Internship Experience | Krishn Kumar Gupt | Summer Research Fellowship Programme | Research internship

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A. Direct one-to-one chat and Q & A:  [Cost: 1 “Felt” = Rs 50]

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At a glance

College – Final year B.Sc student at Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi.

Place of work – Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim

Process of application – open from October to November, the application includes resume, write-up, recommendations and choosing a guide

Eligibility – Students pursuing their second year or above of UG program in science and M.Sc. students
Duration of the internship – 2 months

Stipend – INR 8,000 per month

Research topic – Modern communication systems including 5G technology and Smart LNB

Krishn

In detail

InterFeel (IF): Please tell us something about yourself. Where are you studying currently? What are your hobbies and interests?

Krishn Gupt (KG): I am Krishn Kumar Gupt, a science lover and writer inside, student by day and writer by the night. I did my schooling from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kushinagar, and presently a sophomore undergraduate student of B.Sc. (H) Electronics in Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi. When comes to hobbies, I have to suffer with this question because I don’t have any, rather than ‘to write’. But this is enough to spend extra times in a productive way. Luckily, interests’ list is well enough including study, research works, social services, travelling and yes, I’m a big foodie too.

IF: Tell us something about your internship including stipend, duration and place?

KG: I got the Summer Research Fellowship of two months to work on “Modern communication systems including 5G technology and Smart LNB” under Summer Research Fellowship Programme (SRFP), 2016. SRFP is a programme run by the joint venture of the three national science academies – Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad. The aim of programme is to enhance the scientific temperament of students by providing them this glorious chance to work under guidance of different professors. I was assigned to work at Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim, during my two-month fellowship. Stipend of 8000/- per month is provided by academy to fellow.

Duration of the internship – 2 months

Stipend – INR 8,000 per month

Research Topic – Work on ‘Modern communication systems including 5G technology and Smart LNB’ under the guidance of professors at Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim

IF: Tell us about the procedure to apply for the internship. Who all are eligible to apply for this internship?

KG: Students pursuing their second year or above of UG program in science and M.Sc. students are eligible to apply for the fellowship. Application process starts each year during the month of October-November. One has to fill some basic details, results, and a write-up of up to 150-250 words. After which the applicant is asked to choose the name of the potential guides with whom he/she will have to work. A recommendation letter is also required after submitting the form. All you have to do for that is provide email address of one of your teachers and academy will take care of the rest. Let be honest to anyone reading this, selection process is really tough. No guide knows you personally; no one knows your behavior, your talent, your skills or anything about you. So, everything depends on the way you present yourself in your application and write-up. The write-up should be compact, concise, to the point, original and reflexive enough to prove your interest and potential. Of course academics matters too, as your percentage and grades are equally important to develop a good view. But it’s not entirely based on that. However, in my opinion a strong resume will make strong case. As there is no option to submit a resume at all, but you can mention a link to your resume smartly in your application, as grades. So it’s all up to you how you convince your guide. In short, your write-up, resume and academics can get you in or out.

IF: Let’s talk about how competitive the selection process was. Which qualities helped you to have edge in the selection process? According to you, what were the key things that selectors were looking for?

KG: Competition always seems tough until you are not selected. As students from second year of B.Sc. and B.tech to M.Sc., apply for this fellowship, all you require is to distinguish yourself from all the other applicants. Being a second year student, I was required to compete with students of same year as well as very senior applicants. But rather than focusing on competition, it’s always good to focus on your betterment. And this is what I did. I heard earlier that generally they don’t select a second year student, because a second year fellow can’t match the pace with a research person and other similar assumptions. But rather than concentrating on all thes, I went with my positive mind. If you think you can do it, you can. I filled the form up, wrote a convincing write-up and opted for guides. Choosing a guide is also an important factor, get profile visit of the guides you are going to choose, get some background knowledge about their current research field. Also, I would recommend prepare a list of guides working in your field of interest and then choose wisely. Lastly, one thing for readers specially, don’t compare your chapter one to someone’s chapter twenty. Believe in yourself, and go forward and it will end well.  Academics, resume and a good write-up, officially these three were the basic factor in my selection process.

IF: Could you please highlight the work/research you carried out during your internship period?

KG: I worked with my guide on transponder and made transmission and reception of signal from home to satellite via smart LNB and then made indoor distribution of signals with Wi-Fi ad. Basically it’s a two-way communication concept that will make us able to access an entire device at our home from all over the world. And the interesting part is that there will not be any requirement of external Ethernet port, unlike the current Set-Top box. The entire process and experiments were really interesting.  We started from transmission of Voice over FM to Voice over LTE and then other data and finally over Wi-Fi. You may easily think of it as a Smart Home concept with some additional features via satellite connection.

IF: What impact do you think this internship had on your intellectual capabilities and mindset? In broader terms, what are your gains and takeaways?

KG: This was my first research internship and it was absolutely wonderful as it was a subject of my interest. As the time was limited, I tried as much I could have to utilize and to gain something new each and every day. Nothing can give you more pleasure than to be amazed by your latent abilities manifesting itself in the work you do. This internship worked as a confidence booster. It pushed me in love with science. In a word, it was simply amazing.

IF: What are your future plans after this internship and how much impact this internship will have on it?

KG: I am about to begin my final year of my graduation. After that, I will go ahead and pursue M.Sc. and get into research. Also, I know it’s easier said than done. But time is never a limitation if you have desire to do something. Right now, I still have one entire year before I graduate and I wish to do more, achieve more, and most importantly, to learn more. Being a science student, this internship is a big push for me and for my future.

We would like to thank Krishn for taking time out and doing this interview.

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