Students of Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol, visited the CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (CSIR-NML) in Jamshedpur as part of the Centre’s CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative.
The visiting team comprised 18 students from the Metallurgical Engineering department of Kazi Nazrul University and two professors.
The two-day programme was aimed at making students aware of the state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure that CSIR-NML offers and also about the various categories of skill training conducted by CSIR-NML.
The visit is expected to improve the students’ industry-oriented views and encourage them to take up research as a career choice so that they can contribute to the nation through metallurgical innovations.
Students were given an overview of various kinds of collaborative research being carried out in the main research divisions of CSIR-NML, including Metal Extraction and Recycling (MER) Division, Materials Engineering (MTE) Division, Advanced Materials and Processes (AMP) Division, Analytical and Applied Chemistry (AAC) Division and Minerals Processing (MNP) Division.
CSIR-NML has been implementing CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative since 2017. The initiative attempts to utilise CSIR knowledgebase and infrastructure for organising training programmes in various categories (industrial, professional and societal) for contributing towards the national skill mission and also to promote entrepreneurship through skilling and training.
A film highlighting CSIR-NML’s glorious journey since its inception in 1950 was screened at the inaugural session of the program,,e.
The welcome address was delivered by S. Sivaprasad, chief scientist and head HRG, CSIR-NML, Who welcomed the students and talked about the organisational structure of CSIR-NML. He highlighted the primary research divisions and the supporting divisions and gave an idea of various research activities carried out in the fields of Corrosion Science, Materials Characterization, Advanced Materials and Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation. He advised the students to utilise this opportunity and participate in active interaction with scientists of the research organisation.
Mita Tarafder, chief scientist and head, Knowledge Resource and Information Technology (KRIT) Division, CSIR-NML encouraged the students to develop an innovative mindset and come up with great research ideas that can address the current national issues such as waste management and unemployment.