India Smart Cities Fellowship Program
India Smart Cities Fellowship (ISCF) Program was launched by the Hon'ble Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C) on 9th July 2018. The objective was to select a cohort of promising young professionals who have the potential to contribute to the innovation ecosystem that is fast developing around the SCM. They provide necessary support to the Office of Mission Director, Smart Cities in MoHUA and/or CEOs of selected Smart Cities in terms of analytics, research, documentation, etc. The first batch of the India Smart Cities Fellows was inducted in February 2019 through a first-of-its-kind selection process. The fellows worked on 12 marquee projects and were involved in developing innovative products. 11 fellows had their fellowship extended on the merit of their projects and are presently working on converting their projects into functional products, which MoHUA hopes to make available in an open-source format to Smart Cities across the Country. A new cohort of 46 Smart City fellows were inducted on 12 March 2020 under SCM, that is now working on various assigned projects.