Academics

Internship

 

Internships: a step towards preparing industry-ready human resource

Goal

The goals of providing internships are:

  1. To provide students with work experience in a professional setting aimed to expand their academic, professional, and personal learning
  2. To expose students to contemporary tools and technologies of engineering
  3. Take them a step nearer to be industry-ready and hence create job opportunities for them

 

Context:

Internship in industry is a powerful tool to enhance the practical learning experiences of students beyond the theoretical academic structure of the curriculum. The institute has relentlessly pursued this activity in the last three years with promising results.

Internships expose students to knowledge of technology/tools, best engineering practices, project management, leadership, planning, execution, product delivery and soft skills such as oral presentations and written communication, time management, professional ethics, etc.

There is a paradigm shift in the thinking pattern of the interns as they learn to look at engineering as a means of developing sellable products by applying scientific knowledge instead of only purely academic pursuit for getting marks. They thus dream of becoming professional, practicing engineers instead of mere degree holders.

Industry would also benefit due to this initiative if internships smoothly dovetails into final year projects and subsequent employment of these industry-ready students.

Practices:

The internship process is carried out in our institute as follows:

The requirements are taken from the industry/ organization. Interested students briefed about the organizations and expected theme of internships. Students indicate their preferences. The students are selected at the institute level according to their academic achievements and knowledge. The final selection is carried out by respective organization/industry. Students go to the industry/organization to work on a real time project in the vacation for a period of two to three weeks or a month. There is single point of contact from the industry as well from the institute/department for all the communications.

Ultimately the practices followed in internship programs include orientation of intern to

  1. Organizational structure
  2. Rules and regulations of organization
  3. Professional and ethical behavior
  4. Practical hands-on experience in handling tools and technologies used in the organization
  5. Carrying out small jobs
  6. Technical documentation through their internship report

 

After the completion of internship, students submit a certificate or a project report to the institute . The project report includes the details of the activities carried out by the student.

The industry and the students give feedback about each other to the institute. The feedback helps in improvement of internship program in the next cycle. Students get certificates from an industry on successful completion of the internship. The certificate mentions the duration of internship, technology or tools used, jobs done, etc. This certificate/internship boosts the confidence level of a candidate and also helps build his portfolio.

Summary of Internship

 

Sr. No

Academic Year

Class

Total Students as per A.Y.

1

2015-16

SE,TE & BE

47

2

2016-17

TE,BE,ME

89

3

2017-18

TE,BE

71

Total Students

207