Open call for 75th Edition of Know India Programme (KIP) in Austria

The initiative by the Ministry of External Affairs aims to connect Indian Diaspora youth with their ancestral homeland by deepening their understanding of India

May 24th, 2024
Sofiia Bartnovska, News from Berlin
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The Know India Programme (KIP) is an initiative by the Ministry of External Affairs aimed at the Indian Diaspora youth aged 21-35 years. The primary objective of KIP is to strengthen the connection between Indian diaspora youth and their ancestral homeland by enhancing their understanding of India.

The programme's content is designed to offer a comprehensive and immersive experience of India. It includes presentations that provide an overview of India's polity, economy, history, and culture. Participants will visit institutes dedicated to democracy and governance, engage with high dignitaries, and explore places of historical and cultural significance.

Cultural events showcasing classical forms of music and dance will be featured, along with visits to institutions that focus on traditional knowledge systems such as Yoga and Ayurveda. The programme will also provide exposure to the Indian media and broadcasting industry and include tours of leading scientific and research institutions.

An academic immersion programme will facilitate interactions with faculty and students at a prestigious university, college, or institute. Participants will also tour industrial sites and public and private firms to highlight India's strengths in the manufacturing and services sectors. Additionally, there will be an overview of significant government schemes like Skill India, Digital India, Aatmanirbhar Bharat, and StartUp India. Finally, the programme will include visits to one or two states in India to provide a broader perspective on the country.

Dates of the program: 7 - 27th or July
The detailed guidelines and eligibilty criteria for the Know India Programme are available on the KIP website
Deadline for application: 31st of May


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