Summer Internship 2011

Under the guidance of Professor D. B. Phatak, Computer Science Department, IIT Bombay

Program Overview
We undertake a significant amount of software and hardware development work in our Affordable Solutions Lab to support our efforts in the National mission on education through ICT. Last year, we selected a large number of interns to work on these projects mostly to support the summer internship requirements of their respective academic program. This year also we are offering a fresh set of projects. These are described in some detail under the submenu projects. This year, students are also expected to devote 25% of their time in creating content for our educational activities apart from their assigned work.
All the work under the mission project is released under open source. Consequently most of the tools and software environment used in our R&D are also from open source software. You will thus be working on Ubuntu (a variant of linux), and using Java, MYSQL/Postgress, GCC, and such other packages. Even if you do not have adequate exposure to these, you will get ample opportunity to learn them during your internship. All we expect is that you are able to learn fast, and are able to meaningfully use what you learn. You will be engaged for a period of either 6 or 8 weeks depending on your availability. You can choose your preferred period in the application form. Your project leader will evaluate your work at the end of the internship. We expect everyone to work hard and successfully complete their assignment well in advance of the end date.
You have to stay within the IIT campus. A room (on a twin sharing basis) will be made available to you during the period of internship.
We will extend nominal financial support which is designed to cover a major portion of your expenses during your stay in IIT. Further details of the terms and conditions are available under the submenu financials. The tentative schedule for the program is available under the submenu tentative schedule. Detailed schedule will be given to you on the first day of internship.
IIT will provide you library reading room facility and limited access to Gymkhana facilities.
A certificate will also be issued on successful completion of internship. Kindly note that Prof Phatak does not give any recommendation letter for admission to Institutions outside India.
Eligibility
  • Students graduating in Computer Science/Engineering, IT, Electronics.
  • Who will be completing 3rd year (preferable) or 2nd year in April/May 2011.
  • Students with experience in programming, hardware design will be preferred.
Selection Process
Candidates will be selected primarily based on their academic performance in their college/university. Students who have demonstrated a flair for software and hardware design and development work, will be preferred. The reputation of the college and the performance of past students in GATE examination, would also be taken into account.
Based on the scrutiny, a list of candidates provisionally selected will first be published. These students will then be required to submit scanned copies of the following documents : photograph, a recommendation letter signed by a faculty member of your department, and a letter from your HoD/Principal/Director stating that the college permits the student to undertake the internship during the chosen period. Any additional information, if required, will be sought from the provisionally selected candidates. The final list will be published on or before 5th April 2011.
The number of internship positions available are limited. We normally receive a large number of applications. Please provide as much information about your technical and other skills, as possible. Note that You are required to apply on-line in the prescribed format on or before Friday, 18 March 2011. No separate application through letter or email will be entertained.
Financials
Internship and stay at IIT Bombay involves some expenditure to be incurred by interns. These are:
  • Rs. 6000 to be paid to the IIT Bombay academic office
  • Hostel room rent of Rs 1100/= per month or part thereof (totaling Rs 2200/= for the internship period)
  • Additional Rs 30/= per day if you wish to rent a mattress + bucket
  • Approximately Rs 100/= per day for food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) in the vacation mess
Of this, we will pay Rs. 6000/= directly to the institute. In addition, we will pay you an honorarium of Rs. 8000/= on successful completion of 8 weeks of internship. If you choose a 6 week period, you will receive Rs. 6000/= on successful completion. Please note that since this amount will be paid at the end, you will have to make your own arrangements to meet the lodging and food expenses initially .
Projects
Several R&D projects are currently underway in the department, under the National Mission. These include Clicker systems (hardware and software) for classroom response, audio-video streaming servers, Joomla based portal configuration, extension to Moodle, Management tools for virtual private cloud, Enhancements to Proximity e-learning tool, etc. The technologies you will be working on will include Linux, C/C++, Java, PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Python, Apache and Tomcat, etc., for software projects, and system development based on TI chips, which have a micro-controller and a combined radio/transmit-receive facility.
S.No Project Name Technology Complexity Team Details
1 Learning Aids For Schools(LAFS) Easy Java Simulation, some html and JAVA low 3
2 Realtime Student Response System Firmware Enhancement Embedded, RF, 8051, C, high 6
3 Enhancing Multimedia Platform With Searchable Database Java, Java Swing, SQL medium 8
4 Technology Enabled Assessment Environment (TEAsE) html, jsp, JAVA, J2ME, limited sql medium 8
5 Realtime Student Response System Software Enhancement JAVA, Python, limited SQL medium 10
6 Audio/Video Streaming Application with RED5 Adobe Flex, ActionScript, PHP and Mysql high 10
7 Education portal PHP, limted sql medium 18
Tentative Schedule
Last Date of application : Friday, 18th March 2011
Intimation of provisional selection : Friday, 25th March 2011
Reporting for internship : 4th May 2011 (for 8 weeks), 18th May 2011 (for 6 weeks)
Confirmation of selection : Tuesday, 5th April 2011
Submission of report : One week before end of internship
Evaluation : Last week of internship
Issuance of certificates : 1st week of July
Note : Selected candidates will have to report at IIT on the reporting date with 2 passport size photographs and original recommendation letter from you college Director/ Principal/ HOD (Head of the Department), as per the given format. We will tolerate a delay of 2-3 days for exceptional reasons such as exams, if communicated well in advance.
Registration
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In case of any queries or difficulties in registration write to dbpmail@it.iitb.ac.in with details.