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MeitY launches Digital India Internship enabling youth for firsthand experience

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The Ministry of Electronics and Information technology (MeitY) has launched the “Digital India Internship Scheme” to enhance skills of youngsters. Under the scheme, Rs 10,000 per month will be offered as stipend to interns.

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Launching the scheme, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Electronics and IT and Law & Justice, said that the internship scheme will offer 25 slots in each session – summer and winter.

He said that the objective of the scheme is to provide youths an opportunity to secure first hand and practical work experience under the guidance of a mentor and students will be able to apply for the internship scheme online.

“The internship scheme will enable the young students to learn closely about the initiative of Digital India. It will also give exposure to the students about technology policy and decision making of government of India,” Prasad said.

The internship is likely to start from the next month and will be of two months’ duration (extendable to three months). After completion of the internship and submission of report, students will be awarded with a certificate.

Eligibility for Internship:

Students with minimum 60 per cent marks in the last degree or certificate examination and students who are pursuing BE/ BTech (second/ third year) or integrated degree course/ dual degree (B.E/ B. Tech, M.E./ M. Tech) can apply for the programme.

The proposed areas of internship include Research and Development in Electronics and IT, Cyber Law/ IT Act, Digital Forensics, Malware Analysis, Mobile Governance, Cloud Computing, Digital Literacy, Software/ Hardware Industry Promotion and Digital Payments.

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