JAMSHEDPUR: Tata Steel along with the Association of Iron and Steel Technology (AIST)’s observed the closing ceremony of the specialty training program on ‘Iron and Steelmaking’ and ‘Steel Shaping and Treating’, on 8th December, 2011 at SNTI Auditorium.
Guest of honour Dr Madhuranjan, AIST member and Ex-VP Technology JSW Steel, mentioned that the forum that was being witnessed in the gathering was the effort of AIST, USA and AIST-IMC. On a nostalgic note, while recalling his days of training, he mentioned that India lacks in integrated training programmes as compared to USA, wherein engineers get used to industrial practices savvy. He hoped and wished that the journey embarked here in Jamshedpur by AIST has endeavoured to bridge up this gap, and can be extended to other parts of India in a further detailed manner.
On a lighter note, measuring the feedback of the programme, honourable chief guest, Mr Anand Sen, Vice President, TQM and Shared Services, Tata Steel, said that the program consisted of a enviable ‘width’ but in future it has to work upon its depth too. The programme being the first of its kind has already sown the seeds for many more such future endeavours that could be developed with a higher level of expertise.
Dr Siddhartha Misra, Head Technology TSCR and Chief Coordinator of this four day training program steered the ceremony through its course. From the AIST India Member Chapter (AIST-IMC), Mr NK Guha, Secretary AIST-IMC and Mr BN Mukhopadhyay deliberated on the importance of value added education in the iron and steel industry. They further emphasized on the importance of International Steel Academy’s (ISA) initiatives taken up by AIST and suggested that it must go on to become a regular feature across the globe.
The closing ceremony saw felicitation of the instructors Dr Jurgen Cappel and Proffessor Bruno De Cooman and other dignitaries of the evening. The delegates and participants received certificates on the successful completion of this four day training programme.