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AIMS International Summer Internship Competition


AIMS International (Association of Indian Management Scholars) is pleased to announce the AIMS International Summer Internship Competition (AISIC-2018) for MBA (or equivalent) students. 


  • To encourage MBA students to conduct innovative, high-quality summer internship projects

  • To provide a platform for a nationwide exposure to high-quality summer internship projects

  • To recognize and reward excellent projects by giving them monetary and other awards

  • To provide industries a consolidated single source of high-quality work done by MBA students during the summer internship

  • To create an environment of interaction between academia and industry for mutual benefit and  provide suitable placement opportunities for MBA students


  • The project must be completed in summer 2018.

  • The project can be completed by a single student or a group of students.

  • The student must be enrolled in an MBA (or equivalent) programme.



Projects may either be nominated by a b-school or submitted directly by individual students. The following documents should be sent,

  • A cover letter providing list of Student Name and Project Title of each students nominated for the competition (required if nominated by b-school)

  • A submission form

  • A letter from the company, certifying that the project was completed by the concerned student

  • A non-refundable submission fee of Rs. 1,000 per project. Students from institutes with institutional membership of AIMS International get 10% discount on their submission fee. Please click to know more details on membership

  • For group projects, additional certificate can be issued by paying Rs. 200 (by default there will be a single certificate with both names in it)

  • The project report should be sent through email to as per the guidelines

  • Please download bank details for the payment of submission fee using NEFT.

  • In order to avoid physical transaction, you can email submission form and company letter and make payment through NEFT. However finalists will be asked to bring letter from company in original. 

Guidelines to prepare Project Report

  • Project Code: Total 10 digits (First 6 digits as Institute's PIN + Next 2 digits as first 2 characters of your First Name + Next 2 digits as first 2 characters of your Last Name). PIN is a Postal Index Number of location where institute is located. Example to generate project code: If a student with name Rahul Bhatt is applying from IIM Ahmedabad then his project code will be 380015RABH where 380015 is your PIN of your institute + RA (first two characters of first name) + BH (first two characters of last name). For group projects, they can use one student as a corresponding author of report and mention his/ her name. For example, Girish Ghosh and Smita Paul are applying from IIM Ahmedabad and Girish is a corresponding author then you can have project code as 380015GIGH

  • Format: 1 to 1.5 spacing, 10 to 12 point font size, maximum 1.2 inches margin on each side

  • Two PDF versions of the project should be prepared. Version A will have a cover page with your name, address, e-mail, contact phone, school’s name, etc. Version B will NOT have this cover page. Ideally, your name and name of school should not appear anywhere in Version B, as this version will be sent for review

  • Recommended structure: Page 1 - Project Title, Project Code, Company Name, address, contact person’s name, phone, e-mail; Your name, address, phone, and e-mail; Your school’s name, address, contact person, his/her phone, fax, e-mail, Page 2 - Project Title, Company Name, Page 3 - Table of Contents, Page 4 - Executive Summary. The rest of the project may have following sections: Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendations, Appendices, Bibliography, Glossary

  • There is a limit of maximum 50 pages (inclusive of tables, graphs, appendixes, if any). For a longer project, please enclose a payment for excessive pages at the rate of Rs. 100 per page

  • If you are using any tables, graphs, figures, text or any other materials from other sources, make sure to provide full citations of the source.

  • It is assumed that the project submitted is the original work of the author and necessary approvals have been taken from all concerned parties, and no copyrights have been violated. AIMS International will not be responsible for any such violations.

Evaluation Process

  • First, the projects will be evaluated by a regional committee, which will then make a recommendation of selected projects to the national committee

  • The regional committee will send projects to two external reviewers. Projects will be evaluated using a double-blind review process. (Reviewers and contestants will not know each other’s identity. This is done to ensure objectivity and fairness in the evaluation process.)

  • The national committee will evaluate the projects short-listed by the regional committees and identify finalists for the national competition

  • The finalists will be required to make presentations at the 16th AIMS International Conference during January 3-5 2019 at Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (Pune). They will need to arrange for travel and accommodation at their own expense.

Awards and Recognition

  • All contestants will receive a participation certificate

  • The top three projects will be given cash prize, plaque and certificate

  • All participating projects (project titles and student names) will be listed on the web site of AIMS International

Important Dates

   Submission Deadline: August 31, 2018

   Submission Deadline (with late fee of Rs. 500): September 15, 2018

   Final Presentations : January 3-5, 2019



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