Know India Programme (KIP)
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Know India Programme (KIP)

   Know India Programme (KIP) 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. It provides 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. This programme is open to youth of Indian origin with preference to those from ‘Girmitya countries’ -Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, T&T, Jamaica etc.


  • The Ministry of External Affairs will provide local hospitality in budget hotels, internal transportation only for the duration of the program (25 days, excluding international travel).
  • Selected participant has to pay 10% of the total air fare.
  • Selected participants will be issued Gratis visa.


Eligibility conditions :

  • Age : 18-30 years, as on the first day of the month in which the programme is expected to begin.
  • Should not have participated in any previous KIP or Internship Programme of MEA, or Government of India, or a State Government in India.
  • Graduation degree from a recognized University /Institute or enrolled for graduation.
  • Should be able to speak in English/studied English at the High School level or have English as the medium of instruction for undergraduate course.
  • Participant should obtain international medical, and travel insurance.
  • Applicant must provide his/her previous PIO card number or that of parents, grandparents, or great grandparents.
  • Those who have not visited India before will be given preference.
  • Non Resident Indians are not eligible to apply for KIP.



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