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TULIP | Urban Learning Internship Program

      HEADLINES:

TULIP – Urban Learning Internship Program for providing opportunities to fresh Graduates in all ULBs & Smart Cities launched

      WHY IN NEWS:

MoU signed between MoHUA & AICTE for Implementation

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3:Education

      LEARNING: 

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      ISSUE: 

EDUCATION IN INDIA :

  General education may not reflect the depth of productive knowledge present in society.

  • Instead of approaching education asdoing by learning,’ our societies need to reimagine education as learning by doing.’

Minister, Human Resource Development MoS (I/C) Housing & Urban Affairs, and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have jointly launched an 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.  

  • TULIP is a program for providing fresh graduates experiential learning opportunities in the urban sector.

SMART CITIES MISSION – SNAPSHOT OF PROGRESS

  • TULIP has been conceived pursuant to the Budget 2020-21 announcement by the Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman under the theme ‘Aspirational India’.

CENTRAL IDEA :
“The Government proposes to start a program whereby the urban local bodies across the country would provide internship opportunities to fresh engineers for a period up to one year.” 

SIGNIFICANCE OF TULIP PROGRAM :

  • VALUE-TO MARKET : TULIP would help enhance the value-to-market of India’s graduates and help create a potential talent pool in diverse fields like urban planning, transport engineering, environment, municipal finance etc.

  • EXTRACTING DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND: Such a program will help reap the benefits of India’s demographic dividend as it is poised to have the largest working-age population in the world in the coming years.
  • POOL OF EXPOSURE : India has a substantial pool of technical graduates for whom exposure to real world project implementation and planning is essential for professional development.
  • PROFESSIONALISM : Thus not only catalyzing creation of prospective city managers but also talented private/ non-government sector professionals.

TULIP PORTAL :

  • It will lead to infusion of fresh ideas and energy with engagement of youth in co-creation of solutions for solving India’s urban challenges.
  • The digital platform powering TULIP enables discovery, engagement, aggregation, amplification and transparency.
  • The platform is customizable and provides immense flexibility to both ULBs/ Smart Cities and interns to enable convenient access.
  • Security features have been thoroughly tested and the platform has been made scalable, federated and transparent by design.

ROLE OF STAKEHOLDERS : 

CREDIT : internship.aicte-india.org

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

THE PROGRAM INTENDS TO DELIVER FOR:

MoHUA: Strengthen institutional capacity of urban ecosystem and youth engagement towards urban initiatives, creating an ecosystem wherein youth can contribute towards building a liveable city.

ULBS & SMART CITIES: Skilled, high-quality workforce and innovative citizen-centric solutions that help them address critical challenges.

PARTICIPATING GRADUATES: Enhanced employability through “learning by doing” and opportunity to co-create innovation for cities.

     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB/DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS for UPSC CSE Prelims & Mains

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