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IITCOE Internship Programme

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad - IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence (IITCOE – www.iitcoe.in) is one of the eight national Centers of Excellence set up in public private partnership. IITCOE invites applications for Internship Program (summer/winter) in the areas of telecom policy, regulation and/or management. The Internship Program at IITCOE is designed to enable selected participants to pursue her/his research work. At the end of the programme, the intern will be required to present and submit the research output based on the work done during the internship.


Academic Background / Interests: Candidates having interest in Policy, Regulation and Research related to Telecom, Broadcasting, Internet, as well as Competition, Market Dynamics of the above sectors, etc.

Technical Skills: Candidates with knowledge of Statistical Tools, good writing skills, statistical analysis, etc. will be preferred.

Languages and Level of Fluency: Must be fluent in English (reading, writing and conversing).


To apply, send in your detailed resume, one-page Statement of Purpose, clearly stating: (i) topic, objective and significance of the study, (ii) methodology, and (iii) how the research will benefit the society. Candidates must also submit two writing samples that demonstrate their communication, research and analytical skills on topics of their interest.

Please email the above to iitcoe@iima.ac.in with the subject line ‘Application for Internship at IITCOE’. For more details please visit our website - www.iitcoe.in.

  • Duration of internship varies from 6-8 weeks, depending on the projects undertaken.
  • Stipend / financial assistance is provided to the deserving candidates.
  • IITCOE does not provides accommodation for the candidates.
  • Intern can avail IIMA library facilities during the internship period.
  • Intern will get free Wi-Fi connection during the above period.
  • E-copy of the project output duly approved by faculty with bank account details of intern should be submitted with a request for releasing the stipend.
  • Certificate on completion of the project will be provided by the faculty guide.


IITCOE is one of the eight Centres of Telecom Centre of Excellence (TCOE) that have been set up in public-private partnership mode with funding support from various telecom operators in India and the Department of Telecommunication (DoT), India (www.tcoe.in). IITCOE has been set up at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) with support from Idea Cellular (Idea is one of the large mobile service providers in India) to focus on research, teaching, training and advice in the field of telecom policy, governance, regulation and management.

Suggested area for internship are (but not limited to):

1. National Broadband Policy and Outcomes

  • Adoption and diffusion of broadband
  • New wireless technologies and their implication
  • R & D in convergence, communications and broadband
  • Cable TV opportunity

2. Spectrum and Technology

  • The definition, specification, and enforcement of property rights in spectrum
  • Models for auctions and trading
  • Issues in spectrum refarming
  • Strategic management of spectrum
  • Global developments (5G/4G)

3. Service Adoption, Social Networking and Societal Issues

  • Access, interconnection, and unbundling in a converged world
  • Adoption of new services
  • Social networking and societal/policy implications
  • Experience with new services in license-exempt and licensed bands
  • Creating demand and awareness about broadband.
  • Social and business implications of emerging technologies and regulations

4. Regulation

  • Competition and the factors that promote or retard competition
  • Emergence of convergent regulatory bodies
  • Regulatory challenges of New Generation Networks (NGN). Need for governments to create incentives for investment in NGN.
  • Regulation of interconnection of IP and circuit-switched networks
  • The implications of convergence for competition (including VoIP and IPTV)
  • Multi-platform competition: policies and implications for prices and services 5
  • Evolution of institutional arrangements, political economy and challenges to reform
  • Experience of managing regulatory agencies
  • Role of judicial processes and implications for scope of regulatory agencies

5. Universal Service

  • Models, Instruments and Institutions for Universal Service
  • Implications of emerging demographic contours for Universal Service
  • Implications of convergence and broadband on Universal Service

6. Comparative Analysis

  • Cross-national analysis of market performance for wireless services, regulation, adoption, spectrum management regimes