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Know India Programme

Know India Programme (KIP) is a flagship initiative for diaspora engagement which familiarizes Indian-origin youth (18-30 years) with their Indian roots and contemporary India, through a 25 days orientation programme organized by the Ministry with a 10 days visit to one or two State(s). Preference is given to Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) from Girmitiya countries. Six KIPs are being organized in a year. A maximum of 40 Indian Diaspora youth are selected for each programme and provided full hospitality in India. 90% of the total cost of international airfare is also paid by the Ministry. The entire process of applying, processing etc. is through KIP portal(kip.gov.in).External website that opens in a new window

So far, 59 editions of this programme have been conducted successfully with the participation of a total number of 2301 PIO youths.

The content of the programme broadly includes the following

  • Presentations on the country, political process, developments in various sectors.
  • Interaction with faculty and students at a prestigious University/College/Institute
  • Presentation on the industrial development and visits to some Industries
  • Visit to a village to better understand the typical village life
  • Visit to Agra
  • Visit to one or two focus states in India
  • Interaction with NGOs and organizations dealing with women affairs
  • Visit to places of historical importance/Monuments
  • Taking part in Cultural programmes
  • Exposure to yoga
  • Call on high dignitaries, which may include Vice President of India, President House, Parliament, Union Ministers, Governor and Chief Ministers of partner states. Etc
  • Visit to President House and Parliament.
  • Visit to Scientific Institutions of India.
  • Guidelines for Know India Programme LOGO Design Contest-2019

Further details are available on kip.gov.inExternal website that opens in a new window