Aligarh: Smart City Project authorities provided students at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) with clear ideas on how to create synergies between advancing functional skills and harnessing energy and resources. ideas for creating solutions for the future of cities during a joint webinar of Aligarh Smart City Limited and the General Training and Placement Office, AMU on “TULIP: The Urban Apprenticeship Program” .
Explaining how the TULIP program will achieve the dual purpose of providing a hands-on learning experience for students and benefiting smart states and cities with an infusion of energy and new ideas, Gaurang Rathi (City Commissioner, Aligarh Smart City Limited ) pointed out that the TULIP program will have courses prescribed by local urban bodies and smart cities according to their needs.
“Graduates of affiliated and non-AICTE colleges can apply for these courses and students with postgraduate and graduate degrees will be hired as interns for the implementation of Smart City projects,” he said. .
In a special interactive session, Gaurav Dayal (Deputy Commissioner, Aligarh) discussed the importance of service to the nation and called on students to serve the country to the best of their ability.
Prof. Asad Ullah Khan (Coordinator, IQAC, AMU) spoke about the importance of outreach programs, joint ventures and internships.
He shared his experience with the students and urged them to participate in infrastructural and technological development projects at national level in Western countries.
Omair Iftikhar (Public Relations Manager, Aligarh Smart City Limited) said: “TULIP interns would be exposed in a large number of fields including town planning, urban design, various branches of engineering, information and technology, mobility, finance, social sector issues and environmental issues ”.
Dr Jahangir Alam (Deputy General Officer for Training and Placement) delivered the welcome speech and Amrah Maryam, faculty member at Polytechnic University for Women, led the program.
Saad Hameed (General Training and Placement Officer) extended the vote of thanks.