Summer Internship Experience-First Hand Report
Chronicle Editor @ Aug 22, 2008
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In the last month’s issue of chronicle, we requested students to tell our readers about their Summer Internship Experience. We are publishing below their experiences. The write-ups are edited to match the space available. We hope that their junior brothers will find the article useful.

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1) Praharsh Sharma (3rd year Electronics Engineering)
 
(E-mail: praharshsharmaster@gmail.com)
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I pursued my summer internship at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for the duration May-June 2008. I worked in the Electronics Laboratory at NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Research Centre, IISc Bangalore for 7-8 weeks.
 
I arranged the training by contacting the professor through e-mail. The rule of thumb is to keep e-mailing the professors whose area of interest and research matches with one's own. Their profiles are available on their home-pages on the website.
 
IISc Bangalore is the leading research institute in India and has a brand reputation in many European Universities. An internship at a place like IISc Bangalore is perhaps the best opportunity within the country.
 
The Electronics lab at NMR Research Centre, IISc Bangalore possesses a host of contemporary and advanced electronic boards and embedded system kits (like ALTERA FPGA Kits, XILINX FPGA Kits, DSP kits, CYPRESS PSoC and many others) apart from all the common constituents of any Electronics Lab. It has a good collection of books and manuals as well. The lab is also decently equipped with computers and other necessary things. The environment at the lab was largely conducive to the purpose.
 
Experience gained:
 
The project was on FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) and other PLDs (Programmable Logic Devices) using HDLs (Hardware Description Languages) like VHDL and Simulation Software like ALTERA QUARTUS and CYPRESS WARP. It extended up to the implementation of NIOS II microprocessor and SOPC (System on Programmable Chip) implementation on the ALTERA STRATIX FPGA kit.
 
Specific things learnt during the internship:
 
Firstly, I started off with the basics of VHDL and FPGA operation. Initially, I worked on ALTERA MAX and ALTERA FLEX kits. Soon, I moved up to interfacing devices (like VGA Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse) to the ALTERA FLEX FPGA kit. Later on, I implemented the NIOS II soft-core microprocessor on ALTERA’s high-end STRATIX kit and wrote some programs to run them and test the implementation of NIOS II. Finally, I ended up with SOPC implementation on the ALTERA STRATIX kit using the SOPC Builder. I used Simulation Software like ALTERA QUARTUS, CYPRESS WARP and NIOS II IDE. Apart from this, I also worked on some PLDs and their circuit boards.
 
I was not provided any accommodation or stipend for the internship. It had to be born on one's own. The reason was that my internship was not through JNCASR or IAS. IISc Bangalore invites internship applications through these two application procedures at the institute level. I had applied through these but could not beat the competition (the number of students chosen from around the country is generally only a few tens in a particular field of interest). Thereafter one needs to resort to contacting individual professors through e-mail.
 
I chose this internship over another internship opportunity (at Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China). Although, I had to compromise on the loss of my Paper Publication opportunity at Chinese Academy of Sciences, I got a better project to work upon and at a better reputed place.
 
My advice to the aspirants would be to look for a reputed organisation/professor to work at/under, project of your area of interest and paper publication opportunity, if possible. Stipend and other incentives come into picture after these things.
 
Praharsh Sharma
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2) Prakash Chandra Trivedi (4th year Metallurgical Engineering)
 
(Email: prakash.trivedi.met05@itbhu.ac.in; trivedi.iit@gmail.com)
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I contacted Subhash Shanbhag (Chemical 1985), who helped me a lot. He talked to Mahindra Group, Mumbai and they sent letter to TPO (Training and Placement Office) for two students (one for mechanical & one for metallurgy).
 
I did my summer training at Mahindra Systech, Mumbai (http://www.mahindra.com/) and Mahindra Forgings Ltd., Chakan, Pune (http://www.mahindraforgings.com/).  I already did a lot of work in Metallurgical field and I think on that basis I got a very exciting industrial work there. Project was based on their own industrial problem "Elimination of bending problem of crankshafts at Mahindra forgings".
 
I got lot of exposure on the industrial level and I proved myself there by introducing innovative things, which is going to give direct benefit of around Rs 3.8 crore per annum to Mahindra forgings Ltd. I worked on the shop floor of the forging plant and that allowed me to realize difference between a lab work and a plant work.
 
Industrial discipline, lot of Metallurgical core knowledge relating to Forgings, Heat treatment and automated metallurgy etc. and most important how to introduce cost effective things on industrial level. I used to attend their internal meetings. I was from IT-BHU so always peoples there allow me to discuss technical aspects in meetings. I think that was the most interesting part of my training.
 
I got generous stipend and I spent complete 45 days there. I was having accommodation at IIT-Bombay in Mumbai and was given Mahindra Guest House at Chakan, Pune.
 
Basically Mahindra group had acquired this forgings company 4 Years back and currently its 4th largest forgings company in India. They have a lot of exposure for Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering as well as Electrical engineering. I think I got there more than expectations. They are at the transition state and want to reciprocate their production.
 
Peoples there were very helpful. My guides Mr. S.G. Wagle and Mr. Amitabha Hazari (Wagle sir was earlier in L & T, Mumbai and then 11 years in China before switching to Mahindra group as a Dy. G. Manager. Mr. Amitabha Hazari is B. Tech. and M. Tech. passout from IIT-Kharagpur) were so much helpful that I never realized that I was at Mumbai not in UP.
 
When I completed my work, CEO of Mahindra Forgings Mr. Steve Ball was satisfied with my work and later he wrote me that I did an excellent work in a little span of time. I think that a very good effort shown by me at Mumbai has given a direct impact to TATA Motors recruiter and that’s why I am the only Metallurgist to be selected in TATA Motors through campus placement.
 
I would like to suggest to all my juniors at IT-BHU that please do excellent summer training, utilize your one and half months time with full dedication and with full sincerity. I assure you that your summer work always reflects your personality in front of your recruiter. Minimum I realized this. Best of luck to all of you for your future endeavour!
 
Prakash Chandra Trivedi
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3) Nishant Kumar Jain (3rd year Computer Science and Engineering)
 
(Email: nishant.jain.cse06@itbhu.ac.in)
 
Nishant.png This summer, I got to intern at NEEV technologies at Bangalore. Neev Technologies is a software service provider expertise in web 2.0 development, RIA and many more .Better part is that it is founded by our own alumni, Saurabh Chandra (Mechanical 2001). It had invited applications from third year students CSE for two positions, but being a second yearite, I happened to apply on my own. Unexpectedly, they reached me back the very same day, and there I go, planning for summers in Bangalore.
 
Though only three years old, the Company has a great work profile. I was more than happy to get interned at this company. But I must say the whole experience went way above my expectations. I figured since I was an intern, they wouldn't trust much. The stereotypical summer internship for a second year undergrad involves performing tedious, boring tasks for a huge company or more commonly a research internship at an Institution, which is almost the opposite of my experience.
 
In a company of comparatively small size, I got to work on stimulating project of developing iPhone native application. This is an all new and exciting field in mobile development. The coolest part was that I worked on a MacBook, and when my game application finally ran on iPhone, I could not help my goose bumps. I can tell you that was the 'THE' moment in recent times for me.
 
I learned a lot of technical know-how of this Apple platform, and had my first experience to work in a professional environment. Working on a professional project is quite different from academic ones that we pursue. You just don't make the product , but also look out for efficient designing for better performance and robustness, having attractive and perfect user-interface all that goes down to single pixel ,among many other, and of course your adaptability to all new and vibrant technologies. In the end I found myself all the more confident and willing to face challenges. And not to forget a lot of good relationship's that I made. Certainly, it is a very fun and flexible place to work where people never mention their titles and Interns are treated like full-time employees in almost every way. It's great to feel trusted and valued for my contributions.
 
For the economics, in addition to a stipend, I was reimbursed for my travel, provided a flat for accommodation (this really means something in Bangalore), and had my breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee and all that, at company's cafe. But voila, another surprise, Just as I finished my exit formalities, I was handed a bonus cheque by Saurabh sir himself. Now that was something really nice, showing how keenly they followed my work. This is all from my summers.
 
As for the advice, I must accept the luck factor involved in landing you at right place. But you should try reach out newer places. Internship is not that easy to grab, and for second yearites it is even tougher. But it is Second year Internship where you enjoy all the flexibility. Internship must be valued in terms of your prospect of learning rather than financials. You must decide on a broad outline of things that interests you and then should look out for institutions and organisations working in it.
 
Nishant Kumar Jain
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4) Devender Singh Maun (2nd year Ceramic Engineering)
 
(Email: devender.maun@cer11.itbhu.ac.in and devender.cer07@itbhu.ac.in)
 
 
Devender.jpgI am Devender Singh, student of 2nd year pursuing B. Tech. in ceramic engineering. I did summer internship in my very first year at Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata (a CSIR lab). I was curious to know more about the scope of my branch and was baffled about my career. So, to get answers of all these questions I decided to go for a summer internship in my first year itself.
 
I searched out good institute of Ceramic in India and find CGCRI, an appropriate place for doing internship. I contacted the Head of CGCRI and applied for a summer internship. After getting selected I was required to give a forwarded letter from our HOD for allowing me to do summer internship at CGCRI. I was interested in ceramic coatings so I was asked to work in Sol-Gel department of CGCRI and Dr. Debtosh Kundu, Scientist, CGCRI was assigned as my project instructor. They were very surprised to know that I am a first year student. I was astonished to see the labs. Institute made available accommodation in CSIR guest house. Summer internees have to work from 10am to 5pm but I used to spend most of my time in labs and with my PI (project instructor). I used to discuss a lot with my PI about the scope of my branch and making a career in this field. Moreover, I worked between PhD scholars and get a chance to interact with them and discussed a lot with them regarding making a career in this field.
 
I started my work by studying basic sol-gel process (as I was a first year student) and its application but I gained interest in the subject and then I synthesized bulk gel, silica microspheres and thin coatings of silica on glass slides using sol-gel technique. I studied the effect of concentration of solution and lifting speed on coating thickness and derived some conclusions like shift of maxima on left side because of increased thickness which resulted in higher path difference leading to increase in number of maxima in particular length. After completing this project I got one more project and was asked to study the change in photo catalytic properties of titania (TiO2) when titania was coated on silica microspheres and my PI was astounded at the results I produced because we have just enhanced the photo catalytic properties of titania to great extent.
 
Practical application of this work is in water purification units. Titania microspheres cannot be used directly for purification as titania is harmful for health but coating titania on silica microspheres not only solved this problem but also enhanced the photo catalytic properties of titania. My work on thin coatings of silica on glass slides has wide applications in making anti-reflecting glasses and making glasses which only allows particular wavelength of light to pass through them.
 
After the end of my training, I had two projects under my belt, co-authorship of one scientific paper (Effect on photo catalytic properties of titania when coated on silica microspheres) and knew what exactly I have to do in coming days J
 
So, I think if one is confused in deciding his future (software, core or management) he/she must go for summer internship in early stages (2nd year or may be 1st year ;-)) and can find their interest. Also, internship in first year facilitates your chances of getting a foreign internship in coming years.
 

Devender Singh Maun

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47 Comment(s) (The views expressed here are those of the commenters, and ITBHUGlobal.org is not responsible for them.)
 ramendra amar said:

Kindly let me know abaut the summer training programmes going to be held
the courses, fee,duration etci am pursuing b.tech in second year in cse branch

April 11, 2011 7:14 AM
 Trupti Ranjan Behera said:

I want to do summer courses in ITBHU.
I am a chemical engg.student (1st year).
is there any courses available for me?

February 13, 2011 5:03 AM
 Tias kumar said:


respected sir,

I am a student of National Institute of Technology , Durgapur pursuing my Undergraduate degree in Metallurgy and Material Engg. I am currently in 2nd yr.I want to know the detailed procedure for Summer Internship Programs relating to my department.kindly enlighten me in this aspect.

November 6, 2010 6:30 AM
 Apoorva Johry said:

hello sir
I am a 3rd year electrical engineering student.
Kindly brief me about how to pursue summer training from IT-bhu.

November 2, 2010 5:05 AM
 saurabh kumar said:

Respected Sir,


I am a student of Computer Science And Engineering branch at National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India, currently in my Third year pursuing a four year Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) programme.

I have performed satisfactory academically with a CG of 7.50/10.00.

I wish to pursue excellent research in this field by working under your esteemed mentorship as an project for summer training.

I hope that my work suits your needs and be worthy enough to help me deserve a project under your guidance. I have further appended my resume for your kind perusal.

I shall be very grateful to you for your kind concern.

If you require any further information, I would be glad to furnish the same. Looking forward to a positive response from you.


Thanking You,


Sincere regards,
--
Saurabh Kumar,
Undergraduate Student(Btech),
NIT Rourkela- India

October 29, 2010 5:02 PM
 saurabh kumar said:

Respected Sir,


I am a student of Computer Science And Engineering branch at National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India, currently in my Third year pursuing a four year Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) programme.

I have performed satisfactory academically with a CG of 7.50/10.00.

I wish to pursue excellent research in this field by working under your esteemed mentorship as an project for summer training.

I hope that my work suits your needs and be worthy enough to help me deserve a project under your guidance. I have further appended my resume for your kind perusal.

I shall be very grateful to you for your kind concern.

If you require any further information, I would be glad to furnish the same. Looking forward to a positive response from you.


Thanking You,


Sincere regards,
--
Saurabh Kumar,
Undergraduate Student(Btech),
NIT Rourkela- India

October 29, 2010 5:00 PM
 BINIT KUMAR said:

HELLO SIR,I M PERSUING MY BE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FROM PANJAB UNIVERSITY CHANDIGARH.I AM CURRENTLY IN THIRD SEM AND WANT TO DO MY SUMMER TRAINING AFTER 4TH SEM FROM A PREMIER INSTITUTE.PLEASE GUIDE ME

August 24, 2010 5:32 AM
 arwaz khan said:

hi,sir.my name is arwaz khan. i am pursuing my b.tech from jhansi.due to its remote location i am not able to get any option for my internship in ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION field.please guide me
for some career polishing internships.
thank you.i would be waiting for your response...

May 20, 2010 4:27 AM
 abhinandan gupta said:

hello sir
i m doing b.tech in IT stream in 4 sem
pls tell me the summer training program conducted by iit bhu

May 6, 2010 6:17 PM
 anoop singh said:

hello sir
i am a 3rd year electronics engineering student.
kindly brief me about how to pursue summer training from it bhu.

April 21, 2010 8:43 PM
 Swatantra Singh said:

I am a student of Electronics and Communication Engg. (2nd year).I want to pursue summer training from IT BHU .Please tell me the procedure.

April 8, 2010 5:48 PM
 Rashmi.N said:

respected sir,
I am a BE 6th semester student,my branch is ECE. Please let me know about summer training for 2010.

April 6, 2010 1:57 PM
 mithun said:

i would like to do internships this summer during the period of june and july in bangalore.do suggest some places.i am studying 3rd year BE in electronics n commuication.

April 5, 2010 4:13 PM
 Ankush Khatri said:

hello sir
i am a 3rd year electronics engineering student.
kindly brief me about how to pursue summer training from it bhu.

April 5, 2010 12:07 PM
 harsh said:

i am doing btech from hbti(cse) 2nd year suggest me summer training in bhu

March 26, 2010 7:06 PM
 NAVEEN KUMAR said:

sir,
i am a student of b tech 6th sem of cs branch from dr. ram manohar lohia avadh university, faizabad.i want to do summer training from it bhu. please give me all the necessary information releted to this. phone no. -9452469275
-9807255787

March 20, 2010 5:21 PM
 shipra agarwal said:

hello sir,i will be thankful to you if u send me details that how and from when i can pursue the summer training from iit-bhu

March 10, 2010 3:51 PM
 madhur said:

hello sir,

i am BE 3rd year student in metallurgy branch from Punjab Engg College Chandigarh, i want to do my summer internship during may to july from IT BHU,
please let me know the criteria to undergo for the internship over there
i am waiting for your response.
thanking you

March 7, 2010 6:09 PM
 Dindayal kumar said:

Respected Sir,


I am a student of Electronics & Communication engineering branch at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India, currently in my second year pursuing a four year Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) programme.

I have performed satisfactory academically with a CPI of 7.60/10.00.

I wish to pursue excellent research in this field by working under your esteemed mentorship as an project for summer training.

I hope that my work suits your needs and be worthy enough to help me deserve a project under your guidance. I have further appended my resume for your kind perusal.

I shall be very grateful to you for your kind concern.

If you require any further information, I would be glad to furnish the same. Looking forward to a positive response from you.


Thanking You,


Sincere regards,
--
Dindayal kumar,
Undergraduate Student(Btech),
MNNIT Allahabad - India

February 12, 2010 3:29 PM
 nidhi gupta said:

hello sir
i m doing b.tech in IT stream in 4 sem
pls tell me the summer training program conducted by iit bhu .

February 5, 2010 12:09 PM
 neha said:

Hello sir,
I am neha doing b.tech(bt)& m in 4th sem.please
give me information regarding summer training in biotechnology during may-june for 1 month.

January 28, 2010 5:47 PM
 Jagadeesh.B.H said:

Hello Sir,
I am final year BE in Information Science.
can i have details of internships.....

January 9, 2010 10:25 AM
 Shagun Srivastava said:

Hello sir,
I am a b.tech 2nd year student in computer science and engineering at VIT University,Vellore.I want to know if there are any provisions of summer training at IIT BHU at the end of 4th semester for other college students.If yes kindly tell me the selection procedure and when should i apply for it.

December 21, 2009 3:07 PM
 Minu Pandey said:

dear sir/ma'am,
I'am a b'tech 3rd year-ece student.I wish to know if there is any provision for summer training at IIT-BHU for students who are in no-way connected to the IIT-BHU fraternity.And if yes, then may i know the required procedure.

December 6, 2009 7:01 PM
 shashank singh said:

helloo
i am 3rd year mechanical student from BITS-PILANI . plsss help me to how to get summer internship in companies like mahindra forge or tata motors.

November 12, 2009 3:06 AM
 mukesh pachar said:

sir
i want to do summer trining tall me about this t&c

November 2, 2009 12:34 PM
 Sourav said:

Sir I m a student of 3rd yr EIE i want 2 do a internship or summer training in the month of july-AUG from ONE of the CSIR labs suitable for me sir i will be very helpful if u kindly give me the address. My ph nos +919831418357

May 16, 2009 11:39 AM
 G N Pandey said:

Dear Students
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre , Mumbai is a premier Research centre of the country where lots of R & D activity in basic and applied sciences in all Engineering desciplines is being persued . There are programmes for such students .
With Best Wishes

May 5, 2009 5:50 PM
 asad said:

It is very good for the juniors who are curious about their summer training. so thanks to all of you!!!!!!!

May 5, 2009 4:36 AM
 rishabh said:

does IT BHU provide summer training ?
if yes then what is the last date and procedure? i am a student of electronics and communication branch and still i am not registered.

May 2, 2009 4:51 AM
 Dinesh Kumar said:

Dinesh kumar said:
Hello sir,
I am doing MBA in Internastional Instuit Of Sciences Management Pune and in the IInd sem.
Please suggest me about summer training at the end of my IInd semester.

April 22, 2009 5:47 PM
 Priyanka said:

Sir,
I am a student of NIT kurukshetra, b. Tech 6th semester, computer science. I want to apply for internship during june-july. Can you please tell me the procedure for it.
Thank you

April 11, 2009 12:40 PM
 akanksha upadhya said:

hello sir
i am a 2nd year electronics engineering student.
kindly brief me about how to pursue summer training from it bhu.

April 4, 2009 7:10 AM
 akanksha upadhya said:

hello sir
i am a 2nd year electronics engineering student.
kindly brief me about how to pursue summer training from it bhu.

April 4, 2009 7:09 AM
 sudeep reddy said:

i am first year comp sci student studying at nit calicut can we go internships in the very first year if yes where to go??

April 3, 2009 12:46 PM
 priyanka chiraniya said:

sir,
please give us some idea about the training .
what typ of courses should we do ?

April 3, 2009 6:53 AM
 priyanka chiraniya said:

sir,
please give us some idea about the training .
what typ of courses should we do ?

April 3, 2009 6:53 AM
 priyanka chiraniya said:

hello sir,
i m a student of cse department II year,.
can i do any type of training from bhu during summer vacction that will be beneficial for us in near future.

April 3, 2009 6:49 AM
 vinit singh said:

hi i wana do summer training during this summer vacation can anybody help me what 2 do?

March 29, 2009 5:18 PM
 kumud said:

sir is the institute going to organize any course on VLSI design?if so will you please let us know about the schedule and information regardin it.

March 28, 2009 10:38 AM
 sunil sharma said:

I am in B.E III yr mechanical engg. in MBM eengg. college jodhpur . Plz give me suggestion what should I do for summer training ..

March 23, 2009 11:23 AM
 vikash pandey said:

Hello sir,
I am doing B.Tech from N.I.Engineering College,Lucknow with IT branch.
this is my 4th sem. and i want to do summer training in it Bhu.
please provide me detail for summer training in IT BHU.
Thankyou sir,

March 17, 2009 8:55 PM
 Praharsh Sharma said:

@ Saurabh, Divyendu, Anjali, Amit and Ramanayan,

Thanks for your comments. You are most welcome to seek information in this concern as and when you desire through E-Mail/Phone.

All the best!

Cheers,
Praharsh Sharma
B.Tech.-III (ECE), IT-BHU
praharshsharmaster@gmail.com
+91-9838-001-871

March 12, 2009 1:25 PM
 ramnayan yadav said:

i(b.tech-3-ec) for summer training on embedded system in june give detail as soon as possible

March 6, 2009 6:14 AM
 anjali sinha said:

sir ,
i am b.tech 2nd year student my trade is electrial
sir, i want to join your summer training so please consider me

March 2, 2009 11:43 AM
 DIVYENDU MISHRA said:

please help me anybody in purpose of summer training in BHU.

February 24, 2009 6:54 AM
 saurabh suman said:

hello sir,
I am doing BE in EEE and in the 4th sem.
please suggest me about summer training at the end of my 4th semester.

February 23, 2009 2:49 PM

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