Accounting students pursuing Advanced Diploma in Business Studies Department, as part of their student learning process, carried out a “Workshop visit” to the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory and CNC Laboratory.
This visit was organized as part of Student Centered Learning (SCL) activity and is also mapped in the course delivery plan of Production and Operations Management course at the Advanced Diploma Level in Accounting specialization. There were 57 students in two sections of this course. Students were split into three batches for orientation and were accompanied by the course tutor Mr. Radhakrishnan Subramaniam and Mr. Ramesh Krishna. The visit was made on 22nd October 2018 between 8:00 am and 12:00 noon.
Mr. Anil Kumar M.K., the laboratory technician, led the students through Mechanical Engineering Workshop. The students were oriented on the importance of safety measures followed in the workshop, plant layouts and its logic, the nature of activities carried out in a training/educational institutions. The students were also led through various work stations viz. lathes, grinding stations, steel sheet cutting/ shearing machines, welding booths (Gas and ARC) etc. The student projects on display was a visual treat for the BSD students and staff.
Mr. Mohammed Sulaiman Harib Al Oweimri, instructor in CNC lab, explained the process of the functioning of Computerized Numerically Controlled machines. A product /work piece is designed using Auto CAD (software used to design products/components) and this design is imported by the Cambam + software for further programming (M-coding and G-coding) and these codes are interfaced with the CNC machines and with appropriate settings the output of the machines can be checked for quality parameters and specifications in a simulated manner even before actual production starts.
Accounting students of Advanced Diploma in BSD expressed their gratitude for the guidance and support rendered by the Engineering Department. The visit came to an end by around 12:00 noon on 22nd October 2018.