Internship @ CUSAT Library, Kochi: Rich Database, Rewarding Experience, Research Work

Name of Organisation

CUSAT Library

Application Procedure

I had applied by approaching the Head of the department of the legal wing of the University and carried with me a recommendation letter while joining.

Timings

The timings of the library was 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

Environment, People

Though the library staff is a little hostile, the students, instructors and Professors more than make up for it. If your work is found satisfactory, you are rewarded with a certificate for the successful completion of the same.

The Campus is extremely big and green. It has various little eateries and since the campus in a little away from the city, it is very self sufficient.

There are various ways to get there and is strategically located and now the government is even focusing on developing the area around the campus because very soon, there will be metro service available which will stop right before the university.

Work

The internship at the legal Library of the Cochin University of Science and Technology was very rewarding. The Head of the department instructed me to submit a write up on the issue of “Vicarious Liability and Strict Liability” in India and Common Law.

The Library provided me with a rich Legal database and ample help from the students and the Legal instructors themselves.

It helped me gain an insight into how un-codified laws are to be understood and subsequently helped me to gain an edge over the subject of torts which was taught at my university in the subsequent semester.

After the completion of the same, I was assigned to help with the research on Corruption, Transparency and Accountability laws.

This exercise proved to be as rewarding as the previous assignment because it helped me understand these provisions, their lacunas and their applicability within the contours of our Constitutions.

My Co-interns were allotted different topics to work on as well and we were required to formalize our work every day.

Stipend

The CUSAT internship gives no stipend and in fact you are required to pay around 30/- for the duration one uses the library to the university.

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