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Press Release on Know India Programme


The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has been organising the Know India Programme (earlier internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (IPDY) to create awareness about the phenomenal transformation taking place in India and the country’s progress from just a destination for culture, heritage and art to an emerging powerhouse in the global economic system.  Thirty two such programmes have been organised up till now in partnership with different states.  Following the success of the programmes and based on the positive feedback received from the interns, the next Know India Programme (KIP) are proposed to be organised for 40 participants to be selected from countries all over the world.  The KIP in the nature of an Orientation Programme is expected to provide the participants exposure to various facets of the Indian way of life, culture, spirituality, adventure and sports, creativity and composite character of India and interaction with youth from different parts of the country.

Guidelines and application form for these programmes may be accessed on MOIA website (  Details of these programmes would also be available on the website of this Ministry i.e.

It is proposed to organise the 33rd & 34th KP on the schedule as shown below:

KIP Edition

Proposed Tentative period

Proposed Partner State

Proposed Last date for receipt of nominations in the MOIA through Missions

33rd KIP

29th June, 2015 to 19th July, 2015

Himachal Pradesh Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh

1 June, 2015

34th KIP

 17th August 2015 to 07th September 2015

Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh

10 July 2015

Mar 18, 2013
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