Jamshedpur : A batch of 60 students of B.Tech , III year, Metallurgy and Mechanical Engineering from RVS College of Engineering & Technology, Jamshedpur accompanied by three teachersProf. D. Das, Prof. Atul Kumar and Shipra Suman visited CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with scientists and research scholars this morning under the aegis of CSIR-NML School Interactiveprogramme. The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interact with theworking group.
The programme was scheduled for three hours. Dr. P. N. Mishra, principal scientist, welcome the students and teachers and brief about the programme, discussed an overview of CSIR and NML, its contributions in different branches of Science & Technology. He defined science, science & technology, development of science & technology in Indian perspectives, also explains about natural resources like ores, minerals, rocks and its value for the development ofour nation.
Dr. S. K. Mandal, Chief Scientist and co-ordinator of the programme discussed about the fundamental of science and its application in handling various basic function pertaining to the Engineering Science. He asked numbers of question and students replied smartly. Further a lab. visitsprogramme was organized in three group.
Dr. P. N. Mishra, Dr. A. K. Sahu, Shri S. N. Hembram of KRIT Division helped students to interact with scientists and research scholars. Dr. Sahu explained the utilization of CSIR-NML Institutional repository databases via NML Eprints website.
Students visited creep testing units of MTE Division and knew about fatigue, creep, fractures prevailing in different types of industrial components. Students get exposure of different machine like Servo Hydro Testing Machine, Servo Electrical Machine and Furnace.
Ranjit Sah, B. Tec III year students was very much impressed to observe the creep testing facilities and its contribution for the solution of the industrial problem.
Tusmita Arya and Gaurav Kumar Srivastava were impressed to observe the Geeble 3800 facilities and minutely watch the function that was demonstrated by Mr. Tipu Kumar, Technical officer.
Snigdha Dutta and Tanushree Dhibar expressed that the Chemical laboratory facilities and its contribution for testing of ores, minerals and water analysis is very systematic i.e. executed by conventional and non-conventional methods.
Students appreciated the facilities available at Engineering Workshop. They gained working knowledge of different kind of machine like lath machine, Shaper Machine, Semi Automatic Bandsaw Machine, Pillar Drilling Machine, Hydraulic Surface Grinding Machine, Universal Milling Machine etc.
During the interactive session, number of students asked different questions on minerals, ores, origin of coal, the evolutionary history behind the formation of metal, metals forging, rolling, and heat treatment etc. Teachers and students requested for their next visit to the laboratorytogain deeper knowledge.
Teachers expressed their view and was satisfied to know about the consistent effort and research emphasis in various sectors for the ultimate development of India. At last, teachers acknowledged andextend thanks to CSIR-NML authorities for providing opportunity to visits NML and observe various facilities.