Analyzing the Architectural Internship Program in India and Recommending Guidelines


An internship is a period of professional work experience that plays a significant role in the lives of architecture students. During that period, they would learn the work culture of an office and understand the work environment, enabling them to handle projects individually and understand the details for execution. Further, it would facilitate personal development. The internship program in India has yet to have a programmatic approach. The student’s exposure will differ based on the firm they select. It is high time to note that the students should gain knowledge in all areas of the architectural field, both in terms of office and site environments. This study aims to discover areas in which students are currently exposed to work in an internship and propose certain guidelines to be followed. The survey questions were formed by areas, which are divided into six categories adopted from the literature study Practice Management, Project Management, Programming & Analysis, Project Planning & Design, Project Development & Documentation, Construction & Evaluation, with the percentage interval ranging from 0%, 10–30%, 31–50%, 51–70%, 71–90%, and 100%. Furthermore, a question set with a 5-point Likert scale was asked to know about their experience, and open-ended questions were asked to know about their expectations. A survey was conducted among the students who completed their internship; there were 249 respondents from different architectural colleges in India. The results show a lower score for exposure to practice management, project management, programming analysis, construction, and evaluation.

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B Sudha, National Institute of Technology–Tiruchirappalli, India
K Premkumar, National Institute of Technology–Tiruchirappalli, India

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Conference: ACEID2023
Stream: Professional Training

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Sudha B., & Premkumar K. (2023) Analyzing the Architectural Internship Program in India and Recommending Guidelines ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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