AICTE makes internship must for engineering students
In order to improve employment and make engineering students more industry-ready, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has made an internship programme mandatory for all students from engineering branch in core as well as service industry.
Till date, the internship programmes were not compulsory for students. However, looking at the skill gap between what is taught in the colleges and what exactly the industry requires from engineering graduates, the regulatory body of technical education in India has decided to make it mandatory for the students.
Source: DNA 4th Aug 2014