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Four Know India Programmes (KIP): September to December, 2017

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High Commission of India 
Lilongwe (Malawi)

The Government of India will be conducting the following ‘Know India Programme’ (KIP) over  a period of 25 days to familiarize Indian Diaspora Youth with India’s culture, heritage and also with contemporary India: 



Partner state

41st KIP

03 Sep’17 to 27 Sep’17

Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh

42nd KIP

01 Oct’17 to 25 Oct’17

Jharkhand, & Chhattisgarh

43rd KIP

01 Nov’17 to 25 Nov’17

Meghalaya, & Assam

44th KIP

29 Nov’17 to 23 Dec’17

Andhra Pradesh, & Telangana

 KIP is a short orientation programme for youth of Indian origin for promoting awareness on different facets of life in India as well as to see the progress made by India in various sectors such as Economic, Industrial, Education, Science & Technology, Communication & Information Technology and Culture. It is also a unique forum for students and young professionals of Indian origin to share their views, expectations & experiences and to develop closer bonds with contemporary India. 

      The KIP is open to Malawian youths of Indian origin in the age group 18-30 years

The content of the programme broadly includes the following:

1.Presentations on India, its political process as well as developments in various sectors.

2. Interaction with faculty and students at a prestigious University / College / Institute.

3. Presentation on the industrial development and visits to some Industries / factories.

4. Visit to a village to better understand the typical village life.

5. Exposure to Indian media.

6. Interaction with NGOs and organisations dealing with women affairs.

7. Visit to places of historical importance / monuments.

8. Taking part in cultural programmes.

Applicants for this programme should either be a Graduate or pursuing Graduation and should be well versed in English language (they should have studied English as a subject at the High School level or should have English as a medium of instruction for undergraduate course). They must not have participated in any previous KIP or Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (IPDY) or Study India Programme (SIP) or any other programme organized and paid for by the Government of India. Those who have not visited India before would be given preference.  The applicant should submit proof of their Indian Origin such as their PIO/OCI card, or of their parents/grandparents. 

The candidate must have taken a mandatory travel and overseas medical insurance for the duration of the visit in India. They have to pay 10% of the air ticket cost to the Indian High Commission, and give a signed written undertaking that he/she will reimburse to the Indian High Commission the amount spent on airfare by the Government of India, if he/she does not complete the KIP.  Only then will they be provided the visa and air ticket. 

The selected candidates will be provided following hospitality/facilities in India: 

i.                     Local hospitality i.e. boarding/lodging in State Guest Houses or budget hotels.

ii.                   Internal travel as per the Programme.

iii.                  Daily pocket allowance.

iv.                 Gratis Visa by the Indian High Commission, Lilongwe.

v.                   Economy class return air ticket from Malawi to India. 

The application for the KIP has to be done online at www.kip.gov.in . Applicants can indicate their preference online for any three of the 41st to 44th .The last date to apply online for the 41st to 44th KIP is 21 July 2017.

Important Links for KIP: