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Jamshedpur: CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML), Jamshedpur organized a laboratory visit for school teachers and students on Friday, September 15 under the CSIR-Jigyasa Virtual Laboratory project. The main objective of the program was to establish connections with school teachers and senior students, to encourage students, and to make learning science interesting.
61 students from DAV Public School and 36 from Baldwin Farm Area High School were accompanied by teachers Nikesh Kumar Sharma, Mouli Giri, Uma Mahato and Supriya Kumari.
In his welcome address, the Senior Chief Scientist & Head, MTE Division, CSIR-NML, Dr Sandip Ghosh Chowdhury, spoke on the purpose of the CSIR-Jigyasa Programme. He also talked about the contribution of CSIR-NML in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Byomkesh Dash, Chief Scientist and Head, KRIT Division, while providing an insight into learning ways stressed on the aspects of ‘learning by knowing’ and ‘learning by doing’ and encouraged students to take examples from daily life and think from a practical point of view.
Dr Animesh Jana, Senior Scientist, delivered the lecture on CSIR-NML Jigyasa Program and stated, “The program is designed to create a bridge between the academic and research communities by providing you (school students) an opportunity to interact with scientists, visit research laboratories, and gain exposure to the world of scientific research.”
The program included visits to some research laboratories like AAC, Creep, museum and Library.
Nikesh Kumar Sharma, a teacher from Baldwin Farm Area High School, Jamshedpur said “It is a wonderful laboratory and I am grateful to CSIR-NML authorities for providing this opportunity.”
DAV Public School teacher, Uma Mahato said, “I learned about various technical accomplishments of NML during the lab visit.”
DAV Public School student Neha Kumari and her Baldwin High School counterpart, Riya Mahto, while sharing their experiences of the visit stated making science learning interesting through hands-on experiments and interactions with scientists would stand them in good stead as they moved ahead.