Guidelines for know India programme (KIP)

Know India Programme 2017

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has been organising the Know India Programme 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.

Know India Programme is a 25 days programme (excluding international travel)during which the participant will visit Delhi, Agra and a select state in India along with visits to places of historical, cultural, religious significance. KIP participants will also have a 2-day orientation programme in New Delhi. Participants will meet opinion makers, leaders, officials to get an overview of India’s economy, society and ongoing growth and development story.

Participants are provided local hospitality e.g. boarding and internaltransportation in India, return air tickets from their country of residence to India provided participants bear 10% of the cost of total air fare. Gratis visa shall be granted to participants by the Indian Missions/Posts abroad.

Minimum qualification required for participating in KIP is graduation from arecognized University /Institute or enrolled for graduation and ability to speak in English. The applicant should not have visited India through any previous Programme of Government of India. Those who have not visited India before will be given preference.

Applicant must provide documentary evidence to prove Indian origin or anundertaking about Indian origin which must be countersigned by Indian Embassy/High Commission/Consul General.

Eligible candidates can apply to the programme online. Use the link website that opens in a new window

KIP No. Dates PartnerState
41 3.9.17to27.09.17 Punjab,Haryana,Chandigarh
42 1.10.17to25.10.17 Jharkhand& Chhattisgarh
43 1.11.17 to 25.11.17 Meghalaya& Assam
44 29.11.17 to 23.12.17 AndhraPradesh & Telangana

Applicants can indicate their preferences online for any three KIPs. Applications can be submitted online by the overseas Indians till 21 July 2017.


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  • Election Commission of India
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  • Indian Council for Cultural Relations
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