The Value of Industrial Visits

Upasana Goyal

Faculty, Surya School of Business Management

“Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced”- John Keats

Industrial visit is a part of the educational tour as well as professional course, during which students visit companies and get insight of on the internal working environment of the company.It provides students with an opportunity to learn practically through interaction, working methods and employment practices. Moreover, it gives exposure from an academic point of view. Industry visits sensitize students to the practical challenges that organizations face in the business world. Industrial visits also give greater clarity about various management concepts for students as they can practically see how these concepts are put into action.By visiting the shop floor they get to understand the risky conditions in which workers work, the people management challenges involved in managing workers apart from getting hands-on technical knowledge.

KEY BENEFITS TO STUDENTS

The student involvement at all stages of the industry visit motivates them and helps them take full advantage of all learning opportunities presented. This brings a different dimension to students’ learning, which they cannot gain in the classroom as well as helping to bridge the gap between industry and academia.

  • Exposure to better industrial and business practices in progressive economies.
  • Get to know  business skills in a global context encouraging cultural interaction
  • Visits to manufacturing firms are useful for students to understand the nuances and realities of the shop floor, which in itself is a rare exposure.

Every year Surya World organizes industrial visits of students for enhancing their knowledge regarding different kind of fields. It provides confidence as well as overall personality development to the students. An industrial visit was recently organized by Surya School of Business Management, for the students of MBA, BBA and B.Com to Kudos Chemie Ltd.(Manufacturer of Caffeine Theophylline and other Chemicals), Derabassi. The students learnt about the production and operations management in Kudos Chemie Ltd. The company also has their own school for the village children and the socially suppressed backward caste people, arranged medical camps, blood donation camp etc, which enlighten their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

 

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