TULIP Project

  • Category
    Governance
  • Published
    9th Jun, 2020

The Centre launched an urban learning internship programme — TULIP (The Urban Learning Internship Programme), for fresh engineering graduates, who will get an opportunity to work for 4,400 urban local bodies and 100 smart cities in the country.

Context

The Centre launched an urban learning internship programme — TULIP (The Urban Learning Internship Programme), for fresh engineering graduates, who will get an opportunity to work for 4,400 urban local bodies and 100 smart cities in the country.

About

  • The Urban Learning Internship Programme, will provide internships to graduates and fresh engineers.
  • The TULIP portal has been developed by
  • Under the internship programme students will get to work for 100 smart cities under ministry of housing and urban development.
  • According to the TULIP portal, there are a total of 295,200 internships under 23,970 companies.
  • It will allow applicants internship for up to one year in areas like urban planning, financing, environmental engineering, sanitation and infrastructure.
  • The online portal would provide a common platform to interested candidates, ULBs and smart cities, who would post details of their requirements.
  • A Steering Committee chaired by Secretary, HUA, including AICTE chairman and other officials from the MoHUA and the AICTE, has also been constituted to review the progress of the programme on a periodical basis.

Who is eligible?

  • Students having a degree of B. Tech, B planning, B. Arch, BA, BSc, BCom, LLB can register for internships as per their interest.
  • Open only to Indian citizens.

Objective of the scheme

  • TULIP interns would get exposure in a large number of areas including but not limited to urban planning, urban design, different branches of engineering, information and technology, mobility, finance, social sector issues and environmental issues.
  • The program will provide them with insight into policy formulation and implementation.
  • On a day-to-day basis, they will interact with city officials/ members of the civil society. They will be oriented towards best practices, knowledge sharing and project implementation on ground.
  • The interns will carry with them a rich experience in urban governance which will help them in their future endeavours.

Significance of the initiative

  • Improvising the system: Both ULBs and smart cities could utilise the fresh ideas of the young people in improving services and making local bodies effective.
  • Solving urban challenges: The new programme would lead to infusion of fresh ideas and energy with engagement of youth in co-creation of solutions for solving India’s urban challenges.
  • Boosting engagements: It would further government’s endeavour to boost community partnership and government-academia-industry-civil society linkages.

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