Know India Programme (KIP) 2018-19
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Know India Programme (KIP) 2018-19

In order to meet the aspirations of the diaspora community, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, has decided to arrange a Know India Programme on Self Financing Basis on the following terms:

  1. The KIP will be available to PIO/OCI Card Holders in the age group 18 - 35 years irrespective of their generation and previous visits to India.
  2. The Programme will be organised by the same Event Management Company (EMC) that is approved for the regular KIPs and at the same rates and conditions.  The participants will have to bear the total cost of international and domestic travel, boarding and lodging, management fee of the EMC, international medical insurance, etc.  Air tickets to/ from India and international medical insurance will be purchased directly by the participants.  The logistic arrangements in India will be made by the EMC on payment basis and the money will be payable directly by the participants to the EMC.
  3. Ministry will identify one or two state(s) to be visited by the participants, draw a structured programme schedule in coordination with the EMC and coordinate with the organisations concerned for waiver of entrance fee to various historic sites.
  4. Other conditions like provision of gratis visa by the Mission, orientation programme at FSI, deployment of a liaison officer with the KIP group, etc. will remain the same as for a regular KIP.

Note:  Interested youth may please respond by 27th June 2018 by e-mailing the following proforma to The most preferred State would be chosen by Ministry of External Affairs. The website for the Self Financing KIP is likely to be activated by 10th July 2018 and the programme may commence by 25 July 2018.

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