The Summer Internship Program (SIP) forms an important component of education at the University. It is an attempt to bridge the gap between the academic institution and corporate world. Under SIP, students undertake internship at any organization. The program is almost equivalent to one semester and carries a weightage of 18 units, which is normally equivalent to six academic courses. The internship which would be a simulation of real work environment requires the students to undergo the rigor of professional environment both in form and substance. It exposes them to technical skills and helps them to acquire social skills by drawing them into contact with real professionals.
For proper coordination and ensuring organized and smooth conduct, each student would be under the guidance of a faculty. A representative of the industry/organization also guides the student and assists the faculty in monitoring the student’s progress.
Internship is a vehicle for introducing students to real-life situation, which cannot be simulated in the classroom. Therefore, internship assignments must necessarily be those of direct interest to the host organization. Students are encouraged to take up time bound, multi-disciplinary and goal oriented assignments involving team work. Solutions to various problems confronted in the assignment might be open-ended, involving an element of analytical thinking, processing and decision making in the face of insufficient data, parameters and uncertain situations.