Jamshedpur, July 28: A group of 54 students from Motilal Nehru Public School, Sakchi accompanied by one teacher visited at CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with scientists and research scholars this morning under the aegis of CSIR-NML-School Interactive programme. The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interact with working group.
The programme was scheduled for two and half hours, Dr. P.N. Mishra, Principal Scientist, started the programme with welcome address, introduced students with the members of SNIP programme, and further discussed about CSIR-NML R&D activities and programme.
Dr. S.K. Mandal, Chief Scientist and coordinator of the programme discussed about fundamentals of science and its various branches to inculcate interest towards science among students and request to pursue science as carrier for further study. Manas Samanta proposed the vote of thanks.
After brief up, a programme was organized to visit the different division of the laboratory.
Dr. P.N. Mishra, S.N.Hembram and Dr. A.K.Sahu, Senior Technical Officer leads three groups separately and arrange to interact with scientists and research scholars. The students expressed their desire and feeling, asked numbers of question, and clarify doubt with working scientists.
Students visited creep testing units of MST Division and knew about fatigue, creep, fractures prevailing in different types of industrial components.
They get exposure of different machine like Servo Hydro Testing Machine, Servo Electrical Machine and furnace. A live demonstration was arranged at analytical chemistry division with conventional as well as non-conventional methods applied in chemical analysis.
Students asked question and sort it out by deputed research scholars. Students shown keen interest in the Electronice Waste Unit and acquainted about the extraction of metals from electronic waste and another product developed by waste like fly ash and other materials were also observed at the Geopolymer units. They further visited at Mechanical Testing Unit and know about forging, shaping and rolling machine, wire Drawing Machine, Trolly furnace chamber operated at 1200o centigrade.
Students were surprised to observe the 66 years’ history of NML at museum and they asked different question based on sample and poster pertaining to minerals based product and facilities.
“The session was very enriching and I will now like to pursue higher education in the field with what NML has to offer” said, Santosh Kumar of XII B. Teacher and students requested for their next visit to the laboratory for gain deeper knowledge. Teacher expressed their view and was satisfied to know about the consistent effort and research emphasis in various sectors for the ultimate development of India.