Know- India Programme


The Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi is organizing  the following Know-India Programmes (KIP) from January 2018. The schedule of KIPs has been uploaded at www.kip.gov.in. The eligible Indian-origin youth may submit applications online for the following two KIPs to be held in 2018:-

            No.                        Date                                                   State Partner

            45th KIP         29 Jan to 22nd February 2018                     Rajasthan

            46th KIP         12 February to 8 March 2017                      Madhya Pradesh 


The programme is meant for youth from Indian diaspora, who have never visited India before, in the age group of 18-30 years, as on the first day of the month in which the programme is expected to begin. Preference will be given to 2nd and 3rd generation diaspora youth.  Non-resident Indians are not eligible to apply.  The portal www.kip.gov.in enables Indian-origin youth in the age group of 18-30 years to apply online for KIP programmes.

The applicant should not have participated in any previous KIP or Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (IPDY) Study India Programme of MEA or any other programme organized and paid for by the Ministry of External Affairs and any other Ministry/Department in Government of India or a State Government in India.

Participant must submit the following documents with the application:

i) a medical fitness certificate

ii) information on allergies, if any, to be provided.

iii) medical insurance cover;and they may bring their medical kit, if any along. 

The link for online application is (www.kip.gov.in). 

The Government has decided to organize six KIPs during the Financial Year 2019-20. Out of these six KIPs, the Government has already announced three Know India Programmes (54th, 55th & 56th) on the KIP portal in May 2019 and remaining three KIPs i.e. 57th, 58th and 59th will be announced today. The schedule of these KIPs is as under:-


S. No.

No. of KIP

Partner State

Duration of the whole KIP in India

Schedule for visiting Partner State.

Last date of online submission of applications on KIP Portal.


57th KIP

Himachal Pradesh

5th to 29thNovember, 2019

10th to 19thNovember, 2019

15th  September, 2019


58th KIP


1st to 25thDecember, 2019.

6th  to 15th   December, 2019

15th October, 2019


59th KIP

Andhra Pradesh

1st to 25thJanuary, 2020

7th to 16thJanuary, 2020

15th November,  2019