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Govt launches Digital India Internship Scheme portal

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Aiming to enhance the skills of the youngsters, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology under the Union Government of India has launched ‘Digital India Internship Scheme’ portal.  Students participating in the initiative would receive a remuneration of Rs 10,000 per month.

Elaborating the scheme, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Electronics said, ‘The internship scheme will enable the young students to learn closely about working of transformative initiative of Digital India. It will also give exposure to the students about technology policy and decision making of government of India.

Students with minimum 60 per cent marks in the last degree or certificate examination and students who are pursuing B.E./ B.Tech (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.

The two-month internship (extendable to three months) will start from next month and a certificate will be given to the students on completion of the internship and submission of report.

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