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Panaji: Now, the students can earn from home through an internship program that is supported by Directorate of Education.

While schools are yet to start, State Directorate of Education has issued circular integrating the students with a private project that will allow them to earn while working from home.

State Director of Education Vandana Rao, in a circular issued on Thursday, has asked the schools to enroll student under “Internshala” program.

The circular mentions that Internshala is India’s largest internship platform where students from pan India can search and apply for meaningful internship, at no cost to them.

“There are more than four million students and one lakhAF plus companies that regularly use the platform. After successful completion of listed internship opportunities on “Internshala” portal, students can earn small stipend and a certificate of merit,” the circular reads.

The programe would be offered to the students under National Skill Development Corporation’s (NSDC) “Samagra Shiksha” scheme.

The department has said that considering the current outbreak of COVID-19, NSDC and Internshala have partnered to bring in work-from-home internship opportunities.

Rao has said in the circular that the initiative is envisaged to ensure continuity in learning with practical exposure. It will also provide a glimpse of the corporate world, sitting back at home, practicising social distancing.

Rao said that it will also remove the geographical barriers, with flexible working hours.

The academic year in the state which was supposed to start during first week of June has been delayed due to continued COVID19 outbreak.

Several schools have started teaching the syllabus online for the students. The government has clarified that online teaching is not mandatory.

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