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Internshala: Free Internship to students from session 2017-18

AICTE in its 49th meeting of the Council held on 14th March, 2017 approved a package of measures to be implemented by all technical institutions approved by AICTE to improve the standards of technical education and to provide competent technical manpower for the nation.

In order to improve the employability of the students by imparting required skills and making them industry ready, it has been decided by AICTE to introduce mandatory internship for students from the session 2017-18. To facilitate internships to the students, AICTE has been identifying organizations/Ministries both in India & abroad and signing MoUs.

AICTE has recently signed an MoU with Internshala. Students can use lnternshala platform for free internships. A brief about Internshala is as under:

Internshala ( is India's largest internship & training platform with more than four lac internship listings every year across all streams. Founded in 2010, by a team of IIT & NIT alumni, Internshala helps students to find internships in more than 40,000 organizations that use the platform to hire interns.

Salient features of lnternshala:

  • Top companies use Internshala for providing internship.
  • All the internships and organizations are verified before listing them on platform ensuring students' safeguard.
  • Internshala lists only with stipend internships (except for NGOs).
  • More than 400,000 internships are listed on the platform every year in Engineering, Management, Design, Architecture, Law, Applied Arts and other domains.
  • 40% of the interns are offered Pre-Placement offer upon completion of internship, thus helping in final placements as well.

AICTE has also signed MoU with NETiit for internships in Taiwan. The MoUs can be viewed on the AICTE website

Students can register for internship on: