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Vritika Research Internship


Vritika Research Internship: Relevance

  • GS 3: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors


Accelerate Vigyan scheme: Context

  • Recently, the one month Vritika Research Internship sponsored by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India, under Accelerate Vigyan Vritika scheme was concluded.


About Vritika research internship

  • ‘VRITIKA’ is the call for initiation and practice in science through Training and Skill Internship.
  • This program aims to provide opportunities to promising PG students from universities and colleges to get exposure and hands-on research skill development experience.
  • These internships will primarily be facilitated by organizations / institutions / laboratories of national importance such as IITs, IISc, IISERs, NITs, CSIR, ICAR, ICMR etc.


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Vritika Research Internship: Objective

  • To groom students (primarily from Universities, Colleges, Private Academic Institutions, and newly established Institutes) in their scientific career pursuits by developing dedicated research skills in through Training and Skill Internship.
  • This program would facilitate the young talent to choose a career path in Science and Technology, at a later stage.
  • The scheme is meant to support regular PG level students who are pursuing their degree from University / Institution within India in the fields of Science and Engineering and having an interest in scientific research.

वृतिका शोध प्रशिक्षुता

Vritika Research Internship: Support

  • The internship will be given for meeting daily necessary expenses such as stationery, consumables, accommodation, food, etc., and will not contain any stipend for them.
  • The support amount will be of Rs. 30000/- per intern for the whole internship period.


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Vritika Research Internship: Duration and certification

  • The period of the Training and Skill Internship shall be at least 4 weeks but not exceeding 2 months.
  • The supervisor to whom the interns are attached would be assigning them tasks/assignments, on which, the intern should work and prepare a report to be submitted.
  • A certificate regarding successful completion of internship shall be issued to the intern by the supervisor and head of the concern department on satisfactory completion of the internship and on submission of the assignment report.
  • Interns not completing the requisite period will not be issued any certificate.


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