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Applications are invited from Indian Diaspora youth in the age group of 18-26 years of age for the following editions of the Know India Programme (KIP) organized by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India:

KIP Edition

Tentative Period

Partner State

Last date for receipt of nominations in the High Commission of India, Accra

30th KIP

23rd December 2014 - 12th January 2015


7th November 2014

31st KIP

2nd January 2015 - 22nd January 2015


25th November 2014

Non Resident Indian citizens are not eligible for applying for the programme.

Minimum qualification required for applying is graduation or studying for graduation. The applicants should be able to converse in English.

About 40 Indian Diaspora Youth in the age group of 18-26 years, who have distinguished themselves in any field and have abiding interest in India and links with India through parentage, are selected for each programme.

Selected participants are provided with full hospitality in India during the duration of the programme. 90% (ninety percent) of the total cost of air ticket (at lowest economy excursion fare) is refundable to the participants on successful completion of the programme by them.

The content of the programme broadly includes the following:

  • Presentations on the country, political process, developments in various sectors.
  • Interaction with faculty and students at a prestigious University/College/Institute.
  • Presentation on the industrial development and visits to some Industries.
  • Visit to a village to better understand the typical village life.
  • Exposure to Indian media.
  • Interaction with NGOs and organizations dealing with women affairs.
  • Visit to places of historical importance/Monuments.
  • Taking part in Cultural programmes.
  • Exposure to yoga.
  • Call on high dignitaries, which may include President of India, Chief Election Commissioner of India, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, and Ministers in-charge of Overseas Indian Affairs, Youth Affairs and Sports.

For more details and application form, please write to: pic.accra@mea.gov.in / hicomind.accra@gmail.com

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Mr. Mahesh Chand, Second Secretary (PIC)
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