Start at home
It is best to start socialising with people you know already. These could be people in the university, at your hostel or even at library you go to with whom you can seek creating meaningful friendships.
Simple tip: If it seems difficult to approach people, try to introduce yourself to your classmate sitting beside you to get a head start. Once it works, move around in the classroom and rotate your seat to meet more peers.
Keep interacting with your professors
The faculty at any institution is experienced and already has many industry connections. Keep interacting with them to know if there are any networking events happening in and around the campus. They can also help you update you about various internship or job opportunities available for students in the area.
Become a member of clubs and communities
Become an active participant in a student club or community of choice. This will help meet new people of similar tastes as well enhance your organisational and leadership skills as well.