The objective of the Scheme is to assign short term tasks/projects/studies useful
and relevant to NABARD, to talented students pursuing post-graduate degree
(completing/completed first year) in Agriculture and allied disciplines
(Veterinary, Fisheries, etc.), Agri-business, Economics, Social Sciences and
Management from Institutes/ Universities of repute or Students pursuing 5 years
integrated courses including Law completing/completed 4th year of their course.
The scheme is expected to provide valuable feedback with a fresh perspective
through studies/projects undertaken by the students on themes of interest to
(A) Total Seats
Total number of seats for NABARD SIS 2022-23 is 40 (35 seats for Regional
Offices/TEs & 05 seats for Head Office). Detailed break up of seats is given in
(B) Broad Themes/Areas
The broad objective of SIS 2022-23 will be to assess/gauge the impact of various
NABARD interventions at the ground level. The SIS 2022-23 scheme will also
serve as an exercise for documentation of success stories of NABARD’s
projects/programmes/schemes/activities at the field level.
To ensure that we have a decent number of reports on a particular topic so that we
can draw reasonable insights, all interns selected under SIS 2022-23 will be
required to study one of the following three NABARD interventions only:
a) Farmers Producer Organisations/Farmer Collectives
b) Rural Community Institutions: SHGs/JLGs or
c) Watershed Development Programmes
The study sample may cover mix units/respondents (with and without NABARD’s
support/interventions) to make a comparative assessment and qualitative
i. Students pursuing post-graduate degree (having completed/completing
first year) in Agriculture and allied disciplines (Veterinary, Fisheries,
etc.), Agri-business, Economics, Social Sciences and Management from
Institutes/ Universities of repute or Students pursuing 5 years integrated
courses including Law completing/completed 4th year of their course are
eligible for SIS 2022-23.
ii. Students applying for internship in a particular State must be
either pursuing their degree from that State or they must
belong to that State (ordinarily resident of the State).
iii. For seats allocated to Head Office, Mumbai students pursuing education
from Mumbai would be preferred. However, seats in Head Office,
Mumbai are open to applications from students across the country.
(D) Selection Process
i. The applicants for scheme will be shortlisted for interview on the basis of
weighted score system (based on marks in 10th, 12th and
ii. The final selection of the students for the internship scheme will be solely
on the basis of the interview performance.
iii. All the applications will be received and shortlisted by HO for final selection
through interview by respective units. The final selection of the students
from amongst the shortlisted candidates (as per seat allocation under SIS
2022-23) will be done at the respective units (ROs/TEs).
iv. No TA/DA will be paid to the students appearing for the Interview.
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