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Industrial Material Handling Action Learning Lab: Godrej

The University has established an action learning laboratory on hands on experiential learning on Industrial Material Handling using Forklift Truck in partnership with Godrej. The laboratory is equipped with Forklift trucks and all required tools as per Godrej Standard Operating Procedures.

Aim of the action learning laboratory

To enable students to gain basic, comprehensive and in-depth understanding of Industrial Material Handling vehicles, its operations and basic troubleshooting.


To provide hands on knowledge, experiential learning and practice linked pedagogy on the following:

  1. Ensure safe and healthy working practices
  2. Calculation of unit load and carry load
  3. Ensure that forklift is fit for use
  4. Driving a forklift truck
  5. Basic troubleshooting


  1. Ability to safely drive a fork lift truck in an industrial environment
  2. Ability to balance the load properly to avoid toppling
  3. Usage of precision metrological equipment
  4. Carry out condition monitoring and scheduled maintenance


Caters to

BTech, MTech, Skills for Success (SFS) and Domain Courses (All UG course including BSc), Diploma, CTS – ITI (DGT/NCVET), CITS-

ITOT (DGT/ NCVET) and World Skills participants.

The students will be able to carry out safely drive a fork lift truck and carry out basic troubleshooting.

Market Linkages

The cardinal goal of the learning laboratory is endowing students with required skills and competencies pertaining to industrial material handling vehicle. Because of the rigor of the learning, students are and will be able to choose path of entrepreneurship. It sounds prudent because of Odisha being endowed with several mineral resources and allied mining activities where in Forklift trucks are of paramount importance. Besides this it opens other avenues for the students like enhanced employability and further excel in their job profile.