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UGC to Award Two Credit Points to Students Taking Swachh Bharat Summer Internship

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University Grants Commission (UGC) has agreed to provide two credit points under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) to higher education students completing the Swachh Bharat Summer Internship (SBSI), the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation (MDWS) on Friday revealed.

The Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation along with the Ministry of Human Resource Development announced the internship with an aim to engage students in the cleanliness, sanitation drive under the ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission in their villages during summer vacation.

According to an official statement, the SBSI aims to engage lakhs of educated youth across the country, develop their skills and orientation for the sanitation sector, amplify mass awareness, and cement the people’s movement aspect of Swachh Bharat Mission.

Under the initiative, the students will have to devote a total 100 hours in a year and undertake activities, including shramdaan, creation of sanitation infrastructure, system building, behaviour change campaigns and other IEC initiatives in and around nearby villages, it added.

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The best internship is said to be recognised at college, university, State and national levels. Every intern who completes the SBSI will also be provided with a certificate of an internship by the Swachh Bharat Mission.

The Ministry said to soon provide the internship guidelines in consultation with the Department of Higher Education. 

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