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  • An Organisation Study at Indian Rare Earths Limited, Chavara, Kollam

    Submitted in partial fulfillment for the requirement for the award of the degree of



    Submitted by

    Ampady S Register No: 10111

    Under the guidance of Mr.: Mathew Kurian

    Faculty Member MBA Department, Caarmel engineering College,


    Caarmel Engineering College Perunad, Pathanamthitta

    May 2010

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    I declare that the project report entitled An organisation study on Indian Rare Earths Limited Submitted by me for the award of Master of Business Administration of M.G University is my own work. The report has not been submitted for the award of any other degree of this university or any university.

    Place: Kollam Ampady S Date:

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    First of all I wish to express my deep gratitude and thanks to God who helped us in completing the organisation study successfully.

    I shall remain grateful to Mr.: Mathew Kurian, Faculty, MBA Department, Caarmel Engineering College for his amble guidance and encouragement for completing the organisation study. I am also extremely grateful to faculty member for their valuable suggestions and advice regarding this work.

    I also express my profound gratitude to project guide Mr: A.Jayapalan, Sr. Manager, HRM for his valuable guidance and timely advice and well wishers for encouragement given to us during the course of the project.

    It is my pleasure to express a deep sense of grateful to Mr: Chandrasekhar, Sr. Manager, Safety & Environment Department & MIS without his untiring efforts and tremendous background information this work would not have materialized. I express my sincere thanks to all the staff of IREL, Chavara for their co-operation during my study in the company.

    Last but not least we thank my parents and for all their moral support and help, they had given to me.

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    Introduction Industry Profile Company Profile

    Product Profile Customer Profile


    HRM Department

    Mining Department

    Production Department Quality Control Department Stores & Despatch Department

    Internal Audit Department Research & Development Department

    Project & Maintanance Department Marketing & Sales Department

    Finance Department

    Medical Department Security Department

    Safety & Environmental Department

    Purchase Department

    Civil Department

    SWOT Analysis

    Findings Suggestions & Recommendations Conclusion


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    Table of Contents

    Subject Page Number

    Chapter 1

    Introduction 7

    Objective & Scope of study 9 Methodology &Limitations of the study 10

    Chapter 2

    Industry Profile 11

    Company Profile 14

    History of the organization 15

    Vision & Mission of IREL 16

    Awards & Achievements 17

    Product Profile 20

    Customer Profile 22

    Chapter 3

    Human Resource Department 24

    Mining Department 37

    Production Department 39

    Quality Control Department 44 Stores & Despatch Department 46

    Internal Audit Department 49

    Research & Development Department 51

    Project & Development Department 52 Marketing & Sales Department 54

    Finance Department 58

    Medical Department 62

    Security Department 65

    Safety & Environment Department 66

    Purchase Department 71

    Civil Department 72

    Chapter 4 SWOT Analysis 73

    Chapter 5 Findings 77

    Suggestions & Recommendations 78

    Conclusion 79

    Appendices 80

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    Name of the Table/Chart Fig. No Page No

    Corporate Structure 1 8

    Mineral availability & Contribution 2 12

    Mineral Details 3 13

    Product Profile 4 19

    Product & Uses 5 20

    Department Structure HRM 6 24

    Manpower Strength of the company 7 26

    Pay scale workmen 8 29

    Pay Scale Officers 9 30

    Department structure Time Office 10 35 Department structure Mining 11 38

    Department structure Production 12 39

    Production Capacity 13 41

    Production Process 14 43

    Department structure Quality Control 15 44 Department structure Stores & Despatch 16 46

    Department structure Internal Audit 17 49

    Department structure Research & Development 18 51

    Department structure Project & Maintanance 19 53 Department structure Finance 20 58

    Department structure Medical 21 62

    Department structure Security 22 65

    Department structure Safety & Environment 23 66

    Department structure Civil 24 72

    Organisation Structure 25

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    Each and every organisation has its own importance in the economic wealth of the nation. Different organisation meets different needs of people by offering different products and services. Due to globalisation the world has changed into a global village. In this fast and changing business scenario, it is imperative for every entrepreneur to have a vivid understanding of the functional application of the new age business. As a part of the academic curriculum each student has to undertake an organisational study to get practical

    exposure. This study is conducted at Indian Rare Earths Limited, Chavara.

    IREL Chavara is located 10 km north of Kerala and 85 km from Trivandrum, capital of Kerala and 135 by road from Kochin is perhaps blessed with the best mineral sand deposit of the country. The plant operates on a mining area containing as high as 40% heavy minerals and extending over a length of 22 kms in the belt of Neendakara and Kayamkulam.

    The deposit is quite rich with respect to Ilmenite, Rutile and Zircon and the mineral Ilmenite happens to be of weathered variety analysing 60% Titanium Dioxide (TiO2). The present annual production capacity of Chavara unit engaged in dry as well as wet (dredging / Upgradation) mining and mineral separation stands at 2,00,000 tones of Ilmenite, 1,14,500 tones of Rutile, 11,750 tones of Zircons and 10,000 tones of Sillimanite. In addition to that, the plant has facilities for annual production of ground Zircon called Zirflour and Microzir of the order of 6,000 tones and 300 tones respectively.

    IREL Chavara is one of the oldest and leading public sector undertaking under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). It is an ISO 14001: 2000; OHSAS 18000 certified company supplies beach sand minerals to the foreign and domestic market. It caters the requirements of developed countries like U.S.A, U.K, Germany, Australia, Japan etc. The major mineral products of IREL are Ilmenite, Rutile, Sillimanite and Zirflour.

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    Mineral Division


    Corporate & Registered

    office at Mumbai

    Mineral Division


    OSCOM Plant


    Rare Earths Division


    Fig No. 1

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    Chapter 1


    A research design is a plan of the proposed research work. The research design simply a specific presentation of the various steps in the process of research. Design means adopting that type or technique which is most suited for the research and study of the problem. It is a plan, structure and strategy of investigation conceived so as to obtain answers to research questions and to control variance.


    The main objective of the study is to familiarise with the organisational functions in the organisation, there are many other minor objectives also. They are the following:-

    To understand about how an organisations system is performing. To know about various departments and their functions in an organisation. To study the managerial activities performed in an organisation. To know how an organisation coordinates its activities. To get a practical exposure as the future manager.


    The scope of the study is to know about the organisation, its structure, the functions performed by various departments and to know the overall performance of the organisation. The study will help the management students to get a practical exposure.

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    Both primary and secondary data were used for this study.

    1. Primary Data:-

    The primary data can be obtained either through observation or through direct communication with respondents in one form or another or through personal interviews. There are several methods for collecting primary data. They are observation method, interview method, through qu