With Indian companies successfully making their mark on the global business landscape and employing a diverse workforce, what place to acquaint oneself with global work culture than Indian MNCs?
Keeping this in mind, the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), has launched an initiative in which overseas Indian students can get an opportunity to work in Indian companies that operate on a global scale.
Called the "India Corporate Internship", the programme will give a chance to about 60 overseas Indian students studying at reputed international universities to work at 23 Indian companies such as Wipro, Apollo Hospitals, RP- Sanjiv Goenka Group, Narayana Health, Kirloskar Brothers, Thermax, Infosys, Godrej, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata International, Trent, Blue Star and Flipkart.
The students will get exposure to global work culture at the 23 companies and also connect with their roots in India.
"The objective of the initiative is to expose Indian-origin students to opportunities in one of the fastest-growing economies of the world and the large dynamic market of India," said a press release issued by the ministry.
The initiative, being driven by the ministry's Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC), will offer short-duration internships for postgraduate students of management, engineering, science and technology.
The paid internship programme will be for a period ranging from two to six months, starting from summer 2016.
The programme was launched at the OIFC Indian Diaspora Business Meet during the Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Los Angeles held on 14 and 15 November, 2015. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had attended the programme.