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Know India Programme

Consulate General of India
Sao Paulo
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KNOW INDIA PROGRAMME (KIP)

The 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.

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 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 next editions of the KIP - 49th to 52nd Know India Program (KIP) has been announced. About 40 participants can take part in each edition of the Programme.

 

Schedule of Know India Programme during 2018-19

 (49th KIP to 52nd KIP)

S. No.

KIP

Duration of Stay in India

Partner States

Duration of Stay in Partner States

1

49th KIP

20th November 2018 to 14th December 2018

Andhra Pradesh

25th Nov. to 4th December 2018

2

50th KIP

15th December 2018 to 8th January 2019

Maharashtra
and
Daman & Diu

21st to 25th December 2018
&
26th December 2018 to 31st December 2018

3

51st KIP

5th January 2019 to 29th January 2019

Gujarat

10th January to 20th January 2019

4

52nd KIP

16th January 2019 to 09 February 2019

Jharkhand & Bihar

27th to 31st January 2019 & 31st January to 05th February 2019

The last date for the registration on KIP Portal for 49th & 50th KIPs is 15th October 2018 and for 51st & 52nd KIPS the last date is 15th November 2018.

The facilities provided to the participants, under KIP include

  • Local hospitality e.g. boarding/lodging in State guest houses or three star 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.
  • A participant is expected to complete the entire programme and cannot leave the programme mid-way.

For Registration and additonal information please visit the website: https://kip.gov.in. The shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the Consulate.
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