It was an enriching experience that was shared by the first year students of Inspiria Knowledge Campus, BBA 2016-19 Batch by undergoing an exciting trip to Sapphire Papers Mills Pvt. Ltd. on 1st March, 2017 as a part of their industry visit learning experience. Sapphire Papers Mill Pvt. Ltd. is a manufacturing entity based in Bidhan Nagar, West Bengal in the Darjeeling District engaged in the writing, printing and newsprint paper out of 100 % recycled paper.
Being led by a team compromising of Prof. Rumi Paul Chowdhury and Prof. Arnab Sen, students were welcomed at the gates of Sapphire Papers Mills Pvt. Ltd. as they approached with great eagerness to find out how a paper mill functions. Ms. Sweta Gupta and other members of Sapphire Paper Mills Pvt. Ltd. escorted students of Inspiria by taking them through a walkthrough of the factory. Various persons-in-charge and production and processing heads of the plant actively engaged in informing students about the various intricaies of the processes that were taking place in the processing of paper from recycled paper.
Students learned that the factory makes printing and writing papers which includes books, magazines, catalogs, newspapers, digital printing, business forms, and other documents. With a network of loyal and trustworthy customers, they have delivered some supreme quality finished products that have been highly durable and resistant to corrosion.
Sapphire Paper Mills Pvt. Ltd. produces 150000-16000 tons of paper on a monthly basis having major markets in Kolkata, Patna, Guwahati, Siliguri, Nepal , Odisha, Jharkhand, Tripura etc., and has high calibre machines suited for processing and production.
When asked about the outcome of the learning proces at the factory premises, Bipasha Banik, student of BBA 1st year commented “ we were all excited about coming over to Sapphire Papers Mills and today we have aquired a lot of practical know-how as to how paper is manufactured under a laid down process and this learning will greatly help us students to relate to our text book subjects in an unprecedented way.” Factory visits enable students to get first hand knowledge of actual functioning of industries and helps students to develop knowledge based conceptual understanding of business and commercial prowess.