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UGC's Internship Program: Providing Stipends and Academic Credits to Fourth-Year Students
Under the novel guidelines, students embarking on internships within collaborating companies are entitled to fixed stipends, insurance coverage, and academic credits.

by Pragti Sharma / 15 Jan 2024 21:25 PM IST / 0 Comment(s) / 94

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has unveiled an innovative research internship initiative specifically designed for fourth-year undergraduate students. This cutting-edge program not only introduces stipends, insurance coverage, and academic credits but also marks a significant leap forward in providing students with a holistic learning experience and enhancing their practical skills for future employability.



Under the novel guidelines, students embarking on internships within collaborating companies are entitled to fixed stipends, insurance coverage, and academic credits.



The UGC mandates the appointment of nodal officers who play a crucial role in overseeing research internships, forging partnerships with companies, and facilitating collaborative research projects while acknowledging the pivotal role of collaboration between educational institutions and industries.



UGC has encouraged educational institutions to hold surveys to determine local market requirements in line with the NEP 2020. Internship supervisors are appointed to guide students throughout their projects, ensuring not only timely completion but also a profound understanding of their chosen research topics.



UGC has instructed educational institutions to post detailed information about internship projects and mentors in order to promote transparency during the process. The commission suggests the establishment of clusters comprising state-level universities, colleges, and industries.



UGC Chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar highlighted the pivotal role that digital integration plays in implementing these visionary approaches.



UGC has urged educational institutions to create portals with API integration, streamlining the registration process for experts from companies or agencies. This digital approach aims to enhance the efficiency and success of the internship program, forging a symbiotic relationship between academia and industry.



News Source: India Today


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