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Industrial Visit to KSDL, Bengaluru


Held On: 14th March 2018


Organised by : School of Mechanical Engineering


Industrial visit is a vital part of the curriculum. It helps to bridge the gap between classroom and the real working world and students gets an opportunity to experience the practice environment. In this regard our school of Mechanical Engineering, REVA University, organized industrial visit to Karnataka Soaps & Detergents Limited (KSDL), Rajajinagar, Bengaluru.



The Government Sandalwood Oil factory (KSDL) was established by the Maharaja of Mysore His Highness Nalwadi Krishna Raja Wodeyar and Diwan Sir M. Visvesvaraya, during the year 1916 at Mysore, to extract Sandalwood Oil from Sandalwood. The Maharaja of Mysore was keen to propel Mysore State on the Global Map, by introducing "THE WORLD'S BEST NATURAL SANDALWOOD OIL" and to make it as a "FRAGRANCE AMBASSADOR OF INDIA". The first indigenous SANDAL SOAP with Sandal Note as its base fragrance along with the other Natural Essential Oils consisting of Vetivert, Patchouli, Geranium, Palm Rosa, orange, Petitgrain etc. was produced and introduced in the market under the brand name of “MYSORE SANDAL SOAP” during the year 1918.

Students initially visited to KSDL museum where the KSDL products are showcased. Company PRO explained the detail history of the KSDL from Mysore sandal factory and he also explained the process of extracting sandal wood oil from sandal wood. Later students are taken to factory where the manufacturing process will be carried out, students are seen the different process and machinery/equipment.

Sixty students of 4th Sem of Mechanical Engineering got benefited by this industrial visit and students felt that such exposures of industrial visit will help them to get practical knowledge. They interacted with the industry officials and they got clarified their doubts.


1. Prof. Gururaja Sharma T, Asst.Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering.

2. Prof. Srinivas S, Asst.Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering.

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