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Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chakardharpur visit NML

Jamshedpur, May 10 : A group of 36 students from Kendria Vidhyalaya, Chakardharpur accompanied by two teachers, Rano Marandi and Rahul Kumar Singh visited at CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with scientists and research scholars this morning under the aegis of “Jigyasa programme”.

The objective of the programme is to provide exposures of research environment and simultaneously inculcate interest towards science among school students and further pursue carrier in the science stream. The students were thrilled and curiosity was observed among students and teachers.

The programme was scheduled for five hours, Dr.P.N. Mishra, Principal Scientist, initiated the programme with welcome address and introduced students and teachers with the members of “Jigyasa programme” and further discussed about importance and uses of natural resources like minerals, ores and rocks. Contribution of CSIR-NML towards the utilization of natural resources further, discussed about fundamentals of science and its various branches to inculcate interest towards science among students and request students to pursue science as carrier for further study. Dr. A.K. Sahu, Senior Technical Officer proposed the vote of thanks.

After brief up, a laboratory visits programme was organized by Shri S.N. Hembram and Dr. A.K. Sahu leads two groups separately and coordinated by Dr. P.N. Mishra, Group leader of the programme and make arrangement 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, Shri P.K. Roy of MTE Division explained about fatigue, creep, fractures prevailing in different types of industrial components like reformer tubes, boilers and others components. They get exposure of different machine like Servo Hydro Testing Machine, Servo Electrical Machine and Furnace, applied in mechanical testing and evaluation.

A live demonstration was arranged at Analytical Chemistry Division by SoniJha, introduced about conventional as well as non-conventional methods applied in chemical analysis of ores, minerals and different types of metals. Students asked number of question and answered by deputed research scholars.

Mechanical Testing Unit was the attraction among the students and teachers. Mr. A.P. Murugesan, Scientist explained about forging, shaping and rolling machine, wire Drawing Machine with live demonstration.

Teachers and students requested for their next visit to the laboratory for gain deeper knowledge. Students expressed their view that the NML visits has helped in increasing knowledge base and motivated to pursue carrier in metallurgy and materials science. They were satisfied to know about the consistent effort and research emphasis in various sectors, especially in minerals based industries for the ultimate growth and development of India.

They thanks to Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India to launch “Jigyasa Programme” tie up with council of Scientific & Industrial Research to get opportunity to visit National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur.

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