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Experts brainstorm on Mineral Characterization,

Jamshedpur, Feb 16: The four-day Professional Training Programme (PTP) on Mineral Characterization, Beneficiation and Agglomeration (MCBA 2016), which is being organised by Business Development Division along with Mineral Processing Division (MNP) and IMDC Division of CSIR-NML, was inaugurated today at NML lecture hall by D. S. Srikanth, director, CSIR-NML.

At the outset, Dr. B. R. Nayak, HOD, MNP division, highlighted the association of mineral processing industry with CSIR-NML since 1950 when the laboratory was established with an objective of satisfying the growing needs of R & D in the areas of mineral characterization, beneficiation and agglomeration.

Dr. Ratnakar Singh, co-ordinator, MCBA 2016 presented the structure of the training programme. In addition, he highlighted the opportunity of unstructured learning through interaction, discussion, quizzes and technical debates. He mentioned that MCBA 2016 is the platform for the professional discourse between the working professionals of the Industry, the R&D laboratories and academia in the areas of mineral processing.

Dr.S.Srikanth in his Inaugural address of MCBA 2016 laid emphasis on knowledge sharing and the passion for unravelling the science behind the well established system of running Mineral Processing plants. He urged that the delegates would find many opportunities to share their knowledge with the scientists and technical officers of CSIR-NML and also gain theoretical understanding of various processes.

“Professional Training Programme is the need of the day” as mentioned by Dr. Amitava Mitra, HOD, Business Development Division and Chief Scientist of CSIR-NML. He highlighted about the series of courses in the areas of Failure Analysis, Corrosion Protection, Materials Characterization under the PTP of CSIR-NML in this year.
Dr. Mita Tarafder , Co-ordinator , PTP, and Senior Principal Scientist mentioned the effort of CSIR- NML to make this programme a successful collaborative event and offered thanks to the delegates, organizers, media persons and guests for joining the inaugural function.

There are 22 participants from Beach Minerals pvt ltd., Tata Steel, Ashapura Minechem Ltd, RINL/VSP, NIT Jsr. Two women delegates namely Ritu Mukherjee from Ashapura Minechem Ltd, Bhuj and Mamta Kumari, Lecturer, NIT, Jamshedpur are attending the training programme.

The first halves of this four day programme will have lectures in the areas of mineral processing and the post lunch sessions will be on hands-on training. During these four days, delegates are encouraged to submit questions to participate in the MCBA 2016 quiz and the winners will be declared during the valedictory session on 19 February.

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