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 12 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 6 credits.
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 Corporate Relations Office (CRO) shall work 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 / students / Corporate Relations Office while interacting with organizations for IPs.
Students with academic afflictions will not be allowed to pursue internships without the recommendations of the Academic Counselling Committee.
Companies will be invited to the campus to conduct a selection process for prospective students. Alternatively, companies may select from the shortlisted CVs based on criteria stipulated by them. Final selections will be communicated by the CRO 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 finalized, the student will not be allowed to appear for further processes with reference to other IP assignments. A final IP allotment list shall be released by the CRO by first week of February.
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 ‘A’ or ‘B+’ or ‘B’ or ‘C+’ or ‘C’ or ‘D’ or ‘E’ is awarded by the faculty guide by following the absolute grading system as per the cutoffs suggested by the examination committee.
|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 8th week of IP|
|Stage 3||Seminar (5%) + Project Report (10%) + Project Diary (5%)||Seminar (10%) + Project Report (10%)||40%||by 12th week of IP|
In cases where the intern may have to withdraw from the IP, the following procedure will be followed:
Our students would spend 12 weeks in corporates as an intern through the Summer Internship Program (SIP). We have a well laid policy for our Summer Internship Program. Before placing our students for the summer internship, we screen the profiles offered to them. This ensures that all the stakeholders such as students, corporate and the institute benefits form the SIP. Since we offer internships for a span of 12 weeks, our students are able to internalize the roles offered to them and create value for the internship organizations.
Our batch of 2021-23 consists of students from diversified backgrounds, from engineering, commerce, science and literature. 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 program 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 November of every year. We expect a mutually beneficial value creation through the summer internship program.
Head – Corporate Relations
SCOP at IMT Hyderabad abbreviates as “Student Committee of Placements” and is an integral part of the Placements Team. The committee acts as a bridge between the students and the Corporate Relations Group and also between the Institute and corporates via campus engagement activities like leadership series, practitioner sessions and preplacement talks. The committee is responsible for smooth conduction of summer and final placement process across the two batches. In addition, the committee is also looked upon for framing the Placements guidelines and providing the best student and job opportunity fit. The Student Committee of Placements works under the motto “One for all and All for one”
|S. No||SCOP Committee Members||Email Id|
|4||AVS Kireet Kumaremail@example.com|
|Mr. Prakash Pathak||Head – Corporate Relations|
|Ms. B. Jaya Vamshi||Administrative Officer – Corporate Relations|
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile No: 9391424224