For some practical exposure

For some practical exposure

For some practical exposure

The students of Institute of Business Management and Research (IBMR) who recently visited a steel manufacturing unit in Bommasandra as part of an industrial visit, felt better informed about the functioning of a steel plant. During the day-long visit, the first-year MBA and postgraduate students got a chance to see what goes on behind the scenes. Among those who visited the unit were students who intend to pursue higher studies or start their own venture.

   Karuna Saxena, an MBA student who plans to start her own venture said, “We got to meet the owners of the company who shared their experiences with us. We realised the challenges involved in setting up and running a business. They also shared some very valuable tips with us.” Karuna further explained that what impressed her the most was the workers’ dedication and commitment. “Even though they knew that we were there for an industrial visit, they never got distracted,” she added.

Ashok Srivatsava, a first-year postgraduate student, with a background in mechanical engineering, who also aspires to be an entrepreneur, said, “It was my first industrial visit. I am looking forward to entering a production unit after my studies and this was indeed a learning experience.”

The students, who were also witness to the interaction between the employees and authorities, said that it was an eye opener to see how friendly their interactions were.

   “What we observed is how a good work environment makes a huge difference. The production becomes more effective because of the friendly atmosphere,” said Nithin Nazar, an MBA student. Joel Saldana, a student who shared a similar view, termed the experience as ‘awesome’. “Even though, it’s a relatively small set-up, people work so hard. The commitment of employees was overwhelming,” he said.

The students who were shown around the place right from the production unit to the storage area interacted with the founders and they said that they got to know the nuances involved in running a business. “We realised the importance of having goals and working towards achieving them. Of course, there will be challenges along the way but we have to overcome them,” explained Ankit Arora, an MBA student.

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