The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) together with Human Resource Development Ministry (MHRD) has launched ‘Tulip’, an urban learning internship program aimed at offering internships to fresh graduates in 4400 urban local bodies (ULBs) and the smart cities. The launch of this program is considered a significant milestone achieved in the direction of the MHRD and AICTE’s targeted 1 crore internship offering by 2025.
TULIP is powered by a digital platform aimed at enabling the fresh graduates to gain experience in the activities undertaken by urban local bodies. It will also help the industry hire experienced professionals, according to Hardeep S. Puri, MoS (I/C), Housing & Urban Affairs, who inaugurated the program TULIP jointly with Ramesh Pokhriyal `Nishank’, the Union Human Resource Development Minister.
Pokhariyal added that TULIP will provide practical experience to the students, apart from offering them an opportunity to reform urban local bodies with their new ideas and modern techniques. The program will also help further the government’s efforts towards boosting government- academia-industry-civil society linkages, besides generating fresh ideas for solving urban challenges in India.
MoHUA will reach out to different state governments to boost internship opportunities across various cities in the country. The occasion also witnessed the signing of MoU between AICTE and MoHUA. According to the MoU, AICTE will anchor technical support while MoHUA will anchor non-technical support. Any graduate can apply in TULIP within 18 months from date of its graduation at — https://internship.aicteindia.org/module_ulb/Dashboard/TulipMain/index.php