Jalandhar, Feb 23, 2020: Venkataraman Chemical Society of Hans Raj Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jalandhar, organized an industrial visit for the students of M.Sc. Chemistry and B.Sc. Final year to Khanna Paper Mill, Amritsar, under the guidance of Principal Prof. Dr. Mrs. Ajay Sareen and supervision of Dr. Neelam Sharma (Head of Chemistry Department) and Deepshikha.
A total of 60 students visited the mill and gathered valuable information about the making of paper.
Suneet Kochar, Director, and Arun Sharma, Unit Head of the mill, took charge of the trip. Students visited various sections of the mill. They were first taken to the deinking plant where the raw material is sorted according to the quality of the paper to be prepared, and separated from the nonrecyclable waste material.
Then the sorted material is transferred to a pulp for pulp extraction and the pulp is transferred to other machines for further processing. Most of the machines there were automated.
The mill is known to prepare all kinds of paper ranging from high quality to the quality required for newspapers. The students were encouraged to use paper in an environment-friendly manner, that it is reusable and recyclable. Protection of the environment is a priority, was the message which the students took home with.
The trip was exciting and informative and students appreciated it a lot. It was very beneficial for M.Sc. Chemistry Students as it explained the various processes taking place at a large scale in the industry. The students were highly benefitted by the visit as they correlated theory with practical.
This academic-industry interaction benefitted the students and broadened their horizons for future plans.