28th & 29th Know India Programme

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has been organising the Know India Program (earlier Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (IPDY)) to create awareness about the phenomenal transformation taking place in India and the country’s progress from just a destination for culture, heritage and art to an emerging powerhouse in the global economic system. Twenty seven such programmes have been organised up till now in partnership with different states. Following the success of the programmes and based on the positive feedback received from the interns, the next Know India Programmes (KIP) are proposed to be organised for 40 participants to be selected from countries all over the world. 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.


  • Guidelines and application form for these programmes may be accessed on MOIA website (www.moia.gov.in). Details of these Programmes would also be available on the website of this Ministry i.e. http://moia.gov.in
  • It is open to PIOs from all over the world.
  • It has been decided to organise the 28th &29th KIP on the schedule as shown below:




Proposed Tentative Period

Proposed Partner State

Proposed Last date for receipt of nominations in the MOIA through Missions.

28th KIP

9th June, 2014 – 30th June, 2014

Jammu & Kashmir

10th April, 2014

29th KIP

29th August, 2014-18th September, 2014

Himachal Pradesh  

10th July, 2014