Government launches Digital India Internship Scheme portal
The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeITY) has launched the website of Digital India Internship Scheme. The portal will facilitate students to apply online for internship. It was launched by Information Technology Minister Ravi Prasad Shankar in New Delhi.
Digital India Internship Scheme
- Provide opportunity for student to secure first hand and practical work experience under guidance of qualified and experienced Supervisor and Mentor.
- Ensure active participation of students in learning process through experimentation and putting into practice the knowledge acquired in the classrooms.
Under this scheme, 25 interns will be inducted for period of three months. These interns will be paid a stipend of Rs. 10, 000 per month.
Eligibility: Indian students from recognized universities in India who have secured at least 60% marks in the last held degree or certificate examination. Students pursuing B.E/B.Tech or M.E/M.Tech or dual degrees and are in their course of study can apply for internships on the portal.
Duration of Internship: It will be offered two times in year i.e. summer Internship during May and June an winter Internship during December and January. The minimum duration of internship will be of two months and extendable up to three months, depending on the performance of the candidate.
Proposed broad areas for Internship: R&D, Cyber Laws & Cyber Security, e-Governance, Digital Literacy (HRD), International Cooperation & Industrial Promotion, Hardware Industry and Digital Payments and Electronic Testing.
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2018