Dubai: BITS Pilani announced 100% internships for his batch of 2021 students on Wednesday, despite “an unprecedented and difficult year” of the COVID-19 pandemic.
BITS Pilani Dubai also said that it was “the first engineering institute in the United Arab Emirates to integrate 7.5 months of two-part internship into the program” known as the “practice school program”.
What is the program?
Practice School I is offered in the summer after the second year for eight weeks and Practice School II is offered in the final year for 5.5 months. Practice School offers students the opportunity to choose the role and organization with which they wish to do their internship. All internship offers are formally reviewed and matched to program needs. Students are also offered a stipend during the internship by companies.
The institute has worked with over 300 companies over a period of time, including Fortune 500 companies and multinational companies such as PwC, Reckitt Benckiser, GE, L&T, HP, Schindler, Noon.com, Landmark Group and others.
BITS Pilani Dubai is an international branch of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India. It is located in the international academic city of Dubai.
Towards careers, further studies
Professor RN Saha, Director of BITS Pilani Dubai Campus, said: “The alumni of this campus have done remarkably well in all areas of life. So far, seventeen lots comprising over 5000 students have already graduated from Dubai campus and are occupying leading positions in various fields across the world. They have been recruited by more than 1000 prestigious companies around the world and several have completed or are pursuing master’s and doctoral studies. programs from 75 major universities, while many alumni are also successful entrepreneurs. “
Dr A Somasundaram, Associate Dean, Practice School, said: “Almost 30% of BITS Pilani Dubai students have received pre-placement offers from organizations they have interned with in the past three years. which is an extremely competent ratio by industry standards. . This ensures confirmed placements for candidates even before they graduate, while companies can hire trained and skilled people without having to go through the tedious recruiting process.
Brenden Carvalho, a student at BITS Pilani, Dubai, who is currently doing his practice school with PwC, said: “The competition for graduate entry-level engineers is fierce. So having hands-on work experience gives us a head start. At the same time, the academic experience of the engineering program might not mimic exactly what we can expect in the real world. We also need relevant work experience to validate our careers, as some employers seek industry experience before hiring. “