66 group students from Nehru Yuva Kendra, Sakchi visited CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur along with three teachers and interacted with scientists and research scholars on Wednesday under the ‘Gigyasa programme’, an initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, in association with Council of Scientific & Industrial Research.
The intent of this programme was to provide research exposure to students of the school and simultaneously develop an inclination towards science in them. Students were thrilled by this visit and interacted with workers and research groups.
The programme carried on for four and half hours. Dr.P.N. Mishra, the Principal Scientist, began the programme with a welcome note and acquainted students with the members of SNIP and further discussed R&D activities and programme of CSIR-NML.
Dr. S.K. Mandal, chief scientist, and coordinator of the programme discussed the functional division and activities of NML and further discussed the fundamentals of science and its various branches.
Students showed the keen interest in the Electronic Waste Unit and gained knowledge about the extraction of metals from electronic waste. They also got exposure to the different machine like Servo Hydro Testing Machine, Servo Electrical Machine, and Furnace.