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Launch of Portal for Know India Programme

Posted on: June 30, 2017 | Back | Print

On 17 June 2017 EAM inaugurated a portal for Know India Programme (KIP), the Ministry's flagship initiative for engagement with young overseas Indians. The portal www.kip.gov.in enables Indian-origin youth to apply online for KIP programmes.

This year i.e. in 2017-18, the Ministry will organise six KIPs with participation of 40 overseas Indians in each programme. The schedule of KIPs has been finalised. Indian-origin youth can submit applications online for the following first four KIPs to be held in 2017 i.e. 41, 42, 43 & 44:



State Partner

41st KIP       

3-27 September 2017       

Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh

42nd KIP

1-25 October 2017

Jharkhand & Chhattisgarh

43rd KIP

1-25 November 2017    

Meghalaya & Assam

44th KIP

29 Nov -23 Dec 2017

Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

KIPs will continue to be a 25-day programme. This year we have included 2-3 States in the programme of each KIP. 45th and 46th KIPs will be held in early 2018. Applications for these KIPs will be accepted in October.

Among new features, the applicants can indicate their preferences online for any three KIPs. Instructions for applicants on how to use the portal are available on the portal.

Applications can be submitted online by the overseas Indians from 23 June to 21 July 2017. The final list of KIP participants will be drawn up by Ministry by 31 July. The interested applicants are advised to submit their applications online well within the deadline on 21 July.