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Our Vision

Internshala is a dot com business with the heart of dot org.

At the core of the idea is the belief that internships, if managed well, can make a positive difference to the student, to the employer, and to the society at large. Hence, the ad-hoc culture surrounding internships in India should and would change. Internshala aims to be the driver of this change.

Internshala is different things to different people-

For million plus students struggling to get a meaningful internship every year, Internshala is a friend, a mentor, an affectionate senior, and a boon.

For thousands of organizations that use Internshala to hire interns, we are a pleasant surprise, a benchmark of the world standards in customer service.

For outsiders (a chance visitor, media, investors, friends and acquaintances) Internshala is the next big thing coming out of India’s start up stable.

But internally, we are a bunch of entrepreneurs trying to solve a very hard problem – the (near)failure of India’s education system.

Meet the team

Sarvesh Agrawal: The one who started it all. It takes a lot of guts to create a start up and he's the one with all of it. Meet the CEO. Yes, he's got loads of patience and humility. But on that once-in-a-blue-moon day when he breathes fire, no one dares to tread his territory. He's a master manager and rightfully at the helm of affairs at Internshala.

Shadab Alam: The one with the poker face. He can crack a hilarious joke with the straightest face and an equally lame joke with a hilariously delighted face. Sarcasm runs in his blood. Don't take our word for that, talk to him and you will know (we will gladly pass you his number, just ask).

Vikram Shah: The one with the humility. The monk in the team; he probably goes into a trance once he sets his earphones in and starts coding. The only times he comes out of it is when either the CEO calls him or he needs to check the latest football news.

Shekhar Halder: The one with the impeccable taste. His whole world revolves around traffic. During mornings and evenings, he battles the fierce traffic on roads. In between he strives to increase the 'traffic' on Internshala. This towering Bong is the gourmet expert in the team and worships the Beatles and Pink Floyd.

Deepak Gaikwad: The one who’s a fitness enthusiast. He’s the man behind the awesome Internshala Trainings. He defines his life in mere 3 sentences- 'Hails from Mumbai, Studied at IIT KGP, and Stuck at Gurgaon'. A meticulous planner, he plans his weekends a month in advance.

Ankur Jain: The one with the ever-smiling face. He’s got a singular expression on his face- a smile. An indispensable member of the Tech team, he never refuses to any fun activity. Play cricket, he’s in. Play poker, he’s in. Play coding, he’s definitely in!

Aseem Garg: The one with the patience. Prima facie, Aseem's slender frame gives an impression of a freshman sitting in a class of final year students. But his mighty brain handles all the complex technical aspects of Internshala. Mostly soft-spoken, this lad gets brutal only when he is playing Counter-Strike.

Radhika Bhatia: The one who’s a Potterhead. While she says that she does all these volunteering work and stuff on weekends (and her photos on Fb, Instagram prove it), we think that the product manager actually spends all the weekends indulging herself in delicacies and food. Mischief Managed!

Vinayak Khare: The one with the perseverance. Fondly referred to as the Sheldon Cooper of the team, he is the product manager for Internshala Trainings. A modern physics aficionado, he worships Stephen Hawking and loves playing the grammar Nazi for the team.

Murthy Adapa: The one with the big dreams. He is a dreamer with eyes towards the sky. He mostly stays in his woven world and there are only two things that pull him out of that- his family and his laptop. Though he swears that he loves coding the most, we have our suspicions.

Gaurav Sahu: The one with the ideas. He tries his best to get the internships for the students (and not just his girlfriend). Apart from coming up with innovative ideas for contests, he’s also known for his patience. Also, in case you need the contact number of a female member of the team, he is definitely your go-to guy.

Shirish Verma: The one with the talent. No, he’s not the ‘Rohit Sharma’ of our team; he actually performs when the team needs him. A workout fiend, he loves his strength training sessions (though he doesn’t look like one). An ardent Arsenal fan, he can be found awake even in the wee hours of the morning.

Nimisha Jain: The one with all the popularity. Apart from being most popular among the employers, she’s also the unofficial samosa vendor of the team. At times, you may even receive e-mails with the rhyming lines, courtesy of our Lady Milton! And when it comes to playing Antakshari, no one can hold her back.

Shobha Saini: The one who keeps to herself. This doesn’t imply that she’s taciturn. On the contrary, you will always find her talking on her phone, with which she seems to have a ‘saat janmo ka rishta’. Though the HR insists that she talks only to different candidates, we are not entirely convinced.

Amar Kumar Prasad: The one who loves to explore. You’ll never see him sitting idle; either he will be coding or exploring places. And yeah, never ask him out on a lunch date because you’ll end up only with a glass of juice- his staple food.

Manas Barpande: The one who lives in his novels. He’s a foodie who doesn’t trust people who don’t love dogs. He’s the writer in the team, who blushes inadvertently whenever someone addresses him as the Editor-in-Chief. He also keeps making plans of joining a gym, instead of actually going to one.

Kavya Nair: The one who writes poems. This bibliophile believes that she’s the perfect example of Incredible India; a Mallu, who’s spent most her life in North India, and loves Chole-bhature more than Appam! A proud PETA member, she loves good food and her cooking skills prove it.

Pratyush Benjwal: The one who invented the potato song. The youngest member of the team, he’s known for his funky t-shirts and aesthetic design sense. A friendly warning- Don’t try to mess with his hair; he’s overtly obsessed with his dreadlocks!

Prashant: The one with the charming smile. Known for his calm demeanor, this lazy developer will be the one to rescue us if we ever get attacked by the aliens by using his composed mind while the others frantically run here and there. His notion of a perfect weekend includes watching science fiction movies and playing computer games all day long.

Saumya Sharma: The one who's a self-proclaimed psychology expert. Ms. Funnybones of the team, she can lighten up the mood of the entire office with her chirpiness and sense of humor. Name any funny video clip or Rock ‘n’ Roll song and she would have already seen it. A trained dancer from Shiamak Davar’s academy, she believes in the mantra of ‘just chilling’.

Aarti Gandhi: The one with the fighting spirit. She’s the only girl coder in the team, and a great one at it. A party enthusiast, she’s the first person to sign up for an outing. Being the youngest member in the team, she brings that fierce energy into every task- from competing in sports to decorating the office.

Nishtha Budhiraja: The one with the self-assurance. She’s the chatterbox of the team. It’s highly unlikely that you will get a chance to speak when she’s talking. If there’s something she’s more afraid of than living away from home, it’s the canines. She remains an important member of the content team.

Siddharth Kumar: The one with the sweet tooth. If he is asked to choose between a box of sweets and his parents, then after eating half the box, he would apologize to his parents. He’s a trained Tabla player who also excels in sports. He also thinks he’s funny; however, this talent is yet to be proved.

Nitin Malik: The one with all the expressions. He loves surprises. (Eh? Did you say I have to inform beforehand to take a leave?) When he steps on the dance floor, his expressions dominate everything else. Also, he needs to be reminded when he’s actually cracking a joke.

Sapna Shukla: The one who loves animation. Thanks to her sweetness, half of the student team is diabetic. The word hard-working is an understatement for her. If you want to see her rare, excited persona, take her to an animated movie. She is also a great singer.

Aastha Madan: The one with the inbuilt calorie counter. She’s 'The HR' who talks about dogs and minions at least 5 times a day! You will either see her with a novel in her hand or hear her giggling all through the day. She’s the clumsiest person alive- her day doesn’t get over until she falls at least once! A true Kung Fu Panda fan indeed.

Ferhan Hazarika: The one with the dance moves. Fondly called as Aslam, he loves to doodle in his free time. If you want to see his uninhibited self, just play a song, and he will own the room. He can also give complex to girls with his silky hair. Just don’t open your lunch boxes in front of him- you will REGRET it.

Swati Chaudhary: The one with the enthusiasm. Fondly called as ‘Nishtha-2’, she can speak all day long if given a chance. Looking at her wardrobe one might think she lives in Antarctica! In addition, she swears she can eat shahi-paneer for lunch for a whole month.

Shivani Gaur: The one whose staple food is​ rajma chawal. Famous for creating and gifting unique handmade gifts in college, this designer is passionate about various art forms. An expert inconfidently calling others by wrong names, she's crazy ​ for ​ kaju katli and other sweets.

Shalini Suri: The one who wants to make a difference. The only girl in the Internshala Trainings team, she’s a big time foodie who loves to read food blogs. A travel enthusiast, the only time she sits in front of a television set is to watch travel shows on TLC. A die-hard fan of old Hindi songs, she also has a penchant for the mythological stories owing to her grandmother’s narration.

Shubhangi Khanna: The one with the positive vibes. Fondly referred to as Dabangg Didi, she is known for her sense of humor and unintentional swag. A movie freak and a big time foodie, she doesn't know cooking but can make everyone else to cook for her. She also hates Indian attire and hasn't worn a kurta till date!

Deepa Poudel: The one who's a rockstar. Hailing from Nepal, she's a hardcore rock enthusiast who loves to play bass guitar. Apart from traveling and hanging out with tribal population, she dreams about witnessing Aurora Borealis (Northern Light) someday.

Vaishali Muralidharan: The one who loves coding. A student at SASTRA University, she's the virtual intern who handles VLSI course of Internshala Trainings. She loves talking and can make a quick rapport with anyone; when the talking doesn't help, she plays Basketball to relieve her stress.

Aamir Khan: The one who loves debates. Yes, the similarity with the actor doesn’t stop just at the name. Aamir is an avid reader who has opinions on every matter and doesn’t shy away from voicing them. Being a coding enthusiast, his ideal weekend is the one in which he can cook up new codes.

Kishalaya Malla: The one who's​ always late. A startup enthusiast, he even founded a​ Student Activity Cell in his college. He loves travelling, binge watching movies, and ​giving ideas (Whether they are actionable or not is an altogether different story!​)

Uday Khanna: The one who designs jewellery. The youngest member of the team, he's an ardent follower of Roger Federer and is always ready for playing a tennis match. He prefers sweets over pizza or burger and enjoys watching YouTube channels like TVF and EIC.

Aakash Anand: The one with the ​Punjabi Tadka. An ardent Manchester United fan, he believes that the day is not far when his team will win Champions League once again! His whole life revolves around food, and he believes that making food is a science.

Milit Mitra: The one with the inbuilt s̶̶̶n̶̶̶o̶̶̶o̶̶̶z̶̶̶e̶̶̶ booze alarm. A part-time senior manager and full-time transport facilitator for colleagues from Delhi, he says "Khidki se kood ja" at least 10 times a day! The unofficial marketer of Downtown Microbrewery, he spends the most of his time convincing people for coming to a party. Though he's the only unavailable Bachelor in the team, you wouldn't believe it if you were to meet him - such is his swag!

Vinay Gairola: The one who prefers the music over lyrics. A tech enthusiast, this socially-awkward geek enjoys a wide range of interests like beat boxing, photography, and eating sweets until he isn't surrounded by a whole bunch of people. He also loves to travel - not to tourist destinations but from his home to office - yes, he spends 5 hours daily commuting from Ghaziabad to Gurgaon!

Shantanu Johri : The one with the caffeine addiction. He's a startup enthusiast and food connoisseur. The opposition seems to be happier when he comes to bowl during a cricket match - such is his talent! He's not good at small talk and prefers to spend time with animals instead.

Anamika Singh: The one who's the girl next door. A big fan of Youtuber Mimi Ikonn, she dreams about traveling the whole world and settling in New York. A firm believer in the concept of sharing happiness, she brightens up the mood of the whole room with her infectious smile.

Sabir Hassan: The one who idolizes Master Yoda. This Star Wars geek is fascinated by the simplicity of great designs and believes in breaking traditions. In the never ending journey of creating the perfect design, he has stumbled, fallen flat on his face, and gotten up. Although he has been r̶e̶a̶d̶i̶n̶g̶ trying the same novel for almost 3 months now, he swears he likes reading and this is just a ‘phase’.

Hitaarth Sharma: The one who’s terrified of cameras. Yes, he's more likely to kill the photographer than getting clicked. Also, unlike other mortals who carry lunch boxes, this foodie carries his whole bag for lunch every day! A football enthusiast who dons German colors, he enjoys going on long rides on his bike.

Ankita Jain: The one who loves glass paintings. Obsessed with Psychology, she loves to watch Criminal Minds and Suits. Owing to her petite physique, resourceful nature, and spectacles, she reminds her friends of The Incredibles, and so they call her ‘the go-to Edna’. 

Navya Reddy : The one who enjoys her own company. A closet introvert, she feels at home with a small group of close friends from high school. A big fan of ‘amazing facts’ and Aliens, she collects a lot of books and piles them up without reading. She still can’t decide what she loves more – Butter Paneer Masala or A.R. Rehman!

Samay Bhatnagar: The one who loves Sher-o-Shayari. Hailing from Chandigarh, he actually loves trekking & adventures and doesn’t say it just for the Roadies audition. Ironically, he’s stuck in the dusty streets of Gurgaon now. A dramatics enthusiast, he misses doing street plays and makes up for it by his theatrics in everyday conversations. A fan of Ghulam Ali’s works, he tries his hands at poetry from time to time.

Mahima Mahna: The one with the Maggie hair. Chocolates are her weakness, and she gets bribed for doing others’ work in exchange for them. Nowadays, she even brings free chocolates for us – so you can imagine how much bribe she has taken over the years! She enjoys dancing to cheesy numbers and dreams of owning a Harley Davidson someday.

Aparna Sharma: The one with the shooting skills. When she’s not playing with her pistol or sweating in Volleyball ground, she reads different books on Economics like Fault Lines and The Undercover Economist. Her favorite pastime is  w̶a̶t̶c̶h̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶A̶b̶ ̶T̶a̶k̶ ̶C̶h̶a̶p̶p̶a̶n̶ ̶ using apps like Dubsmash and Pinterest. She likes to read and implement haircare tips, which is evident after taking a look at her Rapunzel-esque hair.

Feenaz Aarif: The one with the simplicity. A wannabe entrepreneur, she plans to pursue her postgraduation from USA before settling there permanently. Although she comes across as an introvert at first, she makes sure that this misunderstanding is cleared forever. She also has a special affection for cell phones - she changes her phones almost every other week!

Kunal Kadam: The one with the calmness. A Motorsport enthusiast, he's your go-to guy for anything related to F1 and MotoGP. After building a racing car devoid of any errors, he now handles the responsibility of finding errors in the internship posts. Intrigued by the field of Artificial Intelligence, he has also decided to study Psychology somewhere down the road. Reading books has enabled him to remain sane amidst the chaos of this world.

Sushmita Mahato: The one who tries her hands at everything. To say she loves talking would be an understatement - the whole team can vouch for that. She likes to go on long drives on a bike, and listens to the songs of Kishore Kumar and Mohammad Rafi when she needs some peace. Her gluttony for meat never comes in the way of excelling in sports - be it Softball, Handball, or Football tournaments! Planning to lure her away? Just bring a pup, and it's done!

Raghav Singla: The one who talks in cliches. If traveling was free, he wouldn't return home - but it's not and so he's working in the meantime. This wannabe writer is so lazy that he couldn't even write 2 lines when asked to write this introduction. Yes, the irony is not lost on us.

Smriti Dahiya: The one who needs her 'Me time'. An awfully quiet girl and a closet poetess, she gives the 'I'll kill you if you talk to me' look until she decides to reveal herself. And if she makes fun of you continuously, you can finally count yourself as her friend! A big-time bibliophile, she reads so much that her mother has to lock up all her novels in a cupboard. Shhh...her mother doesn't know about the e-books on her phone!

Aayushi Sharma: The one who's a self-proclaimed culinary expert. A complete foodie, she claims to have tried every famous (and not so famous) food joints of Delhi. Though she doesn't know cooking herself, that has never stopped her from being a food critic! An ardent fan of Coldplay, she likes to turn the music up, losing herself in the songs while shutting the outside world - after all, every teardrop is a waterfall.

Our extended team members who are representing Internshala in their colleges, fondly known as the ISPs

Top performing ISPs - August

Jimit Dholakia
K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai
Md Aasif Ali
Secab Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bijapur
Mexson Fernandes
Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology, Panipat
Vaibhav Mahajan
Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida
Aditya Vikram Singh
Maharaja Agrasen University, Solan
Sanjeet Yadav
Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior
Nisarg Jitendra Chandan
K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai
Vikram Singh Chandrawat
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
Sampada Bhatnagar
Giani Zail Singh Campus College of Engineering and Technology, Maharaja Ranjit Singh State Technical University, Bathinda
Pankaj Kumar
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal

Top performing ISPs - Overall

Jimit Dholakia
K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai
Nisarg Jitendra Chandan
K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai
Sanket Atul Munot
D. K. T. E Institute of Engineering, Ichalkaranji
Keshav Singh
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hargun Tarandeep Singh
MCT Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Abhishek Diggewadi
Shah & Anchor Kutchhi Engineering College, Mumbai
Madhav Jaswanth
Siddharth Institute of Engineering & Technology, Chittoor
Sanjeet Yadav
Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior
Sanjay Khubchandani
Natubhai V. Patel College of Pure & Applied Sciences, Vallabh Vidyanagar
Aditi Gupta
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar

Dr. V G Idichandy, is Professor Emeritus (Former Deputy Director) at IIT Madras. Since the birth of Internshala, Professor Idichandy has played the role of an affectionate guardian, mentoring us at each step of the journey. His remarkable career at IIT Madras as a teacher and as an administrator (he was Dean Students before becoming Deputy Director) meant he has a treasure of knowledge when it comes to education (and what needs to be done to fix it) and the role industry-academia interaction can play in driving innovation in the country. His dream project, and perhaps the reason he identified with Internshala so much to lend his support, is to see at least 10% of the final year B.Tech Engineering projects happening in collaboration with industry which in his own words “even if it is 10 percent, the impact will rewrite the history of India”.

Naveen Kukreja is an IIM Calcutta alumnus (Class of 2001) and has a rich global experience in the field of Sales, Marketing, and Analytics in Financial Services domain. A start up enthusiast, he helps Internshala in defining medium to long term goals and staying on track plus actively connects us with people in his network.

GSK Chaitanya is an IIT Madras (Class of 2005) and ISB Hyderabad (Class of 2011) alumnus and a sound board for Internshala since early days. Pre-MBA, he has worked in the infrastructure sector across the spectrum of consulting, planning and execution. His vast network of friends and professional contacts has been a HUGE lifesaver and something that we generously tap into for everything that we need help on.

Kunal Jain is an IIT Bombay alumnus (Class of 2006) and has 7 years of Global Business Analytics experience. Owing to his structured thinking (a rare skill) and ability to always take long term view of things without losing sight of immediate goals, pretty much every new initiative at Internshala is refined basis his inputs.

Ankur Khator is an IIT Bombay alumnus (Class of 2005) and has 8 years of technology experience working with the giants of internet and software industry. He was Internshala’s first CTO (and co-founder) and played a critical role in setting Internshala up for success in its first year of operations and managed technical team and infrastructure.

Ashish Mishra is an IIT Madras alumnus (Class of 2005) and true technology enthusiast at heart with specialization in Web Application Development. Pretty much everything technical on Internshala has had his imprint on it. Be it the initial Wordpress blog that he had set up for us, or rescuing us from the security breaches, or the framework and architecture for the current portal; he is Internshala’s go to person for any advice on technology.

Nishikant Dhanke is an IIT Bombay alumnus (Class of 2005) and the first person to believe in the idea to actually put money behind it (and forget it :)). His support in very early days was crucial for Internshala to get off the mark and gave rest of the team confidence that they were going after a big enough problem that needed to be solved.

Ruchi Bhosle is in for the love of it than anything else. She was the first friend to help Internshala back in 2011 and donned many hats (marketing, employer relations, tech support, student support) since then till 2013 and played a critical role in setting Internshala up. She has done her B.E in Electronics from DAV Indore and MBA from SP Jain Centre of Management and has 88 months of work experience in-between.