The UP government rolled out state-level paid internship schemes for schools and colleges. Students will get quality exposure and theoretical knowledge instrumental for career growth. State and central government will jointly bear the monthly stipends of Rs 2,500/. Amidst declining job opportunities, promise of paid internships and prospective placement brings a wind of change. Interns will subsequently gain new skills to improve employability and efficiency level. Besides colleges, government’s internship program is open to students who are in grade 11 and 12.
Speaking at Rozgar Mela in Gorakhpur, the Chief Minister spanned the internship period from 6 months to a year. As data shows high unemployment in 15-29 age groups, job scenario in UP is worse than Gujarat, Assam, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal. The Adityanath government might ease the burden.
“After the completion of the internship, the government will also arrange for the placement of such youth for which a human resources cell will be created,” the UP CM said. Emphasis is given on IT and skill development centres to revamp UP into a hub of business and employment. The internship schemes will propel students to hone job skills and aspire for high packages.
Silver Lining for UP students
Student internships add another feather in the cap and go a long way in brightening employment prospects. Hands-on experience, comprehension of work environment and industry knowledge are plus points of the internships . If implemented, the plan will provide hundreds of job aspirants soft skills and self-confidence to grow. Under the U.P government, students will be linked with institutes and industries. A huge leap in itself, it might change the entire curriculum structure for the better.