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KIP is an engagement programme for Diaspora youth (between the age of 18-30 years) of Indian origin(PIOs) to introduce them to India and promote awareness about different facets of Indian life, our cultural heritage, art and various aspects of contemporary India. This programme is open to youth of Indian origin (excluding non-resident Indians) between the age of 18-30 years. The programme has been in existence since 2003.

Ministry of External Affairs,Government of India, in association with partner states of Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and West Bengal, is organizing following four Know India Programmes (KIPs) from December 2016 to January 2017 to strengthen engagement with young overseas Indians. 



Partner State


17.12.2016 to 10.01.2017

Uttar Pradesh


17.12.2016 to 10.01.2017



27.12.2016 to 20.01.2017



27.12.2016 to 20.01.2017

West Bengal


Main elements of the programme are:

a)      Understanding of India’s political system, economy, society, and developments in various sectors etc.

b)      Visit to places of historical, cultural, religious importance as well as visit to industrial sites and village.

c)      Familiarisation with art, music and culture of India.

d)     Interaction with non-profit organizations.

e)     Meetings with senior leadership/officials in India.

f)       Visit to a select state in India for 10 days.


For Guidelines of the Know India Programme and other details please visit: KIP Guidelines

For the Application Form visit: KIP Form