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Report on industry visit to Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone, Mundra



February 2014
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An industry visit to Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone, Mundra was organized by UWSB, Ahmadabad on for the PGDM students, batch 2011-13. Adani Group (known with their flagship companies usually called Adani Enterprises Ltd., Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd., Adani Wilmar Ltd. & Adani Power Ltd.) is one of the leading Indian conglomerate, headquartered in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

The group was founded by Mr.Gautam Adani, now Chairman of Adani Group. The core businesses of the group are commodities trading like coal, bunkers (diesel, fuel oil & gas oil), agro products, manufacturing of edible oils, Port operations being India’s leading private port, Manufacturer & supplier of Electricity, Real Estate, Logistic, Infrastructure and distribution of natural gases like CNG & PNG. Adani Group has more than 100 companies under its flagship.

The purpose of this industrial visit was to provide real life exposure to PGDM students (2011-13) about knowledge of various business systems and their automation by applying IT. During this visit our students came across Port development & operation business as well as the concept of Special Economic Zone & its contribution in growth of Indian business and revenue. Our students also came across India’s another crucial business, which is one of the much needed thing known as “Electricity”. We, vide our industrial visit have given a chance to our students to know about the power generation and its distribution. Visit at Adani Port was steered by Mr. Gaurav Pujari, HR-Department representative of Adani Group. He had given introduction and overview of Adani group and its global footprint with interest in Power, Infrastructure, Global trading, Logistics, Energy, Port & SEZ, Mining, Oil & Gas, Agri business, FMCG products, Real estate development, bunkering, etc.

Visit to Adani Port Cargo Terminal site:

HR Department representative of Adani Group has shown & explained the cargo handling at cargo terminal, vessel operation at jetty, ship berthing, use of conveyor belt, use of RORO vessel for export of Maruti Suzuki cars and floating bridge for loading cars.

Visit to Adani Power site :

HR Department representative of Adani Group has also given a broad exposure on Power generation and its distribution by another group company of Adani Group known as Adani Power Ltd. (which is one of the leading power generation and distribution company with capacity of around 6000 MW)

The industry visit of Adani Port in Mundra was very informative and helpful in providing real life exposure to our students. The state of the art systems at Adani Port and their automation by using IT to improve decision making and efficiency. Industry visit proved to be learning and fruitful experience for both students and faculty members. Around 60 PGDM Students and 3 Faculty members participated in the industrial visit. Our students have minutely observed the different business process and operations and undertook to add & use the advantage of this visit in developing their managerial skills


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