Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Sept 13: A group of 40 students along with their teachers from St Peter’s High School in Karandih participated in a programme, ‘Jigyasa’ at NML under the initiative of CSIR on Tuesday, September 13. The The purpose of this CSIR-NML initiative, ‘Jigyasa’ was to establish teacher-student rapport as also to make science learning interesting. This program was organized for school students and teachers under the CSIR-Jigyasa Virtual Laboratory project.
Chief Scientist and Head, KRIT Division at CSIR-NML, Dr Mita Tarafder delivered the initial address in which she described CSIR as an organization and NML as one of the premier laboratories. Dr Mita Tarafder, while briefing the participating teachers and students of St Peter’s High School in Karandih, stated, “The structure and main activities of CSIR-NML comprise five core R&D divisions and three R&D support divisions besides other features and facilities. The CSIR ‘Jigyasa’ Virtual Laboratory programmes are school-centric and based on Scientists and Science Teachers’ Conclave, Teachers’ Training on Innovation, Adoption of ATL (Atal Tinkering Laboratory) schools and also Popular Lecture Series.”
Dr Tarafder went on to inform the participants that the aim of organizing this ‘Jigyasa’ programme was to exchange information and encourage participation of students in developing innovative, scientific content on virtual platform.
A brief presentation by Dr Aniket Dutt of the KRIT Division team elucidated the concept and purpose of the CSIR-Jigyasa portal. The teachers and students showed keen interest on subscribing to the YouTube channel of Jigyasa programme.
The day-long program included the participants’ visit to the research laboratories, workshops, KRIT Division and the CSIR-NML museum and library.