Launch of Portal for Know India Programme

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On 17 June 2017, External Affairs Minister of India inaugurated a portal for Know India Programme (KIP), Ministry's flagship initiative for engagement with young overseas Indians.

This year i.e. in 2017-18, Ministry of External Affairs of India is organising six Know India Programmes (KIP) inviting participation of 40 overseas Indians in each programme.

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 November -23 December 2017         Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

45th KIP 29 January – 22 February 2018 Rajasthan

46th KIP 12 February – 8 March 2018 Madhya Pradesh

KIPs will be a 25-day programme.

2nd and 3rd generation Indian diaspora youth aged between 18 to 30 may apply. Preference will be given to those who have never visited India before. Applications can be submitted online by 13 December 2017, (Further information can be seen at

Approved participant will need to submit in advance:

  1. a medical fitness certificate;

  2. information on allergies, if any, to be provided

  3. medical insurance cover and

  4. they may bring their medical kit, if any, along.

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