Jamshedpur, June 22: A group of41 students from Shiksha Niketan, Telco accompanied by two teachers, Madhu Sharma and Vijay Kumar Singh visited at CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with scientists and research scholars on Friday as a part of Jigyasa programme under the joint aegis of the Ministry of HRD, Govt.of India and the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi. The students were thrilled to visit the laboratory and interact with different working group.
The programme was scheduled for two and half hours, which comprises,brief up about CSIR and NML, documentary filmshow and laboratory visits. The programme was coordinated by Dr.P.N. Mishra, Principal Scientist.He delivered welcome address and introduced Jigyasa team to students.Talk about contributions of CSIR in different branches of Science &Technology and products developed by CSIR for various types of industriesinvolved in different productive sectors and its ultimate benefit goes to common people. Further, he discussed about NML and its contribution towards the proper and gainful utilization of natural resources such as ores, minerals for developing different types of metals & alloys.The students expressed their feelings, asked questions and clarify their doubt.
Students were impressed by various equipments and facilities available at the Analytical Chemistry Centre. Soni Jha, nicely explained about the role of chemical analysis unit and discussed howthis unit performingchemical analysis of minerals, ores, slag, water.
Students further visited at creep testing units of Materials Testing &Evaluation Division, Prabir Kumar Roy, explained about the fatigue, creep, fractures prevailing in different types of industrial components like boiler, reformer tubes, pressure vessel etc. Students get exposure of different machine like Servo Hydro Testing Machine, Servo Electrical Machine and furnace.
Dr. A.K. Mohanty, Senior Scientist showed the products developed on coatings for protection of metals. Students has asked various question related to metals exposed in environment and its prevention from corrosion.
The laboratory has recently setupa New Electronic Waste Unitand it was remained attraction amongthe students, and faculties, theyshowtheir keen interest about the methodology and the steps involved in the recycling of various electronics appliances for recovery of valuable metals like gold, copper, lithium, cobalt, nickel etc. Dr.M.K. Jhahasexplained the relevance and need of electronic waste unit to save the environment as well asmankind.
During the concluding session, teachers and students requested for their next visit to the laboratory for gain deeper knowledge. Teachers expressed their views and was satisfied to know about the consistent effort and research emphasis given in various sectors for the ultimate development of our society. They also extend thanks to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt.of India, to launch �Jigyasa Programme� tie up with council of Scientific & Industrial Research and they were extremely delighted to visit the National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur.