Striving at the proficient development of young graduates, Minister of human resource development (MoHRD) Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Minister of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA) Hardeep Singh Puri jointly launched The Urban Learning Internship Program (TULIP) to provide internship possibility to lakhs of graduates and engineers of India under the ‘Smart city’ mission. The Portal is developed by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
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Why did the government launch TULIP portal?
The government launched the TULIP portal to keep a tight rein on educated unemployment. According to the survey by NSSO during 2017-18, The educated unemployment in the country stood at 11.4% which is relatively higher than the average unemployment rate of 6.1%. Under the program, The graduates will get to work under 100 smart city under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The Internship program will utilize the skills of freshly talented young graduates.
The Internship program focuses on providing internship and employment facilities to Engineers, Architects, Lawyers and other professionals. Graduates with the degree of B. Tech, B.Arch, BA, BCom, LLB, B Planning can register through the portal.
What are the scale and scope of the program?
The government will enroll 25000 graduates this year in various roles in urban local bodies. As per the portal, There are 295000 internships available under 23970 companies. The government will provide opportunities to over 1 crore graduates. The Scheme will absorb many graduates in Urban local bodies through classified and challenging roles.
How could one register for the internships under TULIP initiative?
The interns need to register through the portal and select the Smart city they want to work in. The interns need to fill a detailed form and click on the register tab at the end of the form. Visit https://internship.aicte-india.org/
How will it help to solve the challenges faced by the country?
The initiative was part of Nirmala Sitharaman 2020-21 budget under the theme of ‘Aspirational India’. The Portal will help to create a link between urban local bodies and the immense talent of the youth of the nation. The portal will lead to the inclusion of energy and potent of youth into solutions for the problems faced by urban India. It will help in creating a cluster of opportunities for formal as well as Informal job sector of the country.