Educational visits form the core of our efforts to give the students maximum technical knowledge. These visits help the students to go for the right careers. Technical education without being face to face to the actual activity places, is never going to be fruitful. Every year we develop a series of extraordinary pre-planned group tours for students from freshers to rising seniors. It provides opportunities to students to discover new things for themselves, through participation in hands-on activities. In the first place, these study tours mark a refreshing break from the routine and go ‘ beyond bookish.’ Travels and visits are not just the seeing of sights;. they trigger experiential learning that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. Thus happens real education as Francis Bacon opined, “Travel, in young sort, is a part of education, in the elderly, a part of experience.” Industrial visits are an efforts to bridge the gap between theory and practical and its benefits are as follows :
- It help students gain first hand information regarding functioning of the industry.
- Provides opportunities to plan organize and engage in active learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom.
- It is Mandatory in various Indian universities hence it also full fills certain curriculum requirements.
- Provides an insight into the real working environment of the industry.
- Helps them to see their future place in the working world.
A group of 50 MBA students industrial visited Hindustan Sanitaryware & Industries Ltd., Bahadurgarh on 7th January, 2017. HSIL Limited, vastly recognized by its brand hindware a leading name in the Indian market is a company driven by innovation. Its complete focus on crafting unforgettable bathing experiences, developing contemporary bathroom solutions for over fifty decades with products that make life better has set new trends each year. The Visit was initiated by Mr. Chankel Pasricha & Mr. Manish Gulyani. The purpose of industrial visit to see the process of manufacturing of sanitaryware and to have an insight into the marketing strategies followed by the company. The best practice in relation to product quality, quality checks and manufacturing process optimisation were also discussed.
The MBA students Visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan, on 8th April, 2016. It was a splendid experience for students. An Industrial visit to Yakult Danone India Private Limited was arranged for MBA 1st Year students on 18th April, 2016. The larger aim of the visit has to make the students upgrade their concepts on the value-chain as followed by firms in the industry. A visit to India’s apex Bank-RBI was organized for MBA 2nd year students in the month of March. The motive was to provide the students with right blend of theoretical learning and an opportunity to witness how the theoretical concepts are utilized in practical environment. Students of Department of Management Studies visited SEBI. It was aimed at intellectual enhancement of all the knowledge gained at classrooms to practical feasibility of the same. Various financial products, working of stock market & awareness towards savings was the focus of learning. Various laws and operations of different markets were discussed during the interaction.
PIET organized an Industrial Visit to Microsoft, Hyderabad, on 31st March, 2016. The Visit was initiated by Mr. Harish Chugh. The Students were explained about the working of the company’s organization, the technical aspects and the various specialized fields of importance. Apart from these issues, how a fresher can get into Microsoft, What are all the expectations from Microsoft to recruit people, A small experience sharing with a Microsoft fresher were done. It was indeed a good opportunity for the Students to gain exposure to the happenings in a software field and get molded to become job fit. Textile students visit the Home Tex Tech Expo on 12th March, 2016 which was being held in Panipat at Anaj Mandi. Leading manufacturers and importers of textile machinery and accessories from all over India and abroad participated in this exhibition.
A group of 10 BBA students visited IOCL to attend a special seminar on ’National Vendor Development Programme’ on 18th March, 2016 which was quite informative and eye opener for the management student team. The students of various streams of B.tech, Computer applications, Business administration attended and got varied exposure. The Industrial visit of 90 BBA 1st year students to India’s most premium milk industry “Mother Dairy” on 5th & 6th January, 2016. It gives them exposure to current work practices as opposed to possibly theoretical knowledge being taught at college.
Industrial visit was conducted on the eve of National Science Day Celebrations on 29 Feb, 2016 at Central Scientific Instruments Organization (CSIO) Chandigarh. CSIO is a constituent unit of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), a premier national laboratory dedicated to research, design and development of scientific and industrial instruments. The main objective of this visit was to make students aware about the new research and technologies in Electronics and give them a feel of technocrats. It is rightly said that ‘See & Know’ is better than ‘read & Learn’. Students have got real feel of technical working environment. This will help students to understand subject matter clearly.
The outgoing session at PIET witnessed the organization of several educative tours with a view to obtaining the students practical inputs from places outside the curriculum to enhance their personality. The Department of MBA undertook three day excursion each to Nanital and Jaipur. Besides extensive sightseeing of captivating natural beauty and architectural magnificence that rejuvenated their spirits, the entire troupe of students and teachers got an opportunity to engage themselves in adventures like Ropeway Pass, Valley Crossing, Tug of War, Human Treasure Hunt, etc in the serene , green environ of Ayar Jungle at Nanital. The ecstasy of music, fun and frolic at Bonfire in the moonlit landscape added zest to their life. At Jaipur the students had enthusiastic participation in cultural extravaganza galore that set off their creative instinct and enthused their self confidence. Likewise, the Department of Computer Science & Engineering organized a three day trip to Manali, Rohtang & Manikarn. The students experienced the thrill of heroic acts of Skiing, Paragliding, Rafting, Tyretube Riding, etc. DJ Party at the conclusion added glamour to their relaxed mind. They returned to their study, refreshed end recharged. In fact, most Departments have gone ahead with such excursions believing that travel and change of place impart new vigor to the aspiring minds.
In the same vein, various Departments organize Industry visits with a purpose of exposing the future workforce to the actual field-work, industrial environment, state of the art technology adapted in machinery and equipment. These visits are a sure way of relating class room theories with actual industrial experience. PIET regularly organizes such Industrial visits and Survey Training Camps to broaden the mindscape of the students by giving them true picture of the ongoing work in the field and the industry. The Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Textile Engineering organized as many as eight and four industrial visits respectively during the last session. The Department of Civil Engineering is scheduled to hold survey training camp towards June end of every year.