HRD Ministry, Urban Affairs Ministry launches TULIP Programme

News: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs(MoHUA) and the All India Council for Technical Education under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) have jointly launched The Urban Learning Internship Programme(TULIP).

Facts:

  • TULIP: It is a dedicated programme offering internships to fresh graduates in all urban local bodies(ULBs) and smart cities across the country in the domain of urban governance.
  • Eligibility: It is open to Indian Citizens who graduate from an undergraduate program and can apply within 18 months from graduating.
  • Committee: Steering Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary, HUA including Chairman AICTE and other officials has been constituted to review the progress of the program on a periodic basis. 

Additional Facts:

Smart Cities Mission:

  • Launched Year: 2015 
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs.
  • Aim: To develop 100 smart cities across the country by 2022 making them citizen-friendly and sustainable.
  • Objective: To promote sustainable and inclusive cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart’ Solutions.
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