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ICFAI achieves 100 pc internship for S&T students

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Hyderabad , April 10

THE Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) University has announced that it has achieved 100 per cent internship placements for its Science and Technology (IcfaiTech) students in over 80 blue-chip corporates across the country.

These corporates include manufacturing houses, service organisations, information technology companies and research laboratories, according to the ICFAI University Vice Chancellor, Dr V. Panduranga Rao.

The university has already initiated steps to forge alliances with another 100-odd companies for the internship programme and have a panel of at least 200 corporates in the next couple of years, he said.

ICFAI University is the second management institution in the country after BITS Pilani to start practice school system for its science and technology students.

The internship programme of IcfaiTech requires the students to pursue 30 weeks of intense interaction and project work in real life situations.

According to Dr Rao, nearly 250 students would be starting their internships from May 20 onwards.

The corporates and public sector units with which ICFAI University has so far tied up include Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), National Aluminium Corporation (NALCO), Grasim, NIC, Airports Authority of India, United Nations Development Programme, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Matrix Laboratories, Sierra Atlantic, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), National Geological Research Institute (NGRI) and Mangalore Refineries and Petroleum Ltd (MRPL).

According to Dr Rao, a special feature of the internship programme is the continuous supervision by the resident faculty of the institute at the host organisation for the implementation of the programme and evaluation of students with the help of local experts.

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