MoFPI Internship Scheme 2020 – Applications Invited
MoFPI Internship Scheme 2020 – Applications Invited. MoFPI Internship Scheme 2020. Applications need to be sent through email. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below:
This Call Expires In :
Government of India
(Ministry of Food Processing Industries)
Sub:- MoFPl Internship Scheme
Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Government of India have decided to
start a MoFPI Internship Scheme. This Scheme seeks to engage students pursuing
Under Graduate/Graduate/Post Graduate Degrees/ Research Scholars in the field of
Food Technology/ Food Engineering/Food Science/Agriculture/Horticulture/ BioTechnology/
Chemical Engineering or MBA in Rural Management/MBA in Supply Chain Management or M. Sc. with Food and Agriculture as one of the subject enrolled in recognized University/Institution within India or abroad, as “Interns”. The “Interns” shall be given exposure to various Divisions within MoFPI to know about the development of Food Processing Industries in the country. They would be expected to supplement the process of analysis in MoFPI through empirical collection and collation of in-house and other information. The exposure to the functioning of the MoFPI would be an add-on to
their academic knowledge and help in furthering their future interests.
The internship will be on an unpaid basis and no remuneration will be paid. No TA/DA
shall be admissible for joining the internship or on its completion. No Hostel facilities will
be available. Only experience certificate regarding successful completion of Internship
shall be issued by the Ministry.
Name of the Scheme: The MoFPI Internship Scheme
Purpose: To allow short term exposure of “selected candidates” with the
different divisions/schemes of Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI),
Government of India as “Interns”. A list of domain/ areas for which Internship is invited is
enclosed as Annexure ‘A’.
The objective of the Scheme: The Scheme has the following stated objectives:
a. To allow young academic talent to be associated with MoFPI and work for mutual
b. The “Interns” shall have an opportunity to know about the functioning of
Government and contribute to the Policy formulation by generating policy inputs
such as empirical analysis, briefing reports, policy papers, etc.
(i) The internship shall be available throughout the year on a quarterly basis based on the
requirement of the MoFPI. The maximum number of interns available for each
quarter will be 15.
(ii) Eligibility: Bonafide students of any recognized University / Institutions within
India or abroad, fulfilling the following conditions are eligible to apply for the internship:
a. Under-graduate students, having completed/appeared in the term-end exams of
second-year/ 4th semester of the bachelor degree course and secured not less
than 85% or equivalent marks in 12th class.
b. Graduate students having completed/ appeared in the term-end exams of first-year/ 2nd semester of their post-graduate programme or pursuing research/ PhD
and secured not less than 70% or equivalent marks in graduation.
c. The student who has appeared in the final exam or just completed graduation/
PG and waiting for admission for higher studies may also be considered for
internship provided that
d. They should have secured 70% or more cumulative marks in all the years/
semesters of their graduation/ post-graduation till the date of application
e. The period between the month of declaration of the final exam and desired month of
the internship should not succeed six months’ e.g. if the result is declared in the
month of June then he/ she can apply for the internship beginning till the month
(iii) Period: The period of Internship shall be at least six weeks but not exceeding
three months. Interns not completing the requisite period will not be issued any
(iv) Experience Certificate: A certificate regarding successful completion of
The internship shall be issued by the Under Secretary Level Officers of the concerned
Subject Division in the enclosed format at Annexure ‘B ‘.
Logistics and Support: Interns will be required to have their own laptops.
MoFPI shall provide them a workspace, internet facility and other necessities as deemed
fit by the concerned Heads.
Procedure and conditions for Applicants:
(i) Interested applicants may apply online only in the address link to be indicated in
the website of MoFPI during 1st to 10th of months of March, June. September and
For example, if an applicant wants to join an internship programme which is commencing in the month of April-2021 then he/ she can apply from the month of March-2020. The application will be valid for that quarter month.
(ii) Applicants must also clearly indicate the area of interest.
(iii) A candidate can apply for internship only once during a financial year.
(iv) The applicants who do not fulfil the eligibility conditions, their applications shall
be rejected by the system automatically.
(v) The selected applicant has to produce original mark sheets and NOC from the
college/ institution at the time of joining, failing which his/her candidature shall be
Procedure for selection and Other Modalities of the Scheme:
(i) All the applications received online will be made available online to the concerned Heads of Divisions/Schemes and will be forwarded to Director or Deputy Secretary of the concerned schemes in MoFPI for further scrutiny and selection of eligible candidates.
(ii) The Heads of Divisions/Schemes can take a maximum of 2 (two) interns for an internship at a time. This number may be relaxed beyond 2 (two) with the permission
of Secretary, MoFPI. The decisions of the Secretary regarding the suitability of a candidate as an intern shall be final and binding.
(iii) The selected candidates may be asked by the division/scheme to submit the soft copy of their NOC from their Head of the Department/Principal by giving sufficient time before issuance of the offer letter by the vertical head. It also has to be indicated in the NOC that the student would not be registered for any course requiring his/her attendance in the class during the period of internship. The division/scheme has to obtain the original NOC issued by the college/institution at the time of joining of the candidate and also verify his/her eligibility from the original documents. If any discrepancy is found, the candidature of the candidate will be cancelled by the Division.
(iv) The concerned division/scheme will upload the list of selected candidates on
(v) Depending upon the number of applications received against a particular domain/area, MoFPI reserves the right to fix up the eligibility criteria, limit the number of the applicants to called for a particular period and to decide about the mode of screening thereof. The maximum number of interns available for each quarter will be 15.
(vi) The concerned heads of Divisions/Schemes and Director or Deputy Secretary of
the concerned schemes shall be personally responsible for ensuring that the Work Programme and output mutually agreed upon with the Intern are satisfactorily completed. Interns shall be required to submit a brief report/ paper at the end of their assignment to the Heads of the concerned Divisions/Schemes and Director or Deputy Secretary of the concerned schemes about their learning experience.
(vii) Seminars/Presentation can be conducted by the concerned Heads of particular
Divisions/Schemes and Director or Deputy Secretary of the concerned schemes for
Attendance– While doing an internship in MoFPI, the candidate should have
a minimum of 75% attendance and they have to mark In and Out time on daily basis. In
the case of less than 75% attendance, no extension of the internship period is allowed and no experience certificate will be issued. The attendance record and the details of work
supervision shall be maintained by the Heads of the Divisions/Schemes and Deputy
Secretary of the concerned schemes.
It may be strictly observed that the conduct of the interns and their access to data shall be the sole responsibility of the concerned Director or Deputy Secretary of the concerned schemes.
Scheme Review: MoFPI reserves the right to review the scheme at any time. The Scheme so reviewed will be placed on the website of MoFPI.
Relaxation: Secretary, MoFPI will have the power to relax any of the conditions mentioned above, in respect of any deserving candidate.
This issue with the approval of Competent Authority.
Domains/Areas available for Internship (Annexure “A”)
- Mega Food Parks
- Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure
- Creation/Expansion of Food Processing/Preservation Capacities (Unit Scheme)
- Infrastructure for Agro-Processing Clusters
- Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages
- Operation Greens
- Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises
- Haxaed Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
- Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure (FSSAI)
- Human Resources and Institutions (i.e. Research & Development, Promotional
Activities, Skill Development and Strengthening of Institutions)
- Food Testing Laboratories (FTL)
How to Apply:
- Due to technical issues, applications are invited for eligible students/interns
through e-mail only. The date for applying for the scheme is from 2nd September to 12th September 2020.
- Application along with requisite self-attested documents as mentioned in the
guidelines dated 28.08.2020 to be sent to the following e-mail in the prescribed format as enclosed.
Email ID: [email protected]
Subject- MoFPI lnternship-[Name of Applicant]-regarding.
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