Applications are invited for Research Internships at IITB (2011-12)

IITB Research Internship Award is designed to be an educational and professional research experience. These awards are available for specific research projects. The details of these projects are made available to the candidates so that they can apply for projects of their interest and can prepare themselves well for a rigorous selection procedure. The number of interns will be restricted to the number of projects available. The selected interns are required to work full time for four to six months on the project and will be given a fixed stipend of  Rs. 10,000/- per month. Accommodation may be provided subject to availability.

Kindly visit the “How To Apply” page for applying.

Important Dates:

Task Timeline
Last Date for submission of Application form October 15, 2011
Tentative Dates for Interview 15th -30th November 2011
Duration of Internship December 2011 to June 2012

About IITB:
IIT Bombay has made concerted efforts to align its R&D focus with the national goal of achieving technological self-reliance. Students and faculty conduct research projects in thrust areas of science and engineering. Its preeminent position at the cutting-edge of research is reflected in its impressive list of research projects, which cater to both our national needs and global developments.

Education and research are the twin pillars of IITB and the ambience is one in which new ideas and creativity can flourish. A key goal of the Institute is to provide a creative atmosphere in which higher studies and research thrive amongst the students and the faculty. IIT Bombay’s commitment to merging education with the creation of knowledge provides a fertile ground for productive research that has led to a range of scientific and technological achievements.

We feel that the main ingredient for successful R & D is enthusiastic young minds. It is from this view point that we have introduced the IITB Research Internship Awards to engage bright external students on it challenging research projects.

Available Projects

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criterion for this award includes the following:

  • Should be in Second year of a Masters program, or third / fourth year of a Bachelors program. Branch / discipline of study will be as per the project requirements specified by IIT Bombay Faculty (Internship Guide).
  • Should be among the top 10% in all the previous years in your discipline in the College / University / Institute in of the program. A certificate from the Principal to this effect will have to be submitted at the time of applying.
  • Should be a full-time student while applying and till the completion of the Internship. You may submit a partial project report before (e.g., in April) the completion of the Internship (e.g., in June) if the academic calendar of your College / Institute / University requires you to do so, with the prior consent of the Internship Guide.
  • Should be able to work full-time for the Internship. Part-time internship is not allowed. A certificate to the effect that there are no course work requirements during the internship period has to be submitted at the time of applying.

The table below summarizes this:

Year Of Study

Departments

Engineering

Science

Management

Humanities

3rd year BE / BTech

2nd semester of 3rd year

NA

2nd semester of 3rd year

NA

4th year BE / BTech

1st or 2nd semester of 4th year

NA

1st or 2nd semester of 4th year

NA

2nd year MA

NA

NA

1st or 2nd semester of 2nd year

1st or 2nd semester of 2nd year

2nd year Master’s in Management

NA

1st or 2nd semester of 2nd year

1st or 2nd semester of 2nd year

NA

2nd year MSc

NA

1st or 2nd semester of 2nd year

1st or 2nd semester of 2nd year

NA

2nd year M.Tech/M.E

1st or 2nd semester of 2nd year

NA

NA

NA

Students belonging to other degree programmes can mail to internship[at]ircc[dot]iitb[dot]ac[dot]in with the project title and department name they are interested in and we will consult the PI and intimate accordingly.  Note that actual disciplines which are acceptable for internship in a department depend on the needs of the projects and will be specified in the project description.

Selection procedure

The selection procedure consists of preliminary screening of applications, followed by test/ interviews to be held in a decentralized manner at the department level.

Selection criteria will include consistently brilliant academic performance (relative rank in the class/University), work carried out by the student besides his regular academic work, participation/recognition in competitions such as Techfest, Olympiads, National Talent Search Exams, and performance in the interview.

Train fare (IInd/Sleeper Class) will be given to outstation candidates, called for interview.

Interviews are likely to be held in November 2011.

Accommodation facility may be provided to applicants subject to availability.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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