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DG-CSIR Visit to CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar From 01st - 02nd February 2019

Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, Director General, CSIR and Secretary, DSIR visited CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar during 1-2 February 2019. On 1st Feb 2019, his program was started with meeting the scientists & technicals staffs and visits to Central Characterization Department to see the facilities viz XRF, CT-Scan, XPS, etc. He interacted with R&D staffs to understand different difficulties faced by them. In the afternoon, he inaugurated Bose-Einstein International Residence and laid the foundation stone of Incubation Centre (INTec), Common Research & Technology Development Hub (CRTDH) Shed, and Water Analysis Building. Then he visited different R&D departments to understand the R&D activities with respect to the mandate of the institute. He visited the CSIR-IMMT stall in the Trade Fair & MSME Exhibition which was organized by Govt. of Odisha in the evening. During this visit, he interacted with media persons and highlight CSIR activities particularly about the CSIR laboratories (IMMT, CFTRI, CIMAP, and NBRI) which were co-participated under CSIR banner. In the morning of 2nd Feb 2019, he gave an interview to a TV channel and met temporary researchers viz, Ph.D. scholars, project assistants, etc. Before leaving CSIR-IMMT in the afternoon, he inaugurated the badminton tournament which was organized for IMMT staffs.