Summer Internship with Indian Railways – Punit Kanuga from UCE Kota

Internshala welcomes a new entrant to the “Winner of the week” Hall of Fame! Punit from UCE Kota heard this Chinese proverb long ago ” Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand” but he turly understood it in his internship at Divisional Railway Office. With this spirited narration & maximum number of “likes” that the post received, he now graduates to “Winner of the week” Hall of Fame on Internshala and wins flipkart gift voucher for Rs. 1,000/-.

Update: – Punit tuned out to be a real fighter and bagged another GV worth Rs. 1,000/- for his spirited fight for “Winner of the Month” award and impressive 2000+ likes on facebook.

Daily Winner for: –  29th August 2011

Winner for week : – 26th August 2011 – 1st September 2011

Name of the intern: –  Punit Kanuga

Institute: –  University College of Engineering, Kota

Organization interned with: –  Divisional Railway Office, Kota

Summer of 2010.

The bright summer of 2010 was feeling much hotter to me as I had not secured an internship with just about a month & half left for the summers to start.  Generally college also issues some seats in various companies but I wasn’t a smart exam writer so my grades kept that option off the table. Then out of the blue, I got information about openings for internship at Divisional Railway Manager’s office. So I ran in with my resume to the office a couple of times & completed all the formalities and was eagerly waiting for the final list to come out.

I was lucky enough to be short listed but I didn’t have a clear idea what a computer undergraduate would possibly do at Railways which seemed a much homely place for Mechies & Tronics guys. But on the day one itself I realized that it isn’t about one or two disciplines but its about how guys from different fields come together to make it the biggest public sector in the country. Watching Civil Engineers digging up a mass of mud to make an underground two lane railway track, (Elec)tronics people setting up microwave & radio communications systems, Mech students working on lathes & welders for railway tracks construction, and Electrical guys setting up various telephone, internet & track side communication system taught me the complete work cycle in the most interesting & convincing way.

But what drew my attention the most were the rooms filled with hundreds of routers, wires & monitors. I could clearly see movement of a train sitting in a room with an accuracy of few meters, working of various signals, track locations & their real time re-allocations. I could see how my ticket is being routed through the shortest possible route to main office situated at Mumbai & how it took alternate paths in case of real time breakdowns.

I got good remarks on my presentation & reports there as well as at the college and got good grades but at the end of the day what I cherished more is the learning experience. I had heard a Chinese proverb somewhere, “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand”. I heard it a long time ago but truly understood it in those 30 wonderful days at Divisional Railway Office.

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26 thoughts on “Summer Internship with Indian Railways – Punit Kanuga from UCE Kota

  • August 30, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    well i guess i would surely bag this contest if i could write my intern story here.. i won’t..
    BTW, seems like you found your gems out there in the coals of railways… nice story anyways…
    good luck (for the contest).. :)

  • August 30, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    nyc experience of urs…really u must have enjoyed a lot…all d best..:)

  • August 31, 2011 at 12:06 AM

    all d bst buddy…..

  • August 31, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    It is my place of internship too…and thanks punit for making my proxy attendance there….

  • August 31, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    Nice writeup. All the best Punit.

  • August 31, 2011 at 2:40 AM

    Gaurav Gupta :
    It is my place of internship too…and thanks punit for making my proxy attendance there….

    you didn’t leave proxy on the intern place too, did you???
    well you should write your own story too buddy… :D

  • August 31, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    @lavessh, what i will write buddy even i did not attend a single lecture at that place……3 rd day of my training i’m at my home……

  • August 31, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Gud dude

  • August 31, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    writen very nicely!!!!!!!
    all d best

  • August 31, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    all the best …..keep up the good work

  • September 1, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    nice description all the best

  • September 1, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    yaar chinese proverb mast mari… loved it…

  • September 1, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    all the very best boy!!!

  • September 4, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    This story should inspire the others to take their internship more seriuosly. So keep it up

  • September 4, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    Thanks you respected C P Gupta sir for your valuable comment & inspirational words

  • September 5, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    i cnt put my story as it can nvr inspire ny1, as far as my intershp is concernd bt good job punit..
    nd ha keep my good luck, our wishes r wd u…

  • September 5, 2011 at 10:49 PM

    all the best ………….boss

  • September 7, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    All d very best…

  • September 7, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    Cool!!! Even mine goes the same story, Got my internship at Coca-Cola company but at first I thought what would I do at a company which is holds the Beverages, but had in my mind that something would help me out but after going there I found everything was electrically done like the bottles were moved automatically, they are picked up by machines, cleaned, checked, filled, crowned, packed autonomously without any human interface except watching and making sure everything goes fine… That was really amazing checking the purity was 100% with no defaults in bottle and it was good experience for me :) thanks man u made me feel once more the feeling of telling about Coca-Cola :)

  • September 7, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    @Dinesh Valmiki
    thanks dinesh,
    its really amazing how we find our fields so significant in areas we expect the least..

  • September 11, 2011 at 12:13 AM


    In that case Boss, you’d be snatching that award from Puneet Boss yar! In B/w Bosses Temme one thng if anyhow or in any case someone wants go to learn the stuff dere OFF SEASON is dere any possibility or chance to do that If there is please lemme knw!

  • September 11, 2011 at 3:28 AM

    Good write up. Liked… Well done…

  • September 12, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    @ punit.. thks punit.. congrats to u too for ur last minute n week winner.. al the bes.. it was a gr8 fight :P appreciate it..

  • October 19, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    i was having a huge amount of doubt about my training at drm but when the presentations started in our college i realized that i too have learnt few things there the people from bosch idea nokia or embedded systems they dint have anything but 40 pins of mp to explain or at best they would tell you the full form of gps and that was it but we at drm learnt a few practical things like fibcom(EDGE),FLEXICOM,DATA LOGGERS which were really helpful its a good place to learn if you want to and people there are very supportive they even gave me a few hours after the trainning completed i really had a few intense sessions about the telecommunicatio basics


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