Industrial visit is a part of the Education, during which students visit companies and get insight of on the internal working environment of the company. The industrial visit also provides an insight on how companies work and also useful information related to the practical aspects of the course which cannot be visualized in lectures. Industrial visit is a part of professional (mostly engineering / MBA / Diploma ) courses, during which students visit companies and get insight of on the internal working environment of the company. 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.
Industrial visit is considered as one of the tactical methods of teaching. The main reason behind this- it lets student to know things practically through interaction, working methods and employment practices. Moreover, it gives exposure from academic point of view. Main aim industrial visit is to provide an exposure to students about practical working environment .They also provide students a good opportunity to gain full awareness about industrial practices. Through industrial visit students get awareness about new technologies. Technology development is a main factor, about which a students should have a good knowledge. Visiting different companies actually help students to build a good relationship with those companies. We know building relationship with companies always will always help to gain a good job in future. After visiting an industry students can gain a combined knowledge about both theory and practical. Students will be more concerned about earning a job after having an industrial visit.
The students benefit a lot from the industry visit. It gives a unique experience of witnessing the concepts taught in the class being put into actual practice. Also students get to know the work ethics and safety standards followed in that particular industry. When students and faculty are together outside the classroom, new educational environments and experience are possible. Students may have the opportunity to observe many things that are not available at college.
Benefits of Industrial Visit
- It help students gain first hand information regarding functioning of the Industry
- Provides an opportunity 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
- This also serves as a relation building process between institutes and industry
- Many of the companies also use it as tool for building brand awareness
- Helps to enhance their interpersonal skills and communications
- Helps to understand the do’s and don’ts of the industrial practice
Industrial visits represent important activities in any engineering undergraduate programme that contribute to the achievement of various essential learning outcomes and programme objectives. This paper reports on an attempt to make the industrial visit an integral part of the course. This is achieved through identifying learning outcomes and a suitable industrial site to achieve them. In this case a thermal power plant was identified as a site to be visited by chemical, electrical & electronic and mechanical engineering first year students.
Industrial Visit has numerous benefits, now in India and other part of the world more and more universities are making it a mandatory part of the entire curriculum, some of the universities are even providing grades for industrial visit and hence forth its report, Industrial visit is very important to any student undergoing professional education such as Engineering, Business management, Architecture and many more, no institute providing these courses has got enough infrastructure to show case all the real working equipment, machinery, operational methodology and everything else, that students will come across once they enter into professional field, after the completion of their respective courses, so these industrial tours are an effort to bridge this gap of practical exposure.