rural-technology-designIIT Kharagpur offers in-house internship to students

The Times of India (May 10, 2020)

KOLKATA: Undergraduate students in their pre-final year at IIT Kharagpur will not have to look for internship in companies or universities outside their campus this year. As venturing out is out of the question during the lockdown, the institute has floated in-house internship projects, asking students to take their pick, either from a topic within their departments or from anything offered by another department that interests them.

The move has come as a big relief as internship for eight weeks is compulsory for all pre-final year students.

The office of the registrar has instructed departmental heads to pay the interns allowances once they successfully complete their projects. A large number of the UG students are on the campus due to the lockdown. Those who have gone home are also within the fold of the in-house internship: all models are being created online, to be converted into real models once the lockdown is over and components are available. (Read More)