Rural Internship

The Concept:

As per the directive of the ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, a Technical programme should comprise of at least 20% courses on Humanities and Management. For better execution of policies during one’s professional career, a technocrat is required to come to terms with the realities of life. In India, Rural population comprises of nearly 70% of the country’s total population. In a developing nation like India, cities are getting saturated rapidly in many ways and the onus on administrative machinery is to focus on rural areas for development. In this regard, it has become mandatory to know and understand rural life and its demography. It is in this reference, we have introducedRural Internship (RI) in B. Tech Computer Science and Engineering.

 Objective:

  •  To strengthen understanding on concepts of rural development with specific reference to the Indian context.
  •  To provide exposure to grassroot realities, in the rural setting, with a focus on participation in interventions by NGOs.
  •  To strengthen insights and develop skills on participatory methodologies and tools used in rural development.
  •  To understand and appreciate broader contexts of other stakeholders, like government agencies, donors and local self-governance institutions, while participating in existing field projects.
  •  To facilitate cross-cultural learning on development issues as well as other areas of inter-personal growth and  learning.

Expected Outcome:

  • Sensitized workforce in ICT sector who are socially concerned and willing to positively contribute to the society.
  • Increased awareness about rural areas in students.
  • Thorough understanding about the rural socio-economic scenario in students.
  • Understanding the functioning of rural areas and non-profit sector.
  • Explore challenging issues in existing systems and suggest possible solutions.
  • Indulgence of opportunities in rural areas amongst students.
  • Enhanced understanding among students about rural development and rural management.
  • Sensitize students with socially responsible behaviour wherever they are placed in future.
  • Enhance skills of students. i.e. observation skill, analytical skill, decision making skill, communication skill.
  • Identifying the routine problem and proposing technological enabled solution or workarounds . 

Procedure:

  • RI duration is 2 weeks  for  the first and second summer and or winter break.
  • Student may select NGO  / Rural area of their on interest and location preference.
  • Student may request for forwarding letter or other formalities to Prof. D S Darji . 
  • The NGO  / Rural organization has to issue the certificate to each participating student after completion and submit the report.
  • Student will have to fill up form (google doc) for furnishing all the details about NGO , contact person and start and end date of internship. 
  • Faculty may visit during RI.