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Jamshedpur, September 20: A three day training programme under the aegis of CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative program, organized at the CSIR- National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur got underway on Monday, September 20 and will continue till September 22. The training will be on ’Applied Chemistry in Metallurgy.’
This training program is planned to give an exposure to diploma and graduate students in the field of metallurgy to enhance their knowledge in areas of rare earth elements and coal in metallurgical applications. The program is designed to impart an in-depth knowledge of global production, consumption and uses of rare earth elements and a deep understanding of the importance of coal in metallurgy and its use in thermal power plants. A few sessions have been planned in a module so that the participants may be enabled to develop their professional and core skills that will help them excel in their professional life in future.
Dr Sanchita Chakravarty, Head, AAC & MNP Divisions of CSIR-NML delivered the welcome address. She elucidated the activities of AAC Division and talked about state-of-the-art testing facilities available in the division. She briefly introduced two of her colleagues Dr Saswati Chakladar and Dr Rajen Kundu, who will mainly take the training sessions during the next two days.
Dr Mita Tarafder, Head, KRIT Division of CSIR-NML presented an overview of the CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative program. She said, “The main objective of this CSIR initiative is to utilize the CSIR knowledge base and infrastructure for contributing to national skill mission of Government of India.” She spoke about the skill gap that existed in the youth of India and narrated various skill training programs conducted every year by CSIR-NML in an attempt to reduce the void.
The technical session started with 50 participants who registered themselves for the training program.
The three day training programme will include Communication & Professional Skills and Time Management (day 1), Coal in Metallurgy and Application of Coal in Power Plant (day 2) Rare Earth Elements (REEs) and their Uses & Global Production and Consumption (day 3).