Public Notices & Circulars

Know India Program

The Ministry of External Affairs organises the Know India Program (KIP) to create awareness about the phenomenal transformation taking place in India and the country’s progress from just a destination for culture, heritage and art to an emerging powerhouse in the global economic system. The KIP in the nature of an Orientation Programme is expected to provide the participants exposure to various facets of the Indian way of life, culture, spirituality, adventure and sports, creativity and composite character of India and interaction with youth from different parts of the country.

Guidelines and application form for these programmes may be accessed in links below:

Guidelines pdf
Application Form
37th KIP Schedule
38th KIP Schedule
39th KIP Schedule
40th KIP Schedule

Please note:

  • All four KIP groups will participate in the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on 7 January 2017 in Bengaluru and the inauguration of 14th PBD Convention on 8 January 2017 - where PM and select Chief Ministers will participate and address delegates. Therefore, Bengaluru has been included in the 25 day itinerary of the KIP groups.
  • In the Application Form, the applicant should indicate his preference for each KIP, in the order or priority. Ministry will attempt to allot the first preference of each applicant to the extent possible. If there are too many applicants for a specific KIP, the allotment of candidates will be on first-come-first serve basis and subject to fulfilment of all eligibility criteria.

Interested applicants may send their completed application forms to the Cultural Desk ( of the Embassy of India before the last date 30th of October 2016.