AICTE Announces Online Internship for 20,000 Students in Cybersecurity

The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) – along with the IT firm Cisco – has announced 20,000 virtual internship opportunities in the field of cybersecurity. The internship program is going to run for two months and is exclusively for students in their second and third years, who are pursuing a degree in engineering. The AICTE-Cisco internship program aims to increase employment opportunities for potential students by training the students through the ins and outs of the cybersecurity domain.  

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Note: Interested candidates can apply for the internship on the AICTE Internship Enterprise Portal.

Who Will be Conducting the AICTE Internship 2024?

AICTE has launched the virtual internship programme along with Cisco and NASSCOM FutureSkills Prime. The program is being run as a part of the digital skilling initiative taken by AICTE in association with NASSCOM FutureSkills Prime. However, the virtual internships will be provided to 20,000 applicants via Cisco Networking Academy. 

Note: Applicants are requested to remember that this internship is not the same as Cisco India’s Standard Internship Program that is being operated through Cisco’s career page. Therefore, all aspirants are advised to refer to the official AICTE Internship 2024 website for more details.

AICTE Internship 2024 – Details

  • To be eligible for the internship opportunity, all candidates must complete the Introduction to Packet Tracer and Cyber Security Essentials course via the Cyber Security Internship pathway at the NASSCOM FutureSkills Prime. Or, they can reach out to the NetAcad instructor at their respective institutions for the same. 
  • Only second and third-year students from engineering fields, studying in any institution associated with Cisco Networking Academy are eligible to participate in the internship program.
  • After the successful completion of the courses at the virtual internship portal (link to be received after creating an account), candidates will be invited to participate in a 3-hour industry session conducted by Cisco.
  • After the industry session is completed, candidates will work under the guidance of a faculty coordinator at their respective institutions to design a secure network for their own institution on Packet Tracer Simulation Tool.
  • Once the task is completed and submitted, candidates will have to appear for a final quiz round.

AICTE Internship 2024 – Perks

By the end of the internship programme, if a candidate is able to complete the coursework and pass the final quiz, he/she will be awarded an internship certificate based on his/her performance.

AICTE Internship 2024 – FAQs

Who is eligible for AICTE internship 2024?

Students studying BTech, BE, MTech, ME, diploma or MCA from engineering or polytechnic institutions are eligible to apply for AICTE internship.

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What is the last date of AICTE internship 2024?

The last date for AICTE virtual internship program 2024 is yet to be announced.

What is the application fee for AICTE virtual internship program?

AICTE virtual internship is free for all the students.

How to download AICTE virtual internship Certificate?

Ans. Students must visit the official AICTE internship portal for certificate download (, enter their registered email ID, select the Internship Domain and finally, click on the Generate Certificate tab to download the certificate.

Note: For further details, visit AICTE Internship 2024 official website.

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