IIT Roorkee Host SPARK Summer Internship Program In Online Mode

Interns will work in 17 participating departments of the institute and perform theoretical and computational research.

In view of the Covid-19 situation, IIT Roorkee is hosting the SPARK summer internship program in the online mode with interns working remotely.

Over 65 interns have joined the internships offered under the SPARK program and are working remotely. Now in its third year, SPARK program has gained in popularity with over 15,000 online applications.

Selected interns are from prestigious institutes of the country, with a large majority from IITs and NITs. Interns will be provided with an attractive fellowship of Rs 2,500/week. In addition to institute fellowship, many other interns were also supported by the design and innovation centre (DIC) and other project funds.

The application process of SPARK program is completely online and the selected interns will work on a project of their choice filled during the application process. Interns will work in 17 participating departments of the institute and perform theoretical and computational research in hot areas of science, engineering, management and social sciences.

“The objective of SPARK is to provide research exposure to some of the best undergraduate students in the country and to let them experience IIT Roorkee. I appreciate the SPARK team for quickly adapting to the reality of the lockdown and offering internships in the online (remote) mode when most of the summer internship programs in academic institutions have been cancelled across the country” said Prof. Ajit K. Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee

“Research work of SPARK interns in the first two years has resulted in a good number of publications which were presented in reputed national and international conferences. We are enthused by the overwhelming response received to it” said Prof Prateek Jha, Coordinator, SPARK Program.

SPARK is coordinated by a team of faculty members and student volunteers with support from the Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy office of IIT Roorkee.

About the Summer Internship Program at IIT Roorkee

Starting from 2018, IIT Roorkee offers Institute-funded (with a stipend of Rs 2,500/week) and project-funded summer internships under the SPARK program. The objective of this programme is to attract and nurture talented undergraduate students across the country. Over two hundred students from across India have so far undergone summer internship through the SPARK program. The work of the interns was well recognized and also resulted in many research publications in reputed journals and international conferences.

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