Jamshedpur, Feb. 20: The four-week training program on Industrial Chemical Analysis under the Prime Minister Skill Development Program ended on successful note at the CSIR-NML here on Saturday.
In the valedictory session, Dr. Sanchita Chakravarty, principal scientist, welcomed the guests and participants and highlighted the activities undertaken during the four-week training program. Dr. I. Chattoraj, head human resource group, CSIR-NML, said, “Our Analytical Chemistry Division is forerunner in Skill development at the CSIR-NML. During last one year, they have conducted several such courses”.
Adviser (Management) Dr. N.G. Goswami said, “These days we live in an extremely competitive world where everyone is trying to outdo the other in order to secure a successful platform.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve that, as the companies too have become quite choosey regarding the selection of candidates, preferring to opt for candidate with specialization. With this programme NML is attempting to create candidates who can fulfill that requirement.”
Altogether 45 students with B.Sc./M.Sc. qualifications with chemistry background participated in the training program. The participants also came from the National Mineral Development Corporation, Hyderabad, while faculty from Patna University also participated.
Detailed one-to-one training was provided on iron ore analysis, lime stone analysis, manganese ore analysis, low alloy steel analysis and coal analysis both by conventional and instrumental methods of analysis. Not only the ANC division, but the CSE and MNP divisions, all from CSIR-NML contributed significantly with their laboratory and expertise to make the event a success.
Divisions like Business Development and Monitoring (BDM), engineering, Information Management & Dissemination Centre (IMDC), medical, security canteen, transport, housing, administration, audio visual (ICT unit), all had contributed and worked like a team to make the event a success.
The event was coordinated by Dr. S. Srikanth, Director, NML, and his secretariat. A noticeable perception has been observed amongst all the participants apart from skill development. It helped to minimize the gap between those coming from rural background and from urban areas.