UGC issues guidelines for internships during lockdown
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has instructed universities and colleges to engage students to work as interns on ongoing projects.
The official notification in this regard reads "The said guidelines also provide a framework for internship etc. However, keeping in view the current situation of lockdown across the country due to COVID- 1 9, the universities/ colleges may also take the following measures for internship and other related activities:
1. Allow the students to take up 'online internships/ activities' including the activities that
can be carried out digitally or otherwise from home.
2. Engage them to work as interns on ongoing projects.
3. Delay the start date for internship.
4. Reduce the period of internship clubbing with assignments etc."