Friday, August 28, 2009

NABARD: Summer Internship Scheme - 2009-10

1. The Summer Internship Programme of NABARD provides access and opportunity to students for studying areas of core competence of NABARD i.e. rural development, multi-disciplinary projects, rural banking, institutional development etc.

2. The objective of the Scheme is to assign tasks/projects useful and relevant to NABARD’s vision and mission statements, to talented students with good academic background.

3. The selection of the sponsoring institutes would be:

* Agricultural Universities or Management Institutes connected with academic, research and development activities in areas of agriculture, agribusiness, rural development and allied activities.
* Institutes/universities of repute offering courses in law and post graduate courses in Economics.
* The selection of the students could be made either through campus visits by a selection committee in consultation with the institutions being visited or by short listing / interviews on the basis of applications received at the Regional Office.

4. The criteria and procedure for selection of the students would be as under:

* Final year postgraduate students pursuing courses in Agril. Science, Economics and Management with good academic background.
* Based on the biodata, eligible students would be short listed for interview. The Selection Committee will look into aptitude and interest of the students.

5. Focus will be made on selecting themes in economics, banking, agriculture and rural development relevant to NABARD. Topics which are of national/ core interest inclusion, carbon trading, natural resource management, climate change and environment issues, revitalisation of cooperative banks and alternative credit delivery system through micro-credit will also be considered for the study.

6. The financial benefits approved for implementation of the scheme are as under:

* The selected students will be paid a consolidated stipend of Rs.8,000/- per month during the entire period of the assignment.
* Field visit allowance of Rs.500/- per day inclusive of all expenses towards lodging, boarding, local conveyance etc. during the actual period of field visit subject to a maximum of 30 days.
* The travel expenses by AC III tier/Bus fare for joining at Regional office and for the field visit and return is to be reimbursed to the student on actual basis. Wherever AC III tier is not available, AC II tier may be permitted.
* The monetary benefits such as stipend, field allowance will be released to the students on satisfactory completion of the projects.

7. The selected students will have to give an undertaking to NABARD to the effect that he/she will have no right/claim on the report submitted by him/her to the Bank after completion of the assignment except submission to his/her university/institute and the Bank shall be free to use the same in the manner considered appropriate by it.

8. The students should also give a declaration that he/she will maintain complete secrecy and shall not use for any other purpose any information of confidential nature that might come to his/her knowledge during the period of assignment under the Scheme.

The selection process for Mumbai is completed. However students can contact our Regional Offices in the state where their educational institution is located at the following email id:

(name of the state capital)
e.g. -, etc.


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