Summer Internship with Meteorological Department Delhi – Himanshi from HIT

Daily Winner for: –  9th August 2011

Name of the intern: –  Himanshi

Institute: –  Hindustan Institute Of Technology, Greater Noida

Organization interned with: –  India Meteorological Department Delhi

My internship was a really interesting one. I got the opportunity to work in a department which was totally different from my field- The Satellite Centre at IMD Delhi.

At first it looked like -what can a Computer Science student learn there? But as I learned more about it , it seemed very exciting. With restricted entry, the satellite center had big LCD screens everywhere showing live photos and data coming directly from different channels of kalpana satellite. The first thing that I used to do after reaching there in the morning was to predict the day’s weather on the basis of the data and tell it to all my friends.

My work was a simplified version of the research topic of my guide-to compare the data from KALPANA (ISRO’s meteorological satellite) nd NOAA (NASA’s meteorological satellite) and hence compare the health of kalpana. My work included making simple C programs on linux workstations that processed and filtered out the data which was given to us as received from ISRO. The programs included reading the files in hdf4 format and then storing values in a given range that were later used for the comparison.

The training included a presentation at the end in which I had to explain all that I learned about the satellites and the use of this research in front of the scientists of IMD.

With a lot of knowledge sharing a lot more fun, the training turned out to be a perfect one.

Was this interesting? If yes, please like the post on facebook (below) and help Himanshi become winner of the week and win the prize (Rs. 1,000/-) that she truly deserves!


9 thoughts on “Summer Internship with Meteorological Department Delhi – Himanshi from HIT

  • August 12, 2011 at 10:35 PM

    I want to do an internship in satellite.
    Can you please let me know how should i proceed and where should I approach?

  • August 13, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    hi…u can go to the india Meteorological Department and there u can apply giving your qualification details…they’ll let u knw in which department u can work…good luck.. :)

  • August 13, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    Keep it up..!

  • August 14, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    Great Job…!!
    All the Best… :)

  • April 28, 2012 at 1:45 AM

    hey himanshi.. great work… i am an undergraduate from MSIT, delhi…. just wanted to know how it actually worked???? i mean what was the exact selection criterion for the internship?? and was there a personal interview as well??? Thanx :) :)

  • March 12, 2019 at 8:48 AM

    Hii iam student of msc applied geography and Geo informatics , i was interested to do an summer internship in gis and geography indian metrological department in Chennai could i get it .

    • March 18, 2019 at 12:36 PM

      Hi Premchand,

      I’m afraid we do not have any information regarding internships at the India Meteorological Department. Please refer to their website for the same.

      Thanks~ Batool

  • June 2, 2021 at 2:46 PM

    My self geeta am from fatehabad Haryana i completed my bsc medical from cdlu .
    Now am persuing msc evs from gju
    So I went do intership with IMD.

    • June 2, 2021 at 6:39 PM

      Hi Geeta,

      I’m afraid we do not have any information regarding internships at the India Meteorological Department. Please visit to their official website/careers page for the details.

      Thanks~ Tejas


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