, which comprise CSIR & NML, Documentary film show and Laboratory visit. Dr. P.N. Mishra, Principal Scientist, welcomed the students and teachers and briefed about the programme, discussed an overview of CSIR and NML, its contributions in different branches of Science & Technology and defined science, science & technology, development of science & technology in Indian perspectives, also explains about natural resources like ores, minerals, rocks and its value for the development of our Nation. Further a lab.
visits programme was organized to get exposure of R&D environment. Mr. Ranjan Kumar has helped students to lab. visit.
Students visited creep testing units of MTE Division and knew about fatigue, creep, fractures prevailing in different types of industrial components. Students got exposure of different machine like Servo Hydro Testing Machine, Servo Electrical Machine and Furnace.
The other area was Hot Dip Processing Simulation uints and further practically observed the characterization of different materials under Optical Microscope. Students were thrilled to have practical view of XRD and SEM. Biraj Kumar Sahoo, Scientist and Manish Soni nicely explained the R&D activities associated with this unit.
The students were also visited the Mechanical Testing unit. This unit has provided opportunity for practical demonstration of Rolling, Forging and Wire Drawing. Dr. M.M. Humane, Senior Principal Scientist interacted and discussed about the necessity and role of this unit in carrying out the R&D work in the area of Steel. Students asked number of questions and got satisfactory answers.
Students further visited to the E-waste unit. Ms. Rekha Panda has explained the different process and activities pertains to extraction of valuable metals from electronic appliance with experimented samples. Students got excited to pursue research in e-waste area and they have asked questions and further sorted out.
Students were surprised to observe the 68 years� history of NML at museum and they asked different question based on sample and poster pertaining to minerals based product and facilities.
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. Teachers and students requested for their next visit to the laboratory to 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. At last, teachers acknowledged and extend thanks to CSIR-NML authorities for providing opportunity to visit NML and observe various facilities.