Summer Internship with Delhi Metro (DMRC) – Swati Jha from Amity school of Engineering and Technology

Swati Jha (second to left), despite being opposed by family and society, chose to chase her dreams of becoming a Civil Engineer. She interned at Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Ltd, and she just loves her work. Swati is a Civil Engineering student at Amity School. Read on to explore about her interesting story.

Okay, so I’m a girl in a man’s world. Literally!

My decision to study civil engineering was not accepted by my mom, she insisted on me to study Computer Science, with the regular mother’s worries–how will you survive, the construction business is men oriented, you’ll have to work in the sun, you’ll get tanned (imagine!) etc. By the end of my 3rd year, even though the interest I took in my subjects had not diminished, I had started doubting my decision to stick with the construction field.

But then came my internship–I interned with DMRC, more commonly known as Delhi Metro, on their new Phase 3. Initially, I was a little shaken because there were simply no other females. No female engineers, no female trainees! And wherever I went, people kept asking me why did you choose civil engineering being a girl. And later at the site, Munirka, where I was working, I realised there aren’t even female labourers allowed. Great!

Initially I was so stupid that I did not hesitate of asking the silliest questions. Suddenly coming out from the theoretical world to the practical industry was immensely exciting. It was an underground station, there was an actual tunnel being dug. My mentors there, the executive and the junior engineers were so helpful, I’d go to the site everyday and even after spending my 2 months there, I can’t say I have learnt everything.

I’ll tell you guys a funny incident. Once during the excavation for Box Pushing, since we needed to go about 10-12m deep, we required the maps of water lines, sewage lines, electricity lines etc. But as these pipes had been laid years ago, they had shifted from their original position, thus, we couldn’t determine their actual position. Therefore, when the labourers were excavating manually, they accidentally cut off the water pipeline for the entire Munirka region by mistake. And were the residents angry? They sat for a dharna (protest) outside the site. And then, even after it was rectified, misfortune knocked again and the same pipe was cut just 2 days later.

During these 2 months of my internship there were so many learning opportunities, the underground station, the tunnel, the tunnel boring machine, the slabs, the concrete. I have a new found interest in the civil engineering field. So now although almost all of my friends are opting for management after B.Tech, I plan to stick to Civil Engineering. I do not see myself doing anything else 10 years from now. My internship story helped me realise my true passion.

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24 thoughts on “Summer Internship with Delhi Metro (DMRC) – Swati Jha from Amity school of Engineering and Technology

  • September 4, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Dear child,

    May God bless your decision in your endeavour.

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  • September 4, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Hello Swati

    Good going young girl…..go ahead and achieve your dream.

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  • September 4, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Hello Bacche

    Nice going, keep it up….

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  • September 4, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    There is difference between boys and girls.You are always sweet child for your PAPA

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  • September 4, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    good going swati my blessing with you

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  • September 4, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    I like your commitment

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  • September 4, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Its been said- it takes nothing to stand in a crowd, but it takes everything to stand alone.. ;) All the best for ur carrier.. :)

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  • September 5, 2014 at 6:40 AM

    I am impressed with Swati. She will do good for the country and the society. God bless her

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  • September 5, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    BRAVO……………..In today’s world, there is no field where women haven’t left their mark. ……………. keep it up swati…….

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  • September 5, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    Hi swati,
    My good wishes are always with you may u reach to the pinnacle of success god bless you dear

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  • September 5, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    Dear kiddo,.
    All the best for your future..
    One of your awesome friends
    Shubham gupta

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  • September 5, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    अति सुन्दर । स्वाति जी, जब हम एक मान्य परंपरा से अलग हटकर कुछ उपयुक्त भी करने के लिए सोचते हैं तो प्रारंभ में हमें परिवार और समाज से कुछ ऐसी ही प्रतिक्रियाएँ सुनने को मिलती हैं । उनके लिए हमारा विनम्र उत्तर होता है, हमारे द्वारा उस क्षेत्र में सफल होना । आपने अपने लक्ष्य की ओर बढ़ते हुए सफलता अर्जित करनी शुरू कर दी है, यह प्रसन्नता की बात है । आप इसमें 100 प्रतिशत सफल हों , हमारी हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ हैं ।

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  • September 6, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Gud swati all the best

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  • March 4, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    ma’m how did u get internship in DMRC …..is there any procedure to apply….

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  • March 29, 2015 at 12:09 AM

    How do we apply for summer internship in delhi metro.I am EEE student from 3rd year.Plz reply me …..as soon as possible

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  • July 17, 2015 at 1:08 AM

    What is the criteria for getting summer internship in DMRC ?
    please tell me procedure also bz it is very important

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  • March 4, 2016 at 3:02 AM

    how do i apply for training/internship in DMRC??
    I am a 2nd year B.TECH civil engineering student studying from NIT , bhopal..
    plzz help me

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  • April 19, 2017 at 10:04 AM

    I am the student of 2nd year civil engineering . m doing engineering in MIT college of engg and management bani , hamirpur (HP) .how do I apply for traning in your company ( DMRC) . reply me soon …

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  • September 11, 2017 at 1:33 AM

    Hello Maa’m… I want internship with dmrc. Can u tell me plz… Ki muje kya karna hoga iske liye.thank you

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  • September 20, 2017 at 12:06 AM

    I want to do internship in DRMC
    Please tell me procedure

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  • September 20, 2017 at 12:10 AM

    I am a student of B. Tech in civil branch 4th year so I want to do internship in DMRC
    Please tell me procedure

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