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Registration for 54th, 55th & 56th Know India Programme (KIP)


Registration for 54th, 55th & 56th Know India Programme (KIP)

Know India Programme abbreviated as KIP is a government initiative by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, for the Indian diaspora between the age group of 18 to 30 years. It was launched on 8 January 2004, on the occasion of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in New Delhi. The purpose of the Know India Programme is to help Persons of Indian Origin youths familiarize with their roots and contemporary India and provide them an exposure to the country of their origin.

Non Resident Indians are not eligible for KIP. The programme is open to youth of Indian origin (excluding non-resident Indians) in the age group of 18-30 years. 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. Those who have not visited India before will be given preference.

Registration for 54th, 55th & 56th KIPs are now open according to the following schedule:

Calendar of Know India Programmes 2019-20



Partner States

Last date for receipt of




54 KIP

August 1 – 25, 2019

August 6-10, Punjab

June 30th, 2019


August 10-15, Haryana


55 KIP

September 3 – 27, 2019


July 15th, 2019


56 KIP

October 1 – 25, 2019


August 15th, 2019


When filing the KIP application form, the applicant should indicate preferences for any of the three KIPs. Printed and signed application along with passport size photograph and Declaration form (in case of not holding PIO/OCI cards) which may be downloaded from the KIP portal under 'Download' section, should be submitted to:

Consulate General of India

Attn: Mr. Jaideep,

Consul (Head of Chancery)

East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065

For additional information on KIP and to fill application, please visit: www.kip.gov.in.

New York

May 31, 2019.