Jamshedpur : A group of 48 students of Std. X from Ramakrishna Vivekananda International English High School ,Chakulia accompanied by its principal Sandip Roy and two teachers, Md. Wakil Ahmad, and Susanta Soshi Bera visited CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur and interacted with the Scientists and Research Fellows under the aegis of School- NML interactive programme (SNIP) supported by NASI, Jharkhand Chapter.
The students were excited to see the laboratory its environment ,the cleanliness of the premises and interact with the working researchers / scientists.
The programme was scheduled for SIX hours, which comprised of an overview of Indian Science and Technology- a narration with the support of documentary film shows on lively Experiments relating to different S&T subjects , visit to the selective units of the laboratory to have an exposure of modern laboratory research environment and many more which fascinated the participants.
Dr. N.G.Goswami, Chief Scientist and coordinator of the programme introduced Outcome of Science and Technology among the students which was like an eye opener ,connecting them with the significance of Nature. He elaborated on the development of science & technology in Indian perspectives.
The participants were taken around the laboratory by Dr P N Mishra to see about the experiments set-up by the Research Students and Scientists.
“I came to know about many new aspects of science and technology and contribution of CSIR which I barely knew earlier”, said Newton Mahato ,a student after the laboratory visit.
The students expressed their excitement and happiness over the laboratory visit as well as interaction with the scientists and research scholars. In fact, they were thrilled while visiting the labs and looking at the practical set – ups.
The students were delighted to visit Asia’ second largest “Creep Testing Laboratory” and know about Creep testing facilities, its contribution to different industries.
They know about the problem occur in metals especially when they are used as component and work in different condition like high temperature, vibrating condition, bearing impact ,sustained in heavy load condition etc.
Akash Tigga said, “I came to know new new things here like- India’s first Super computer PARAM designed by CSIR in 1986, Swaraj Tractor used in farming based on CSIR technology, the importance of patent and its impact. It was a wonderful experience .”
Hari Sankar Sardar, another student said, “The visit to the laboratory helped me to know in depth about different ores, minerals ,metals, rocks, and how they are extracted and used”.
Another student, sty Kedia said, “We are thrilled to know about deep sea mining of Polymetallic Sea Nodule and extraction of Copper, Nickel, and Cobalt.
During the interactive session, a number of students asked different questions on minerals, ores, origin of coal, the evolutionary history behind the formation of metals, etc. and they were attended by a number of scientists, namely- Dr K K Sahu, Dr M K Jha, Dr A K Mahanty, Dr P K Roy, Dr JK Sircar.
Principal Sandip Roy appreciated CSIR-NML’s endeavour for motivating young students and attracting them towards science.
He added during his student days he had a wish to see the labs of IIT Kharagpur as he was residing nearby village. But he did not get a scope to do so.
Now as CSIR- NML provided his school the scope, therefore, he availed the opportunity at the first instance itself. Roy requested for their next visit to the lab for his next batch of students.