A few students from Faculty of Commerce and Business Studies (FCBS) were taken to Parle G manufacturing unit in Bahadurgarh. Parle G is a very reputed biscuit and confectionary manufacturing company which has headquarters at Mumbai and plants at Bahadurgarh, Haryana and Neemrana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu. The first plant of Parle G was set up in 1929 and the plant visited by FCBS students in Bahadurgarh was set up in 1939. The Parle name symbolizes quality, nutrition and great taste. With a reach spanning even the remotest villages of India, the company has definitely come a very long way since its inception. Parle G has been maintaining an oven which is best in Asia.
The students were taken to the factory in Bahadurgarh. They were escorted by the official who took them to the manufacturing unit and students got a chance to see the inside view of the factory where right from dough (the first input) to last stage i.e., packaging and how each step is performed mechanically. The students were also taken to the printing department. In one minute, lakhs of products can be manufactured by an efficient machine. The environment inside was aesthetic, pure and hygienic. The Parle G products are economically so affordable that these are marketed even in the remotest part of the country.
The visit ended with a vote of thanks from both the sides. Students were given packets of Parle wafers and delicious Mango Bites.
Overall, the activity was highly interactive and a great learning experience for the students on the concepts related to production and operations within a manufacturing plant. The combination of learning while having fun was made possible by seeing the assembly process in person, which, like many other topics, can be explained in the four walls of a classroom, but is made so much more effective when it is accessible and experienced by the learners. Through such field trips, we hope to cultivate practical learners by fueling their innate curiosity and encouraging them to understand in a hands-on way.
The field trip was an overall success with the students’ enthusiastic response.