Jamshedpur : A group of 34 students from Kerala Samajam Model School, Sakchi accompanied by one teacher, Vrinda Suresh visited CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with scientists and research scholars this morning under the aegis of NML School Interactive programme.
The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interact with working group. As per students and teacher request, the programme were arranged to visit Mineral Processing Pilot Plant. This programme is co-ordinated under the supervision of Dr. S.K. Mandal, Chief Scientist & Head KRIT.
The programme was scheduled for three hours. Dr.P.N.Mishra, Principal Scientist, deliver welcome address, briefed about the programme& discussed an overview of CSIR and NML and its contributions in different branches of Science & Technology. He defined science, science & technology and also development of science & technology in Indian perspectives. Dr. M.K.Mohanta , Senior Principal Scientist discussed about Mineral Processing facilities and briefed about the Minerals, Ores, Rocks their physical, optical properties and occurrence in India. They also observed physically different type of rocks samples that contain minerals.
Further, students were visited to the pilot plants and Dr.R.K.Rath, Principal Scientist explained nicely about different equipment used in minerals processing like – Premroll Magnetic Separator, Electrostatic separator, Flotation cell and Role of shaking table.
S.N.Hembram, senior technical officer assisted students during lab visit. It was observed that students were very much eager to know about different machines and asked its role in minerals processing. A numbers of sample containing economic minerals was demonstrated and discussed about their relevance.
Overall teacher and students were happy to know the role of minerals processing unit of NML, helping our nation to the exploitation of natural resources for the prosperity of minerals based industries to common man. At last, teacher and students requested for their next visit in near future to the laboratory for gaining 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.