BML Munjal University is offering 28 to 31 weeks of graded hands-on internship to make students ready for placement season
To fill the gap between the education and employability, BML Munjal University (BMU) has introduced a ‘’practice school’’ for B.Tech students.
The internship concept gives hands-on learning and working experience with various sectoral business organisations for a period of 28 to 31 weeks to students. The curriculum is designed to nurture technically sound, multi-skilled and ethical leaders.
Focus to resolve the issue of unemployment
Throughout the duration of the programme, students gain invaluable practical experience by applying interdisciplinary and integrated learning to real-world problems.
The program gives students first-hand experience of working on real-life projects with the experts from the industry and graduate ‘industry ready’. The program is jointly mentored by a faculty and the industry expert where the students are given a chance to leverage their work experience during placements.
Unlike the other internships, Practice School comprises credit units and contributes to the final university score.
Roadmap of practice school internship concept
Practice School 1 is for a week. This phase is the first handshake with the organisation. It is an industrial visit, giving students the experience of 5 different industries’ such as mechanical industry, automotive company, BFSI or software industry. They learn how the organisation works, the atmosphere inside, the culture, the people, etc. After completion of PS 1, the students come back to the campus and write a report on their overall experience and views. The report carries one credit unit that contributes to their credit point average.
At the end of the Second Year, students attend 8 weeks of Practice School 2. Here the students implement the two years of their academic learning and experience in a live project. Throughout this phase, they are guided by a faculty mentor and an industry mentor.
Towards the end of a students’ engineering programme, the last semester comprises 22 weeks of mandatory graded internship – Practice School 3. Different companies come for campus recruitments and offer a 6-month internship which can also lead to a job offer.
Companies like Maruti Suzuki, FIAT, L&T, Tata Motors, Airtel, Ashok Leyland, Yamaha India, Honda, Huawei, Amazon, Digital Product (Germany), NYX (US) have offered internships through Practice school 3. Companies like Dell, ServiceNow, Rane Group, Synopsys India, Hero MotoCorp, XEBIA, TEKsystems, ZS Associates, Lutron, Zest IOT, Polaris, DBS, and others have offered jobs to students. The response from the industry has been encouraging and would have a positive impact on the placement season.