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57th, 58th and 59th Know India Programme during 2019-2020

1. 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 aspects of contemporary India’s form of Art, Culture and heritage etc. This programme is meant for Diaspora of third generation and beyond. Participants have to bear 10% of total cost and 90% will be borne by Government.

2. Know India Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, is a sponsored three-week orientation programme for Indian diaspora youth conducted with a view to promote awareness on different facets of life in India and the progress made by the country in various fields e.g. economic, industrial, education, science and technology, communication and information, technology, culture. KIP provides a unique forum for students and young professionals of Indian origin to visit India, share their views, expectations and experiences and to develop closer bonds with the contemporary India.

3. KIP is a golden opportunity for Indian diaspora youth in the age group 18-30 years to be a part of a sponsored tour to India and get connected with their motherland and see different facets of Indian life, culture, heritage, art and contemporary India.

4. In this series, the Government of India has decided to organize six KIPs during the Financial Year 2019-20. Out of these six KIPs, the Government has already announced three Know India Programmes (54th, 55th& 56th) on the KIP portal inMay 2019 and remaining three KIPs i.e. 57th, 58th and 59th are 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.


57th KIP

Himachal Pradesh

5th to 29th November, 2019

10th to 19th November, 2019

15th  September, 2019


58th KIP


1st to 25th December, 2019.

6th  to 15th    December, 2019

15th October, 2019


59th KIP

Andhra Pradesh

1st to 25th January, 2020

7th to 16th January, 2020

15th November,  2019

5. In this connection, Indian youth diaspora can apply online on the KIP portal ( for the “Know India Programme” . It is informed that “no application of an applicant will be considered for these KIPs, if the said applicant had already visited India under any of Government of India’s Funded Schemes”.