MoHUA Announces Smart Cities Fellowship for Involving Youth in Planning

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) of the Government of India is inviting applications from youth for its India Smart Cities Fellowship. According to the Urban Affairs Minister Shri Hardeep S Puri, the Smart Cities Fellowship programme will provide the youth an opportunity to experience the (various) aspects of Urban Planning and Governance.

The India Smart Cities Fellowship Programme is designed to provide valuable experience to the youth interested in Smart Cities specifically, and urban renewal sector in general and is aimed at bringing in new ideas, passion and energy to the challenging but exciting work of implementing cutting edge, high-impact solutions to key urban problems. It is hoped that the programme will cultivate young leaders, strengthen their understanding of Indian urban sector and prepare them for greater leadership roles in future.

MoHUA will engage a total of 30 young post graduates and PhDs in the fields of Urban Planning, Urban Design, Engineering, Information and Technology, Urban Mobility, Finance, Social Sector and Environmental issues as Smart Cities Fellows. The period of engagement will be 1-year extendable upto 3 years.

The selected Fellows will provide necessary support to the Office of Mission Director, Smart Cities in MoHUA and/or CEOs of selected Smart Cities in terms of analytics, research, documentation, independent assessment, visualization or any other related activities including preparation of reports, posters, dossiers, etc.

Selected Fellows will be paid a consolidated amount of Rs. 60,000 per month per fellow inclusive of local Transport Allowance will be paid to India Smart Cities Fellows. You may be allowed TA for domestic travel by Air in Economy class or by Rail in AC Two Tier, subject to approval by the Smart Cities Mission Director

The age of the candidate must not be more than 35 years as on 31 August, 2018. Detailed information on this fellowship can be accessed by clicking here. Interested applicants can apply online by clicking here. The late date for submission of applications is 31 August 2018.

Top image: Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C) Shri Hardeep S. Puri at the brainstorming session with the corporate sector during the Third Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Mumbai on June 25, 2018.

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