Jamshedpur, Aug. 13: A group of 42 Diploma course students of the Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF), Burmamines accompanied by teachers; Sarmistha Das and Deepak Singh visited 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.PN Mishra, Principal Scientist, started the programme with welcome address and introduced students with the members of SNIP programme and further discussed about CSIR-NML R&D activities and programme.
Dr. SK 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 advised them to pursue science as career for further study. The vote of thanks was extended by Dr. AK Sahu, Senior Technical Officer.
After brief up, a laboratory visit programme was organized under the leadership of Dr. PN Mishra, SN Hembram and Dr.
AK Sahu, where all the students were divided into three separate groups and each of the respective leaders had made arrangements to interact with scientists and research scholars.
The students expressed their desire, feeling, asked numbers of question, and clarified their doubts with working scientists.
Students visited creep testing units of MST Division and came to know about fatigue, creep, fractures prevailing in different types of industrial components.
They had gather exposure of various kinds of machines like Servo Hydro Testing Machine, Servo Electrical Machine and furnace.
Geopolymer section of Waste Management Unit is also covered in this visit. They further visited Mechanical Testing Unit and came to know about forging, shaping, rolling & wire Drawing Machine, Trolley furnace chamber operated at
12000C. NML Workshop units are the centre of attraction among students. They discussed in detail about function and operation of different machines.
Students were surprised to observe the 66-year history of CSIR-NML at museum and asked various questions based on samples and posters pertaining to minerals based product and facilities.
Teachers and students have requested for their next visit to the laboratory for gaining deeper knowledge.
Teachers expressed their exciting views and were completely satisfied to know about the consistent effort and research emphasis in various sectors for the ultimate development of make India.