The workshop attendees were introduced to the BIS Care App which can be freely downloaded and used to check the authenticity of any BIS standard marked/hallmarked product purchased by the consumer.
IIT Kanpur hosted a day-long BIS-Academia Workshop on 'Standardization of Mechanical Testing and Powder Metallurgical Processes & Products' on November 22, 2022, under the aegis of the Advanced Centre of Materials Science (ACMS) and Bureau of Indian Standards.
The event was attended by about 100 participants that include faculty and staff members, research scholars and student.
The workshop attendees were introduced to the BIS Care App which can be freely downloaded and used to check the authenticity of any BIS standard marked/hallmarked product purchased by the consumer. As one of its remits, BIS has taken up the initiative of reaching out to academia and conducting guest lectures for apprising the students, research scholars, staff and faculty colleagues about the ongoing standardization efforts and procedures.
Professor Anish Upadhyaya, Head, ACMS and Workshop Coordinator, in his introductory remarks, outlined the need for academia and industries to appreciate and understand the role of standard formulation for processes and products, whereas, Prof. Kallol Mondal, Head MSE Department, welcomed the invited speakers from BIS.
Mr Sanjiv Maini, Head of Metallurgical Division (MTD) described the activities of the Bureau of Indian standards (BIS), and its journey as the National standards body since independence. He shed light upon how the Bureau has been undertaking the work of formulation of standards on a range of materials (both in raw and finished form), products and processes, with specific reference to the various recent initiatives taken by BIS for the standard formulation, certification, and online training on standards. He also pressed upon the need for academia to participate in the Standardization activity.
The activities of BIS are spread over several divisions, with Metallurgical Division (MTD) being one of them. Each division has several sub-committees that are responsible for framing and reviewing the standards pertaining to their area.
In their invited talks, Mr G. Ram Sai Kumar and Mr Vishal Kumar Rana, Member Secretaries of MTD sectional committee on Powder Metallurgy (MTD25) and Mechanical Testing (MTD03) presented a detailed overview of Indian Standards in their respective committees. The lectures were followed by a visit to the Advanced Centre of Materials Science (ACMS) in the post-lunch session and discussions.