In BCA 7th Semester Syllabus internship provides students with practical fieldwork experience. Practical training for industry experience is the internship. It is anticipated that this course will present prospects for industry career exploration and advancement. It involves using both theoretical and practical expertise to address issues in the workplace.
Course Title: Internship (3 Cr.)
Course Code: CAIN403
Year/Semester: 4 / VI
The internship course is a practical industry experience course. This course is expected to provide opportunities for career exploration and development in the industry. It includes applying theoretical and practical knowledge to solve real-world problems while working in the industry.
The objective of this course is to expose and penetrate final-year students into the market space industry so as to acquire experience. It gives students the opportunity to enter the real-world industry so that they will be pragmatic and able to start their professional careers.
Nature of Internship:
The internship work should be related to computer applications and information technologies. The nature of work during the internship should impart practical knowledge in computer systems and their applications development, administration, and management. The internship period should be a minimum of 8 (Eight) weeks. Students should start their internship within 3 to 4 weeks of the start of the seventh semester. The internship can be practiced at government, and non-government organizations having appropriate computer system applications and information technology usage.
Generally, an internship is an individual activity, however, it can be done in groups in the host organization. However, each student must prepare and submit an individual internship report on the basis of his/her work done during the internship period. Students working in groups at the same organization should be able to distinguish their nature of work. Each student should be facilitated by a mentor and supervisor. A mentor from the intern-providing company is assigned to guide each student during their internship at the company. A supervisor from the college/campus is assigned to supervise each student during the internship.
Phases of Internship:
The following are the phases of internship evaluation:
- Proposal Submission: Students must submit and present project proposals after the 2nd week of the start of the internship.
- Mid-Term: Students must submit progress reports and define end midterm progress of their internship work in the 12th week of the seventh semester.
- Final Submission: Students must submit and orally defend the internship work during the last week of the seventh semester but before the final board examination. Students must submit the internship final report to their respective department at least ten days before the final defense date. The report should be submitted in the standard format as prescribed. The hard/soft copy of the report should be made available to the external expert a week before the presentation date. A viva voice will be conducted by the committee.
Provision of Supervision:
There should be a regular faculty of campus/college assigned as a supervisor. The role of the supervisor is to guide the students throughout the internship and provide constructive suggestions. A supervisor can supervise at most five interns in a class section.
Provision of Mentorship:
There should be a regular employee in the intern-providing organization assigned as a mentor.
The role of the mentor is to guide the students throughout the internship period at the organization.
- Proposal Defense of 5% of total marks based on internship proposal and its presentation.
- Midterm of 75% of total marks based on the progress of the work of the internship.
- Final Defense of % of total marks based on the presentation of internship work and viva voice.
The 5 marks of the proposal defense will be evaluated by the research committee formed by the HOD/Coordinator/Supervisor as a part of the proposal defense. The 75 marks of the midterm will be evaluated by the HOD/Coordinator, Supervisor, and Mentor as a part of the midterm defense. Out of the 75 marks, the HOD/Coordinator will evaluate 5 marks, the supervisor will evaluate 35 marks and the mentor examiner will evaluate 35 marks. The marks from the mentor should be provided to the corresponding campus/college in a confidential manner.
The remaining 20 marks of the final defense will be evaluated by the external examiner from the university. Out of 100 marks, the 80 marks (Proposal + Midterm Evaluation) will be considered as an internal assessment while the 20 marks Defense) will be considered as an external assessment. Each student in the internship should pass each of the internal and external assessments individually. Any student failing to pass each of the assessments will be considered a fail.
a. Evaluation Committee
-Mentor from Intern Company
b. Focus of the evaluation
-Level of work done during internship
-Understanding of internship activities
Internship Report Content
Prescribed content flow for the internship proposal
Description of Internship Work/Project (Expected)
Internship Plan (Expected)
Expected Outcome of Internship Activities
Prescribed content flow for the internship report
Cover and Title Page
Mentors’ Recommendations from the Company
Examiners’ Approval Letter
Abstract Page / Executive Summary
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations, List of Figures, List of Tables, List of Abbreviations
Bibliography (if any)
Appendices (Screen Shots/ Source Codes)
Prescribed chapters in the main report
Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1. Introduction (Introduce the project/ work done during the internship)
1.2 Problem Statement
1.4. Scope and Limitation
1.5. Report Organization
Chapter 2: Introduction to Organization
2.1 Organization Details
2.2 Organizational Hierarchy
2.3. Working Domains of Organization
2.4. Description of Intern Department/Unit
Chapter 3: Background Study and Literature Review/Related Works
3.1. Background Study (Description of fundamental theories, general concepts, and terminologies related to the intern project)
3.2. Literature Review (Review of the similar projects during an internship, theories, and results similar to the projects during the internship)
Chapter 4: Internship Activities
4.1. Roles and Responsibilities
4.2. Weekly log (Technical Details of Activities)
4.3. Description of the Project(s) Involved During Internship
4.4 Tasks/Activities Performed
Chapter 5: Conclusion and Learning Outcomes
5.2. Learning Outcome
While writing the above chapters, students should avoid basic definitions. They should relate to contextualize the above-mentioned concepts with their project work done during their internship at the host organization.
Citation and Referencing
The references should be listed in the references section. The references contain the list of articles, books, and URLs that are cited in the document. The books, articles, and other things that are studied during the study but are not cited in the document can be listed in the bibliography section.
The citation and referencing standards should be APA referencing standards. The text inside the document should be cited accordingly” The APA referencing standard can be found on the web at https://apasIyle. apa.org/
Report Format Standards
A. Page Number
The pages from the certificate page to the list of tables/figures/abbreviations/approvals should be numbered in roman starting from i. The pages from chapter I onwards should be numbered in numeric starting from 1. The page number should be inserted at the bottom, aligned center.
B. Page Size and Margin
The paper size must be a page size corresponding to A4. The margins must be set as Top: 1; Bottom: 1; Right: l; Left: 1.25
C. Paragraph Style
All paragraphs must be justified and have a spacing of 1.5.
D. Text Font of Document
The contents in the document should be in Times New Roman font. The font size in the paragraphs of the document should be 12
E. Font size for the headings should be 16 for chapter headings, 14 for section headings, and 12 for sub-section headings. All the headings should be bold-faced.
F. Figures and Tables
The position of figures and tables should be aligned center. The figure caption should be centered below the figure and table captions should be centered above the table. All the captions should be in boldface with 12 font sizes.
- Final Report Binding and Submission:
- No of Copies: 3 (College Library + Self + Dean Office)
- Look and Feel: Golden Embracing with Black Binding
- A final approved signed copy of the report should be submitted to the Dean’s Office, Exam Section, FOHSS.
The major teaching methods that can be followed for this course include industry practice, class lectures, group discussions, presentations, and demonstrations.
Internal Assessment: Proposal Defense: 5, Midterm Defense: 75
External Assessment: Final Defense: 20