UGC makes research internships mandatory for undergraduate students, check details

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Updated on May 13, 2022 12:00 IST

As per the UGC's new guidelines, the internship programmes aim primarily at the employability of students and also help develop research capabilities in students. Every student will be attached to a research supervisor, for a specified duration at the research facility of the supervisor.

UGC makes internship mandatory for undergraduate students, check details

UGC makes research internships mandatory for undergraduate students, check details

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced that all the students who are pursuing undergraduate courses in recognised Indian Universities will have to compulsorily do a research internship for eight to ten weeks.

In an official notification, the UGC stated, " The integration of Research, Innovation and Technology Development is the foundation of Atma-Nirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India). An institutionalisation of Research Internship at Undergraduate Levels is expected to play a pivotal role in catalysing inter-disciplinary/multi-disciplinary/transdisciplinary and translational research culture embedded in NEP 2020."

As per the UGC's new guidelines, the internship programmes aim primarily at the employability of students and also help develop research capabilities in students. Every student will be attached to a research supervisor, for a specified duration at the research facility of the supervisor. The research supervisor will be provided from other Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) but it can be from the same organisation too. 

All those students who will pursue research internship will be given hands-on training in research tools, techniques, methodologies, equipment, and learn other aspects of pursuing quality research. Students will also be given permission to work with faculty and scientists in HEIs, research institutes, industrial research labs, nationally-reputed organisations, and individuals distinguished in specific fields (draftsmen, artisans, musicians, artists, choreographers, etc.).

It must be noted that for the students who wish to exit with a certificate or diploma, the internships of eight to ten weeks of 10 credits, after the second or fourth semester, will be mandatory. It will be compulsory for students to complete 450 hours of internships.

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