Jamshedpur, Feb. 12: A group of 86 mechanical engineering students from the Indo-Danish Tool Room (IDTR), Jamshedpur, accompanied by two teachers visited CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur, and interacted with the scientists and researchers of the laboratory under the aegis of NASI Jharkhand Chapter on Friday.
The students expressed their excitement and happiness over the laboratory visit and the kind of inspiration provided by the NML team, while demonstrating various technical skills.
The program was scheduled for four-and-a-half hours, which included an overview of Indian science and technology, audio visual presentation, documentary film shows, visit to NML selective units of the laboratory and practical demonstrative on the working of machines. The students and teachers were thrilled to see the different experimental set-up, sophisticated equipment, calm and cleanliness of the work environments.
Dr. N. G. Goswami, chief scientist and coordinator of the program, motivated the students giving a detail picture of Indian science and technology and different organizations involved.
Many scientists and their research groups, namely Dr. V. C.Srivastava, Dr. G. K. Mandal, Dr. A. K. Panda, Minati Kumari Sahu and Dr Prabir Roy took part in the program. Dr. P. N. Mishra and Paras Nath took the participating students around the laboratory.
Sourav Kumar, a third year diploma student, said, �Many of the machines shown to us here, I read them in books only. Today I am excited to see the large creep Testing Bay. We have been demonstrated the workings of these machines. This will be helpful to us in near future.�
The visiting students were amazed looking at the modern facilities relating to Nondestructive Testing techniques (NDT), mechanical testing, casting and forging, tensile testing, creep testing, high temperature materials behaviors studies, CNC machines and so on.
Ravi Ranjan, Amit Kumar Sahu, Deepak Kumar, Deelip Kumar, Pramod Kumar, Santosh Kr Rajak and many other were of the same opinion. Vikas Ranjan, Ankit Kumar Sinha and Sonu kumar said , �We liked the demonstration in laboratory�s workshop.
We could enhance our working knowledge. We need more such visit and demonstration�. The presentation and demonstration in creep and fatigue laboratory was excellent, said Ritesh Kumar, Anisha Bharti, Arvinder Singh and Sumit Kr Jha supported the view.
Amit Kumar Sinku, a student, said, �CSIR-NML�s program under Skill India is a very good beginning. We can avail the benefit of learning technical knowledge.� Bimal Bansingh and Shashi Chand Patil were deeply motivated looking at the forging demonstrations.
Akash Kumar Bardhan said, �I am a fresher, so I need some more time to grasp the process. However, I have learnt about NDT and Magnetics nicely.� Aman Kumar Rajak and Vinita Kumari said, �We could understand the working principle of Pneumatic Hammering by the demonstrations.�
It is worth to mention here that for last three years now, CSIR-NML has undertaken a Technical Training and demonstration program for the students of local Technical Institutes.