Internship program (IP) is an integral part of IMT’s Post Graduate Program in Management. This educational innovation seeks to link industry experience with collegiate instruction. The objectives of IP are to
These objectives are achieved by bringing the workplace reality into the process of education. IP creates the required setting for experiential and cooperative learning and education, by providing students with an opportunity to work on relevant internships, under the guidance of professional experts and under the supervision of faculty. Consequently, IP serves as a platform that facilitates and promotes partnership and intellectual exchange between academia and industry.
The strength of the IP lies in the fact that an incremental value is achieved due to the cooperation from industry, the contribution of the students, and the commitment of the institute and its faculty. Each of these stakeholders also derives enormous benefits, in addition to the shared expertise, and the participation of industry in the process of collegiate education.
Internship Program is of twelve to fourteen weeks’ duration. It is offered during the summer after the students have completed three terms of course work. IP is primarily an exposure-oriented program which is graded for 18 credits and is therefore equivalent to five full courses.
It is also to be understood that this is an Internship Program and NOT a project. While in a project, the emphasis is on the process leading to evaluation of alternatives and recommendation, in an IP the emphasis is on the appreciation of the organizational dimensions, ability to combine classroom learning to practice, work culture appreciation etc. During internship, students need to follow the policy and rules of the internship company. In other words, the intern needs to ensure employee-like behavior during the period of IP. Such behaviors shall vary across organizations and the evaluation and the consequent grades will depend on the performance of the intern in a stated or given context. Completion of IP is one of the academic pre-requisites to move into the fourth term. As it is time bound, no make-up shall be offered.
The first step in the planning process for IP is to prepare the list of students who are eligible to register for IP. This shall be done within a week of the announcement of the results of the first term.
The next step is to ensure that an adequate number of suitable internships are available from various organizations (existing and new) to comfortably accommodate all the students. The faculty members and the Corporate Relations Group shall work together to ensure successful identification of internships.
Students may also suggest companies and generate internships for themselves. These Internships are termed as “self-generated internships.” Self-generated internships must meet the following conditions:
As the objectives of IP are manifold, the internships that are generated should reflect such a purpose. A set of guidelines are indicated below which should be borne in mind by faculty members / students / Corporate Relations Group while interacting with organizations for IPs.
Students with academic afflictions will be allowed to pursue internships subject to the recommendations of the Academic Counselling Committee.
Faculty members will interact with the appropriate representatives in potential IP companies and firm up suitable internships for the interns to work on. The list of internships so created along with the facilities provided by the company, the selection criteria and other details will be announced, and communicated to the students, who will then apply for internships of their choice. The faculty team will recommend the candidate(s) name to the company through an internal mechanism. Firmed up selections will be ratified by the Corporate Relations Group (CRG) by formally assigning the internships. The CRG will periodically assign students from the list of applicants to internships in consultation with the faculty members who generated the internships.
Companies will also be invited to the campus to conduct a selection process. Alternatively companies may select from the shortlisted CVs based on criteria stipulated by them. Such firmed up selections will also be ratified by the CRG by formally assigning the internships
Assigning IPs will be done through a dynamic database. This database will be periodically updated with the profile of the assignment, company and other details of the offer from the company and the available students from the institute. As and when allocation of students is decided, the CRG will block the student from further processes with reference to IP assignments. A final IP allotment list shall be released by the CRG by end of January.
The Internship Program starts with the registration of students through the Initial Information Report (IIR) in consultation with faculty guide(s). The IIR is designed to gather basic information about the organization, company guide and the project.
Students’ progress is evaluated in three stages. Evaluations shall be done by both the company guide and the faculty guide. The components of IP assessment are Seminars, Project Reports and Project Diary.
In Stage 1, a student should submit a proposed action plan of the study undertaken. The student is evaluated on Project Proposal and Project Diary by the faculty guide (by week 4). In Stage 2, the student is evaluated on Project Diary, Seminar and Interim Project Report. The student sends / updates / submits the Project Diary to the faculty guide (continuous evaluation), and he / she gives a seminar in the organization’s premises before the faculty guide, company guide and other invitees from the company. He / she submits a Project Report both to the faculty guide and the company guide (by week 8). In Stage 3, the final report should be submitted in the last week of the Internship Program. The summary of the assessment pattern is given in Table 5 below.
An average of scores is arrived at and an award sheet is prepared by the Faculty guide. A letter grade ‘A’ or ‘B’ or ‘C’ or ‘D’ or ‘E’ is awarded by the faculty guide by following the absolute grading system.
|Faculty Guide||Company Guide||Total Weightage||Time lines|
|Stage 1||Project Proposal (15%), Project Diary (5%)||NA||20%||by 4th week of IP|
|Stage 2||Seminar (10%) + Interim Project Report (20%) + Project Diary (10%)||NA||40%||by 4th week of IP|
|Stage 3||Seminar (5%) + Project Report (10%) + Project Diary (5%)||Seminar (10%) + Project Report (10%)||40%||by 14th week of IP|
In cases where the intern may have to withdraw from the IP, the following procedure will be followed:
On completion of the first year programme, our student would spend 14 weeks in corporates as an intern through Summer Internship Programme (SIP). We have well laid policy for our Summer Internship Programme. Before, placing student for summer internship, we screen the profiles offered to our students. This ensures that all the stakeholders such as students, corporate and the institute benefits form the SIP. Since, we offer internship for elongated period, our students are able to internalise the roles offered to them and create value for the internship organisations.
Our students’ batch of 2019-21 consists of well diversified background from engineering, commerce, arts, science and literatures. Most of the students have work experience as well. These students are exposed to different functional areas of management during their first year of the programme which would enable the students to apply the knowledge and skills they possess in corporate world. I invite corporates to recruit our students for summer internship placement. We begin our SIP process during September of every year.
I wish all the stakeholders for great value creation through the summer internship programme
Head – Corporate Relations
|Process Item||Timelines||People involved|
|1||Preparation of student demographic profile database||14 August||PGP office to pass on the data base to Chairperson- Internship Program|
|2||Preparation of IP Brochure||15 August||Chairperson – Internship Program, Jaya Vamshi(Students-Scop Team)|
|3||Briefing students about the IP||28 & 29September||Chairperson – Internship Program|
|4||Listing of previous year companies||30 September||Previous year sources CRG (Ms. Jaya Vamshi)|
|5||Affliction cases of Term- I||1 October||PGP office to pass on the affliction data to Chairperson- Internship Program|
|6||Appending the list of previous year companies with new companies||30 October||Faculty Members, CRG|
|7||Generation of list of students with potential afflictions||31December (End of II Term)||Examination Controller/Dean|
|8||Last date for firming up self-assisted internship companies||10 January||Students to report to Internship Program office using a specific format|
|9||Selections (Campus / Off Campus Interviews) by companies||30 September– 12October||Chairperson – Internship Program|
|10||Firming up self-assisted companies||20 January||Chairperson – Internship Program|
|11||Announcing internship company-intern list||31 January||Chairperson – Internship Program|
|12||Allotment of IP Faculty guides to IP centers||17 February||Faculty, Chairperson- Internship Program & Director|
|13||Briefing faculty members about IP guiding, assessment and evaluation.||18 February||Chairperson – Internship Program|
|14||Plan IP Visits||28 February||Faculty guides to submit plans to Director|
|15||Reporting at the IP-Company||23 March||Student|
|16||Submission of IIR to PGP office||3 April||Student, Faculty Guide|
|17||Stage I evaluation||fourth Week of IP||Faculty Guide|
|18||Stage II Evaluation||Eighth Week of IP||Faculty Guide|
|19||Stage III evaluation||Fourteenth Week of IP||Faculty Guide|
|20||Submission of grade sheets||Last week of June||Faculty guide|
|21||Declaration of grades to students||First Week of July||PGP Office|
|22||Nomination of student projects for IP Awards||Mid-July||Faculty guide|
|23||Evaluation of student projects by Jury||Mid-August||Faculty Members and Industry Representatives|
|24||Declaration of IP Awards||September||Chairperson, Internship Program|
|S. No||SCOP Committee Members||Email Id|
|7||B V Sai Kiranfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr. Prakash Pathak||Head – Corporate Relations|
|Ms. B. Jaya Vamshi||Administrative Officer – Corporate Relations|
Email ID: email@example.com
Mobile No: 9391424224