KOZHIKODE: As many as 30 aspirants from different parts of the country were participating in District Collector's Intership Programme (DCIP) which began at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIMK) today. The participants include two differently abled persons Baby Fathima and Asla Fathima.
Inaugurating the event, Collector N Prasanth said,'' the first batch out of 70 selected persons selected through interviews will be completed tomorrow adding the participants were selected from among 700 applicants.''
The District Administration proposes to link the programme with other ambitious projects launched by it such as Operation Sulaimani, Compassionate Kozhikode, Total Health Insurance, Traffic Management, Social Media and e-governance.
The second batch comprising foreigners will begin soon, he added.
The DCIP is an unpaid multi-disciplinary internship programme offered by the Kozhikode district administration to facilitate the development of a compassionate and professional civil society. It provides an opportunity for the youth to experience the real functioning of government machinery from within and to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Interns will receive challenging assignments in different arenas of government, which will provide invaluable addition to their personal and professional life.