Thursday, February 2, 2023

Students motivated for career in science

Jamshedpur : A group of 60 students of Std. X from Baridih High School,Baridih accompanied by two
teachers, Anita Singh and Kumari Bharti visited CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur and interacted with the scientists and research fellows this morning under the aegis of SchoolNML interactive programme (SNIP) sponsored by the National Academy of Science (NASI) Jharkhand Chapter.

The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interact with the working scientists. The programme was scheduled for three hours, which comprised of an overview of Indian Science and Technology, Documentary film show on CSIR and NML, visit to NML Museum / Archive and selective units of the laboratory to have an exposure of modern laboratory research environment. Dr. N.G.Goswami, Chief Scientist and coordinator briefed about the programme and gave an overview on Indian Science & Technology and major contributons of CSIR,DRDO,ICAR and ICMR in this regard.

Dr.P.N.Mishra, Sr.Scientist took them around the laboratory. The students expressed their feelings, asked number of questions, and got clarified doubts from the scientists. “I came to know about many new aspects of science and technology which I barely knew earlier”, said Sneha Kumari, a student of Std. X said after the laboratory visit.

Shri Abhishek Maharana said, “I came to know about 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 rejuvenating my thought process”.

Sweta Kumari, a student of Std. X 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”.

The students were delighted to know about the NML’s eco-friendly Cupola Technology that aims to improve the quality of environment around the Taj Trapezium and prevent degradation of world Heritage place.

Another Std. X student, Ms Mandeep Kaur said, “We are thrilled to know about CSIR-CCMB lab’s
contribution in the introduction of DNA Finger printing in India and the preparation of molecular database for Basmati rice”.

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