SIP(Startup Internship Program) is a major part of E-Cell, IIT Kanpur. It provides the students of IIT Kanpur with an unprecedented opportunity to connect with young and upcoming companies who are set to become the power houses of NexGen India. Numerous companies are invited to recruit students for internship. There are companies from sectors of marketing, multimedia advertising, coding, on-line ventures and many more. The year 2014 is the 4th edition of SIP. In its last edition, more than 100 companies had registered and around 75 internships were offered by eminent start-ups.
Apart from the stipend, the interns got the industry exposure and experience they required.
Some of the students shared their experience:
It was an awesome experience to work at Aurus Network. Not only did I get a plethora of stuff for my own profile but was also exposed to the dynamism involved in the functioning of a business. The best thing about working in a start-up is that you find yourself working with a team that is highly passionate and enthusiastic, and your contribution affects the company substantially. Enayat Ullah, Aurus Networks
So when one works at a start-up, one gets to play a whole lot of roles right from performing as per your specialized skills to uniting the team. And this in turn exposes one more to the raw faces of managing a business, which I believe allowed me to learn and watch things more closely than just fetching me a certificate for my job. Snehil Patel