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Internship Experience @ Indian Oil Corporation Limited [IOCL], Bhubaneswar: Gain Practical Knowledge, Exposure {S}

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID


Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Indian oil corporation limited (IOCL) Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The legal department had a small team working.

Application Process

By dropping of your CV and recommendation letter in the legal department of IOCL office. Usually, it takes 8-10 days for approval from the Head of the Department.

They will contact you through an email or phone regarding the approval of the Internship and also ask you to collect the approval letter from their office and join from the period mentioned therein.

They generally accept one or two interns at a time. Not more than two.

Duration of internship and timings

22nd April, 2015 to 12th May, 2015

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

The IOCL office is considerably huge and appealing. The legal department is situated in the fourth floor of the building and is majestic. The interns and the visitors were supposed to collect the gate pass everyday to enter the office.

The first day was good. Not much work was given to me. I had an introductory session with Mr. Mohd. Shoaib, law officer of the company and he taught me some basics. I was given a brochure consisting of IOCL rules and regulations, Acts and was asked to read the brochure.

Main tasks

The main tasks consisted of reading of the cases relating to contract law mostly.

Since I was in my first year, and had read the subject and well versed. I was asked to make a project.

On completion of the project, the project report and feedback was sent to Head of the Department to enable them to issue certificate.

Work environment and people

People in the office were very friendly and it was more of an interactive session.

There was a lot of encouragement given.

Best things

Practical knowledge.


Amazing canteen and food. 😛

Bad things

After the project had been assigned to the intern. The intern had to just report one day every week or as directed by the project guide for receiving necessary instructions and review of the project work.



Biggest Lessons

Gaining of a fair knowledge on cases relating to contract law and constitutional law.

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