March 8th, 2023, was a day of diverse experiences for the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE-B) students at RCET. On this day, they embarked on a dynamic journey that included an industrial visit to Indian Rare-Earths Limited, Manavalakurichi, followed by an exploration of the serene Lemur Beach, Ganapathipuram. This combination of industry and coastal beauty offered students a well-rounded day of discovery and relaxation.
The industrial visit to Indian Rare-Earths Limited provided students with an insightful glimpse into the operations of a rare-earth minerals processing facility. The visit offered them the opportunity to observe the extraction, processing, and utilization of rare-earth minerals—a crucial component in various technological applications. This hands-on experience allowed students to connect theoretical knowledge to practical applications in the field of minerals and resources.
“Our aim is to expose students to various aspects of their field and broaden their understanding,” explained Dr.T.Varatharajan, ,Head of the Department of English who accompanied the team. “Industrial visits like these contribute significantly to their holistic education.”
The visit to Indian Rare-Earths Limited not only enriched students’ understanding of the minerals industry but also exposed them to the intricate processes that contribute to modern technological advancements.
Following the industrial visit, the students headed to Lemur Beach in Ganapathipuram to unwind and appreciate the natural beauty of the coastline. The beach offered a tranquil setting for students to relax, rejuvenate, and immerse themselves in the calming ambiance of the sea and sand.
“The combination of an industrial visit and a beach trip was unique and refreshing,” shared Aron Wilfred, one of the class representatives. “We learned about real-world applications in the morning and got to enjoy the beach’s serenity in the afternoon.”
The daytrip to Lemur Beach not only provided students with a break from their academic routine but also encouraged them to connect with nature and experience the restorative effects of the ocean.
Dr. Madhu Suresh, first year Co ordinator and HoD of the Department of Mathematics, who played a pivotal role in coordinating the day’s activities, expressed, “We believe that education goes beyond textbooks. These experiences help students see the practical aspects of their field and also allow them to unwind in a beautiful natural setting.”
Students returned from this eventful day, carrying with them a blend of industry insights, coastal memories, and a sense of balance between their academic pursuits and relaxation. The dual experiences showcased RCET’s commitment to offering students a holistic education that encompasses academic learning, practical exposure, and the appreciation of natural beauty.