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55th Foundation Day of CSIR-IMMT, 13th April 2018


The 55th Foundation Day of CSIR-IMMT was observed on 13th April 2018. Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, Chairman cum Managing Director of NALCO, was the Chief Guest and Prof. Indranil Manna, Professor of IIT Kharagpur, was the Guest of Honour on this occasion. The Director of CSIR-IMMT, Prof. Suddhasatwa Basu presented the Annual Report for the year 2017-18 on this occasion. In his report, he highlighted the R&D activities by the different departments, honour and award received by the researchers, revenue generation from industrial sources (ECF 52%) for the period 2017-18. After that, the Annual Report 2017-18 of the institute was released by the dignitaries. During the function the Know-how on sodium sulphate effluent treatment through membrane electrolysis cell to produce sodium hydroxide and sulfuric acid was shared with Heavy Water Board (HWB). The Director of CSIR-IMMT, Prof. Suddhasatwa Basu handed over the certificate to the HWB representative.

br Dr. Chand in his speech explained the similarities between CSIR-IMMT and NALCO from the working interests point of view on minerals. He emphasized that one should work for the bottom-line of an organization. He told that presently both the organization are working together in few areas and lots of opportunities are still there to collaborate between NALCO R&D centre and IMMT.. Foundation day lecture of Prof. Manna was on “Evolution of microstructure in engineering materials.” He explained the influence of microstructure of materials on the physical properties and the usefulness of microstructure in material sciences. Earlier in the day, a poster competition cum exhibition was organized in the morning half which is sponsored by NALCO. The total prize money was Rs 40k. It was inaugurated by Prof. Basu, Direct of CSIR-IMMT. The posters were evaluated by Prof. B.K. Dhindaw, IIT Bhubaneswar, Dr. Subrat Kar, GM (R&D) of NALCO and Dr. R.N. Patra, Former CMD of IREL. Duration Foundation Day program poster prizes were distributed among the students by the Chief Guest DR T. K Chand. The Foundation Program ended with cultural program in the evening participated by IMMT colony Children and students.