Embassy of India
Know India Programme (KIP)
Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, is organizing the following editions of ‘Know India Programme’ from November 2018 to February 2019 for Diaspora Youth of Indian origin to introduce them to India and promote awareness about different facets of Indian life, cultural heritage, art and various aspects of contemporary India.
|Sl.No.||Edition||Duration of Stay in India||Partner States|
|1.||49th KIP||20 Nov. 2018 to 14 Dec. 2018||Andhra Pradesh|
|2.||50th KIP||15 th Dec. 2018 to 08 Jan. 2019||Maharashtra and Daman & Diu|
|3.||51st KIP||05 Jan.2019 to 29 Jan. 2019||Gujarat|
|4.||52nd KIP||16 Jan. 2019 to 09 Feb 2019||Jharkhand and Bihar|
The programme is open for Youth of Indian origin (Non-resident Indians are not eligible). The applicant should be in the age group of 18-30 years, as on the first day of the month in which the programme is expected to begin. Preference would be given to those PIOs who have not visited India so far. The participants are provided with return airfare (upto 90% of the total airfare), local hospitality e.g. boarding/lodging in State Guest houses or budget hotels and Internal travel in India. The detailed guidelines of the programme are available on the KIP portal (www.kip.gov.in). Interested Indian-origin youth can submit their applications online through KIP portal (www.kip.gov.in). The last date for online application for 49 th and 50 th editions of KIP is 15 th October 2018.