Summer Internship 2015

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

Last date of Registration for Summer Internship - 2015 is 9th February 2015.
Intake for the Summer Internship - 2014/2013/2012/2011 was 140/156/120/60.
What our yester year intern's think about this Summer Internship program
Working under Prof. Phatak is a dream for every CS student.It was good time where i learned standards, documentation,teamwork, presentation etc. It was the best time, IITB itself is heaven. Met other students as well from different colleges/states/culture and enjoyed every other facility. - Setu Saxena (SGSITS, Indore) - Placed in - SAP Labs India Pvt Ltd. - Interned in 2011
The internship enhanced my self confidence. My fear of facing personal interviews was substantially reduced. The experience over the two months of stay at IIT Bombay is simply inexpressible. The moments gathered will be cherished forever.Thank You for selecting me for the internship and transforming me into a completely new individual. :) - Ananya Ipsita(National Institute of Technology, Rourkela) - Placed in SAP Labs - Interned in 2013
I got opportunity to work with great minds ,improve my technical skills and changed my perspective about working on opensource softwares.It was nice experience.. with nice hospitality ,friendly mentors and good mess food. - Alankrita Pathak(IIIT Allahabad) - Placed in Adobe - Interned in 2012
It provided me edge over all those who didn't do internship and overall lot of experience in JAVA. It was an awesome experience both in stay and work. - Aviral Nigam(National Institute of Technology, Calicut) - Placed in Goldman Sachs - Interned in 2012
It was very helpful and the experience which I gained is invaluable. I enjoyed my time at IIT Bombay. I learnt a lot of things and made a lot of friends. I would suggest everyone to pursue an internship at IIT Bombay if you get an opportunity. - Mayur Rao(VNIT, Nagpur) - Placed in Oracle India - Interned in 2012
It was a great and first time experience of working in a team. so this experience was nice and learning one. It is like a boon for students of remote institutes to work in such an environment under guidance of Phathak sir. - Saurabh Jain(National Institute of Technology, Agartala) - Placed in Works Applications Singapore - Interned in 2013
The internship helped us develop several other skills apart from subject knowledge. This helped a lot during the placements.The overall experience was truly enriching. - Bhavya Dwivedi(SGSITS, Indore) - Placed in Deloitte US India - Interned in 2013
Confidence to approach every type of question and face all situation. Uniqueness of thinking. Broad spectrum of preparations. Internship experience was very good, both in terms of work and environment as well as fun and enjoyment with new friends. - Manisha Choudhury(National Institute of Technology, Rourkela) - Placed in Microsoft IT - Interned in 2013
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. In May-June2014, one hundred and forty interns worked on these projects.These programs develop useful software for our initiatives while simultaneously enabling them to fulfil the summer internship requirements of their respective academic programs. As usual, we will be offering a fresh set of projects for Summer - 2015.
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, Python, 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 not be extending any financial support this year except paying your enrolment fees to IIT Bombay. You will have to manage expenses during your stay in IIT on your own. 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'(any small variations in dates will be intimated). 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 2015. Students completing 2nd year, with exceptional academic performance and other achievements may also be considered.
  • Students with experience in programming 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 16th February 2015 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 Sunday 1st March 2015:
  • A circular form(format available on moodle) duly signed and stamped by the HoD/Principal/Director of your institute.
  • A recommendation letter(format available on moodle) 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 9th February 2015. No separate application through letter or email will be entertained.
Additional Software Skills Quota
Those who are not selected will get another opportunity of entering the internship program by demonstrating their software skills.
Participants will have to join and complete the 8 week MOOC program on C Programming which will be launched by IIT Bombay on January 26th. An email will be sent to all registered participants to enrol in the program which will begin in first week of February. As a part of the MOOC course, we will be hosting programming contests towards the end of March. Performance in the course and the programming contests will be used to select software skills quota candidates.
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. You will have to bear rest of the expenses on your own.
Several R&D projects are currently underway in the department, under the National Mission. 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, 9th February 2015
Intimation of provisional selection : Monday, 16th February 2015
Confirmation of selection : Monday, 2nd March 2015
Reporting for internship : Tentatively on Saturday, 9th May 2015 (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.
Enrolled/Selected Students
List of students selected through software quota
View project groups
Project Group Allocation
In case of any queries or difficulties, write to, with details.