Delhi University to offer paid internship scheme for UG and PG students

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The Delhi University will start a paid internship scheme from this academic year for students of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a bid to impart holistic education in line with the National Education Policy (NEP), according to officials. The objective of the Vice Chancellor Internship Scheme (VCIS) is to impart training on soft and hard skills by integrating cognitive knowledge with experiential learning, VC Yogesh Singh said. All full-time regular students of the University of Delhi studying in any course at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels will be eligible to apply for VCIS.

According to an official document, the internship would be offered all year round based on the needs of Delhi University’s departments, centres, and institutes. The programme is a singular experience that aids students in developing their cognitive abilities by teaching them practical skills and instilling a sense of accountability for the university system. “It is a method to combine comprehensive understanding with the cutting-edge means of income while learning the specifics of academics and management,” Singh continued.

The total intended number of interns in both categories is 200, and students will be chosen based on an interview. VCIS facilitation at Delhi University is the responsibility of the office of the Dean of Students’ Welfare. According to officials, the Vice Chancellor’s consent will be sought after DSW reviews and recommends any changes to the number of interns. “It will open the door for the Samagra Shiksha (holistic education) goals outlined in the NEP 2020 to be accomplished. Young students will be able to collaborate with the university’s efforts for both of their mutual advantages. It would introduce college students to the various departments, centres, and institutes that the University of Delhi has to offer “the specified document

There would be a regular internship and a summer internship under VCIS. A summer internship will be available during the eight-week break. It might be flexible for 15-20 hours a week. In the meantime, it said that a (normal) internship during the academic term may include flexible hours of 8 to 10 per week. “A student at the University of Delhi may only use VCIS once during their period of study there. Under no circumstances may an internship last longer than six months from the moment of joining “the mentioned document The summer intern will receive Rs. 10,000 per month in contrast to the normal intern’s striped of 5,000.

Each fiscal year, the stipend will increase by 5%, it stated. At the conclusion of the internship, the DSW will issue a certificate, along with an evaluation report from the relevant employing department, centres, and institutes.

According to the paper, interested applicants must register online, and a properly submitted application is only good for a period of six months. The exact subjects and areas of interest must be specified and indicated by interested students. “When applying for VCIS, applicants have the option to select three specific domains or areas of interest. When applying for the internship, candidates must attach a letter of recommendation (LOR) and a no objection certificate (NOC) from their college’s head of department “the stated paperwork According to the prestigious VCIS, a student may only apply once for an internship during a given academic year. Selection is entirely based on the interview and letter of recommendation, it was said.

Mayank Tewari

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