IIT Ropar undergrad fly abroad for foreign internships
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Attracting best offers from international universities, IIT Ropar B.Tech Second year and Third year students are going globally for summer internships this year. The summer internship (which requires at least 40 working days) gives them not only an opportunity to explore their area of interest but also in exploring research culture in top universities of the world. A conscious effort by IIT Ropar to get more international internships has led to a two-fold increase this year as compared to last year.
This year 39 students from all branches have joined various universities and industries of repute for summer internship. The Universities, students are visiting, include, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Simon Fraser University Canada, Chinese University of Hong Kong, National Cheg Kung University Taiwan, National Chiao Tung University, National Chung Cheng University Taiwan, National Taiwan University, Diverta Co. Ltd Japan, Yokogawa Electrical Japan, University of Tokyo, National University of Singapore and many more. These internships are expected to strengthen their research aptitude and help them with their career aspirations later this year.
Dr. Dhiraj K. Mahajan, Head Training and Placement Cell, Career Development & Corporate Relations Centre (CDCRC), IIT Ropar, attributes the fact that internships are an increasingly important element of education for professional positions. It gives a chance to network with professionals working in another part of the world. Not only is the academic component of doing an international internship important, interning abroad will also lead to personal life enrichment and fulfillment that will ultimately stay with them for the rest of their life.
The Career Development and Corporate Relations Centre (CDCRC) at IIT Ropar is providing high quality external and in-house training to students in the areas of soft skills, guiding the students towards best industries as well as national and international institutes.
“Companies look for young graduates, who have experience working in teams that can handle multiple roles. The national/international experience in the top institutes and MNCs will help them to be desirable candidates for best available opportunities,” added Prof. Harpreet Singh, Dean, Industrial Consultancy, Sponsored Research, Industry Interaction and Public Relations.