About the Summer Internship Project
At the end of Second Semester each student shall undertake a Summer Internship Project (SIP) for 8 weeks. It is mandatory for the student to seek advance written approval from the faculty guide and the Director of the Institute about the topic and organization before commencing the SIP. The SIP may or may not have a Functional Focus, i.e. the student may take up a SIP in his/her intended area of specialization or in any other functional area of management. Ideally the SIP should exhibit a cross-functional orientation. The student shall submit a written structured report based on work done during this period.
SIP may be a research project – based on primary / secondary data or may be an operational assignment involving working by the student on a given task/assignment/project/ etc. in an organization / industry. It is expected that the SIP shall sensitize the students to the demands of the workplace. The learning outcomes and utility to the organization must be specifically highlighted.
The report should be well documented and supported by –
1. Executive Summary
2. Organization profile
3. Outline of the problem/task undertaken
4. Research methodology & data analysis (in case of research projects only)
5. Relevant activity charts, tables, graphs, diagrams, etc.
6. Learning of the student through the project.
7. Contribution to the host organization
8. References in appropriate referencing styles. (APA, MLA, Harvard, Chicago Style etc.)
It should reflect the nature and quantum of work undertaken by the student. The report must reflect 8 weeks of work and justify the same.
The completion of the SIP shall be certified by the respective Faculty Guide & approved by the Director of the Institute. The external organization (Corporate / NGO/ SME/ etc.) shall also certify the SIP work.
The student shall submit TWO hard copies & one soft copy (CD) of the project report before 30th September in Sem III. One hard copy is to be returned to the student after by the Institute after the External Viva-Voce.
In the interest of environmental considerations, students are encouraged to print their project reports on both faces of the paper.
SIP shall have a weightage of 4 credits. The Institute shall conduct an internal viva-voce for evaluation of the SIP for 50 marks. The Panel shall comprise of the Internal Faculty Guide & One additional faculty nominated by the Director.
There shall be an external viva-voce for the SIP for 50 marks. The examiner’s panel for the same shall include one external faculty member nominated by the University and one internal faculty member nominated by the Director.
The Internal & the External viva-voce shall evaluate the project based on:
1. Actual work undertaken by the student
2. Student’s understanding of the organization and business environment
3. Outcome of the project
4. Utility of the project to the organization
5. Basic analytical capabilities