The Urban Learning Internship Program (TULIP)
India has a substantial pool of technical graduates for whom exposure to real world project implementation and planning is essential for professional development. ‘ULBs and Smart Cities, with their complex and large operations provide a promising environment for real world learning for young minds. It is with this objective that MoHUA and MHRD launched 'The Urban Learning Internship Program (TULIP)'' to match opportunities in ULBs and Smart Cities with learning needs of recent graduates. The program intends to fulfil the twin goals of providing hands-on learning experience to recent graduates as well as benefiting States, ULBs and Smart Cities with infusion of fresh energy and ideas to solve critical challenges. TULIP envisions to create synergies between advancing functional skills in students and harnessing their energy and ideas to co-create solutions for the future of our cities. All 100 Smart Cities have registered on the TULIP portal. Till date, nearly 284 Smart Cities/ ULBs have participated in the TULIP Programme and have posted more than 13,000 internships and more than 100 interns have successfully completed their internships.