The Government of India has launched a limited period chance for students to earn up to Rs 20,000 with the Digital India Internship.
Digital India Internship is an opportunity for a student to secure first hand and practical work experience under the guidance of a qualified and experienced Supervisor/Mentor. It also aims at active participation in the learning process through experimentation and putting into practice the knowledge acquired in the classrooms.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is engaged in electronic development through e-Infrastructure creation to facilitate and promote (1) e-governance (2) Promotion of electronics hardware manufacturing and Information Technology & IT Enabled Services (IT-ITeS) Industry (3) Providing Support for creation of Innovation Infrastructure in emerging areas of technology (4) Providing support for development of e-Skills and Knowledge network and (5) Securing India’s cyber space. For the larger benefit of the student community and with a view to enrich the management/implementation of its various schemes/programmes, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has decided to notify these “Internship Guidelines”, to provide a framework for engagement of Interns for a limited period. 3.
(i) Indian students from recognized universities in India who have secured at least 60% marks in the last held degree or certificate examination and:-
- (a) pursuing B.Tech/B.E., and are in the 2nd/3rd year of the 10+2+4 pattern of education
- (b) pursuing integrated degree course or dual degree (B.E./B.Tech, M.E./M.Tech.) and are in the 4th/5th year of the 10+2+5 pattern of education.
(ii) Possessing minimum qualifications as above shall not guarantee internship in this Ministry. Candidates having exposure in the area of intended internship with good academic background and having higher qualification, based on need shall be given preference.
DURATION OF INTERNSHIP:
Internship would be offered two times in a year i.e. summer Internship during May and June and winter Internship during December and January. The minimum duration of internship shall be of two months, extendable up to three months, depending on the performance of the candidate, requirement of the Ministry and time the Intern is willing to spend with the Ministry.
The illustrative broad areas / sub areas of Internship are as follows:-
HOW TO APPLY:
(i) Interested and eligible students need to apply online ONLY on the Web Portal of NIC for the Internship Scheme for the academic year 2017-18 (URL: http://meity.gov.in/schemes).
(ii) These applications need to be sponsored/forwarded by the Institution where the applicant is currently enrolled in.
(i) The Interns will be shortlisted and selected by the respective organisations/Groups/Divisions for their concerned domain.
(ii) For selection of interns, personal or Skype Interview, may be conducted, if deemed necessary. No TA / DA shall be paid to candidates for attending the personal interview.
(iii) List of selected candidates would be displayed on the web portal.
(i) Every batch of Interns or individual Interns, as the case may be, will have a Scientific/Technical Project Supervisor/Mentor from the Ministry.
(ii) The internship is neither an employment nor an assurance of an employment with the Ministry.
SUBMISSION OF REPORT/PAPER:
(i) Work plans and work schedules shall be developed by Supervisor/Mentor and the Interns shall invariably adhere to the same.
(ii) The Interns will be required to submit a Report on the work undertaken at the end of the internship to this Ministry.
(iii) The project report prepared for the Sponsoring Institution in which the Intern is enrolled and for the Ministry is required to be identical in all respects.
(iv) The students must furnish a “No–Demand Certificate” to this Ministry in the prescribed format after completion of project work along with a soft copy and hard copy of the project report.
(v) The certificate in the project report prescribed by the Sponsoring Institution, the cover page and all certificates in the project report should categorically reflect that the project work was executed at the Ministry. The acknowledgement sheet in the project report should mention the name of the Supervisor/Mentor who has guided the Intern at the Ministry and the Secretary, MeitY prominently.
(i) A token remuneration of Rs.10,000/- per month would be paid to an Intern, subject to satisfactory performance, duly certified by his Supervisor/Mentor.
(ii) The remuneration shall be paid after the completion of internship on submission of Report duly accepted by this Ministry.
CERTIFICATE OF INTERNSHIP:
Certificates will be issued by the Ministry to the Interns on the completion of internship and submission of Report duly countersigned and accepted by the Competent Authority.