On April 27, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Internshala signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate internships for students of colleges under AICTE’s purview.
After the Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) minister, Prakash Javadekar, announced that engineering students will need to do three internships of four to eight weeks before graduation, Internshala, India’s leading internship and training portal, has opened up the college registration feature.
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A college can register all of its students on the Internshala platform in one go and provide them with internship opportunities as well as get regular updates on their selections.
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As of now, the feature, which is free for colleges, has been in beta testing. Also, 1,200 students from 500 colleges have already found an internship through this initiative.
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List of colleges that have registered with Internshala:
- NIT Surat
- NIT Kurukshetra
- NIT Surathkal
- NIT Bhopal
- NIT Jalandhar
- VIT Chennai
- NMIMS Hyderabad
- St. Xavier’s Kolkata
- Christ University, Bangalore
Benefits of college registration on Internshala.
- All students of a college would get their own accounts on Internshala through which they can apply to various internships
- The Training and Placement Officer (Tand P) can track the performance of the students and grant them NOC for the internships
- The platform also provides live webinars on internship preparation to help the students before they apply for the internships
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Here’s what Sarvesh Agrawal, the founder and CEO of Internshala said:
“The announcement by the HRD ministry is a welcome move for engineering students across India. The experience and learning which comes from 3 internships would be immense and would easily help the students find a job once they complete their graduation. The Government of India has been focusing on improving the employability of our graduates and has made skill building a top national priority. In India, most graduates feel that it is difficult to find even an internship,” said Sarvesh Agrawal, the founder and CEO of Internshala.
“At Internshala, for the past 6 years, we have been debunking that myth and have built a culture of meaningful internships. Through the college registration feature, colleges all over India can help their students find quality internships for free. We hope that this feature aids the Engineering colleges in simplifying their internship search and us in achieving our vision of creating a world full of opportunities for every student,” he added.
Moreover, on April 27, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Internshala signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate internships for students of colleges under AICTE’s purview.