Proficiency Evaluation

Proficiency growth evaluation, in candidates undergoing internship, is an important component of AICTE-ECI Internship Framework as that provides inputs for evaluating the efficacy of the internship, road-map for future, and providing a relative grading of interns to employers and enable the student to earn wages commensurate to his or her capabilities.

It also helps by providing necessary inputs essential for the transfer of earned credits of internship process to the overall degree or diploma scores. As per the minimum requirements, a candidate needs to score 55% of the gross score stipulated for the undertaken program. Detailed hereafter are the evaluation system for different types of programs.

Short Term Programs (ToT)

Candidates undergoing these programs shall be required to clear the exit test at the end of program by scoring at least 55% of the maximum marks. In case the candidate fails to score the minimum passing marks in the first attempt, he or she can appear and attempt to clear the makeup examination conducted immediately after the program. Should the candidate be unable to clear the makeup test, He or she would be awarded the participation certificate only and the candidate would have to repeat the program.

Medium Term Programs

These programs are of one month duration with internship at the training centre. There are defined seven evaluation parameters with different credit points as detailed in the table hereafter:

Table 1

S.No. Particulars Total

1.

Attendance and Punctuality

60

2.

Safety Consciousness

40

3.

Communication & Presentation Skills

40

4.

Desire to Acquire New Skills

50

5.

Interpersonal Skills

30

6.

Understanding of Processes

50

7.

Innovation at Workplace

30

Total

300

Similar to ToT,  the candidate has to score at least 55% of the maximum score from four weekly tests having equal weightages. If any the candidate is unable to score such marks in the initial two tests, he or she would be counselled to enhance the performance. Should the performance improve in the third test with a possibility of score reaching an overall 55% or higher, the program would continue in normal situation. Should it not improve, the internship period would need to be extended by at least for a week’s duration to support the Proficiency growth of the trainee and enable him or her to earn enough credit to qualify in the exit test.

Long Term Programs

These programs are of six months duration with a one month internship at the training centre and five months training at industrial locations. There are defined twelve evaluation parameters with different credit points as detailed in the table hereafter:

Table 2

Industrial Internship Scores (To be earned over a period of six months through five month-end tests having equal weightages to be conducted at the end of first, second, third, fourth and fifth month)

S.No. Particulars Total

1.

Attendance and Punctuality

60

2.

Safety Consciousness

40

3.

Communication & Presentation Skills

40

4.

Desire to Acquire New Skills

50

5.

Interpersonal Skills

30

6.

Understanding of Processes

50

7.

Innovation at Workplace

30

Grand Jury scores (To be earned from the Grand Jury Evaluation to be conducted at the end of six month)

S.No.

Particulars

Total

8.

Productivity

200

9.

Quality

200

 10.

Safety & Environment

200

11.

Management

50

12.

Accounting

50

Total

1000

Similar to ToT,  the candidate has to score at least 55% of the maximum score from five monthly tests of Industrial internship and one test of grand jury.

If any the candidate is unable to score such marks in the initial three tests, he or she would be counselled to enhance the performance. Should the performance improve in the fourth test with a possibility of score reaching an overall 55% or higher, the program would continue in normal structure and the candidate would be permitted to face grand jury. Should it not improve, the internship period would need to be extended by at least for a month’s duration to support the Proficiency growth of the trainee and enable him or her to earn enough credit to be permitted to face Grand Jury.

Grand Jury Evaluation

Grand Jury Evaluation is the most important component of Proficiency Evaluation process for Long Term Internship as it provides inputs for assessing the technical and professional proficiencies of the intern gained through the Long Term internship. It also helps in assessing employability of The candidate.

The jury members for this evaluation are nominated from the host ECI Member Association, Industry organisation where intern was deputed, and ECI/Industry stakeholders.

To face the Grand Jury, intern is required to prepare the Internship report detailing the complete set of activities undertaken by the intern during the internship period. In addition to the report, intern is required to make a detailed presentation on the internship activities, lessons learnt, and conclusions proposed. Subsequent to presentation the intern has to face an interview with the Grand Jury members.

Both the report and presentations are evaluated for the identified five parameters and depending on the evaluation, the interview is to be conducted. Scoring of the Jury is to be accorded on the combined performance report of the three evaluations, viz. report, presentation, and interview. Credits for Report is 20%, Credits for Presentation and Interview is 40% each.

A candidate has to earn a minimum of 55% credit points to qualify in the internship. For students perusing the University program the result of the tests and the Grand Jury would be provided to the University. Conversion to Grade Point Average could be then done by the concerned University.

In case an intern fails to score the minimum qualifying marks, he or she would be required to rework the report, make a revised presentation, and finally appear at the interview at another sitting of the Jury. For this repeat effort, If required, candidate may be counselled or mentored by the host ECI Member Institution.

Candidates with incomplete internship would not be accorded any grade for transfer to University system and would have to undergo the entire internship process again and earn appropriate credits in such internship.

Tailor Made Programs

Candidates undergoing these programs shall be required to clear the exit test at the end of program by scoring at least 55% of the maximum marks in normal conditions. In other conditions, where the situation may warrant a different passing score, specific marks would be declared.

In case the candidate fails to score the minimum passing marks in the first attempt, he or she can appear and attempt to clear the makeup examination conducted immediately after the program. Should the candidate be unable to clear the makeup test, He or she would be awarded the participation certificate only and the candidate would have to repeat the program.