About Us Know India Programme

KIP Guidelines

The Government of India has been organizing “Know India Programmes” (KIPs) for the Indian youth diaspora in the age group of 18-30, with an objective to connect them with their motherland and to give them an exposure about the various aspect of contemporary India’s form of art, culture and heritage etc.

This programme is open only for Indian origin diaspora youth. NRIs are not eligible to apply for this programme. Preference would be given to PIOs who have not visited India so far.

In its series, the Government has decided to organize 6 KIPs during the Financial year 2019-20. The schedule of the 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.


54th KIP

Punjab, and Haryana.

1st August to 25th August , 2019

Punjab – 6 August to 10thAugust, 2019; &

Haryana -10thAugust to 15thAugust, 2019.

30th June, 2019.


55th KIP


3rd September to 27thSeptember, 2019.

7th September to 16th September, 2019

30th July, 2019.


56th KIP


1st October to 25th October, 2019.

5th October to 14thOctober, 2019.

30th August, 2019

4. 57th KIP Himachal Pradesh 5th to 29thNovember, 2019 10th to 19thNovember, 2019 15th  September, 2019
5. 58th KIP Odisha 1st to 25thDecember, 2019. 6th  to 15th   December, 2019 15th October, 2019
6. 59th KIP Andhra Pradesh 1st to 25thJanuary, 2020 7th to 16thJanuary, 2020 15th November,  2019

Minimum qualification required for participating in KIPs is graduation from a University/Institute or enrolled for graduation.

Eligible applicants from Brunei Darussalam interested in participating in the above programmes are requested to register themselves in the portal (www.kip.gov.in). It may please be noted that no application of an applicant will be considered, if the said applicant had already visited India under any of the schemes funded by the Government of India.

Selected participants would be required to purchase air ticket for their journey from Brunei to India and back, as per schedule prescribed by the Ministry. The High Commission will arrange for return air tickets before participants leave for India, after getting 10% of the total air fare from them.



            Ministry of External Affairs will be organizing the 49th to 52nd edition of KIP on the KIP Portal (https://kip.gov.in). The registration is open for Indian Origin Youths between the age group 18 to 30 years. The details are as below:

S. No


Duration of Stay in India

Partner States

Duration of Stay in Partner States


49th KIP

20th November 2018 to 14th December 2018

Andhra Pradesh

25th November 2018 to 4th December 2018


50th KIP

15th December 2018 to 8th January 2019

Maharashtra and Daman & Diu

21st December 2018 to 25th December 2018


51st KIP

5th January 2019 to 29th January 2019


10th January 2019 to 20th January 2019


52nd KIP

16th January 2019 to 9th February 2019

Jharkhand & Bihar

27th January 2019 to 31st January 2019 & 31st January 2019 & 31st January 2019 to 5th February 2019

2.         It may also be noted that 50% of the participants will be selected from Mauritius for the 51st and 52nd KIPs as the Mauritius President will be the Chief Guest for the PBD Convention 2019. The remaining 50% of the participants will be selected from other countries and preference will be given to participants from Girmitiya countries.

3.         Eligible applicants interested in participating in the above from brunei Darussalam are requested to register themselves in the portal.