Summer Internship with SARL Ikalogic, France – Deepak Solanki from Lovely Professional University

Daily Winner for: –  18th August, 2011

Name of the intern: –  Deepak Solanki

Institute: –  Lovely Professional University

Organization interned with: –  SARL Ikalogic

Getting an internship for a small grade college student who does not have contacts in the companies or with the professors is very difficult. The same happened with me. I applied to all the IITs for Summer Research Intern but was rejected everywhere even though I have done work in my field (Robotics) before. I was quite disappointed because nobody was evaluating my knowledge and what I had done. Just because of the college name and with no recommendations I was not able to get any internship. Then once I thought why only IITs or big brand companies? The soul purpose of the internship is to learn and I should go to the place where I can learn more. The best way I found is to go to the start up companies there you can get the proper guidance as well as the work. So I started looking at the start up companies which is working in Robotics.

I was following a forum and there I came to know about a person Ibrahim Kamal who was the winner of International Robotics Competition RoboCon 2007. He started a small company in France. I thought of doing internship under his guidance. I just sent an email to him explaining what I have done and my wish of doing internship. After few days, I got the positive reply from his side. He took an interview and I was selected. That was one of the happiest ever moments for me.

It was very exciting for me as I was going to a foreign country for first time in my life. Finally I reached there and had a great welcome by my boss :) I experienced a different culture, different food style (I am a vegetarian but didn’t find veg food there), bad weather (temperature goes below – 20 degree in the night), and language problem (people in France didn’t know English and I didn’t know French ) but I managed and enjoyed it.

I spent 5 months there and learned a lot of things technical as well as cultural. I completed the project before time and then traveled to many places as I love traveling and exploring different places. Traveling in TGV (One of the fastest train in the world) was awesome and going to country side and exploring the nature was amazing. This was one of the best experience that I had at the end of my teenage. :)

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15 thoughts on “Summer Internship with SARL Ikalogic, France – Deepak Solanki from Lovely Professional University

  • August 20, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    hey, can u plz tell me about the stipend!!
    bcz in a foreign country it is not possible to afford..

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  • August 20, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Hi Akhil,

    You are right, without stipend it is very difficult to afford in foreign country. My stipend was 420 euros/month and I was able to manage in it.

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  • August 20, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    wow ! really inspiring Deepak Sir. Every student should have high aspirations like you and try to follow what ever you said..

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  • August 20, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    @abhik….thanks…:)

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  • August 20, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    that is really nice…….

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  • August 21, 2011 at 12:02 AM

    Well Thatz quite an achievement for LPU student…I mean I know how big is this as I am also from LIT but never thought anyone from Lovely can do something like this…Very gud….Keep it up…:)

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  • August 21, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    Deepak sir, you are the best… and nice story… all the best for future.. :))

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  • August 22, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Ya correct…I also tried in the same way for 2 months internship bt not able to get from any companies because of college name..

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  • August 23, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    cngrts buddy n proud of u bwoy…:):):

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  • August 25, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Hey Deepak , Can u also plz tell me more about international internships. actually i want to go in telecom field so i m looking to find my intern in dis field, if u can give any idea about it..plz do!! and i m very much interested in international intern dis tym.. i m also from a small name college Gyan Vihar Univ. Jaipur (if u hav heard)..this is my mail id= ihhhakhil@gmail.com

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  • September 1, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    u r indeed one of the three in the world to have completed dat project..we r sooo proud of u solanki…:)…

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  • August 17, 2012 at 4:11 AM

    Takes quite a lot to keep that hope alive against all odds considering you were in a private university.
    Going through the same phase.
    Cheers !

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  • April 26, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    @Deepak..

    Great work. Can you provide me the email id for Mr Ibrahim Kamal or any such influential person? I am also extremely interested in the field of robotics and would like to do an internship.

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