Summer/Winter internship for the Textbook companion project
The Scilab Textbook Companion Internship project is handled by the FOSSEE project, IIT Bombay. This project is handled by the following professors at IIT Bombay:
Prabhu Ramachandran (Aerospace Engg Dept), Kannan Moudgalya (Chemical Engg Dept), Madhu Belur (Electrical Engg Dept), Mani Bhushan (Chemical Engg Dept), PSV Nataraj (Systems and Control).
Textbook companion summer/winter internship project can be taken up by students in various colleges who want to undertake a summer/winter internship. The project will involve a teacher of the student (from the same college) who has taught the subject for at least one or two years. The teacher will guide the student through the project and will be responsible for the student's submissions.
The procedure is as follows:
Flowchart of the Procedure
You should know or learn Scilab. Resources are provided Scilab Learning Resources
Learning Scliab is extremely easy and if someone listens and practices the Spoken-Tutorials provided at Scilab Learning Resources.
Scilab can be learned in just 2-3 days.
For use of any package (other than scilab) you should contact us separately at email@example.com.
You should propose three books in order of your preference using the proposal form available at this link (You have to create a new account and login in order to access the proposal form).
You must ensure that the book you are proposing has not been completed under this project or is currently being undertaken under this project by someone else, (click Completed Books and Books in Progress to see the respective lists). You should also make sure that the book proposed by you have at least 80 examples. If it is found that the number of examples is less, the internship may be cancelled at later stages. We will try to tentatively allot one of the three proposed books. To see examples of the books that have already been worked upon, visit Completed Books.
Along with the book proposal, you are required to send a typical chapter's code from one of the three proposed books to firstname.lastname@example.org in a .zip or .tgz file. We will not contact you to send the code.
It is suggested that you propose the book as early as possible and do not wait for the last date as your favorite book may get assigned to someone else.
You will be intimated about the approval or disapproval for your proposal via email within 3 days. If you are selected, then your name along with the textbook proposed will appear in Books in Progress.
After the final allotment, you will start coding only the solved examples of the entire book in your college itself. You are required to upload the codes on the interface. Also send the same to your college teacher. (Note: Lack of regularity on your part may force us to cancel your internship and the project will be assigned to another intern.)
Simultaneously, you should fill the IITB registration form and post it to us.
All the required forms are available at Required Internship Forms
The time-frame for completion of the book coding will be decided between you, your college teacher and us.
This year no interns are required to come IIT Bombay.
Review of the book - The review of the book will typically take approximately 10 days to finish. In review process, 10-15 codes will be checked randomly and if any code found not producing the desired result, the student will have to recheck and resubmit all the codes.
Candidates who finish the report as per specified procedures will get a certificate:
"Certified that the work completed is equivalent to six weeks of training under the supervision of the concerned faculty of IIT Bombay".
You will be given an honorarium of Rs. 10,000 for completing this work and Rs. 5,000 to your college teacher.
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You will have to pay all other expenses. For example, some are travel to and from IIT Bombay (if we deem essential) boarding and lodging: This will be intimated.
For more details about the Textbook Companion Project, please click here.
For any further query or clarification, please contact us at the following email address:
Note: If your book requires the use of a significant number of symbolic operations instead of numerical ones, please read this note on our symbolic toolbox page