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Launch Of Portal For Know India Programme

June 28, 2017


Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India has launched a portal under the ‘Know India Programme’ (KIP), an initiative to strengthen engagement with young overseas Indians on 17 June 2017.


The Know India Programme is an engagement programme for diaspora youth (between the age of 18-30 years) of Indian origin to introduce them to India and promote awareness about different facets of Indian life, our cultural heritage, art and the transformation taking place in India. This programme is open to youth of Indian origin (excluding non-resident Indians).


All Indian origin youths who are interested to join the Know India Programme (KIP) can apply online for the programmes which will be organized in 4 phases in 2017 with partner States.


Indian-origin youth can submit applications on the KIP Portal online for the following first four KIPs to be held in 2017 i.e. 41, 42, 43 & 44:

No.               Date                                 State Partner

41st KIP        3-27 September 2017        Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh

42nd KIP       1-25 October 2017             Jharkhand & Chhattisgarh

43rd KIP       1-25 November 2017         Meghalaya & Assam

44th KIP       29 Nov -23 Dec 2017         Andhra Pradesh & Telangana


To know further details about KIP viz. eligibility and other guidelines candidates are advised to visit the KIP Portal at


The applicants can indicate their preferences online for any three KIPs.


Applications can be submitted online by the overseas Indians from 23 June to 21 July 2017. Candidates are advised to submit their applications online well within the deadline of 21 July 2017.


In case of technical difficulties or problems in accessing the portal or using it, specific queries can be addressed to Under Secretary (OIA2) Shri Manoj Kumar, (Tel: 26874247 email:

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