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Workshop on Scientist-Teacher Interaction under JIGAYSA at CSIR-IMMT (10th - 11th Jan 2019)

A group of 44 Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers from across the state of Odisha attended a two-day workshop on “Scientist-Teacher Interaction” under JIGYASA at the CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar during 10 & 11th January 2019. The workshop was inaugurated by Sri Santosh K. Mishra, Chief Scientist, Sri A.V.L. Jagannath Rao, Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and Dr Dushashan Ojha, Assistant Commissioner of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. Dr Swati Mohanty, Head, Human Resource Department welcomed the participants and Dr Umakanta Subudhi, Jigyasa Coordinator briefed them about the programme and gave an overview of the workshop. Four groups of teachers in the field of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science experienced live experiments and demonstration for eight hours during their two-day visit to CSIR-IMMT. Dr Debi Prasad Das, subject coordinator of Physical science, arranged several experiments with the support of his colleagues to explain charge, electrostatic separator, magnetic field, superconductivity, electronic devices, sound wave, noise control, wave length of light through spectroscopy, viscosity, resistivity, dielectric constant, LCR meter, Photoelectric effect etc. Similarly, Dr. Bikash K. Jena, Chemical Science coordinator, arranged to demonstrate the basics of redox chemistry, optical sensing, photocatalysis, UV-vis spectroscopy, electrowinning, geopolymerization etc. Dr Manish Kumar, Biological Science coordinator, led the team to explain Biological waste water treatment, herbarium techniques, Polymersae chain reaction, Gel electrophoresis, Imaging and analysis of gel, conformational study of biomolecules, chromatography, use of biomass resources, microbiological water quality analysis. The computer Science Coordinator, Dr Satyajit Rath, explained digital security, plagiarism, programming and data management, SQL and data retrieval, networking devices and gateway security. More than 30 scientists and 15 technical staff were involved for the success of this two-day workshop. Apart from the demonstrations, four popular lectures were also delivered by Dr. S.K. Biswal, Prof. S. S. Tripathy, Prof. Nirajan Barik and Prof. G.B.N. Chainy on Engineering, Chemical, Physical and Biological sciences, respectively. The state-of the-art instrumentation facility like TEM, XRD, TGDAC, Raman Spectroscopy etc. were also thoroughly explained in the second day of the workshop, which was coordinated by Dr. Bibhu Ranjan Nayak. The two-day worshop came to a conclusion with an interactive session with Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers and CSIR-Scientists. Prof. Suddhasatwa Basu, Director of CSIR-IMMT inspired the Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers by sharing his long years of academic experience. Particularly Prof. Basu advised the Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers to inculcate the scientific temper in students through questing mind or quest for knowledge for which the JIGYASA is named./p>

The Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers expressed their appreciation through their feedback and also requested for another visit to gain more knowledge of scientific demonstration. They also suggested for similar workshop for students with mentoring teachers. At the end, Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers and officials of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan extended their sincere thanks to CSIR-IMMT authorities and Team-JIGYASA for providing such a wonderful opportunity to visit IMMT and witness the live demonstration of various scientific experiments pertaining to the basic concept of Physical, Chemical, Biological and Computer Sciences.