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49th to 52nd Know India Programme (KIP)

The Government of India has announced 49th to 52nd Know India Programme (KIP) for Indian Origin Youths between the age group of 18 to 30 years.  The portal www.kip.gov.in enables Indian-origin youth to apply online for KIP programmes.

The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India has decided to conduct a "SPECIAL Edition of Know India Programme", to mark the Golden Jubilee Edition of KIP, in place of regular 50th Edition of KIP, in which 49 candidates will be selected from amongst the candidates, who have already attended any of the 47 Editions of KIP and also from those who will be attending the 48th and 49th KIPs, scheduled to be held from 25th October, 2018 and 20th November, 2018 respectively.  This is to select one candidate from each of the 1st to 49th KIP participants to be part of this Special Edition of KIP.  In addition one candidate will be selected from the fresh applicants.  A total of 50 participants will be selected for Special Edition of Know India Programme.

Know India Programme (KIP) of the Ministry of External Affairs is a three-week orientation programme for diaspora youth conducted with a view to promote awareness on different facets of life in India and the progress made by the country in various fields e.g. economic, industrial, education, science & technology, communication & information Technology, culture. KIP provide a unique forum for students & young professionals of Indian origin to visit India, share their views, expectations & experiences and to develop closer bonds with the contemporary India.

To know more about India, young members of Indian diaspora are also encouraged to apply for OCI Cards which will enable them to make short term and familiarization visits to India.

Kindly disseminate the information  to  interested eligible PIOs (Indian origin diaspora youth) to apply KIPs under intimation to this Mission.

The last date for the registration on KIP Portal for 49th & 50th KIPs is 25th October 2018 and for 51st & 52nd KIPS the last date is 15th November 2018.