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Goa govt asks students to take part in virtual internships

The state Goa has planned to involve students in a private internship initiative. This will give them opportunity to work from home. The educational institutions in Goa remain shut due to coronavirus pandemic. The state director of education Vandana Rao instructed the students to enrol in Internshala, a private internship platform.

The circular did not specify the age group of students, hence any school student with the required skills can enrol in the platform. An official circular said that, “There are over four million students and one lakh-plus companies that regularly use the platform. After successful completion of listed opportunities on Internshala portal, students can earn a small stipend and a certificate of merit.”

This program will be offered to students under the National Skill Development Corporation’s (NSDC) “Samagra Shiksha” scheme. This will ensure continuous learning amid lockdown. The initiative will also enable the students to learn more about the industrial work demand and will enhance their responsibilities.

The academic year which was scheduled to be held from June has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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