Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Chennai organized operational exposure in retailing for its students at Kodaikanal which commenced on 31st January 2018 and concluded on 3rd February 2018.
The trip was aimed to give an opportunity for the students to explore the operational procedures of chocolate, spice, eco-tourism industry and its sustainability through case studies.
Kodaikanal is a hill station situated in Tamil Nadu, which is famous for its scenic beauty; bio diversity and climate.
During the visit, the students interacted with small scale retailers and eco-tourism operators of the area and got an understanding about their operational procedures, seasonal variations in tourism and retail sector, how climate is affecting chocolate and spice industry etc.
The students were explained about the intricacy of the workings by the management of the retail formats.
The visit helped in building- up of the students’ confidence by exposing them to learn through the practical way in addition to the regular classroom instruction.