20th, 21st & 22nd Know India Programme of Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India

The Know India Programme (KIP) is organized in order to associate the younger generation of the Indian Diaspora closely with India. Nineteen such KIPs have been organised till now. The KIP provides a unique forum for students and young professionals of Indian origin to share their views, expectations and experience to bond closely with contemporary India. Each KIP is of three weeks duration and not exceeding 40 participants. The programmes have been greatly appreciated by the past KIP participants.

KIP Edition

Tentative Period

Partner State

Last date for receipt of
nominations in the MOIA

20th KIP

25th April – 15th May, 2012


10th March, 2012

21st KIP

29th August – 18th September, 2012


12th July, 2012

22nd KIP

21st December, 2012 - 10th January 2013


08th November, 2012

2.              The KIP is open to youth of Indian origin [excluding Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)] in the age group of 18-26 years as on the first day of the month in which the programme is expected to commence

3.         The following may be noted in this regard :-

i)          This programme is open only for diaspora youth in the age group of 18-26 years. NRIs are not eligible for this programme.

ii)          It is open to Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) from all over the world.

iii)         Applications for the KIPs are to be send to Consul (Commerce, P&I), Consulate General of India, Vancouver V6C 1Z7, E-mail : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

iv)         Selected participants would be required to purchase air ticket for their journey from the country of residence to India and back , as per the schedule prescribed by the Ministry. Concerned Indian Mission/Post would reimburse 90% (ninety percent) of the total cost of air ticket (at lowest economy excursion fare) to the participants on successful completion of the programme by them.

4.         Details of these Programmes would also be available on the website of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs i.e. http://moia.gov.in

5.         The applicants are requested to submit their applications by 2nd March 2012 for 20th KIP to Consul (Commerce, P&I), Consulate General of India, Vancouver.

Nomination Form