The Urban Learning Internship Programme (TULIP)

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    • Recently, the TULIP platform was in the news as since the launch of the TULIP Programme in 2020 more than 25,000 internship opportunities have been advertised.

    About TULIP

    • Development: 
      • The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has developed TULIP.
    • Aim:
      • It is a platform to provide internships to students and graduates in ULBs, Smart Cities, and Parastatals of States/UTs.
    • Eligibility:
      • The internships under TULIP are open to Indian Citizens who graduate from an undergraduate program and can apply within 18 months from graduating. 
      • It is open to courses and streams as prescribed by ULBs/smart cities in their requirements and both AICTE-affiliated and non-AICTE college graduates can apply.
    • Goals of TULIP:
      • To provide a platform to connect fresh graduates with urban governments.
      • To provide the government and industry with a pool of well-trained professionals.
      • To make fresh graduates more market ready.
      • To expose young graduates to real-life learning in urban environments.
    • Duration of program:
      • The duration of the internship will be a minimum of 8 weeks up to 1 year.

    Source: PIB