Jamia’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) lunched its maiden Summer Internship Programme on 5th June, 2015. This programme is to inspire and enable students to explore their creativity in a friendly and competitive atmosphere to learn technical skills, teamwork and leadership. The main objectives of the CIE clubs are to inculcate creativity and innovations among the students, make them aware of the unfulfilled needs of the society and enable them to participate in National & International Competitions. The Innovation Clubs which are being formed are Embedded Systems & Robotics Club, Animation & Game Design Club, Programming Club, Biotech Club, Business Club and Product Development Club. This initiative is part of the collaboration between CIE JMI and University of Delhi, under the Design Innovation Initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Inaugurating the Summer Internship Programme 26th June, 2015, Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia expressed his happiness at the launch of the internship programme and hoped that the participants will develop innovate strategies and products for the betterment of the society.
The Honorary Director of CIE Prof. Mini S. Thomas informed the gathering that the Centre got an overwhelming response from the students and received around 160 applications which were shortlisted by panel of experts. Out of 160 applicants, 55 were shortlisted for interview. The personal interviews were held on 17th – 18th June, 2015 by experts panels for each club and finally 26 students were selected for the Summer Internship. The interns have paid Rs. 5,000/- and a certificate on successful completion of the Internship.
Dr. Ritesh Malik, Angel Investor who developed the Alive App by Times of India, gave the theme talk on the occasion and motivated the young interns to pursue their dreams. He also discussed their project proposals in detail and wished them good luck.
The Summer Internship was a huge success with new prototypes developed and many innovative ideas generated. New bonding between students of different faculties was the highlight of the Summer Internship.