BMRCL launches internship for engineering students

BMRCL launches internship for engineering students

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has launched a five-day internship for engineering students with the objective of bridging the gap between industry and classroom teaching.

During the course of the internship, the students get to know of the progress made in the Metro project and learn the nuances of the mega venture. They will be educated on construction and planning, rolling stock, signalling systems etc so that the students can get an idea of the  practical facets of the industry. This will help them to chose the subject for specialisation.

The programme includes classes by the officials of various branches of Namma Metro (Civil, Traction, Signalling etc) and visits to Metro stations, underground tunnels and depots. The classes will be held at the BMRCL office in Shanthinagar.

N P Sharma, Chief Engineer, BMRCL, who conducts classes for the visiting students said:“ The students get to understand as to what exactly the Metro project entails. It gives them a perspective about the Metro rail and how it functions. It will help them in the long run if they want to make a career in any of the branches of engineering or even to decide about the subjects they want to specialise in,” he added.

The fee for the program is Rs 2,500 per student and each student is given a certificate at the end of the course. He or she will also get a commemorative Metro Travel Card worth Rs 500 which is loaded with Rs 300 currency and can be used to travel in any of the Metro trains.

 Currently, 22 students of Sai Institute of Technology, Yelahanka , who are pursuing civil engineering are undergoing the program. Speaking with Deccan Herald, Sushmita, a fourth-year student of the college, said, “During the program, I realised that Namma Metro is using the best technology available for carrying its underground work. Had I not joined the program I would have never known this. From the outside, we cannot tell such massive work is going on right in the heart of the City.”

Kishore, another student, from the same college, said that the internship gave him a practical idea of how things work - very different from classroom lessons. “It is like an eye-opener,” he said.

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