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 organization 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 organizational and environmental situations. This will enable the students to explore an industry/organization, 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 organization.
The SIP process involves working under the mentorship of an executive of the concerned organization and also with a faculty member of the institute where the student is studying, if required. The student is expected to first understand the organization and its setting and the industry/field in which the organization is operating. Thereafter, the student is expected to concentrate on the specific topic of study, its objectives, its rationale, and adopt a methodology and identify a suitable analysis procedure for the completion of the study. Wherever possible the student may provide recommendations and action plans, along with the findings of the study.
The university will arrange for evaluation of the SIP reports submitted by the students. For the purpose, the university will nominate one faculty from outside the institute and one faculty member from the institute who will be the examiners. The student/s is/are expected to make a 15 minute presentation before the examiners regarding the SIP project work undertaken, which will be followed by questions by the examiners.
The total marks for the SIP project will be 100 and it carries 6 credits. The marks will be awarded for the following aspects:
- Introduction: Clear understanding of the topic/subject; understanding of the organization/unit/field.
- Literature Review: Published studies, review of similar studies
- Details about the study: Objectives, formulation of the problem, scope, and rationale of the study.
- Methods/methodology adopted for the study: Analytical, Survey, Field Work or any other method with appropriate justification and reasoning.
- Analysis and conclusions: The logic of analysis, source of data, whether the conclusions are in line with the objectives, etc.
- Contribution and learning from the project: Details of the contribution of the study, the benefits to the organization, the learning from the study for the student, etc.
- Acknowledgements: References/Citations and Bibliography and help, if any received from other individuals/organizations.
- Presentation of the report, format of the report, flow of the report, style, language, etc.
- Presentation of the report to the examiners: Substance and treatment of the topic, style of presentation, and performance in the question answer session, time management, language, etc.
- Overall impression
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