The importance of internships has gained momentum over the years and most students look for viable internship opportunities to bridge the gap between education and employment. Thus, skills take a front seat and students want to acquire diverse skills through internships. Keeping this in mind, the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) has signed an MOU with Internshala to provide internships to students in colleges that partner with NPTEL as Local Chapters.
This move will help in improving students’ technical competency, soft skills and thus employability quotient as students will have an opportunity to find an internship through Internshala, with access to over 4.5 Lac+ internships listed on their site. The platform will also organize online workshops for students on internship preparation. The colleges will be able to track their students’ performance in internships secured via Internshala.
NPTEL’s online certification courses have been quite popular in the last 4 years with 740 courses being completed, 3.6 million+ enrollments and 2.6 lakhs+ exam registrations. In July 2018, 250+ courses are proposed to be offered. A not to be missed opportunity for anyone, anywhere to study and get a certificate from the IITs!
Internshala was founded in 2010 by Sarvesh Agrawal and provides internship opportunities to over 2.5 million students registered with it. Students can find internships in a diverse range of fields including engineering, management, applied arts, science, law, design, hotel management, architecture, and so forth.
Importance of the Tie Up
Coordinator of NPTEL and Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras, Andrew Thangaraj said, “Since 2003, NPTEL has been on a mission to help students across India get access to quality educational content for free. Internships are extremely important for students as it gives them practical experience and equips them with industry-relevant skills. Through the collaboration with Internshala, we would be able to connect students with relevant opportunities.”
“Internshala is on a mission to build a world full of opportunities closer to the youth through internships and training. We are excited to partner with NPTEL which is also the world’s most accessed library of peer-reviewed educational content. Through this collaboration, we hope to promote skill building and help the youth find better opportunities,” Sarvesh Agrawal, founder, and CEO, Internshala, said who graduated from IIT Madras in 2006.
In 2017-18, 650,000+ internships (across different streams) were listed on Internshala with an average stipend of Rs. 7,500 per month. 46% of the internships also offered an option for interns to convert the internship into a full-time employment upon completion and thus helping students with their job search as well. Both students and colleges can register themselves on Internshala for free.
Source: India Education Diary