Summer Internship 2013

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

Registration has been closed for Summer Internship - 2013(for primary selection) on 28th January.
Intake for the Summer Internship - 2012/2011 was 120/60.
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. One hundred and twenty interns worked on these projects during May-June 2012, simultaneously enabling them to fulfill the summer internship requirements of their respective academic programs. This year also, we are going to offer a fresh set of projects.
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(OSS). You will thus be working on Ubuntu (a variant of Linux), and using Java, MYSQL/Postgress, GCC, open source flash, android IDE and other such 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 8 weeks. Your project leader will evaluate your work at the end of the internship. We expect everyone to work hard, and successfully complete the assignments well in advance of the last date.
The eight week internship program generally commences in second week of May and ends in 1st week of July. You have to strictly adhere to this time period. Requests to adjust the time period will not be entertained.
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 subsection 'Financials'. The tentative schedule for the program is available under the subsection '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.
  • Students graduating in Computer Science/Engineering, IT, or Electronics.
  • Who will be completing 3rd year in April/May 2013. Students completing 2nd year, with exceptional academic performance and other achievements, may also be considered.
  • Students with experience in programming and/or hardware design will be preferred.
Selection Process
Candidates will be selected based on their academic performance in their college/university, and on their technical accomplishments. 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 of that college in GATE examination, may also be taken into account.
Based on the scrutiny, a list of candidates provisionally selected will be published first. Any additional information, if required, will be sought from the provisionally selected candidates. The provisional list will be published by 4th February 2013 to allow students to make necessary travel and other arrangements.
The provisionally selected students will be required to submit scanned copies of the following documents before 19th February 2013:
  • A recommendation letter signed by a faculty member of your department
  • A letter from your HoD/Principal/Director stating that the college permits the student to undertake the internship during the chosen period.
The number of internship positions available is 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 28th January 2013. No separate application through letter or email will be entertained.
Additional Quota for software contribution
Those who are not selected will get another opportunity of entering the internship program by submitting interactive schools software which will work on desktops and tablets.
The specification of these interactive software objects and the methodology/parameters of selection of these additional internship candidates will be put up along with the list of provisionally selected candidates. The students will get a time of 2 months to complete and submit these software assignments.
Internship and stay at IIT Bombay involves some expenditure to be incurred by interns. The approximate amounts are:
  • Rs. 6000/- to be paid to the IIT Bombay academic office (Internship Fee's)
  • Hostel room rent of Rs 1100/- per month or part thereof (totalling Rs 2200/- for the internship period)
  • Additional Rs 20/- 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 these, we will pay Rs. 6000/- directly to the institute, on your behalf. In addition, we will pay you an honorarium of Rs. 8000/- on successful completion of 8 weeks of internship. 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.
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, Servlet, JSP, Android, PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Python, Apache, Tomcat, etc., for software projects. Clicker system development is based on TI chips, which have a micro-controller and a combined radio/transmit-receive facility.
The list of various projects for summer internship will be published by February
The final allocation of students to projects will be published in April.
Tentative Schedule (some dates may change)
Last Date of application : Monday, 28th January 2013
Intimation of provisional selection : Monday, 4th February 2013
Confirmation of selection : Tuesday, 19th February 2013
Reporting for internship : Thursday 9th May 2013 (for 8 weeks)
Submission of report : One week before end of internship
Evaluation : Last week of internship
Issuance of certificates : 2nd 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 your college Director/ Principal/ HOD (Head of the Department), as per the given format. We may tolerate a delay of 2-3 days for exceptional reasons such as exams, if communicated well in advance.
Summer Internship 2013 - Software Contribution Quota
Enrolled/Selected Students
Download Project Report & Presentation
In case of any queries or difficulties, write to, with details.