Swachh Bharat Student Internship 2020
The University Grants Commission(UGC), with their letter dated 23rd March 2018 approved the Swachh Bharat Summer Internship (SBSI) as being eligible for two academic credits like an optional paper. SBSI was introduced for the first time in May 2018 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), in association with the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation at the National level. SBSI 2018 received a good response from the students in the affiliated colleges and the on-campus departments of Goa University. The students carried out an impressive amount of swachhata related work as part of this internship in the villages of Goa which was appreciated by all. The interns of SBSI 2018 also reported that this internship led to the overall development of their other skills mainly the leadership skills and communication skills. During the felicitation function organized on the 11th of April 2019 to felicitate and award certificates to the SBSI 2018 Interns, the chief guest Smt. Nila Mohanan IAS, Secretary Education, Goa State, and Professor Varun Sahni, the Vice-Chancellor of Goa University congratulated the interns and appreciated the work carried out by them. Considering the significance and impact of this Internship, the Vice-Chancellor announced that Goa University would continue to offer SBSI as a two-credit course for the students at Goa University. During 2019-20, it was decided that the internship activity will not be restricted to just Summer Vacation. Hence the course was renamed as Swachh Bharat Student Internship(SBSI). This SBSI portal was designed to monitor the activities of SBSI 2019. The details of all major swachhata activities carried out during 2019-20 are uploaded on the portal. The portal is further enhanced during 2020-21 to support the following features - Registration by Alumni as Mentors/Sponsors/Examiners Registration by any Volunteer(NGO/Industry/etc…) as Mentors/Sponsors Domain-Specific Proposal Submissions SBSI is to be implemented keeping in mind the spirit behind introducing it. Students can carry out their work in any of the villages adopted by their institute or a village close to their residence. SBSI Nodal Officers should take necessary steps to ensure maximum participation from students. Induction programs could be held to inculcate Seva-Bhav values in the students. Students can register for SBSI to gain two credits or just with the intention of doing some Seva in the villages or contribute to Swachhata mission on the institute campus. All students who complete 100 hours qualify for the two credits and to compete for the cash awards.