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Delhi University will start a Paid Internship Scheme to UG, PG Students

As per the official document, the paid internship will be available throughout the year depending on the requirements of the departments, centers and institutes of Delhi University.

According to officials, Delhi University will start a paid internship scheme for students of undergraduate and postgraduate courses from this academic year in order to provide holistic education in line with the National Policy on Education (NEP).

VC Yogesh Singh said that the Vice Chancellor Internship Scheme (VCIS) aims at imparting training on soft and hard skills by integrating cognitive knowledge with experiential learning.

All full time regular students of Delhi University who are studying in any course at undergraduate and postgraduate level will be eligible to apply for VCIS.

As per the official document, the paid internship will be available throughout the year depending on the requirements of the departments, centers and institutes of Delhi University.

“The scheme is a unique experience in helping students broaden their mental faculties by learning skills and inculcating a sense of responsibility towards the university system.

“It is a method to intertwine holistic knowledge with the innovative avenues of earning while learning the nitty gritty of academics and administration,” Singh added.

The selection of students will be based on an interview and the total proposed number of interns in both categories is 200.

The office of the Dean of Students’ Welfare has been entrusted with the responsibility to facilitate VCIS at Delhi University.

The number of the interns may periodically be changed after review and recommendation by DSW following the approval of the Vice Chancellor, officials said.

 “This will pave the way for achieving the objectives of Samagra Shiksha (holistic education) listed in NEP 2020. This will allow young students to engage with the work of the University for mutual benefit. It will introduce university students to the many departments, centers and institutes present within the University of Delhi.

Under VCIS, there would be two kinds of paid internship a regular and a summer internship.

A summer internship will be offered during summer vacation for eight weeks. It may contain a flexible 15-20 hours per week. Meanwhile, a (regular) internship during the academic session may contain a flexible 8-10 hours per week, it said.

“VCIS can be availed by a student only once during a course of study at the University of Delhi. The maximum period of an internship shall not exceed six months under any circumstances from the time of joining,” the document mentioned.

The regular intern will receive the striped of 5,000 per month while the summer intern will get Rs 10,000 per month. Stipend will be enhanced by five per cent each financial year, it said.

A certificate from the DSW at the end of the internship tenure and the appraisal report from the concerned employing department, centres, and institutes will be given.

The document mentioned that the interested applicants will have to register online, and the duly submitted application will be valid for a maximum of six months.

Interested students will have specify and indicate the specific domains and areas of interest.

“Applicants may indicate three preferences of specific domain/areas of interest while applying for VCIS. The applicants must upload a letter of recommendation (LOR) and no objection certificate (NOC) from their head of the department of the college while applying for the internship,” the document mentioned.

A student can apply only once for an internship in an academic year under the prestigious VCIS and selection will be strictly based on the interview and letter of recommendation, it added

Also Read: Delhi University Plans Courses on Emotional Intelligence, art of being happy from this academic year.

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