Know India Programme

Know India Programme (KIP) of the Ministry of External Affairs is a three-week orientation programme for Diaspora youth conducted with a view to promote awareness on different facets of life in India and the progress made by the country in various fields e.g. Economic, Industrial, Education, Science & Technology, Communication & Information Technology, Culture. KIP provide a unique forum for students & young professionals of Indian origin to visit India, share their views, expectations & experiences and to develop closer bonds with the contemporary India. 4-5 such programmes are conducted every year in partnership with one or two State Governments. The Ministry is organizing this year’s programme from 1st to 25th October 2016 to strengthen engagement with young overseas Indians.  Focus of this KIP will be “Punjab”.  

Based on recommendations received over the years, about 35 Indian Diaspora Youth in the age group of 18-26 years, are selected for each programme. Selected participants are provided with full hospitality in India during the duration of the programme. 90% (ninety percent) of the total cost of air ticket (at lowest economy excursion fare) is refundable to the participants on successful completion of the programme by them.

The content of the programme broadly includes the following:

  1. Presentations on the country, political process, developments in various sectors.
  2. Interaction with faculty and students at a prestigious University/College/Institute
  3. Presentation on the industrial development and visits to some Industries
  4. Visit to a village to better understand the typical village life
  5. Exposure to Indian media
  6. Interaction with NGOs and organizations dealing with women affairs
  7. Visit to places of historical importance/Monuments
  8. Taking part in Cultural programmes
  9. Exposure to yoga
  10. Call on high dignitaries, which may include President of India, Chief Election Commissioner of India, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, and Ministers in-charge of The Ministry, Youth Affairs and Sports.

For Guidelines of the 36th Know India Programme and other details please visit: “ 36th Know India Programme Guidelines

For the Application Form visit: “36th KIP application form

For the program Schedule Visit: “36th KIP Schedule