Thanx for your response @Laks09 ! Am looking for answers from the collective wisdom at Indusladies, so any pointers from you would be valuable learning for me. Yes. That's a great start. Actually, I have benefited from and also been of help to a lot of my linkedin contacts. But never thought students could also have an account... most of my students are currently 14-17, so I just checked, they can open an account once they are 16 = age limit in linkedin India! Mmmm... Great idea! Many students do have relatives who are in good MNCs or startups. Do you suggest internships for students of 12th std also, maybe after their admissions are finalized? I think GitHub is the most popular open source repository! Will check out the kind of projects that are in vogue out there and see what my students can contribute! Yes - this is something they need to work on seriously. I had many students' parents asking for internships too. I also think that the student should approach himself/herself and parents should not interfere ! Many private universities (esp in the list of "Institutes of Eminence" status) have semester abroad programs in the 3rd year - the best top students (maybe 10-15 out of 500) are given an option to spend a semester in partner universities and the credits are transferred. These universities may not be the top ranking ones, but they give a great exposure to the students - new country, new professors and friends, new teaching methods etc... And the student only pays the living expenses for the 6 months, so it is not bank-breaking. Yes please @Rihana ! Thanx. The more the merrier!