Jamshedpur, Aug. 17: The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Jamshedpur Chapter, organized the 5th �Professor S. N. Sinha Memorial Materials and Metallurgy Quiz 2017 for standard XI and XII students of Jharkhand State in CSIR-NML�s Auditorium, Burmamines on Thursday.
In addition to 19 participating schools comprising of 76 students along with teachers, many dignitaries from Tata Steel and CSIR- NML attended the function. The Chief Guest,
Dr. Indranil Chattoraj, Director, CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur formally inaugurated the programme. The event is dedicated to the memory of Late Prof. S N Sinha, an eminent educationist and past president of the IIM Jamshedpur Chapter.
Six teams qualified in the screening round out of 38 teams, representing 19 schools. The qualifier schools were � DBMS English School, Vidya Bharati Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Loyola School, Narbheram Hansraj English School, DBMS Kadma High School, Atomic Energy Central School, Jaduguda.
After series of interesting rounds, Prashjot Singh and Nishant Kumar Satyam from Vidya Bharati Chinmaya Vidyalaya were declared champions.
Abhimanyu Shome and Souvik Ghosh from Narbheram Hansraj English School got Second Rank while Nikhil Nilesh and Abhishek Kr. Patra from Loyola School stood third.
The two winning team will get opportunities to participate in Professor Brahm Prakash Memorial Materials Quiz � 2017 to be held at IGCAR, Kalpakkam during Sept. 6-9, 2017.
Earlier, the programme started with floral tribute to Late Prof. Sinha by Dr. Indranil Chattoraj, Director, CSIR-NML, Dr. S.K. Ajmani, Vice-Chairman IIM Jamshedpur Chapter, Mrs. Gayatri Sinha, wife of late Prof. S N Sinha and Dr. A. N. Bhagat, Secretary, IIM, Jamshedpur Chapter.
Over the years, this Quiz Competition has attracted appreciation from researchers and industrialists and considered a prestigious annual event of the Kalpakkam Chapter of IIM.
The National Level �Prof. Brahm Prakash Memorial Materials Quiz� has gained wide popularity within student community. More than 50 teams comprising 100 students from all around the country participate every year.
This programme was initiated as an effort to create awareness among the students about the role of materials science and metallurgy in industrial and technological developments.
In the year 1993, this event was named after Prof. Brahm Prakash, an eminent metallurgist of India.
Dr. S.K. Ajmani, Vice-Chairman, IIM Jamshedpur chapter welcomed the gathering and elaborated on activities carried out by IIM Jamshedpur Chapter.
While delivering the inaugural address, Chief Guest Dr. I. Chattoraj, Director, CSIR- NML said,� Prof. Sinha was a true gentleman and popular among the students and materials related societies.
Dr. Chattoraj said that humanity has been divided based on metals and their discoveries such as Iron Age, Copper Age and Bronze Age.
He emphasized on “two aspects of recent human developments particularly in the 19th and 20th century, which are information technology and materials engineering”.
Dr. Chattoraj wished that the two winning teams who brought the laurels to Jharkhand, as they would not be representing only their schools but Jharkhand State. Dr. A.N. Bhagat, Secretary IIM Jamshedpur Chapter proposed the Vote of Thanks.