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As the country is under lockdown amidst COVID- 19, IIT Kharagpur has asked its students to apply for a summer internship within its departments. The statement was officially released on April 11, 2020. It also said that students can also look for companies that offer an online internship programme. The internship programme at IIT Kharagpur will be held from April to July.
Professor Debasis Deb, the Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the institute said that they are allocating students to work as interns in the projects that are being undertaken by the various departments at the institute.
He also said that the IIT Kharagpur summer holidays have been preponed by a month to April 1 due to lockdown and the online classes are being conducted since March 24. These online classes are helping the institute to cover the academic curriculum as per the schedule.
One of the tweets from IIT Kharagpur says that the institute has set a placement task force who will collaborate with companies to ensure that there is no effect on placement amidst the outbreak of coronavirus. It also says that 1306 students have received an offer letter from various companies and till date, there is no cancellation of the job offer.
Students can check the official website of IIT Kharagpur for more details on internships.
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