About Us KIP

Know India Programme 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. Many such programmes have been organised up till now in partnership with different states.

The KIP in the nature of an Orientation Programme is expected to provide the participants exposure to various facets of the Indian way of life, culture, spirituality, adventure and sports, creativity and composite character of India and interaction with youth from different parts of the country.

The following may be noted in this regard:

(i) The complete online submitted form should be routed through the High Commission of India. The programme is open 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 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 about his Indian Origin.

(iii) Minimum qualification required for participating in KIP is graduation from a recognized University /Institute or enrolled for graduation.

(iv) 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.

(v) List of applicants who have been selected for a particular Know India Programme would be communicated to the selected participants well in advance before its commencement.

(vi) Selected participants would be provided one return air ticket for their journey after getting 10% of total air fare from the participants. Selected Participants will also be required to give a signed written undertaking that he/she will reimburse to the Indian Mission/Post the amount spent on airfare by Govt. of India, if he/she will not complete the KIP.

(vii) Visa will be granted as Gratis after submission of copy of valid travel and medical insurance for the duration of their visit to India by High Commission.

Applicant may apply online (www.kip.gov.in).  A copy of the completed application may thereafter, be submitted to the High Commission for further processing. Guidelines and application forms for these programmes may be accessed on KIP portal. 

56th KIP – Kerala 

No. of KIP

Partner State

Duration of the whole KIP in India

Schedule for visiting Partner State.

Last date of online submission of applications on KIP Portal.

Website

56th KIP

Kerala

1-25 October, 2019

10th to 19thNovember, 2019

15th August, 2019

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57th KIP – Himachal Pradesh 

No. of KIP

Partner State

Duration of the whole KIP in India

Schedule for visiting Partner State.

Last date of online submission of applications on KIP Portal.

Website

57th KIP

Himachal Pradesh

5th to 29thNovember, 2019

10th to 19thNovember, 2019

15th  September, 2019

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58th KIP – Odisha

No. of KIP

Partner State

Duration of the whole KIP in India

Schedule for visiting Partner State.

Last date of online submission of applications on KIP Portal.

Website

58th KIP

Odisha

1st to 25thDecember, 2019.

6th  to 15th   December, 2019

15th October, 2019

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59th KIP – Andhra Pradesh

No. of KIP

Partner State

Duration of the whole KIP in India

Schedule for visiting Partner State.

Last date of online submission of applications on KIP Portal.

Website

59th KIP

Andhra Pradesh

1st to 25th January, 2020

7th to 16th January, 2020

15th November,  2019

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