An Industrial visit for BBA –V Sem students were arranged by Dr Ambedkar Institute of Management Studies and Research to The Lokmat took place on September 13, 2019. The Lokmat, Maharashtra Daily Newspaper.
Initially a briefing as to the entire visit was given, which included a short introduction of what Lokmat newspaper is and the various supplements that they produce. Students were divided in two groups for the tour. Shailesh Akare was giving us the press tour. There students were showed the machine area and the dispatch area, of the newspaper for delivery to various different places.
Further, students learned that it takes a maximum of 6-7 minutes to change the plates and for this purpose a company from outside is hired. There are about 4-5 lac copies per edition per day that are printed and that 2 pm is time by which all newspaper articles are set to print. So, there are different measures used in case there is some breaking news.
Lastly, students saw the newspapers being printed and how bundles are packaged for delivery. There were some accepted papers and a few rejected ones which were manually taken care of because of low image quality or some low ink visibility. Also, students saw the huge bundles of paper which were used for printing after being properly cut. The faculties Dr. Suparna Deo, Dr. Preetichaya Tamboli and Dr. Saket Bansod were taking the initiative.