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Four (4) Know India Programmes (KIPs) : December 2016 to January 2017

The Know India Programme of the Ministry is a three-week orientation programme for the Indian diaspora youth (abroad) 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.

 

KIPs 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.

 

Based on recommendations of Indian Missions/Posts abroad, 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:

 

  • Presentations on the country, political process, developments in various sectors.
  • Interaction with faculty and students at a prestigious University/College/Institute
  • Presentation on the industrial development and visits to some Industries
  • Visit to a village to better understand the typical village life
  • Exposure to Indian media
  • Interaction with NGOs and organizations dealing with women affairs
  • Visit to places of historical importance/Monuments
  • Taking part in Cultural programmes
  • Exposure to yoga
  • Call on high dignitaries, which may include President of India, Chief Election Commissioner of India, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, and Ministers.

 

Four Know India Programmes: December 2016 to January 2017


The Ministry of External Affairs will organize the following four Know India Programmes (KIP) from December 2016 to January 2017

KIP No.

Dates

Partner State

37

17.12.2016 to 10.01.2017

Uttar Pradesh

38

17.12.2016 to 10.01.2017

Kerala

39

27.12 .2016 to 20.01.2017

Gujarat

40

27 .12.2016 to 20.01.2017

West Bengal


Updated Application Forms for the KIP and Revised Guidelines are attached.

Some important aspects w.r.t. these KIPs may kindly be noted :

  1. 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 our Prime Minister and select Chief Ministers will participate and address delegates. Therefore, Bengaluru has been included in the 25 day itinerary of the KIP groups.
  2. 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.
  3. The deadline for accepting applications by the Embassy for applications from Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua is 26th October 2016.
 
 
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