Summer Internship at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
1) Give your brief Introduction
I am Shubham Arora, final year undergraduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering. I had a 2-month stint at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories as a summer intern in their Integrated Product Development Organisation (R&D division).
3) How to prepare for it?
The CV shortlisting process is not critical. A CGPA above 8 + any POR+ extracurriculars + past internship/project is good enough to get you shortlisted.
The Group Discussion round is extremely important because it has a conversion rate of 30-40%. Students tend to neglect its importance and even good candidates sometimes get rejected in this round. Again it is important to note that a person is evaluated for the quality of inputs, critical and collaborative reasoning and driving the group to a conclusion. Random points to show engagement in discussion, abrupt start/conclusion of discussion for extra points are in fact detrimental. So try avoiding those.
In the Personal Interview round, the student is grilled thoroughly on his/her CV. It’s better to be prepared with the experiences and learnings to share for whatever is there on your CV. Brush up your basic core concepts. Chemical Engineering students need to go through the concepts of Reaction Engineering. Heat Transfer and Mass Transfer (only basics). I would highly recommend the students to attend the PPT and engage in the discussion. It helps in answering the basic HR questions
4) Give the details of your project
5) How is the company culture?
The best thing about working at Dr. Reddy’s is that your impact of work and say in a project is unaffected by the hierarchy. The work you do as an intern is equally highlighted and appreciated as the other employees.
And yes, people might have a perception of the work in core companies being boring, I can assure you that Dr. Reddy’s is not among them. Even today I distinctly remember some Kilo-Labs structured just like the ones I had seen in ‘Breaking Bad’ (however they don’t cook meth). The job in R&D is way more fun than expected.
6) According to you who should ideally apply for this internship?
7) And what advice will you give to them?