Now, DBRAIT students get dinosaurs roaring at Science Centre

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ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
4 Jun 2017

Students of Dr BR Ambedkar Institute of Technology (DBRAIT) here are back in spotlight, this time for getting dinosaurs roaring at Science Centre. Entrusted the responsibility, four diploma students from the mechanical division of DBRAIT, Anup Das (20), Sanjay Urvan (21), Manoj Kumar (20) and Samiran Biswas (18) made sure their technical knowhow is put to optimal use as they completed the assignment in a record time.
According to reports, six models of monster dinosaurs and other primeval creatures besides some equipment and gadgets required for rendering a prehistoric milieu for the Sound and Light Show at Science Centre developed snags recently. Four students from DBRAIT, all of whom hailed from poor families, were handed over the job to rectify the faults in the animated exhibits. After putting in dedicated efforts for around one month, the students finally executed the job to perfection. “All the six exhibits developed technical snags due to air leakages and other reasons. This was an entirely new assignment for us. After assessing the problems, we placed requisitions for necessary spare parts which were procured by Mr Paul of Science Centre. After receiving the items, we got ourselves engaged in the assignment and completed it on time. Our Principal has also appreciated our work,” said one of the students speaking to EOI.
Speaking to this Correspondent, Education Assistant of Science Centre, Mr Paul informed that six out of the 22 dinosaur models procured from Science City, Kolkata are animated. “Exhibits installed at the Jurassic Park here cost around Rs 8 lakh and frequently changing weather conditions are the main reason for recurring faults in the Sound and Light Show.  Lack of availability of spare parts in the local market and delay caused in procuring the items from mainland added to the problem. But after experimenting with the students of DBRAIT, we are now confident of taking the show to a new level. They completed the repair works in a record period of 10-15 days sparing time after daily classes in the institution. We plan to resume the show immediately after the weather normalizes besides mulling over increasing the frequency of the show,” added Mr Paul.