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Know India Programmes (KIP) from December 2016 to January 2017: Last Date October 25, 2016 (Revised))

Ministry will organize the following four Know India Programmes (KIP) from December 2016 to January 2017: 



Partner State


17.12.2016 to 10.01.2017

Uttar Pradesh


17.12.2016 to 10.01.2017



27.12.2016 to 20.01.2017



27.12.2016 to 20.01.2017

West Bengal

Updated Application Forms for the KIP and Revised Guidelines are attached. 

Some important aspects w.r.t. these KIPs may kindly be noted and brought to attention of applicants. 

  1. All four KIP groups will participate in the youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on 7 January 2017 in Bengaluru and the inauguration  of 14th PBD Convention on 8 January 2017 - where PM and select Chief Ministers will participate and address delegates. Therefore, Bengaluru has been included in the 25 day itinerary of the KIP groups.
  2. In the Application Form, the applicant should indicate his preference for each KIP, in the order or priority. Ministry will attempt to allot the first preference of each applicant to the extent possible. If there are too many applicants for a specific KIP, the allotment of candidates will be on first-come-first serve basis and subject to fulfillment of all eligibility criteria.
  3. Since organizing four KIPs together is an exercise which involved detailed coordination, deadline for accepting applications is 30 October 2016.
  4. All other conditions/criteria for the KIP groups, will be as specified in the guidelines attached.
  5. Missions/Posts may kindly circulate the attached Application Form/Guidelines - as these have been revised in view of the Four KIPs being announced at one time.
  6. If there is more than one candidate, Mission/Post may clearly indicate the order of priority w.r.t. their recommendations. mission may please avoid recommending or forwarding applications of PIOs who are overage or those who have already visited India. The applications may kindly be sent by 30 October 2016 with the recommendation of HOM/HOP to Shri Ranveer Bharti, Under Secretary(OIA2), e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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KIP form - Copy

KIP Guidelines revised


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