The urban population of India as per 2011 census was around 400 million. This is projected to grow to 600 million by 2030, comprising 40 percent of the country’s population contributing around 75 percent of India's GDP. With increasing urbanization, a big challenge being faced by cities is to provide basic services (e.g. water supply, sewerage, urban transport) to households and build amenities in cities which will improve the quality of life for all, especially the poor and the disadvantaged. Hence well-planned urbanization could be the single largest positive determinant of our country’s development in the future. Development of Smart Cities is a step in this direction to create an urban eco-system, which is represented by the four pillars of comprehensive development of institutional, physical, social and economic infrastructure to improve ease of living and attracting people and investments to the city. This fellowship provides you a chance to be part of this journey and opportunity to create solutions for India's urban needs.