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Launch of Portal for Know India Programme for young overseas Indians. Registration deadline July 21, 2017.

Subject: Launch of Portal for Know India Programme

On 17 June 2017 EAM inaugurated a portal for Know India Programme (KIP), the Ministry's flagship initiative for engagement with young overseas Indians.

The portal www.kip.gov.in enables Indian-origin youth to apply online for KIP programmes. This year i.e. in 2017-18, the Ministry of External Affairs will organise six KIPs with participation of 40 overseas Indians in each programme.

The schedule of KIPs has been finalised and can be seen online. Indian-origin youth can submit applications online for the following first four KIPs to be held in 2017 i.e. 41, 42, 43 & 44:

No.            Date                                 State Partner

41 KIP       8-17 September 2017         Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh

42 KIP       4-13 October 2017             Jharkhand & Chhattisgarh

43 KIP       6-15 November 2017         Meghalaya & Assam

44 KIP       5-14 December 2017          Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

45th and 46th  KIPs will be held in early 2018. Applications for these KIPs will be accepted in October. 

Among new features, the applicants can indicate their preferences online for any  three KIPs. The Ministry will do its best to accommodate them in the KIP of their first preference. Preference will be given to second, third and fourth generation overseas Indian KIP applicants who have never visited India so far.

Applications can be submitted online by the overseas Indians till 21 July 2017. Keeping these timelines in mind, Indian Associations and community organisations are requested to disseminate the information among the Indian Diaspora for the KIPs and the portal, advising them to submit their applications online within the deadline on 21 July 2017.