Experiential learning is an integral component of learning which FLAME University vigorously promotes through its Developmental Activities Program (DAP), Discover India Program (DIP) and the Summer Internship Program (SIP). These are mandatory programs for each student to undergo and experience.
The Summer Internship Program (SIP) is an experiential learning component of the undergraduate degree program. As a mandatory 4 credit, 8 week long program slotted into the academic year between the end of April and mid-July, the SIP aims to provide a platform for students to integrate classroom knowledge with related practical applications and skills in a professional ecosystem. It gives students a chance to become an integral part of real-time situations that not only provide practical learning but also provide ringside perspectives on future career paths that students would like to explore. While the learning in the classroom at FLAME University affords students a unique and invaluable opportunity to enhance their academic maturity in a multi-dimensional manner, the Summer Internship Program is a bridge builder between academics and practical applications and helps lay a strong career oriented foundation to their learning and all round development.
As the SIP is the first experiential step on the career path, FLAME University places immense emphasis on the preparatory process. Ab initio, students are briefed about the important role the Summer Internship Program plays in their academic curriculum and its ultimate purpose. Progressively through the academic year, the Career Services Office (CSO) in coordination with the faculty led SIP Committee, organises active preparatory training talks and workshops to help create a heightened awareness among them about career opportunities and the part that a successful SIP plays. Through “town hall” style meetings with the batches as a whole, inviting guest speakers from different industry segments to discuss career planning and preparation, resume and statement of purpose writing, soft skills and confidence building sessions with internal and external trainers, as well as mentoring students on a one-on-one basis, are some of the interventions applied. The FLAME faculty plays an important part in more focused SIP preparation with students in their respective areas of specialisation. Our Alumni too have been proactively been reaching out to students with opportunities.
Some companies – eminent in their respective fields - and where our undergraduate students have interned are Aditya Birla Capital, Aditya Birla Sun Life, Almond Branding, Bombay Mercantile Co-operative Bank Ltd, Britannia Industries Ltd., Center For China Studies, Center for Human Security Studies, Centre for Land Warfare Studies, Centre for Policy Research & Governance, D’Trove, Deloitte India, Edelweiss Broking Limited, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance Co Ltd, EMOTICONS India, Epic Media Labs LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, Finlatics Technologies, Finolex Industries, Future Generali Life Insurance, H&R Johnson Limited, IDFC Securities Pvt. Ltd., iTeach Schools, JIO Creative Labs, Jones Lang LaSalle, JSW, Keventer Agro Limited, Kirloskar Pneumatic Co Ltd., Kirloskar Solar Group, Leadtech, Malpani Group, Manthan Clinic, Mental Health Foundation, Mind Over Image, Mswipe Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Mu Sigma, Ogilvy, Osprey Media, PARI, Pratham, Psyneuronics, QwikCilver Solutions, RBL Bank, Reliance Industries Limited, Schbang Digital Solutions Private Limited, Schreiber Foods, Spruce Shave Club, The Banyan, The Deccan Herald, The Samaritans Mumbai, Tikona Infinet Pvt Ltd., Usha Power Tech, Wage Indicator, and Wiley India Pvt Ltd. The list continues to grow.