The goal of Vivekananda Global University, Student internship program is to provide the professional growth in the field of Engineering, Management, Science, Law and Agriculture.
The purpose of the VGU student internship program is to provide students with an opportunity to gain workplace skills and learn more about the supply chain management field. This is also an opportunity for students to contribute to the local community by reaching out to futuristic growth in the field of Engineering, Science, Law and Agriculture.
Internships are educational and career development opportunities, providing practical experience in a field or discipline. They are structured, short-term, supervised placements often focused around particular tasks or projects with defined timescales. An internship may be compensated, non-compensated or some time may be paid. The internship has to be meaningful and mutually beneficial to the intern and the organization. It is important that the objectives and the activities of the internship program are clearly defined and understood. Following are the intended objectives of internship training:
A minimum of 14-20 credits of Internship/ Entrepreneurial activities / Project work/ Seminar and Inter/ Intra Institutional Training may be counted toward B. Tech. degree program and 10-14 credits for three-year degree program. B.Tech and BBA Students should undergone Credit linked Internship after their second and fourth Semester for 30-45 days. Internship Training for MBA students should be more than 90 Days. 1 credit is equivalent to minimum 40-45 hours of work. Therefore, a full-time intern is expected to spend 40 – 45 hours per week on Internship, Training, Project work, Seminar activities etc. This will result in about 600 to 700 hours of total internship duration for B. Tech and 450-500 hours for Three year degree Courses (BCA, BBA). During the Last semester/ 8th semester, students may take Project Work & Seminar as specified in the curriculum of the University. Every student is required to prepare a file containing documentary proofs of the activities done by him. The evaluation of these activities will be done by Department Head/ TPO/ faculty mentor or Industry Supervisor as specified by Deans. Further, to assist students for industrial training at the end of fourth and sixth semester, Training & Placement cell
shall also design and implement internal curriculum, take classes, arrange experts, arrange agency for student’s Personality Development, Improve Communication Skills, Vocabulary, prepare students for Resume Preparation
& Email Writing, Group Discussion, Interview Skills, Aptitude Training & Practice Tests, Technical report writing, presentation skills, Foreign Languages proficiency etc. As per University credit system guidelines, wherever a department requires that students for a particular BA,B.Sc, MA, M.Sc, LLB Technical /Professional course should have studied a specific discipline at the Undergraduate level, it is suggested that obtaining 24 credits in the concerned discipline at the undergraduate level sufficient to satisfy such a requirement for admission to the BA,B.Sc, MA, M.Sc, Technical /Professional Courses.
The T&P cell will arrange internship for students in industries/organization after second, fourth and six/seventh semester(s) or as per AICTE/ affiliating University guidelines. Institutions may also device online system for arranging & managing internships. The general procedure for arranging internship is given below:
Step 1: Request Letter/ Email from the office of Training & Placement cell of the college should go to industry to allot various slots of 4-6 weeks during summer vacation as internship periods for the students. Students request letter/profile/ interest areas may be submitted to industries for their willingness for providing the training.
Step 2: Industry will confirm the training slots and the number of seats allocated for internships via Confirmation Letter/ Email. In case the students arrange the training themselves the confirmation letter will be submitted by the students in the office of Training & Placement through concerned department. Based on the number of slots agreed to by the Industry, TPO will allocate the students to the Industry. In addition, the internship slots may be conveyed through Telephonic or Written Communication (by Fax, Email, etc.) by the TPO or other members of the T&P cell / Faculty members who are particularly looking after the Final/Summer Internship of the students.
Step 3: Students on joining Training at the concerned Industry / Organization, submit the Joining Report/Letters / Email.
Step 4: Students undergo industrial training at the concerned Industry / Organization. In-between Faculty Member(s) evaluate(s) the performance of students once/twice by visiting the Industry/Organization and Evaluation Report of the students is submitted in department office/TPO with the consent of Industry persons/Trainers.
Step 5: Students will submit training report after completion of internship.
Step 6: Training Certificate to be obtained from industry.
Step 7: List of students who have completed their internship successfully will be issued by Training and Placement Cell.
Internship in 2020-21
After completion of Internship, the student should prepare a comprehensive report to indicate what he has observed and learnt in the training period. The student may contact Industrial Supervisor/ Faculty Mentor/TPO for assigning special topics and problems and should prepare the final report on the assigned topics. Daily diary will also help to a great extent in writing the industrial report since much of the information has already been incorporated by the student into the daily diary. The training report should be signed by the Internship Supervisor, TPO and Faculty Mentor. The Internship report will be evaluated on the basis of following criteria:
· Adequacy and purposeful write-up.
· Organization, format, drawings, sketches, style, language etc.
· Variety and relevance of learning experience.
· Practical applications, relationships with basic theory and concepts taught in the course.