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Program Overview

We undertake a significant amount of software and hardware development work to support our efforts in improving education at all levels and assisting various governments in the same. We have trained more than 1lakh engineering faculty on various engineering topics. We have successfully launched an opnedX based IIT BombayX MOOC platform. We are actively engaged in enhancing the online and blended MOOC education delivery models and effectiveness. We are branching out into supporting education in fields other than engineering.

We are actively involved in central government’s ambitious National Virtual Library and Educational Services for Outreach at Scale (ESOS) projects.

In May-June 2018, around 73 interns worked on summer internship projects. Our internship projects develop useful software for our initiatives while simultaneously enabling the participants to fulfil summer internship requirements of their respective academic programs. Our feedback shows that our projects go a long way towards career development of the participants. Many pieces of work done by our interns have been publicly launched.

All the work under the summer internship is released under Open Source. Consequently most of the tools and software environment used in our R&D, are also from Open Source Software(OSS). You will thus be working on Ubuntu (a variant of Linux), and using Python, MYSQL/Postgress, JAVA, GCC and other such packages. Even if you do not have adequate exposure to these, you will get ample opportunity to learn them during your internship. All we expect is that you are able to learn fast, and are able to meaningfully use what you learn. You will be engaged for a period of 7+ weeks. Your project leader will evaluate your work at the end of the internship. We expect everyone to work hard, and successfully complete the assignments well in advance of the last date.

You have to stay within the IIT campus. Hostel accommodation will be made available to you during the period of internship.

We will not be extending any financial support except paying your enrolment fees to IIT Bombay. You will have to manage expenses during your stay in IIT on your own. However, every year, we have been able to give a reasonable amount towards your lodging and other expenses. Further details are available under the subsection 'Financials'. The tentative schedule for the program is available under the subsection 'Tentative Schedule' (any small variations in dates will be intimated). Detailed schedule will be given to you on the first day of internship.

IIT will provide you library reading room facility, and limited access to Gymkhana facilities. A certificate will be issued on successful completion of internship.Kindly note that IIT professors in-charge of the program will seldom give recommendation letters for admission to institutions outside India.

Selection Process

Candidates will be selected based on academic performance in their school/college/university, and on their technical accomplishments. The reputation of the college and the performance of past students of that college in our internship program, may also be taken into account.

Selected candidates will also take a mandatory written (timed) online programming test in C. You can use your email to register in the site where you can practice problems. This site was developed by four members of the 2015 internship team. All problems will be (at most) a slight variation of the problems already provided by the above site. You will get a few days to practice before the online test.

Selection lists

Based on the academic scrutiny, a list of candidates provisionally selected will be published first by Monday, 18th March 2019. Any additional information, if required, will be sought from the provisionally selected candidates. Within a week, the mandatory programming test will whittle down the numbers.

The provisionally selected students will be required to submit scanned copies of the following documents before Monday 8th April 2019:

  • A circular form duly signed and stamped by the HoD/Principal/Director of your institute.
  • A recommendation letter from your HoD/Principal/Director stating that the college permits the student to undertake the internship during the chosen period.

Internship and stay at IIT Bombay involves some expenditure to be incurred by interns. The approximate amounts are:

  • Rs. 10,000/- to be paid to the IIT Bombay academic office (Internship Fee's)
  • Hostel room rent of approximately Rs. 6000 for the internship period and Rs. 2000 security deposite. The security deposite of Rs. 2000/- will be refunded on confirmation of the vacation of the room and assuring the damage/loss, if any, to the hostel property.
  • Students may arrange their own bedding or pay bedding charges directly to the hostel.
  • Approximately Rs 150/- per day for food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) in the vacation mess

Of these, we will pay Rs. 10,000/- directly to the institute, on your behalf. You will have to bear rest of the expenses on your own.


The list of various projects for summer internship will be published on 20th May 2019.

Tentative Schedule (some dates may change)

Last date of application:Sunday, 10th March 2019

Intimation of provisional selection list: Monday, 18th March 2019

Online Programming Test(for Provisionally selected) :Sunday, 24th March 2019

Final selection list:Wednesday, 27th March 2019

Reporting for internship (Tentatively on):Sunday, 19th May 2019 (for 7+ weeks)

Internship begins:Monday, 20th May 2019

Submission of report:One week before end of internship

Evaluation:Last week of internship

Issuance of certificates:Tuesday, 09th July 2019 (Tentative)

Important Dates
Last date of registration is : 10th March 2019
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