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36th Edition of Know India Programme (KIP)
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is organizing the 36th edition of Know India Programme (KIP) from 1st to 25th October 2016 to strengthen engagement with young overseas Indians. Focus of this KIP will be Punjab.
KIP Guidelines have been modified and are highlighted below:
(a) Duration of KIP has been increased from 21 days to 25 days inclusive of 10 days a select State.
(b) The maximum age for participations in KIP has been enhanced to 30 years in place of 26 years. KIP participants should be in the age group of 18 to 30 years.
(c) Missions/Posts would arrange for return air tickets before participants leave for India, after the KIP participants pays 10% of total airfare. Applicants have to submit a signed written undertaking to the Embassy of India that he/she will complete the KIP, failing which amount spent on airfare by Govt. of India will be reimbursed to the Mission/Post.
(d) Applicants for KIP must hold an international travel and medical insurance before issuing his/her international ticket. This is a mandatory provision.
(e) From each country a total of five PIOs will be selected.
Details of Revised Guidelines, Proposed Programme and Application forms can be accessed here:
Interested persons may send their applications to fsconsular[at]indianembassy[dot]se for onward transmission to MEA by 28th August 2016.