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Know India Programme

Know India Programme of the Ministry 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.

Based on recommendations received from Heads 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 in-charge of The Ministry, Youth Affairs and Sports.

So far MOIA has organized 24 Know India Programmes in which 729 Overseas Diaspora Youth have participated in these programmes.


Four Know India Programmes: December 2016 to January 2017


Ministry 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 and brought to attention of applicants.

  • 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 fulfillment of all eligibility criteria.
  • Since organizing four KIPs together is an exercise which involved detailed coordination, deadline for accepting applications is 30 October 2016.
  • All other conditions/criteria for the KIP groups, will be as specified in the guidelines attached.
  • Missions/Posts may kindly circulate the attached Application Form/Guidelines - as these have been revised in view of the Four KIPs being announced at one time.
  • If there is more than one candidate, Mission/Post may clearly indicate the order-"'"'f priority w.r.t. their recommendations. mission may please avoid recommending forwarding applications of PIOs who are overage or those who have already visited India. The applications may kindly be sent by 30 October 2016 with the recommendation of HOM/HOP to Shri Ranveer Bharti, Under Secretary(OIA2), e-mail: usoia2@mea.gov.in.
Application Form for Know India Programme
Guidelines for Know India Programme

35th Know India Programme

The 35th Know India Programme (KIP) is scheduled from 5th May to 29th May, 2016 to familiarize Indian Diaspora youth with India's culture, heritage and also with contemporary India. KIP will be for a Duration of 25 days, of which participants will spend nearly 10 days in Maharashtra . Tentative programme is enclosed .

The highlight of this year's KIP is a tour of Maharashtra, on board the luxury train "Deccan Odyssey", thanks to the support of the State Government of Maharashtra .

Guidelines for KIP and application form are attached.

This programme is open only for Indian origin Diaspora youth (PIOs) in age group of 18-26 years. NRls are not eligible. Preference would be given to PIOs who have not visited India so far .

Completed application forms should be submitted by PIOs to concerned Indian Missions. Thereafter Missions may send by 10 April 2016 to OIA II Division nominations recommended by Head of Mission/Head of Post by email by the deadline indicated. Originals could be sent by bag/post.

List of applicants who have been selected for KIP would be communicated to concerned Missions I Posts as early as possible.

Selected participants have to purchase their flight ticket for their journey from the country of residence to India and back (by shortest route), as per schedule prescribed by the Ministry. Concerned Indian Mission/Post would reimburse 90% (ninety percent) of the total cost of air ticket (at lowest economy excursion fare) to participants on successful completion of the programme by them .

Travel Schedule

Guidelines for Know India Progaram

35th Know India Programme 5-29 May,2016 Participant Feedback Form


Guidelines for Know India Programme

  • About the Programme:

    KIP is an engagement programme for Diaspora youths (between the age of 18-30 years) of Indian origin to introduce them to India and promote awareness about different facets of Indian life, our cultural heritage, art and the transformation taking place in India. This programme is open to youth of Indian origin (excluding non-resident Indians). The programme has been in existence since 2003.

  • Main elements of KIP

    a) Understanding of India’s political system, economy, society, and developments in various sectors etc.
    b) Interaction with students at University/ College
    c) Visit to places of historical importance
    d) Participation in cultural programmes, yoga
    e) Visit to industrial sites
    f) Visit to a village
    g) Interaction with non-profit organizations.
    h) Meetings with senior leadership/officials in India
    i) Visit to a select state in India for 10 days

  • Assistance provided:

    (a) The Ministry of External Affairs will take care of participants only for the duration of the program. If participants wish to come early or stay late, they will have to make their own arrangements.

    (b) The participants are provided local hospitality e.g. boarding/lodging in State guest houses or budget hotels and Internal travel in India.

    (c) Missions may arrange for return air tickets before participants leave for India, after getting 10% of total expenditure from them on this account.

    (d) Gratis visa shall be granted to selected participants by the Indian Missions/Posts abroad. (No visa fee will be charged).

  • Eligibility Criteria:

    Age: The programme is open to youth of Indian origin (excluding non- resident Indians) in the age group of 18-30 years as on the first day of the month in which the programme is expected to begin. It is open to PIO youths from all over the world. Applicant must provide his previous PIO card number or that of his parents or grandparents.

    Previous participations: The applicant should not have participated in any previous KIP or Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (IPDY) or Study India Programme of MEA. Those who have not visited India before will be given preference.

    Educational Qualification: Minimum qualification required for participating in KIP is graduation from a recognized University /Institute or enrolled for graduation.

    Language: The applicants should be able to speak in English, should have studied English as a subject at the High School level or have English as the medium of instruction for undergraduate course.
  • Duration

    a) 25 days (excluding international travel) with 10 days in the partner State.
  • Intake:

    (i) The total number of participants in any KIP will not exceed 40. If there are less than 20 applicants, that KIP will not be conducted and applicants will be permitted to opt for the the next KIP, if they wish so.

    (ii) A reserve list of candidates will be maintained to fill the slots if the required number of candidates is not available for that particular KIP.
ROLE OF MISSIONS/POSTS

(i) Missions/ Posts shall recommend to Ministry names of candidates who meet all eligibility criterion. Head of Mission will certify that the applicant is a person of Indian Origin.

(ii) Missions/Posts may arrange for return air tickets before participants leave for India, after getting 10% of total expenditure from them on this account. Mission may obtain a signed written undertaking from the participant that he/she will complete the faling which amount spent on airfare by Govt. of India will be reimbursable to the Mission.

(iii) Gratis visa by Indian Missions/Posts abroad shall be granted to selected participants after participant submits copy of travel and medical insurance.

(iv) The Mission should seek an international travel and medical insurance from the participants before issuing them international ticket.

(v) The weather conditions of India should be communicated to the participants.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS:

(a) Preference would be given to Indian origin persons from Girmitiya countries (Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago )

(b) Person selected would be within 18-30 years of age.

(c) From each country a total of five PIOs will be selected.

(d) If the total number of participants is a KIP is less than 40 then Ministry will select candidates from the reserve list, including from those countries where five PIOs have already been selected.

(e) Ministry shall maintain a reserve list of 15 candidates for each KIP .

(f) If for any reason, the confirmed KIP candidates drop out 20 days before KIP starts, the slot will be offered to the candidates in the reserve list as per their placing in the list.

(g) Effort will be made to have balanced participation of male and female PIOs in each KIP.

ROLE OF MEA:

(i) Equitable selection of a maximum of participants shall be made from across the globe. A reserve list of participants will be maintained to fill the vacant slots in case any of selected participants cancel their visit .

(ii) Constitution of a Committee for selection of participants in accordance with the guidelines.

(iii) Drawing up the programme for KIP including the programme in the State, finalization of hotels, logistic arrangements.

(iv) Selection of Event Manager for successful conduct of the KIP programme.

(v) Details of the Programme shall be posted on the website www.mea.gov.in.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PARTNER STATE:

(i) The Partner State shall bear the costs during the stay of the KIP participants for 10 days including hotel accommodation (twin sharing basis in a 3 Star or above category of hotel), local transportation (Volvo AC Coach for local transportation), boarding and lodging.

(ii) The State Government will arrange visit of the participants to places of historic, cultural, industrial and tourist importance in the State.

(iii) The State Government will facilitate participants meeting with leadership in State Government.

(iv) Include exposure of village life for one/ two days.

(v) Arrange interactive sessions in premier universities/ organizations of the State.

(vi) Arrange cultural programmes showcasing the State’s cultural heritage.

(vii) Ensure security of KIP participants and provide medical care as per requirement.

(viii) Designate a Nodal Officer for coordinating the programme within the State.

(ix) Designate a nodal officer of the State Government with whom MEA can coordinate.

(x) Designate a Liaison Officer for the KIP Group during their tour of the State.

(xi) Bring any untoward incident during KIP with regard to safety, security and health of KIP participants immediately to the attention of this Ministry.

(xii) Include the Regional Passport Officer and the Ministry of External Affairs Branch Secretariat Officer in the formal meetings of the KIP participants with State Government Dignitaries.

(xiii) Arrange for a wrap up session chaired by a high dignitary/ Minister of the State and distribute certificates of the programme, if it ends in the State.

Application form for Know India Programme

Sr. No. Title Download
1 Revised Financial Bids submitted for PBD-2015 Revised Financial Bids submitted for PBD-2015(291 KB)
2 Application form for Know India Programme Application form for Know India Programme(1.37 MB)

Know India Programme during 2016-17

Day Date Sector Overnight
Day 01 Thursday, May 05, 2016 Arrive Mumbai Mumbai
Day 02 Friday, May 06, 2016 Begin Deccan Odyssey, Train Journey Deccan Odyssey
Day 03 Saturday, May 07, 2016 Aurangabad Deccan Odyssey
Day 04 Sunday, May 08, 2016 Aurangabad Deccan Odyssey
Day 05 Monday, May 09, 2016 Pench National Park Deccan Odyssey
Day 06 Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Tadoba National Park Deccan Odyssey
Day 07 Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Ajanta Deccan Odyssey
Day 08 Thursday, May 12, 2016 Nashik Deccan Odyssey
Day 09 Friday, May 13, 2016 End of Deccan Odyssey, Train Journey Mumbai
Day 10 Saturday, May 14, 2016 Mumbai to Delhi Delhi
Day 11 Sunday, May 15, 2016 Delhi Delhi
Day 12 Monday, May 16, 2016 Delhi Delhi
Day 13 Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Delhi Delhi
Day 14 Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Delhi Delhi
Day 15 Thursday, May 19, 2016 Delhi Delhi
Day 16 Friday, May 20, 2016 Delhi Delhi
Day 17 Saturday, May 21, 2016 Delhi Delhi
Day 18 Sunday, May 22, 2016 Delhi Delhi
Day 19 Monday, May 23, 2016 Delhi Delhi
Day 20 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Delhi Delhi
Day 21 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Delhi Delhi
Day 22 Thursday, May 26, 2016 Delhi Delhi
Day 23 Friday, May 27, 2016 Delhi Delhi
Day 24 Saturday, May 28, 2016 Delhi to Agra Agra
Day 25 Sunday, May 29, 2016 Agra to Delhi Delhi
Day 26 Monday, May 30, 2016 Departure from India

Details of previous KIP

Sr. No. Programme Dates Partner State Countries No. of Participants
1 1st IPDY 20 December 03 to 12 January 2004 Delhi Australia, Canada, Fiji, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, The Netherlands , South Africa, USA, Zambia 19
2 2nd IPDY 27 December 04 to 15 January 05 Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel Malaysia, Mauritius, Norwaym, South Africa, UK, USA 29
3 3rd IPDY 22 August to 11 September 2005 Uttaranchal Thailand, Canada, South Africa, Fiji, Malaysia, Israel, USA, U.K, Zambia 24
4 4th IPDY 19th December 2005 to 09 January 2006 Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh Australia, Canada, Germany, Guyana, Israel, Reunion Island, Singapore, South Africa 22
5 5th IPDY 15 May to 12 June 2006 Himachal Pradesh Canada, USA, New Zealand, Malaysia, Israel, South Africa, Reunion Island, UAE, U.K 25
6 6th KIP (Group 1) 19th December 2006 to 9th January 2007 Kerala Mauritius, Kuwait, Trinidad & Tobago, USA U.K, Canada Israel, New Zealand, Malaysia, South Africa, Australia 30
7 6th KIP (Group 2) 3rd January to 17 January 2007 Rajasthan Mauritius, Kuwait, Trinidad & Tobago, USA U.K, Canada Israel, New Zealand, Malaysia, South Africa, Australia 23
8 7th KIP 29th August to 15th September, 2007 Goa Canada, Guyana , Israel , Malaysia, Mauritius Netherlands, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, UK 29
9 8th KIP 26th December, 2007-18th January, 2008 Karnataka Canada, Fiji, Guyana, Israel, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand , Reunion Islands, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, UK (Mauritius citizen), USA 34
10 9th KIP 7th September to 28th September 2008 Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh Fiji, New Zealand, Guyana, Indonesia, Israel, Reunion Island, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, U.K., U.S.A 33
11 10th KIP 21st Dec 08 to 12th Jan 09 Madhya Pradesh, Chennai Australia , Canada, Fiji, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Suriname, Re-Union, South Africa, Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago, U.K., USA 34
12 11th KIP 21st March to 12th April 09 Orissa, Punjab Armenia, Australia, Canada, Israel, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa 22
13 12th KIP 24th September to 16 October 2009 Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka Australia, France, Fiji, Ghana, Iran, Israel, Malaysia, Suriname, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, UK 36
14 13th KIP 28th December 2009 to 20th January 2010 Kerala, Rajasthan Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, , Israel, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad, USA, Zimbabwe 40
15 14th KIP 28th March to 17th April 2010 Maharashtra, Haryana Argentina, Canada (Toronto), Chile, Fiji, Israel, Malaysia, New Zealand (Wellington), Netherlands, Russia (Vladivostok), South Africa (Pretoria), Suriname, Trinidad, U.K., Zimbabwe 39
16 15th KIP 6th September to 26th September 2010 Assam, Meghalaya Australia (Canberra), Canada (Toronto), Fiji, Israel, Iran, Malaysia, South Africa (Durban), Trinidad, UK 28
17 16th KIP 6th January to 26th January 2011 Bihar Australia (Melbourne), Canada (Vancouver), Chile, Fiji, Israel, New Zealand, Peru, Suriname, South Africa (Durban), Trinidad, UK (London), Zimbabwe 35
18 17th KIP 28th April to 18th May 2011 Punjab Fiji, France, Peru, South Africa (Durban), Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, USA, USA (San Francisco) 24
19 18th KIP 21st September to 11th October, 2011 Rajasthan Australia, Fiji, Malaysia, South Africa (Johannesburg), Suriname, , Trinidad & Tobago 28
20 19th KIP 21st December 2011 to 10th January 2012 Rajasthan Mauritius, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, USA, Kenya, Israel, Australia 37
21 20th KIP 25th April to 15th May, 2012 Goa Australia, Peru, Fiji, Myanmar, Malaysia, Israel, Suriname, South Africa, Canada, Sri Lanka, Portugal, Zimbabwe 32
22 21st KIP 29th August to 18th September, 2012 Tamil Nadu Fiji, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Slovak Republic, South Africa (JNB), Suriname, Sri lanka (Kandy), T & T, Israel, Iran, 36
23 22nd KIP 16th November to 6th December, 2012 Uttarakhand Fiji , zimbabwe, Australia, Israel, Trinidad & Tobago 7
24 23rd KIP 21st December, 2012 to 10th January, 2013 Kerala Fiji, Israel, Mauritius, Myanmar, Malaysia, New Zealand South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, USA (New York) 34
25 24th KIP 25th April, 2013 to 15th May 2013 UP Trinidad & Tobago, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mauritius, Canada, South Africa 29
26 25th KIP 29th August, 2013 to 18th September, 2013 Punjab Trinidad & Tobago, Israel, Surinam, Mauritius, Fiji, South Africa, Malaysia, France, Canada 32
27 26th KIP 23rd December, 2013 to 12th January, 2014 Odisha UK, Fiji, Botswana, Trinidad & Tobago, China, Australia, Sri Lanka South Africa, New Zealand, Malaysia, USA, Canada, Mauritius 37
28 27th KIP 03rd January, 2014 to 23rd January, 2014 Rajasthan Fiji , MauritiusSouth Africa, Myanmar, Reunion Island 34
29 28th KIP 9th June, 2014 to 30th June, 2014 Jammu & Kashmir Fiji, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Netherlands, South Africa, Sri Lanka Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago 39
30 29th KIP 29th August, 2014 to 18th September, 2014 Himachal Pradesh Argentina , France, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Zealand , South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago , Yemen, Zimbabwe 37
31 30th KIP 23rd December, 2014 to 12th January, 2015 Gujarat Canada , FIJI, Israel, Mauritius, Paramaribo, Suriname, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tabago(Spain) 32
32 31st KIP 2nd January, 2015 to 22nd January, 2015 Gujarat Israel , Mauritius, Myanmar , South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago 36
33 32nd KIP Francophone Know India Programme (KIP) in 06/01/2015 to 26/01/2015 Gujarat France, Reunion Island 7
34 33rd KIP 29th June, 2015 to 19th July, 2015 Goa FIJI, France , Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, South Africa, Trindad & Tabgao 38
35 34th KIP 17th August, 2015 to 06th September, 2015 Punjab Fiji, France, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tobago, Canada 32
Total 1053

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FAQ

What is the objective of the Know India Programme (KIP) and its content?

Earlier known as Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (IPDY), it is a three-week internship programme for Diaspora youth conducted by the Ministry with a view to promote awareness on India, its socio-cultural diversity, its all round development, its emergence as an economic powerhouse, it being a centre of higher education and the ongoing developments in various fields including infrastructure, Information technology etc.

The content of the programme may include the following:

  • Visit and stay at a prominent University/College/Institute.
  • Activities related to youth.
  • Visit to Industry (ies).
  • Visit to a village
  • Exposure to Indian media and Film Industry.
  • Presentations on the country, the constitution, political process etc.
  • Interaction with NGOs and/or organizations dealing with women affairs.
  • Calls on high dignitaries, which may include President, Ministers of OIA, Youth Affairs and Sports, Women and Child Development.
  • Visit to places of historical importance/Monuments.
  • Cultural events.
Who all can participate in KIP and what are the selection criteria?

The programme is open to youth of Indian origin (excluding non-resident Indians) in the age group of 18-26 years as on the first day of the month in which the programme is expected to start. The candidates should either be studying in the under- graduate level or should have completed under-graduation or equivalent. They should be well conversant in English. The applicant should not have participated in any previous KIP or Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (IPDY).

The applicant needs to apply to the Indian Mission/Post in his country. Subject to the fulfillment of requisite criteria participants are selected by the Ministry. Participation from all countries is encouraged.

How many participants are usually taken in the program?
The total number of participants in any of the Programme may be up to 40.
What are the facilities provided to the participants under the program?

The facilities provided to the participants, under KIP include:

  • Local hospitality e.g. boarding/lodging in State guest houses or budget hotels.
  • Internal travel and local transport as per the Programme.
  • Per diem allowance of Rs. 100/- for out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Gratis visa by Indian Missions/Posts abroad.
  • 90% of the total cost of air ticket for the cheapest economy class fare from their respective country to India is reimbursable to the participants by Indian missions / posts abroad on successful completion of the Programme by them.
How do I apply to KIP? Are there any guidelines or application form available?
Complete application for the programme is to be submitted in the prescribed application form to the Indian Diplomatic Mission/Consular Post that covers the area of residence of the applicant along with photographs.
How do I come to know about the dates of the Programs being organized?
Details of the Programme are posted on the Ministry's. The details are also sent to all the Indian Missions/Posts who are asked to give adequate publicity.
Can I leave the program mid-way or attend a part of it?
A participant is expected to complete the entire programme and cannot leave the programme mid-way.