The government has launched an online portal for ‘The Urban Learning Internship Program (TULIP)’. The TULIP Program is a program for providing internship opportunities to fresh graduates in all Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and Smart Cities across the country. The focus of program is Promotion of education as ‘learning by doing.’
TULIP has been envisioned to deliver the above by equipping the youth with problem-solving and critical thinking skills through hands-on, experiential learning in India’s fast-growing urban ecosystem. Experiential learning opportunities in the urban sector will help transform them into future leaders. The flexible nature of the program provides for inclusivity and access, is ecosystem driven and built on the principles of federated architecture and transparency
Objective of TULIP Program
The objective of TULIP Program is to provide a platform for:
- Short-term exposure to fresh graduates to enhance their professional development through experiential learning with ULBs and smart cities.
- Harnessing fresh energy and ideas towards ULBs and smart cities endeavours to solve critical challenges.
What is the duration of Internship under TULIP Program?
The duration of the internship will be a minimum of 8 weeks up to 1 year
Who is implementing the TULIP Program?
The TULIP program is being implemented through a partnership between MoHUA and AICTE. At the State level, TULIP will be supported by the Urban Development departments in providing a clear roadmap for the ULBs/smart cities to adopt TULIP in their respective organisations.
At the ULB/smart city level they have been provided flexibility in defining the roles, numbers and other parameters of how TULIP can best serve their contextual needs
Outcomes of The Urban Learning Internship Program
TULIP has been designed keeping in mind the individual needs of the participants. The program intends to deliver for:
- MoHUA: Strengthen institutional capacity of urban ecosystem and youth engagement towards urban initiatives, creating an ecosystem wherein youth can contribute towards building a liveable city.
- ULBs & smart cities: Skilled, high-quality workforce and innovative citizen-centric solutions that help them address critical challenges.
- Participating Graduates: Enhanced employability through “learning by doing” and opportunity to co-create innovation for cities. 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
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