Students of B.Sc. Microbiology & Biotechnology went for an Industry visit to National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Anand on 16th September, 2014. Industrial visit is considered one of the most tactical methods of teaching. It provides students with an opportunity to learn practically through interaction, working methods and employment practices. Moreover, it gives exposure from an academic point of view.
NDDB was established in 1965 to avoid the exploitation with empowerment, tradition with modernity, stagnation with growth, transforming dairy into instrumentation for the development of rural people. NDDB is responsible for the monitoring Quality checks in milk supply to the market. NDDB remains committed to assist dairy cooperative in strengthening their business & Ensuring maximum output. The main objective of the visit was to make students aware of Dairy production in rural India, functionality and the management of Dairy Industry.
On reaching the premises, students received a warm welcome by Mr. Chauhan (PRO), further they were divided into two groups. Students visited ‘Parikrama’ a setup of NDDB, which shows the history of milk production till the MISSION MILK the next Revolution. During the visit, the students got the opportunity to understand the process of milk production in India, per capita availability of milk in states, Operation Flood & Mission Milk (National Dairy Plan), etc.
Students understood the history of dairy industry, production and processing of milk and its products. The also gained knowledge about procedure for strengthening, functioning & benefits of cooperative business, animal nutrition, animal husbandry, production of high genetic metric bulls, Pilot model for viable doorstep Al delivery services, fodder development, village based milk procurement, etc.
The visit concluded by the afternoon. It was an enriching experience for students in getting live exposure of industry which will help them in their internships and further career enhancements.