Meet swissnex India, the founder of the India Industry Internships initiative, who connects Switzerland and India in the fields of science, education, art and innovation. An initiative of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), in association with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, swissnex India is a part of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Bangalore.
Take a peek at the exciting projects in 2017 that have aided Swiss students to hone their skills, working with the Indian experts who break new technical grounds every day.
Timeline: Applicants must join latest by September 15, 2018.
Eligibility: The students must have an academic background in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics or any other similar field.
Support to students: Living allowance (for accommodation, food, local transportation) of INR 65’000 monthly (ca. CHF 950) following FDFA guidelines for India.
Please reach out to the Academic Relations & Projects team at swissnex India for any enquiry. We will be happy to answer your questions.
Benoit Dubath from ETH Zurich shares his experience of doing an automation internship at the Indian art studio, Pors and Rao and being a part of the India Industry Internships program curated by swissnex India.
“The core of swissnex India’s mission is to shape the leaders of tomorrow by exposing them to new ways of thinking and offering them inspiration for new ideas. By initiating and designing the iii-program together with its partner institutions, swissnex India creates opportunities for young people for a unique learning experience in one of the world’s growing innovation hubs.”
” swissnex India’s “India Industry Internships” programme inspires ETH Zurich students to leave their comfort zone in Zurich and for a few months confront real-world challenges in a country with a marked growth in the output of top-quality science.”
“Conceptual and entrepreneurial interaction with science is the central tenet of Gebert Rüf Stiftung. The focus is on the promotion of science entrepreneurship among the younger generation of academics at Swiss institutions of higher education. If education, research and innovation are to be effective and useful, interdisciplinary strategies are called for. For these reasons Gebert Rüf Stiftung supports the “India Industry Internships” programme. We strongly believe that both projects partners profit from this crosscultural exchange.”
“I was delighted to hear about the start of the program. My experiences of working with engineering students in Switzerland over the last five years have been very rewarding. To me, there is immense potential in bridging the highly disciplined, advanced Swiss precision engineering with the vibrant problem solving culture in India and rich flexibility and customisation made possible by the local manufacturing and fabrication eco systems.”
“The iii program was such an amazing experience. It changed me both personally and professionally. I gained a lot of self-confidence, independence, and flexibility. I am thankful to swissnex and its team for making this adventure possible and I recommend it to anyone who wishes to step out of their comfort zone.”
“I have really enjoyed interning at Pors and Rao for the past three month with the III program. It was for me, the first opportunity to apply my theoretical knowledge of engineering to real world problems and application. The multidisciplinary aspects of the project and its environment itself made it a unique professional and personal experience.”