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Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India offers short term Scholarships/Study tour to India for People of Indian Origins, under the “Know India Programme (KIP)” which is a 25 days orientation programme (with 10 days in the partner state) 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 and Culture.

2. The details of the KIP are as under:-

No of KIP

Duration of whole KIP in India

Partner State

Last Date of Online submission of applications on KIP Portal


1st to 25th August 2019

Punjab & Haryana

30th June 2019


3rd to 27th September 2019


15th July 2019


1st to 25th October 2019


15th August 2019

3. Applications for the above Know India Programmes (KIP) that would span 25 days, are invited from People of Indian origin (excluding Non-Resident Indians) in the age group of 18-30 years.

Eligibility Criteria is given below:

This programme is open only to youth of Indian Origin (excluding Non-Resident Indians) in the age group of 18-30 years, as on the first day of the month in which the programme is expected to begin. Applicant must provide his/her previous PIO/OCI card number or that of his parents, grandparents or great grandparents. In the absence of any documentary proof of Indian Origin, the applicant must submit a written undertaking (Declaration form) about his/her Indian Origin which must be attested by DCM/DCG or HOM/HOP of the Indian Mission/Consulate.

The applicant should not have participated in any previous KIP or Internship Programmes for Diaspora Youth or ‘Study India Programme’ (SIP) or any other programme organized and paid for by the Ministry of External Affairs or any other Ministry/Department in Government of India or a State Government in India.

Minimum Qualification required is graduation from a recognized University/Institute or enrolled for graduation.
The applicants should be able to speak in English, should have studied English as a subject at the High School level or have English as the medium of instruction for undergraduate course.

Applications of those who have already visited India under any of ‘Government of India’s Funding Schemes, will not be considered.

4. Return air ticket for selected participants will be arranged by the Indian Mission/Post. Participants would be required to pay 10% of total air fare. As per the mandatory provision before issuing ticket and ‘gratis’ visa by Indian Mission/Post, selected participants must submit a copy of valid travel and medical insurance for the duration of their visit to India.

5. Eligible applicants need to login on the KIP portal www.kip.gov.in and register for the same. All the information regarding registration, application and guidelines are available on the website.

6. For further details, please contact Assistant High Commission of India, Kandy on telephone Nos. 081-2222652/2223786 or email us at ice.kandy@mea.gov.in



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