Jamshedpur : The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Jamshedpur Chapter, organized the 3rd “Professor S. N. Sinha Memorial Materials and Metallurgy Quiz for standard XI and XII students of Jamshedpur city in CSIR-NML’s Auditorium, Burmamines, Jamshedpur.
In addition to 14 participating schools comprising of 25 teams, Teachers, many dignitaries from Tata Steel and CSIR- NML attended the function. Few notable among them, were – Dr. S. Bhattacharyya, Dr.S.Tarafder, Dr.M.D.Maheshwari, Dr.Tanmay Bhattacharyya,Dr.N.G.Goswami, Dr. K.L Sahoo, Dr. I. Chattoraj and Dr. A. Sinha
Five Teams qualified in the screening round out of 25 Teams, representing from Four Schools, namely – Loyola School Jamshedpur, Tagore Academy, Vidya Bharati Chinmaya Vidyalaya and Hill Top School ( two teams).
Akshit Akhoury and Siddharth Singh of Loyola School Jamshedpur got the first rank Rajarshi Mukherjee and Subir Nandi of Vidya Bharati Chinmaya got second rank. Abhijeet Kumar and Saurabh Srivastava of Hill Top School got third rank.
Dr M.K. Agrawal ,president, IIM Jamshedpur chapter welcomed the gathering. While delivering the inaugural address, Chief Guest Dr.S Srikanth, Director, CSIR- NML said,” Prof. Sinha had a great role in building the student fraternity in metallurgy as Head of Metallurgy department of NIT Jamshedpur, and Dean / Principlal , NIT as well as Director, NIFFT Ranchi.
He was a teacher of eminence and would be remembered by every one who came in his contact”. Dr. S. Srikanth also added,” Teachers and Parents have a great role in determining the career path of a student. Prof. Sinha played a significant role while inspiring his student communities”.
Gayatri Sinha, wife of late Prof. Sinha attended the programme as a Special Guest. She spoke on some of the sweet memories of Prof. Sinha, cherished by her. Secretary IIM Jamshedpur chapter Dr. A. N. Bhagat proposed the vote of thanks.
This programme was initiated as an effort to create awareness among the students about the role of materials science and metallurgy in industrial and technological developments. In the year 1993, this event was named after Prof. Brahm Prakash, an eminent metallurgist of India.
Over the years, this Quiz Competition has attracted appreciation from educationalist, researchers and industrialists and is considered a prestigious annual event of the Kalpakkam Chapter and the IIM.
The National Level “Prof. Brahm Prakash Memorial Materials Quiz” has gained wide popularity within student community. More than 50 teams comprising 100 students from all around the country participate every year.