Know India Programme Education/Scholarships

Know India Programme

The Know India Programme (KIP) was earlier known as the Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (IPDY). The KIP is organized in order to associate the younger generation of the widely spread out Indian Diaspora closely with India, and 40 such KIPs have been organised till now by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA), Government of India (GOI), with a view to promote awareness on India, its socio-cultural diversity, its all round development, its emergence as an economic powerhouse, India being a centre of higher education and the ongoing developments in various fields including infrastructure, Information technology etc. The participants from countries having larger population of People of Indian Origin (PIO) are selected based on recommendations made by Indian Missions / Posts abroad. The Malaysian Indians selected under the KIP are provided with full hospitality while in India, and the High Commission issues them Gratis Visa and also 'return air-ticket' to India (Terms and Conditions apply)

Each KIP is organized in partnership with the State Governments, and each KIP is of 25 days duration and has up to 40 participants. 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. The programmes have been greatly appreciated by the previous KIP participants.

The application for the KIP has to be done online at the KIP website Applicants can indicate their preference online for the 47th or 48th KIPs. The last date to apply online for the 47th and 48th KIP is 15 July 2018.

For more information on the KIP, such as the eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, etc., please check the KIP Press Release given below or on the KIP website

47th & 48th KIP Press Release