Jamshedpur, Oct 18: Fifty students from BPM + 2 High School, Burmamines accompanied by a teacher visited CSIR-NML under CSIR-Jigyasa program. The main objective of the program was to establish connections with school teachers and senior students and to make learning science interesting.
Dr Mita Tarafder, Chief Scientist and Head, KRIT Division in her inaugural address briefly talked about CSIR as an organization and introduced NML as one of the premier laboratories under CSIR. She informed the participants about the organisational structure and main activities of CSIR-NML with 5 core R&D divisions, 3 R&D support divisions, workshops and other research facilities. She also discussed the difference between education and skill.
This was followed by detailed presentation by Dr Aniket Dutt from KRIT Division team on CSIR-Jigyasa Virtual Laboratory Programme.
He talked about the target beneficiaries and target locations of the programme, the objectives of the programme and the school-centric events that are being organized under this programme.
A talk on vigilance awareness was organised to make the students aware of government policies and programmes to mitigate corruption. The talk was delivered by Ajay Tirkey, Section Officer, CSIR-NML. Dr K Gopala Krishna, Sr Principal Scientist, CSIR-NML delivered a lecture on “3D Printing: Making is Easy” which was well appreciated by the audience.
The team helped the students and teachers to subscribe to the YouTube channel of the Jigyasa programme. The overall programme was very engaging for the students and teachers.
The day-long program included a visit to KRIT Division, CSIR-NML museum and 3D Printer facility. The participants were very happy with the overall experience.