Know India Programme 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.
Message from the Counsellor of the Indian Embassy The Hague to remind all of our Youth to contemplate on this opportunity and Register!!
Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi will organize four Know India Programmes (KIP) from September to December 2017. The schedule of KIPs has been finalised and can be seen online at www.kip.gov.in. Indian-origin youth can submit applications online for the following four KIPs to be held in 2017 i.e. 41, 42, 43 & 44:
41st KIP 3-27 September 2017 Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh
42nd KIP 1-25 October 2017 Jharkhand & Chhattisgarh
43rd KIP 1-25 November 2017 Meghalaya & Assam
44th KIP 29 Nov -23 Dec 2017 Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
The portal www.kip.gov.in enables Indian-origin youth in the age group of 18-30 years to apply online for KIP programmes. Non Resident Indians are not eligible to apply.
The applicant should not have participated in any previous KIP or Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (IPDY) Study India Programme of MEA or any other programme organized and paid for by the Ministry of External Affairs and any other Ministry/Department in Government of India or a State Government in India.
Among new features, the applicants can indicate their preferences online for any of the three KIPs. We will do our best to accommodate them in the KIP of their first preference. Preference will be given to selection of KIP participants from countries in the Caribbean and African regions and those from former French colonies especially second, third and fourth generation overseas Indians who have never visited India so far.
Instructions for applicants on how to use the portal would be uploaded shortly on the portal.
Applications can be submitted online (www.kip.gov.in) till July 21 2017.