Labour, Jobs and Employment – Harmonization of labour laws, gender gap, unemployment, etc.

The Urban Learning Internship Program (TULIP)


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : TULIP

Mains level : Various employment measures

The govt. has launched the TULIP program for providing internship opportunities to fresh Graduates in all ULBs & Smart Cities.

Possible prelims question:

Q. The TULIP program recently seen in news is related to: HRD/Floriculture/Urban Livelihood etc.


  • TULIP is a portal jointly developed by the Ministry of HRD, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
  • It 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.
  • It 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.
  • It will further the Government’s endeavours to boost community partnership and government- academia-industry-civil society linkages.
  • This launch is also an important stepping stone for the fulfillment of MHRD and AICTE’s goal of 1 crore successful internships by the year 2025.

Why need such a program?

  • India has a substantial pool of technical graduates for whom exposure to real-world project implementation and planning is essential for professional development.
  • General education may not reflect the depth of productive knowledge present in society.
  • Instead of approaching education as ‘doing by learning,’ our societies need to reimagine education as ‘learning by doing.’

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