An Industrial Visit to Himalaya Drug Company, Dehradun was organized by Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Uttaranchal College of Applied & Life Sciences, Uttaranchal University on August 22, 2019 for students of B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. (Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology). The visit was conceptualized and conducted under the guidance of Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Singh, Principal – SALS & Dean-Research & Studies, Uttaranchal University. About 45 students visited the company. Students were accompanied by faculty members namely Dr. Vivekanand Bahuguna (Department of Biotechnology) and Mr. Shivam Pandey (Department of Chemistry).
The visit started by the welcome of students followed by a visit to different departments including Quality Control and R& D where students were exposed to different processes and principles followed in manufacturing and analysis of different products. During the visit students were guided by Dr. A.K. Dixit, Head – QC, Himalaya Drug Company. Students also visited the herbal garden of the company. They were addressed by Dr. S. Farooq, President – Himalaya Drug Company wherein they were enlightened about significance of utilization of natural products including their health benefits and eco-friendly nature. They were also enriched about prevailing career opportunities in industries manufacturing herbal and natural products. The lecture session was proceeded by an interactive / discussion session in which students raised their queries which were replied by Dr. S. Farooq. The visit proved to be extremely informative and beneficial for all the students.