500 J&K college students to be a part of internship at IITs, IISER

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New Delhi, Updated on Feb 27, 2020 15:10 IST

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Higher Education Secretary Talat Parvez signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in New Delhi with four IITs and three IISERs for a two-month internship.

In Jammu and Kashmir, five hundred final year students associated with professional courses will undergo two-month internships in several IITs and Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) across the country. According to an official spokesperson, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Higher Education Secretary Talat Parvez signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in New Delhi with four IITs and three IISERs for a two-month internship of 500 final year students for the 2020-21 academic session. The aim of the MoU is to offer internship opportunities to students of J&K for empowering, stimulating and augmenting their employability.

Under the internship, the students will be working on cutting edge research in the domain of science and technology under the mentorship of faculties from the leading institutions. Students from any of the science and engineering branches of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are eligible to apply for the internship. MoUs in respect of IIT Ropar, IIT Pune, IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Guwahati, IISER Orrisa, IISER Pune and IISER Kolkata were signed under the presence of the Union HRD Minister. Under this one-of-a-kind internship scheme, the travelling charges of students will be funded by the HRD ministry by means of AICTE while the hostel and tuition expenses will be borne by the host institutions.

The applications will be invited online for merit-based selection from all colleges and shortlisting will be done by April 15, 2020. The training is slated to take place from May 15 to July 15, 2020 and for a month in December 2020. Apart from this, IITs and IISERs are likely to provide a similar offer to help J&K Higher Education Department to offer much-needed exposure to quality augmentation and research opportunities in state-of-the-art technologies.

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