On 17 June 2017, Government of India (Ministry of External Affairs) has introduced a new portal on its website under title KIP (Know India Programme) for engagement with young overseas Indians. The portal www.kip.gov.in enables Indian-origin youth to apply online for KIP programmes.
This year, the Ministry will organise six KIPs with participation of 40 overseas Indians in each programme. The schedule of KIPs 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 03-27 September 2017 Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh
42 KIP 01-25 October 2017 Jharkhand & Chhattisgarh
43 KIP 01-25 November 2017 Meghalaya & Assam
44 KIP 29 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2017 Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
Applications can be submitted online by the overseas Indians from 23 June to 21 July 2017. The final list of KIP participants will be drawn up by Ministry by 31 July 2017.
Young overseas Indians are advised to submit their applications online well within the deadline on 21 July.
In case of technical difficulties or problems in accessing the portal or using it, specific queries can be addressed to Consular Wing, Embassy of India, Cairo, Egypt (Tel: 27371993 email: firstname.lastname@example.org).