Jamshedpur, May 6: A group of 69 students from Ramakrishna Vivekananda International English High School, Chakuli, accompanied by four teachers Dr. Devojyoti Shyamal, Shri Bishwajit Roy, Ranjita Ghosh Konar, ShilaMahata visited at CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with scientists and research scholars, under the aegis of Gigyasaprogramme. The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interacted with working group.
The programme was scheduled for five hours, which comprises an overview of Indian Science and Technology, Documentary film show on CSIR & NML and labarotray visit of selective units to gain an exposure of modern laboratory and research environment.
Dr.P.N.Mishra, Principal Scientist, coordinated and briefed about the programme, discussed an overview of CSIR and NML, its contributions in different branches of Science & Technology. He defined science, science & technology in the Indian perspectives, also discussed about natural resources like ores, minerals, rocks and its value for the development of Nation.Dr. A.K.Sahu has given vote of thanks.
After brief up, a laboratory visits programme was organized, S.N. Hembram, Dr. A.K. Sahu, Sr. Technical Officer leads two groups separately and make arrangement to interact with scientists and research scholars.
Students further visited to creep testing units of MTE Division. Mr. P. K. Roy, explained about fatigue, creep, fractures prevailing in different types of industrial components. They get exposure of different types machine like Servo Hydro Testing Machine, Servo Electrical Machine and furnace.
A live demonstration was arranged at Analytical Chemistry Centre, MsSoniJha briefly discussed about the role of chemistry units for identification and analysis of ores & minerals with the help of conventional as well as non-conventional methods. Students asked numbers of question and shown their curiosity to gain new knowledge.
Dr. Manish Jha of Electronic Waste Unit explained about recycling of waste materials and its adverse effect on environment as well as human beings.
Dr. K.K. Sahu, nicely explained about extraction of valuable metals like copper, nickel and cobalt from the polymetallic sea nodule, which are being found inside deep sea.
They further visited at Mechanical Testing Unit and know about forging, shaping and rolling machine, wire Drawing Machine, Trolly furnace chamber operated at 1200o centigrade.
Students were surprised to observed the 68 years’ history of NML at museum and they asked different question based on sample and poster pertaining to minerals based product and facilities.
Teachers and students requested for their next visit to the laboratory for gain 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.