RGPV mandates 3 internships for engineering students

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Jan 2018 11:39:55


Staff Reporter,

Following orders of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV) made three internships and induction programme mandatory for undergraduate students from session 2018-19.

The university called an urgent meeting with directors, principals of affiliated institutions, dean, professors and Head of the Departments (HoDs) for taking decisions on mandatory internship and induction programme for students on Tuesday.

In the meeting, officials said AICTE has mandate that every undergraduate student should complete three internship each spanning at least for four weeks for improving the students employability. Internship is a way to impart required skills and making the students industry ready. Professors said an induction programme for the new entrants for three weeks duration is also made mandatory in the AICTE model curriculum.

The meeting was organized under chairmanship of the Vice Chancellor Sunil Kumar to finalize the details. In this meeting, affiliated colleges were informed that decision has been taken to improve the employability of engineering students.

It will be responsibility of colleges to ensure that students undergo at least three mandatory internships during their course. Besides, teachers also asked to go mandatory refresher course annual. Directors and principals of affiliating colleges were explained the details of internship and induction programme. They have been asked to ensure three internships of each UG students as per the norms.

Notably, AICTE has released its guidelines for academic session 2018-19. This year council has decided to shout few colleges facing admission crisis for past three years. AICTE also asked private engineering colleges to maintain student and teachers ration so that quality of education would be sustained. Concern with declining admissions and economical loss to the private colleges, council has decided to close the institutes having below 25 per cent admission continuously for past five years.

However, there is relaxation on student and faculty ratio. Earlier colleges were asked to assign a teacher on every 15 students. This year institute have got relaxation and asked to assign one teacher on every 20 students.