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Tata Steel and Indian Institute of Metals to jointly organise 56th National Metallurgists’ Day & 72nd Annual Technical Meeting

 

kolkota:7/11/18:The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), in association with Tata Steel, is organising its 56th National Metallurgists’ Day (NMD) and 72nd Annual Technical Meeting (ATM) at Kolkata from November 14 to 16, 2018. The Hon’ble Union Minister for Steel, Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh, will inaugurate NMD-ATM 2018.

NMD-ATM is an annual mega event of IIM where metallurgists and materials engineers from the industry and academia participate and share their experiences and learnings on various aspects of metallurgical and materials engineering. The National Metallurgists’ Day Awards, instituted by the Ministry of Steel & Mines, Govt. of India, in 1962, and presently under the aegis of the Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India, will be presented to distinguished Metallurgists on November 14, 2018 for their immense contribution to the country’s economic development in general and to the domain of metallurgical and materials engineering in particular.

During a press conference held in Kolkata today, Mr. Anand Sen, President, Indian Institute of Metals and President – TQM & Steel Business, Tata Steel and others unveiled the NMD-ATM 2018 App.

As a part of the annual event, ATM presentations will be made on November 15 and 16, 2018. The scope of the ATM encompasses modelling, mineral extraction and beneficiation, manufacturing of ferrous, non-ferrous and other materials, development and characterisation of products, environment and other sustainability issues, corrosion, tribology, surface engineering, joining technologies, casting, powder metallurgy, non-destructive testing, emerging technologies, industry automation, etc.

This year, seven parallel technical sessions and a common E-poster session will be conducted which will broadly include the following themes:

  • Industrial Safety
  • Raw Materials
  • Process Metallurgy
  • Products
  • Non-ferrous Metals
  • Energy, Environment and Waste Utilization
  • Advances in Materials Science
  • Industry 4.0

 

As a part of IIM’s continuing tradition of promoting excellence in Metallography, a national-level ‘Metallography Contest’ will also be organised covering Light Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Scanning Probe Microscopy.

The ATM will comprise four plenary lectures on subjects ranging from “The future of electrical vehicles and its changing effect on metallurgical industries in India” to “Digitization in Metals”.

Speakers at NMD-ATM 2018 include Professor C Barry Carter (University of Connecticut, US), Mr R Petkar (CTO, Tata Motors), Dr Peter Blauhauff (Independent Director, Tata Steel) and Mr Kunwar Singh, Partner, Mckinsey. This year, there will be will be more than 350 oral presentations (keynote and contributory) and an almost equal number of E-poster presentations. There will also be a dedicated session on industrial safety.

About NMD-ATM
This year the 56th National Metallurgists’ Day will be celebrated on 14th of November 2018. As a tribute to the important role played by the metallurgists in the country’s economic development, the National Metallurgists’ Day Awards Scheme, instituted by the Ministry of Steel & Mines, Govt. of India in 1962, presently under the aegis of the Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India, to honour the distinguished Metallurgists’ of India for their immense contributions, the NMD awards will be presented on 14th of November 2018.

As a part of the annual event, ATM presentations will be conducted on 15th and 16th of November 2018. The scope of ATM encompasses modelling, mineral extraction and beneficiation, manufacturing of ferrous, nonferrous and other materials, development and characterization of products, environment and other sustainability issues, corrosion, tribology, surface engineering, joining technologies, casting, powder metallurgy, non-destructive testing, emerging technologies, industry automation etc. Students are encouraged to participate in large numbers.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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