"Soccer is no more bounded to the human domain, robots have crept into it!"
Comprising of a bunch of ardent robotics technocrats from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur working together to build
autonomous soccer-playing robots, the Kharagpur Robosoccer Students’ Group (KRSSG) marked its inception in August
2009 with participation in RoboCup @ India Challenge in the campus. Since then it has always striven to breach its
own limits. Buoyed by the developments in this field, it had been transformed into a research project under the
collective guidance of professors from the departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering
and Mechanical Engineering . The research objective of the group is to build and study cooperative
multi-agent systems in highly dynamic adversarial environments.
The idea of formation of an Indian Institute for metallurgists was conceived as early as in 1945. About a dozen young metallurgists met informally in Calcutta and discussed the issue at the residence of Dr. Dara P. Antia, who was the then Chief Metallurgist of Indian Aluminium Co. It was unanimously agreed that an institute of metallurgists in India should be formed. Since then the growth of the Institute has been phenomenal. Starting with a modest membership of 42, the IIM Membership stands more than 10,000 drawn from various fields of metallurgical activity. Membership requirements are rigid to maintain the highest professional standards. The Institute has grown into a reputed Institution devoted to promotion and advancement in the study, practice and research of Metallurgical Science and Technology. The Indian Institute of Metals is now recognised throughout the world as one of the premier metallurgical organisations.
The scope of the Institute activities includes mineral beneficiation, extraction, fabrication, heat treatment, finishing as well as practical and theoretical aspects of metallurgy of all ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys. Ceramics and other disciplines and technologies allied to metallurgical problems also come under the scope of the Institute. It also gives various national level awards and conducts competitons.
We at Nalco S&P Complex have a local chapter of IIM and we are working in developing and popularizing materials science amongst students and professionals in the industry by conducting several programme. Every year we conduct Quiz competition amongst local school children and sponsor two teams alongwith one teacher to participate in Prof Brahm Prakash Memorial Quiz competition held at Kalpakkam, Tamilnadu. We have been conducting Presentation competitions amongst Engineering college students. We started with competition amongst students from local and state level Engineering colleges. This year we have organized a Presentation Competition amongst Engineering colleges of Eastern zone in which 16 teams from Odisha, West Bengal & Jharkhand participated.Further,we organize talks by eminent experts from the industry from time to time.Over the past ten years we have successfully organised four International Conferences on various aspects related to the Aluminium Industry.