On 21st March, group of students from Nehru Yuva Kendra, Sakchi accompanied by three teachers visited at CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur. The visit was part of JIGYASA program.
What is JIGYASA?
JIGYASA, a student- scientist connect programme to connect school students and scientists so as to extend student’s classroom learning with that of a very well planned research laboratory based learning . Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has joined hands with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) for this programme.
Highlights of Jigyasa:
The “JIGYASA” would inculcate the culture of inquisitiveness on one hand and scientific temper on the other, amongst the school students and their teachers. The Programme is expected to connect 1151 Kendriya Vidyalayas with 38 National Laboratories of CSIR targeting 100,000 students and nearly 1000 teachers annually.
Dr.P.N. Mishra, Principal Scientist, started the programme with welcome address and introduced students with the members of SNIP programme and further discussed about CSIR-NML R&D activities and programme. Dr. S.K. Mandal, chief scientist and coordinator of the programme discussed about the functional division and activities of NML and further discussed about the fundamentals of science and its various branches to inculcate interest towards science among students and request to pursue science as career for further study.
Students visited creep testing units of MST Division and knew about fatigue, creep, fractures prevailing in different types of industrial components. A live demonstration was arranged at chemistry division with conventional as well as non-conventional methods applied in chemical analysis. Students shown keen interest in the Electronic Waste Unit and acquainted knowledge about the extraction of metals from electronic waste. Students get exposure of different machine like Servo Hydro Testing Machine, Servo Electrical Machine and Furnace. They further visited at Mechanical Testing Division and observed the practical demonstration of forging, shaping and rolling machine, wire Drawing Machine, Trolly furnace chamber operated at 1200o centigrade.
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The program such as JIGYASA, is considered as an essential initiative taken by CSIR to create exposure of scientific concepts to students in a live environment. NML has done extensive R&D on electronic waste and in metallurgy extraction. Electronic waste is a combination of different metals, which can be extracted through proper recycling technology.