The Department of Business Administration organized an industrial visit to Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (MCF) for the second year MBA students on the 17th October 2017. The main objective of the visit was to expose the students to an industrial arena and help them gain insight on the HR practices and policies of the organization.
MCF is the largest manufacturer of fertilizers in Karnataka. Its industrial plants are designed to conform to international standards. MCF is credited to have successfully implemented the Japanese 5S technique for workplace organization.
Dr. Anjali Ganesh, Professor, Department of Business Administration, SJEC accompanied the students to MCF. Mr. Rajnikanth, Head, Learning and Development Center at MCF, addressed the students and enquired about the purpose and the expectations of the students from the visit.
A short film titled ‘Suraksha’ which depicted the working of the fertilizer plant and the products produced was displayed to the students. Information about the safety measures followed within the organization and the guidelines to deal with emergencies was imparted. The organization's CSR activities, such as development of neighboring villages by organizing health camps and public awareness programs that serve as a guide during emergency situations was also highlighted. ‘Mangala - An Initiative for Change’ , which is an employee based program undertaken for improving employee relationship and increasing their contribution at home, work and the world around them was also briefed to the students.
Mr. Rajnikanth provided further information that gave a macro view of the working of the organization and its products. MCF supplies a range of unique products to the farmers and also aims at providing technical support combined with scientific know-how to maximize crop yield. The company with its wide range of products that include Urea, Di-Ammonium Phosphate, Muriate of Potash, Granulated Fertilizers, Micronutrients, Soil Conditioners and Specialty Fertilizers, touches and enriches the lives of farmers across South India.
Mr. P. Suresh, Chief HR Manager, also addressed the students and gave them insights on various HR related aspects. He elaborated on the various functions of the HR department such as recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, compensation, industrial relations, time management, employee welfare and grievance handling. Mr. Suresh spoke about the need to give ones best while working in any organization and work hard to improve skills and acquire knowledge.
Mr. Rajnikanth concluded the half-day session by answering the queries of the students. He expressed his gratitude towards the Department of Business Administration for organizing a visit that benefits the students.
Dr. Anjali Ganesh appreciated the efforts taken by MCF team to show the ropes of the organization to the students. She especially thanked Mr Rajnikanth for providing this learning opportunity and asked for his cooperation in the future
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