Sunday, April 2, 2023

Tribal students exposed to research activities at NML


Jamshedpur, July 28 : A group of 36 students from two school namely Kasturba Gandhi Residential School and Saraikela and Varseni +2High School, Sini accompanied by five teachers, LaxmiKumariBodra, Ria Hansda, Usha Devi, Nutan Mahanti and Sarswati Kumari Bhagat visited at CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and interacted with scientists and research scholars this morning under the aegis ‘Gigyasaprogramme’.

The objective of the programme is to provide exposures of research environment and simultaneously inculcate interest towards science among school students and further pursue carrier in the science stream. The students were thrilled and curiosity was observed among students and teachers.

The programme was scheduled for five hours, Dr.P.N. Mishra, Principal Scientist, initiated the programme with welcome address and introduced students and teachers with the members of “Gigyasaprogramme” and further discussed about importance and uses of natural resources like minerals, ores and rocks. Contribution of CSIR-NML towards the utilization of natural resources further, discussed about fundamentals of science and its various branches to inculcate interest towards science among students and request students to pursue science as carrier for further study.

Further P.N. Mishra and SN Hembramhas organized laboratory visit. Students visited creep testing units of MTE Division and knew about the 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.

They further visited at Analytical Chemistry Centre, Electronic waste Units, and Museum. A live demonstration was arranged at analytical chemistry division by Miss Soni Jha, introduced about conventional as well as non-conventional methods applied in chemical analysis of ores, minerals and different types of metals.

Students asked number of question and answered by deputed research scholars. Students were surprised to observed the 68 years’ history of NML at museum and they asked different question based on sample and poster pertaining to minerals based product and facilities.

Teachers and students requested for their next visit to the laboratory for gain deeper knowledge. Students expressed their view and expressed that this programme has helped us in increasing knowledge base and motivated to pursue carrier in metallurgy and materials science.

They were satisfied to know about the consistent effort and research emphasis in various sectors, especially in minerals based industries for the ultimate growth and development of India. They thanks to Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt.of India to launch “GigyasaProgramme” that tie up with council of Scientific & Industrial Research to get opportunity to visit National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur.

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