An industrial visit has its own importance in a career of a student who is pursuing a professional degree. It is considered as a part of college curriculum, mainly seen in engineering/Pharma & MBA courses.
Students visit companies and get insight regarding the internal & actual working environment of a company & how it functions. Such visits also impart useful information related to the practical aspects of the educational course which cannot be visualized in lectures.
An objective of the industrial visit is to provide students an insight regarding the internal working of companies. We know theoretical knowledge is not enough for making a good professional career. With an aim to go beyond academics, the industrial visit provides the student a practical perspective on the world of work. It provides students with an opportunity to learn practically through interaction, working methods and employment practices. It gives them exposure to current work practices as opposed to possibly theoretical knowledge being taught at the college.
Industrial visits provide an excellent opportunity to interact with industries and know more about an industrial environment. Industrial visits are arranged by colleges to students with an objective of providing students functional opportunity in different sectors like IT, Manufacturing, and services, finance and marketing. Industrial visit helps to combine theoretical knowledge with industrial knowledge. Thus Industrial realities are opened to the students through industrial visits.