On July 24, the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that all engineering students are now compelled to do 3 internships of four to eight weeks before graduation. To take up this challenge as an opportunity, Internshala, India’s leading internship and training portal has launched a ‘college registration feature’ coming to the aid of colleges offering engineering courses.
With the help of this feature, any 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 internship selections. It almost serves as an ‘all services at one stop’ system.
The feature, which is not chargeable, has up till now been in beta testing and yet, 1,200 students from 500 colleges have already secured internships by the means of this initiative. Given the recent announcement, a big bundle of tasks now rests upon the shoulders of the colleges, viz, to provide support to their students find an internship and the feature lightens the burdens amply.
As of yet, many colleges including NIT Surat, NIT Kurukshetra, NIT Surathkal, NIT Bhopal, St. Xavier’s Kolkata, and Christ University Bangalore have already completed registrations with Internshala for this feature. Through the college registration feature, all of the registered college’s students will by default find their accounts on Internshala through which they can apply to various internships. Moreover, the Training and Placement Officer (T&P) will be tracking their performance and grant them NOC for the internships. Webinars are also provided for internship preparation to the students as an aid before they go in for the internship through this platform.
The company, Internshala, was founded in the year 2010 and since then, has been the middleman to make the opportunities for internship reach over 2 million students registered with it. The range of internships provided is very wide — right from engineering, management and applied arts to hotel management and architecture. On April 27, 2017, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Internshala signed a MoU to facilitate internships for students of colleges under AICTE’s purview.The founder and CEO, Internshala, Sarvesh Agrawal says:
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 one internship. At Internshala, for 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.