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Know India Programme

Since 2004, 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. The KIP is of 25 days programme together with 10 days tour to one or two partner State.

2. In its series, the Government has decided to organize 6 KIPs during the Financial year 2019-20. Out of these 6 KIPs, the Government has already announced 3 Know India Programmes on the KIP portal on 30th May 2019. 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 25 th August , 2019

Punjab  – 6 August to 10thAugust, 2019; & Haryana -10thAugust to 15 thAugust, 2019.

30th June, 2019.


55th KIP


3rdSeptember to 27 thSeptember, 2019.

7th September to 16 thSeptember, 2019

30th July, 2019.


56th KIP


1st October to 25 th October, 2019.

5th October to 14 th October, 2019.

30th August, 2019


3. No application of an applicant will be considered for these KIPs, if the said applicant had already visited India under any of the scheme funded by the Government of India. For more details, please visitwww.kip.gov.in.