9 week internship at Belzabar Software Design -Sankalp Sharma(CSE -3rd year)

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1417InternFeel: Hello Sankalp, please tell us about yourself. What makes you different?

Sankalp: Hi! I am currently pursuing my B.Tech final year in Computer Science engineering from NIT, Hamirpur. My interests and hobbies include playing computer games, internet surfing, playing table tennis and badminton. I am hardworking, dedicated towards work and a quick learner.


IF: Which internship you got the chance to take? What is it all about? Stipend, duration, place?

Sankalp: I was selected as an intern in Belzabar Software Design India Pvt. Ltd. The company creates Web and Mobile Softwares on Behalf of clients. I got a chance to work both on the frontend and backend of a website on technologies like AngularJS, Spring,Twitter bootstrap,PostgreSql and Mybatis. It was a great experience for me as I hadn’t worked on web designing or any of the said technologies before. Duration was about 9 weeks, the company offered me a stipend of  Rs 40000 in New Delhi.


IF: How you came to know about the internship? To what all sources you kept yourself connected?

Sankalp: The company (Belzabar) visited my college to select students for the internship programme. I had kept myself connected with internshala.com and eduinfo.asia.


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

Sankalp: There is no special procedure for applying as the company visited my college to select students for internship. The criteria was students having CGPI > 6 with no current backlog.


IF: Let’s talk about how competitive is the selection process.

What qualities of yours, you believe helped you in having an edge over the selection process? What key things you feel were looked for by the selectors?

Sankalp: I had focussed on C, C++, Operating System, Computer Networks and MySql which helped me to get over the selection process.Selectors focussed on the basics of core subjects of computer science and they were trying to figure out whether the candidate has indepth knowledge about the core subjects or not.


IF: About when you got the news for the selection? How was the celebration?

Sankalp: The company announced the result two and a half weeks after the interview.The celebration was quite a fun. The customs of college were followed and I was beaten like hell and in the night I threw a party to all my friends in the hostel canteen.


IF: What all preparations you did (academic/otherwise) after the results in view of the internship?

Sankalp: The internship doesn’t require any prior academic preparation, but after I got selected I learned some basics of PHP and Java.


IF: So Sankalp, could you please highlight us with what work/research project you carried out during the internship period? It’s application in near future and your work in it?

Sankalp: My work was to create an Online Coding/Assessment Portal which will automate the administration and evaluation of each candidate’s code. It comprises of 5 roles namely

Organizer – creates events regarding shortlisting of candidate’s for interview round and assign ProblemSetter and Reviewer to create and review problems irrespective of the event.

Problem Setter –creates coding problems.

Reviewer – verifies that the problem made is absolutely correct.

Candidate – writes the code as per the problem given to him/her in the specified time.

Assessor – checks the candidate’s code.

My work was on candidate’s interface(both frontend and backend).

It will make the coding and evaluation process fast and efficient and the candidate’s code can be reviewed on number of parameters like time, space, plagiarism etc.


IF:What was the best thing about the work culture and the internship? What all things you liked there?

Sankalp: The work culture was very good. The best thing was that everyone was very friendly and helpful. The office was open 24 hours and you can work whenever you want.Actually I hadn’t done any web development before, so it was a great experience for me to work in this field and I am satisfied with myself.


IF: Were there any special events during the internships?

Sankalp: After 2 weeks of my internship I was invited to a grand party for the completion of 12 years of Belzabar in India. My mentor used to take us to lunch and outings to make sure we don’t feel any pressure. A Table tennis tournament was also organised among the interns (which I won). On the last day of our internship, they gave a Farewell Party to all the interns.


IF: What was the guidance provided by your guide? What all support you received from Belzabar firm?

Sankalp: My mentor was very supportive and helpful. As I had told earlier I was new to web designing so he guided me in learning the basics before we started working on the project. He also made us aware of the pros and cons of the technologies that we used. He was very open to our queries and made sure that we learn to the maximum.


IF: Let’s now talk about some negatives.

What problems you or your friends faced, regards to the internship, which your juniors may be able to avoid?

Sankalp: There was no such problem. Everything was great.


IF: Anything you would like to tell us please. Feel free to share any interesting thing that happened.

Sankalp: They surprised me with a cake on my birthday which shows how much they care about their interns.


IF: To which all people you would, like to thank in context of this internship?

Sankalp: My mentor, my family and friends.


IF: How much difference this period of 2 months made in your intellectual capabilities and mindset. In broad terms what are your gains from this?

Sankalp: This internship has helped me develop an interest in web development and I got to know how work is done in the industry.I have become confident to work on the technologies that I’ve learnt during my internship and open to learning new ones as well. In short, this internship has helped me to find my hidden potential.


IF: Advice for juniors? Which can help them in getting internships in their future college life and also advice for making the best out of it.

Sankalp: For juniors I’ll say – Just focus on basics and have indepth knowledge of the topics and give your 100%  in whatever you are doing or want to do.


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

The internship has aroused my interest in web development field and I am looking forward to work in this field.


IF: Any views about this initiative of InternFeel, and how beneficial it would be? Any suggestions for improvement?

Sankalp: It’s a great initiative to show the experience of the interns to everyone. As I don’t have much exposure, I had to ask my seniors regarding the internship. So, it will definitely help the students in the future looking for internships.


IF: So Sankalp, we are at the end of the interview. From the entire team of InternFeel, we thank you for sharing your experiences with us, for everyone and we wish you best of luck for all your future endeavors.

Sankalp: Thank you very much.


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