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Know India Programme 2015-2016

The Embassy of India is happy to inform that the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) has announced the schedule of  30th and 31st  Know India Programmes (KIP) during 2014-2015.

MOIA has been organising the Know India Program (earlier Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (IPDY)) to create awareness about the phenomenal transformation taking place in India and the country’s progress from just a destination for culture, heritage and art to an emerging powerhouse in the global economic system. Thirty-two programmes have been organised up till now in partnership with different states. Following the success of the programmes and based on the positive feedback received from the interns, the next Know India Programmes (KIP) are proposed to be organised for 40 participants to be selected from countries all over the world. The KIP in the nature of an Orientation Programme is expected to provide the participants exposure to various facets of the Indian way of life, culture, spirituality, adventure and sports, creativity and composite character of India and interaction with youth from different parts of the country.

The schedule for the KIPs is as below:

Proposed Tentative Period Proposed Partner State Proposed Last date for receipt of nominations in the MOIA through Missions.

30th KIP

23rd December, 2014 – 12th January, 2015

Gujarat 12th November, 2014

31st KIP

2nd January, 2015 – 22nd January, 2015

Gujarat 30th November, 2014

33rd KIP

29th June, 2015 – 19th July, 2015

Himachal Pradesh Jammu & Kashmir Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh 8th June, 2015

34th KIP

17th August 2015 – 07th September 2015

Himachal Pradesh Jammu & Kashmir Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh 17th July, 2015

Guidelines and application form of the programmes are available on MOIA’s website ( 

The following may be noted in this regard:

  1. The participants comprising of overseas Indians in the age group of 18-26 years who have distinguished themselves in any field and have abiding interest in India and links with India through parentage, are selected. NRIs are not eligible to apply for these programmes.
  2.  It is open to PIOs from all over the world.
  3. Selected participants would be required to purchase air ticket for their journey from the country of residence to India and back, as per the schedule prescribed by the Ministry.  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.

Details of these Programmes are also available on the website of MOIA, i.e.