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HRD & Urban development ministries & AICTE jointly launches 1st of its kind student internship programme, “TULIP”

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TULIPOn June 4, 2020, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal `Nishank’, Minister, Human Resource Development, Shri Hardeep S. Puri, MoS (I/C), Housing & Urban Affairs, and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have jointly launched a 1st of its kind online portal for `The Urban Learning Internship Program (TULIP)’ – A program for providing internship opportunities to fresh graduates in all Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and Smart Cities across the country.

This launch is also an important stepping stone for fulfillment of MHRD and AICTE’s goal of 1 crore successful internships by the year 2025.

TULIP Programme:

  • This scheme was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the budget 2020-21 under the theme ‘Aspirational India’. Under this scheme, at least 25,000 students will be provided internships in urban bodies this year.
  • Under this program, students can develop their professional field by engaging in 100 smart cities projects under the ministry of housing and urban development.They will be provided opportunities to learn, develop abilities and make changes.
  • Students will be trained in various tasks and different subjects in the urban bodies of the city and later they will also get a certificate which will increase their chances of getting employment and thus they can play their role in nation building.     

TULIP portal: It was also launched through which any student can fill his / her full details where and in which subject he / she wants to do internship with urban bodies.

Who is eligible?

College students having a level of B. Tech, B planning, B. Arch, BA, BSc, BCom, LLB can register for internships as per their interest.

MoHUA and AICTE inks 5-yr MoU for TULIP implementation

For the implementation of TULIP program, MoHUA and AICTE have signed a 5-year MoU (memorandum of understanding), where the Technical support will be provided by AICTE and the non-technical support will be given by MoHUA.

i.A high level panel has been formed under the Chairmanship of Secretary, HUA including Chairman AICTE and other officials from MoHUA and AICTE to review the progress of the program on a periodic basis.

About Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs:
Headquarters– New Delhi 
Secretary– Shri Durga Shanker Mishra

About Ministry of Human Resource Development:
Headquarters– New Delhi
Secretary– Shri Amit Khare

About All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE):
Headquarters– New Delhi
Chairman– Anil Sahasrabudhe