JNS: A week-long training program organized by CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur was concluded on Friday. Organised on the virtual platform the training programme was kicked-off on 7 December, informed NML officials.
Under the ‘CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative’ scheme of the Government of India, the training program was organized on “Industrial Training on Metallurgical Furnaces”; aligned with QP: ISC/Q5301 of Iron and Steel Council of NSDC.
The programme was imparted in two parts (online and offline) to BE, B. Tech, diploma and ITI students to improve their industry-oriented skills and employability. Apart from knowledge of metallurgical furnaces, this training is designed to enhance generic and professional skills of the participants and will also address health and safety issues while operating the furnaces.
The key resource persons of the final day session were Tanay Ray and Kaushik Chakravarty from Tata Steel Limited (TSL) and Dr M Madan from CSIR-NML. The speakers from TSL talked about “Pellet indurations strand” and “Safety measures in furnace operation”, whereas Dr M Madan demonstrated the software for heat and mass balance in furnace operation.
In his concluding speech, Dr S Tarafder, Advisor Management, CSIR-NML, congratulated the participants for completing the technical session successfully and mentioned the importance of such programme, particularly for diploma students.
He requested the participants to share their experience with other students so that more students can enroll in the training programmes conducted by CSIR-NML. The technical program was co-ordinated by Dr J Pal, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-NML and the technical lectures were delivered by senior scientists Dr M Malathi, Dr D Paswan, Mr A Ammasi, Dr Sanjay Agarwal, Dr K Ashok and Dr G K Mandal.
Out of 150 registered participants, 100 participants from four Diploma colleges such as Adityapur, Behragora, Purulia and Dhanbad polytechnics, attended this virtual training program.
Notably, CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML), Jamshedpur has been implementing CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative since 2017. The objectives of this initiative are to utilize CSIR knowledge base and infrastructure for organizing training programs in various categories (industrial, professional, societal etc.) for contributing to the national skill mission and also to promote entrepreneurship through skilling and training.