The concept of Practice School is one of the unique features of curriculum at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal. It provides the students an opportunity to spend quality time in the industry during their last semester of B. Tech. Programme. Students spend 4 - 6 months in their eighth semester in an industry to gain valuable ground exposure by being part of teams handling live and challenging projects. It enables them to work in the area of mutual interest, improve self-confidence and develop core competence.
Further, the students are encouraged to do summer internships during the summer or winter breaks of second year and third year, which help them to plan the Practice School project in an organization during the final semester. In addition to this, industries offer in-semester projects to the students. These projects during the programme help the students to be abreast of the latest developments and tools used in the industrial field. All these initiatives help the students in preparing for the final year Practice School project of their choice.
The final semester Practice School exposure provides the students a platform to work in a competitive environment and deal with real-time problems. This experience enables students to develop their competence in problem-solving skills and demonstrate the knowledge of professional and ethical responsibilities. They get to adapt to the industry environment better and faster. It also ensures that they are productive from day one of their professional working career. This concept is encouraged and appreciated by most of the industries, as it is a win-win situation for the industry and the institute. Industries of repute have been recruiting our students for internship in increasing numbers over the years. Most of the students translate their convertible-internship opportunities into a full-time employment (FTE) offer.
Following is data of Practice school internships of B Tech students.
* Ongoing process