Industrial Visit explores Mechanical Engineering frontiers for S8 Students

In an endeavor to bridge theoretical knowledge with real-world applications, the Mechanical Engineering department of Vidya Academy of Science and Technology organized a six-day Industrial Visit (IV) for its final year students. The expedition, commencing on 04 March 2024 encompassed two diverse industrial destinations, Dandeli and Goa, offering a panoramic view of mechanical engineering in action. The IV was co-ordinated by Mr Vishnu Shaji (Asst Prof, ME Dept), Mr Alex Chacko (Asst Prof ME Dept), Mr Akhil Venugopal (Asst Prof, ME Dept) and Ms Athira K R (Asst Prof, AS Dept)

Destination Dandeli
Nestled amidst the verdant Western Ghats, Dandeli proved to be a haven for nature enthusiasts and aspiring engineers alike. Students immersed themselves in the ecosystem of forestry, wood processing, paper manufacturing, and hydroelectric power generation. From observing the intricacies of sustainable practices to witnessing the power of mechanical systems in harnessing renewable energy, Dandeli provided a holistic understanding of mechanical engineering’s role in environmental stewardship.

Goa Dairy Experience
March 6th marked the students’ visit to the renowned Goa Dairy, a cornerstone of the region’s dairy industry. Amidst state-of-the-art infrastructure, students delved into the complexities of milk processing, packaging, and quality control measures. The cooperative model employed at Goa Dairy showcased the synergy between mechanical precision and community-driven endeavors, underscoring the multifaceted nature of mechanical engineering applications.

Exploring Ocean Engineering at NIO, Goa
The visit to the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) on March 7th unveiled the intricate fusion of mechanical engineering with marine sciences. From marine geology to cutting-edge marine technology, students witnessed the boundless possibilities of mechanical engineering in unraveling the mysteries of the ocean. The interactive session provided invaluable insights into ocean conservation efforts, inspiring students to explore the frontiers of ocean engineering.

Amidst the industrial odyssey, students also savored the scenic splendors of Goa, including visits to historic forts, churches, and pristine beaches. These moments of respite amidst academic endeavors provided a well-rounded experience for the budding mechanical engineers.

The industrial visit served as a catalyst for holistic learning, propelling students beyond the confines of classrooms into the dynamic realm of mechanical engineering. Through immersive experiences and interactions with industry stalwarts, students emerged enriched and inspired, ready to embark on their professional journey equipped with practical insights and a zeal for innovation.

Hearty appreciations to all involved !!!