Agriculture and Horticulture Department will provide stipend to students under Internship Scheme – Dr. Sumita Misra

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09 September 2022, Chandigarh: Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department, Dr. Sumita Misra, informed that the Departments of Agriculture and Horticulture have decided to implement Internship Scheme for B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. students for Agriculture and Horticulture subjects. Under this Internship Scheme, all the students of Chaudhary Charan Singh, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Maharana Pratap Horticulture University, Karnal and Central Institutes situated in Haryana will get an opportunity to do Internship in Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department and Horticulture Department, Haryana.

Students will get opportunity to have technical knowledge and working methods – Dr. Misra

Dr. Sumita Misra said that under this Internship Scheme, students of B.Sc, M.S.c, and Ph.D. degree in the field of Agriculture and Horticulture are included. Apart from this, the trainees will get the opportunity to know about the departmental programmes, methodologies, technologies and will get the opportunity to meet and interact with the farmers. They will also get practical knowledge of agriculture and horticulture crops during the Internship.  She said that the students would be able to learn from practical experience through Internship.  Dr. Misra further informed that though this Internship is neither a job nor is there any such assurance for jobs in Departments on this basis however, this may prove to be very helpful in the future for the students.

Apply online

While giving more information in this regard, the official spokesperson said that the students can apply online on the website of Department of Agriculture & farmer Welfare https://agriharyana.gov.in and https://hortharyana.gov.in website of Horticulture Department under internship link. Apart from this, one needs to send application and bio-data to agriharyana2009@gmail.com and horticulture@hry.nic.in. Further, before joining the Internship Programme, the students must submit a letter from his/her Head of Department/Principal indicating his/her position in the Institution that he/she has no objection in allowing the concerned student for the Internship Program.

Agriculture Department and Horticulture Department will give Internship for 4 to 12 weeks

The spokesperson added that under the Internship Program the Internship of B.Sc students will be of 4 weeks, whereas for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students it will be of 8 to 12 weeks.  The students of B.Sc., who are already being given a stipend of Rs.13,000/- per month by the University, will be given the facility of Internship Program only for work in the Departments.  While M.Sc. students will be given Rs. 9000/- and Ph.D. students will be given Rs. 12,000/- as stipend by the Department of Agriculture and Horticulture. However, before the Internship, the Intern will have to submit a confidentiality report to the Department of Agriculture and Horticulture.  Along with this, for internship, students will have to give a statement of 100 to 200 words to the concerned Department, along with a co-curricular record of educational qualification.  On the basis of merit, 10 students for B.Sc., 5 each for M.Sc. and Ph.D. each will be selected for internship in each Department.  The selected students will be given work in different divisions of the Departments.  Certificates will also be issued to the students after satisfactory completion of Internship.

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