Summer of Code – Internship Programme at IIT Kanpur for 100 Students


Internship programme to enhance the skills of students in blockchain and AI to meet the industry standards

Cloud computing provider, Nutanix together with Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) had launched “Summer of Code” in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. “Summer of Code” was launched with an aim to establish a summer internship program for around 100 students.

With this internship, the students will learn the technical skills needed for the future of Information Technology (IT) ranging from artificial intelligence (AI), big data, robotics to the blockchain.

Training based on emerging technologies

This initiative was designed to train students on emerging technologies and skills by providing them with a platform to create real applications. The applications can be accessed via web or mobile and will focus on providing solutions to socially relevant problems.

Some of the project ideas include Android interface for spoken tutorials, AI-based suggestive learning, medical advice systems, cybersecurity hygiene training app, mookit appliance on phones, services using Google APIs for traffic information, student attitude measurement system and student attendance systems on mobile.

As teaching these new skills during the college routine is difficult, therefore, the industry-state collaboration launched this internship at IIT-K to upskill students during their summer break.

UPSIDC, Nutanix and IIT-K will be sponsoring the internship

UPSIDC has joined hands with Nutanix and IIT-Kanpur in sponsoring the two-month summer training titled the “CSE@IITK Summer of Code” to further its commitment to promoting entrepreneurship in the State. In addition to this, the sponsorship provided will allow students to get the stipend.

During the internship, the students will be working on live software projects qualifying current industrial standards at a very early stage of their academic careers. The program will have 15 instructors who come with industry experience. The 100 students will be divided into groups and will work on different projects. A portion of the projects will be targeted at using technology to help the community and social issues.