Think onsite and FAM (familiarisation) trips and what comes to mind are well paid corporate executives who are all huddled up in an idyllic setting and busy brain storming on the road ahead for their company.
Across our Chatralayams and educational network, we propagate a value-based educational pedagogy. As part of this curriculum, our students who are from rural India are taken on trips and excursions in an effort to widen their horizons.
Recently, our boys from the Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Adivasi Chatralayam for Boys, Godhra, Gujarat visited the Gandhi Special Deaf & Dumb School, Godhra. This facility is run by the Panchmahal Anusuchit Jati Education Trust (PAJET), a non governmental voluntary organisation that is committed to the development of the tribal population in the Panchmahal and Dahod district of Gujarat.
Down south, 18 of our college students from the Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi went on an industrial visit to the IFPT (Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology) and Aavin factories located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu last month.
This visit is part of the IECD curriculum of the Bharathidasan University. The objective behind IECD is to inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst our students. Our college is affiliated to the Bharathidasan University.
IIFPT, a premier research and education institution under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries was moved to its current location in Thanjavur in 1984. The institute focuses on providing solutions to all food processing areas including fish, meat and dairy products processing through intensive research and development activities.
Dr.R. Muralikrishnan, Head, Department of Management studies, Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi accompanied the students during this tour.