Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme
The Government of India provides technical training to officials in Government, Private and Public Sector, Universities, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, through courses organized under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme
Under ITEC, launched in 1964 as a bilateral assistance program, 158 countries in Asia and the Pacific, East Europe, Central Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean are invited to share in the Indian Developmental experience acquired over five decades of India’s existence as a free nation. ITEC is about cooperation and partnership for mutual benefit. It is response-oriented and it addresses the needs of developing countries. India possesses skills of manpower and technology more appropriate to the geographical and ecological conditions and the stage of technological development of several developing countries. About 50 Brazilians have gone to India under ITEC programme for training in communications, management, defence and etc. in the last six years.
The training is offered in varied subjects, such as parliamentary studies, government accounts and finance, auditing, crime records, standardization, computers, advanced computing, IT & Telecommunications, Management, Small & Medium Enterprises and Rural Development, telecom technology and management, management, labour issues, entrepreneurship development, micro, small and medium business development, rural development, English-language proficiency, mass communication, statistics, bank management, technical teachers training and research, educational planning and management, rural electrification, tool design, scientific instruments, production management, remote sensing, pharmaceuticals education & research, railways signaling, textile research and renewable energy sources.
Over 40 reputed Indian institutes like Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Mass Communications (IIMC), National Institute of Training and Standardization, National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, The English and Foreign Language University, National University of Educational Planning and Administration, The Energy & Research Institute (TERI), to name only a few, are part of this programme. The cost of return air-fare and accommodation in India would be borne by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The participants would also be entitled to a Living and Book Allowances during their stay in India.
Comprehensive details on the ITEC training courses, including the eligibility criteria, terms & conditions, procedure for application and the Application Forms, can be accessed on the ITEC website: www.itec.mea.gov.in