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March 29, 2009

E-Cell of IIT-B to launch 'start-up intern day'

Mumbai: Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell) of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) will organize a "start-up intern day" to provide summer internship opportunities for its third year BTech and dual degree students.

'Start- up intern day' will be held by the E-Cell in association with HelloIntern, a start-up from IIT-B.

Students from IIT-B will be hiring as summer interns by the companies. The companies have been called in by IIT-B for the benefit of the students.

"The aim is to help students learn about high-potential and high-growth start-ups. This may also motivate them to start their own enterprises," said T. R Manoj, media manager, E-Cell.

"Due to economic meltdown around 60 pc students are still looking for internships," added T. R Manoj.

The start-up will get an opportunity to pitch their products, teams, intern profiles and available positions. This will be followed by a networking session where students get to talk with core members of the start-up companies.

Students will be provided the internship for a period varies between 8 to 12 weeks, the stipend could vary between Rs.5,000 to Rs.15,000 monthly. "The last day of enrolling is April 6. Interviews will start from April 7," said Manoj.

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