Name. College. Year of Study.
I am Yugaank Patil. I study in Karnataka State Law University’s Law School. I am a 2nd year B.B.A.,LL.B. student.
Name of the organization. City
I interned at Mahyco Pvt. Ltd. (I worked in the company’s Legal Cell). The company is situated in Jalna.
Ed’s note: See the company website here.
The Maharashtra Hybrid Corporation (Mahyco) was founded in 1964 with Jalna as its headquarters and encouraged cultivators to grow seeds.
Duration of the internship/ Working Days in a week?
I interned from 13th January, 2014 to 31st January, 2014 (i.e. for around 3 weeks).
The minimum duration is of 3 weeks and working days are Monday-Friday from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm. For interns, it is fine if you reach office a little late.
How big was the office? Team strength?
The Office was quite magnificent. The campus is a sprawling 330 acre land filled with vegetation and landscape.
There were two separate legal cells which used to handle issues regarding seed compliances.
Application procedure. Internship contact details
If you want to intern in the company, all you need to do is to call them and ask them for availability, as in whether there is any availability for interns in their legal cell.
Accommodation: how, where, how was it?
I was accommodated at the Guest House, but for other interns, they have to find an accommodation at either Jalna city (which is 20 kms away) or Aurangabad (which is 40+kms away) from the office.
Accommodation during the period of internship is one of the major hurdles for interns there. Journey becomes quite hectic if you are travelling to and from Jalna City and Aurangabad.
First impression. First day, formalities etc.
On the first day, I went through the HR recruitment procedures and went around exploring the campus. I wore formals for work, though it was not mandatory for interns to be in formals only.
I was assigned to analyze the potential impact of the Seeds Bill, 2011 and the BRAI Bill 2011. Apart from that, I was assigned no other work. So, most of the time, I was with very less work or no work at all. The main tasks for the internship were quite limited.
Work environment, people
People out there in the company are kind and very friendly. The work environment was very favorable for my temperament.
Also, I never felt any pressure or burden on myself because of the calm work environment and friendly employees.
I was provided with a laptop by the company and was even given allowed to have food in the company’s canteen at subsidized rate.
Also, interning there did not cost me much and was quite cost-effective, so I didn’t spend much compared to what I thought I might. The staff in the legal cell is very learned, yet very down to earth.
Travel time between place of stay and the office, consumes time and energy travelling for almost an hour.
The staff will not compromise on interns slacking off.
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues
I used to Explore the campus, there was free Wi-Fi in the office and even went to the world famous Ajanta and Ellora caves and the Daulatabad Fort on weekends for chilling out.
Anything else you’d like to tell; Biggest lessons
I now think beyond the politically-motivated protests against GM crops.
I would be a revolution if GM technology are introduced to every crop, while also checking their environmental impact.