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IIT, Kharagpur offers online summer internships in its departments amid lockdown

IIT, Kharagpur offers online summer internships in its departments amid lockdown

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has started its online summer internship in its departments amid lockdown. The students can apply for internships online or can approach companies that offer online internships during this lockdown period.
IIT, KGP students can do the internship from April to June this year. “We are allocating students to work as interns in ongoing projects in the institute,” Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Debasis Deb said.

Moreover, the Institute has also formed a placement task force to liaise with companies & ensure that placement offers remain consistent amidst #COVID19. A total of 1306 offers were made in 2019-20, and till now no cancellation has been made so far.

“The IIT-Kharagpur has preponed summer holidays by a month to April 1 due to the coronavirus outbreak and all classes were conducted online since March 24”, Deb said. Online classes have helped the institute to complete the classes as per schedule.
Meanwhile, IIT, Kharagpur staff has donated 1-day salary to raise INR 1 crore to the Prime Minister’s Cares Fund to contain coronavirus outbreak in the country. The teaching and non-teaching staff of the institute both contributed for this nobel cause.



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