Work Based Learning Programme (WBL)


The main objective of this programme is to provide an opportunity to SC/ST/EWS/Women candidates to acquire Technical Skills in emerging technologies that make them industry-ready in the field of Technical Knowledge Expansion; Real-time Working Skills; Technology use; Problem Solving skills; Reasoning; Ideation; Analytical Thinking; Interpersonal Skills, etc. in a professional work environment. NIELIT Calicut offers Level 01 Work-Based learning on their initiatives or activities. The selected candidates are mentored by the Scientists and experts at NIELIT, Calicut.


Last Date to Apply : 8 July 2024

The programme would also aim to achieve the following objectives:

  • To facilitate SC/ST/EWS/Women candidates for the transition from the college environment to the corporate world.
  • To provide direct practical experience and exposure to Fresh Graduates Engineers on Niche Technologies.
  • To help candidates attain stability between theoretical studies and realistic job exposure through hands-on expertise in Design/Development Skills.
  • To enhance professional skills among the candidates in various areas.

WBL Programme

WBL candidates would undergo professional learning under the guidance of allocated Supervisor at NIELIT Calicut. The candidates would be reviewed midway and at the end of 6 months by the Technical Monitoring and Evaluation Committee and accordingly (a) certified for Level-1 and (b) recommended for selection for Level-2 WBL (6-months). Subsequent to completion of Level-2, the candidate would be certified for Level-2 WBL.

Technologies areas

WBL candidates would undergo learning in one of the following technologies :

  • Industrial Automation
  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
  • Data Science
  • Electric Vehicle & Solar System
  • VLSI / Embedded / IoT
  • 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing
  • Cyber Security & Cyber Forensics


Candidates undergoing Work Based Learning (WBL) programmes would be issued monthly Stipend / remuneration,  subject to a maximum of Rs. 10,000/- (per month per candidate) inclusive of all charges. In addition, provisions would also be there for 50% candidates to be recommended for continuation in Level-02 (6 months) WBL. (based on conditions of attendance and performance)

Who can apply?

  • ST / SC / EWS / Women candidates are eligible.
  • Last 3 year pass outs of BE /BTech (any discipline) / MCA / MSc (IT / Electronics) candidates
  • Seventh or Eighth semester of BTech / engineering graduates
  • Final Year MCA / MSc (IT / Electronics) candidates

Duration of Internship

Level – 1 WBL : 6 Months

Level – 2 WBL: 6 Months  (Maximum of 50% of selected candidates who have successfully completed Level-01 to be provided an opportunity to carry out Level-2 WBL)

Admission Guidelines

Admissions to the WBL programmes are made twice a year in July and January based on rank in test/interview conducted by NIELIT Calicut. The minimum academic qualification for admission is a pass in the final examination of BE/BTech/MCA/MSc (IT / Electronics)  or its equivalent with at least 50% marks in aggregate, conducted by a recognized University or Candidates in 7th /8 th Semester (Only SC/ST/Women /EWS candidates).

No. of seats

Category No of Seats
SC / ST 7
EWS / Women 7

Announcement of Results

Results will be sent to the candidate via email or to the candidate’s account on AICTE Web Portal.

Terms of Engagement

The terms of engagement will be as per Norms.

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