More IIT-B students got internship at companies and universities this year, with the process being formalised and streamlined by the institute’s placement office.
There was a nearly 50% increase in internship at IIT-B over last year (909 compared to 605 last year).
The internship season started around mid-August 2012 and continued till mid-May. This was also a part of the interim placement report that the institute has prepared.
“This is the first time we looked at internship and we saw a huge increase,” said Avijit Chatterjee, professor in charge of placements.
“More students want to do internship and companies also make placement offers based on internship.” Internship are not a formal requirement at the institute, but students prefer to do them, for various reasons.
Internship at universities included those in India (27 students) as well as countries such as Germany (19 students), USA (13 students).