Friday, December 9, 2022

Industrial Training on Metallurgical Furnaces at NML

Jamshedpur: CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML), Jamshedpur has been implementing CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative since 2017. The objectives of this initiative are to utilize CSIR knowledgebase and infrastructure for organizing training programs in various categories (industrial, professional, societal etc.) for contributing to national skill mission and also to promote entrepreneurship through skilling and training.

A week-long training program was organized by CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur on a virtual platform from December 7 to 11 as part of a training program on “Industrial Training on Metallurgical Furnaces” under the ‘CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative’ scheme of Government of India. This training program is aligned with QP: ISC/Q5301 of Iron and Steel Council of NSDC. This four-week training will be imparted in two parts (online and offline) to BE, B. Tech, diploma and ITI students to improve their industry oriented skills and employability. Apart from knowledge of metallurgical furnaces, this training is designed to enhance generic and professional skills of the participants and will also address health and safety issues while operating the furnaces.

The concluding session of this training was held on the first day 11th December at 5.30 pm. The key resource persons of the final day session were  Tanay Ray and  Kaushik Chakravarty from Tata Steel Limited (TSL) and Dr M Madan from CSIR-NML. The speakers from TSL talked about “Pellet indurations strand” and “Safety measures in furnace operation”, whereas Dr M Madan demonstrated the software for heat and mass balance in furnace operation.

In his concluding speech, Dr S Tarafder, Advisor Management, CSIR-NML, congratulated the participants for completing the technical session successfully and mentioned the importance of such program particularly for diploma students. He requested the participants to share their experience among other students so that more students can enrol to the training programmes conducted by CSIR-NML. The technical program was co-ordinated by Dr J Pal, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-NML and the technical lectures were delivered by senior scientists Dr M Malathi, Dr D Paswan,  A Ammasi, Dr Sanjay Agarwal, Dr K Ashok and Dr G K Mandal.

Out of 150 registered participants, 100 participants from four Diploma colleges such as Adityapur, Behragora, Purulia and Dhanbad polytechnics, attended this virtual training program

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