The SVIMS industrial visit 2015-16 commenced, as 57 students from F.Y MMS 2015-2017 batch of SVIMS boarded the Patliputra (Patna) express at 11 pm on 20th January 2016 from the Lokmanya Tilak terminus, Mumbai to Jalgaon. The industrial visit was planned over 5 days from 20th January to 26th January.
Day 1: On 21st January, the batch reached the Jalgaon railway station at 5 am, from where they headed towards the Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd (JISL).
JISL, a company founded by Padmashri Bhavarlal Jain. is a multinational organisation based in Jalgaon, it employs over 10,000 employees, has 29 manufacturing plants across the globe, manufactures a number of products including drip and sprinkler systems and components, integrated irrigation automation systems, PVC and PE piping systems, plastic sheets, greenhouses, bio-fertilizers, solar water-heating systems, solar water pumps, turnkey biogas plants, and photovoltaic systems. JISL also processes dehydrated vegetables, concentrated and frozen fruits.
At JISL the students visited the onion dehydration plant, drip and sprinkler irrigation systems, tissue culture labs, fruit concentrates and puree manufacturing plants, biogas plants, solar power and solar water heating plants.
The student’s also visited a Gandhi Teerth museum in the campus of JISL, built by Mr.Jain who is a follower of Gandhian principles. The visit to Jain hills concluded with an intimate interactive session with “Bhau” as Mr. Jain is warmly known.
Learning: The entire day at JISL marked an intensive learning experience in the arena of sustainable development. It also exhibited the application of management principles learnt in the classroom. It opened the hearts and thoughts of students to a truly Indian Multinational Company established from scratch in the arena of India’s core agriculture.
DAY 2: On 22nd January, the students departed from JISL to Ajanta caves, Aurangabad around 10 am.
The entire day was scheduled to appreciating the history and magnificence Ajanta caves followed by checking in hotel VITS, a premier 4 star property in Aurangabad. The caves at Ajanta not only manifested the love for art, lifestyle, and economic conditions of the people of that era but also exemplifies that management is at the core of any economy.
DAY 3: On the 23rd January, students visited Aurangabad Electricals Limited (AEL), the flagship company of Bagla Group, it is a global 'Full Service Supplier' of aluminium cast and machined components. It is the upcoming exporter of auto components from India, with 8 manufacturing facilities spread over western and northern locations across India, the company manufactures a wide range of Die Cast (HPDC & GDC), High Tensile Fasteners and Electrical Components for 2&3 wheelers, passenger cars, HCV, LCV industry.
In the latter half of day the students also visted Bibi-ka Makbara and panchakii. Two famous attractions of Aurangabad. The day got concluded by a D.J party that ran late with students showing off their talents and energy.
DAY4: On the 24th January, the student’s visited Indian Tool Manufacturers (ITM) - A Division of Birla Precision Technologies Limited, belonging to the Yash Birla Group, pioneered in the year 1937. It is the manufacturer and supplier of High Speed Steel Cutting Tools in India. Intensive research and development work has been an integral part of ITM's total operation on a continuous basis.
An extensive range of High Seed Steel Cutting Tools in various grades (M2, M35, M42, & T42) and a catalogue product range of various types of Drills, an assortment of Milling Cutters, Reamers, Taps and Tool Bits are manufactured in ITM's Aurangabad plant, Maharashtra having ISO 9001:2000 certification. At the time of the visit the company was undergoing an International Audit which helped the students further appreciate what it takes to be internationally competitive. The other half of the day was marked by visit to Daulatabad Fort, Starting from 1327, it famously remained the capital of Tughlaq dynasty, under Muhammad bin Tughluq, although its believed to have been built by a rich Dhangar.
DAY 5: The 25th Jan, was the conclusive day at Aurangabad, visiting the Ellora caves and the Girshneshwar Jyotirling temple was an eye opening.
The final itenery of the journey was a visit to a Paithani Sarees manufacturing handloom unit, where the students witnessed the different stages of the making of Paithani sarees and also its marketing and selling process.
The industrial visit finally concluded as the students arrived at Mumbai, on the early morning of 26th January.