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Know India Programme (KIP) For Indian Diaspora Youth







Application are  invited by the Consulate General of India, Jaffna for the following tentative schedule of the 33rd and 34th edition  of the “KNOW INDIA PROGRAMME (KIP)”  :


Tentative Date

Partner State

Last date for receipt of nomination in MOIA

33rd KIP

29th June, 2015 to 19th July, 2015

Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Goa and Madhya Pradesh

 28th May, 2015

34th  KIP

17th August, 2015 to 07th  September, 2015

Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Goa and Madhya Pradesh

17th July, 2015

This programme is open for Overseas Indians residing in Sri Lanka in the age group of 18-26 years who have distinguished themselves in various fields and who have shown an abiding interest in India and links with India through parentage.  NRIs are not eligible to apply for this programme.  

The KIP in the nature of an Orientation Programme is expected to provide the participants exposure to various facets of the Indian way of life, culture, spirituality, adventure and sports, creativity and composite character of India and interaction with youth from different parts of the country.  The activities of KIP Participants within Partner State will involve visit to historical, cultural, industrial, academic and tourist places along with meeting the constitutional head, Hon’able Governor, Speaker of the Assembly, Chief Minister and other eminent personalities.  They are also give exposure of village life and interactive sessions in premier university/institution/organization within the State.

Selected participants would be required to purchase air ticket for their journey from the country of residence to India and back, as per the schedule prepared by the ministry. Concerned Indian Mission/Post would reimburse 90% of the total cost of air ticket, at lowest economy excursion fare, to the participants on their successful completion of the programme.

Details of this programme along with the application form are available on the website of the Ministry of Overseas  Indian Affairs at

Completed application forms should reach the Consulate General of India, No.14, Maruthady Lane, Nallur, Jaffna on or before 25th May  2015 for 33rd  KIP and  on or before 30h June, 2015 for 34th KIP.


Address: Consulate General of India,
14 Maruthady Lane, Nallur,
Jaffna (Sri Lanka)
Working hours: 09:00 hours to 17:30 hours (Monday to Friday)
Telephone Numbers: 0094 21 222 0504 / 5
Fax Number: 0094 21 222 0503
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