Radiant Institute of Management and Science had several Industry Visits. 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.
Industrial visit is able to provide a graduate with added advantage of gaining the better understanding of the key elements implicitly emphasized in the production and operations management course. It enables the student to relate their theoretical knowledge with practical aspects of their study covering the curriculum related to operations management of competitive industrial operations, capacity, process technology, design concepts, supply chain, and other operations management aspects of safety, health, environment, society, and its relations with operations performance. This research is in the assessment and evaluation of student’s experiences and learning gains from their industrial visit. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used in this research. Assessment of the students learning experience and different skills they gained throughout industrial visit were analyzed. The result shows that the levels of learning experiences, learning gains and student satisfaction with their study visit were all rated high. Exposure of students to study visit equips them with relevant industry knowledge, skills and conceptual learning. With enough insights and awareness of an actual working setting upon graduated to work in an industrial environment, students will be able to quickly adjust to real situation upon joining the workforce.
KEY BENEFITS TO RADIANT STUDENTS OF INDUSTRY VISIT:-
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.