Guidelines for Summer Placement (Summer Internship)

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GUIDELINES FOR SUMMER PLACEMENT (SUMMER INTERNSHIP) Summer placement (summer internship programme, i.e., now popularly known as SIP), is an integral part of the academic curriculum of MBA. For the successful completion of the MBA programme, the students are required to complete the SIP. After completion of the 1st year of the programme, i.e., after the 2nd semester and before the commencement of the second year of the programme, the students are required to work with an organisation for hands on experience. The duration of the SIP is six to eight weeks. In some cases this period may be a little longer, but in no case the duration should be more than 10 weeks. SIP aims at widening the student's perspective by providing an exposure to real life organisational and environmental situations. This will enable the students to explore an industry/organistion, build a relationship with a prospective employer, or simply hone their skills in a familiar field. SIP also provides invaluable knowledge and networking experience to the students. During the internship, the student has the chance to put whatever he/she learned in the 1st year of MBA into practice while working on a business plan or trying out a new industry, job function or organisation. The organisation, in turn, benefits from the objective and unbiased perspective the student provides based on concepts and skills imbibed in the first year at the MBA institute. The summer interns also serve as unofficial spokespersons of the organisation and help in image building on campus. Some ideal projects for summer internships can be in the areas of strategy formulation, business process reengineering, MIS, ERP implementation, retail/investment banking, industry analysis, new product launches, sales and distribution, market research and advertising, etc., among others. However, this is not an exhaustive list of areas but can be varied to suit the requirements of the organisations where the student has to undergo internship....
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