About Us Know India Programme

Know India Programme

Know India Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs is a  three-week orientation programme for 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 & technology, communication &  information Technology, culture. KIP provide a unique forum for students  & young professionals of Indian origin to visit India, share their  views, expectations & experiences and to develop closer bonds with  the contemporary India.

Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana (PTDY)

Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojna (PTDY) is a important initiatives of  Government of India providing the elder generation in Persons of Indian  Origin (PIOs) in the age group of 45-65 year an opportunity to reconnect  with their root.  The Programme is available for those PIOs residing   in Girmitiya countries (Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, T&T, Jamaica, South Africa)


   Details of Previous KIP

Sr. No.ProgrammeDatesPartner StateCountriesNo. of Participants
11 IPDY20 December 03 to 12 January 2004DelhiAustralia, Canada, Fiji, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, The Netherlands , South Africa, USA, Zambia19
22 IPDY27 December 04 to 15 January 05Maharashtra and Andhra PradeshAustralia, Canada, Germany, Israel Malaysia, Mauritius, Norway, South Africa, UK, USA29
33 IPDY22 August to 11 September 2005UttaranchalThailand, Canada, South Africa, Fiji, Malaysia, Israel, USA, U.K, Zambia24
44 IPDY19 December 2005 to 09 January 2006Karnataka & Andhra PradeshAustralia, Canada, Germany, Guyana, Israel, Reunion Island, Singapore, South Africa22
55 IPDY15 May to 12 June 2006Himachal PradeshCanada, USA, New Zealand, Malaysia, Israel, South Africa, Reunion Island, UAE, U.K25
66 KIP (Group 1)19 December 2006 to 9th January 2007KeralaMauritius, Kuwait, Trinidad & Tobago, USA U.K, Canada Israel, New Zealand, Malaysia, South Africa, Australia30
76 KIP (Group 2)3 January to 17 January 2007RajasthanMauritius, Kuwait, Trinidad & Tobago, USA U.K, Canada Israel, New Zealand, Malaysia, South Africa, Australia23
87 KIP29 August to 15th September, 2007GoaCanada, Guyana , Israel , Malaysia, Mauritius Netherlands, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, UK29
98 KIP26 December, 2007-18th January, 2008KarnatakaCanada, Fiji,  Guyana, Israel, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand , Reunion Islands,  South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, UK (Mauritius citizen), USA34
109 KIP7 September to 28th September 2008Gujarat, Uttar PradeshFiji, New Zealand, Guyana, Indonesia, Israel, Reunion Island, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, U.K., U.S.A33
1110 KIP21 Dec 08 to 12th Jan 09Madhya Pradesh, ChennaiAustralia ,  Canada, Fiji, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Suriname, Re-Union, South  Africa, Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago, U.K., USA34
1211 KIP21 March to 12th April 09Orissa, PunjabArmenia, Australia, Canada, Israel, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa22
1312 KIP24 September to 16 October 2009Himachal Pradesh, KarnatakaAustralia, France, Fiji, Ghana, Iran, Israel, Malaysia, Suriname, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, UK36
1413 KIP28 December 2009 to 20th January 2010Kerala, RajasthanAustralia,  Canada, Chile, Fiji, , Israel, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand,  Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad, USA, Zimbabwe40
1514 KIP28 March to 17th April 2010Maharashtra, HaryanaArgentina, Canada  (Toronto), Chile, Fiji, Israel, Malaysia, New Zealand (Wellington),  Netherlands, Russia (Vladivostok), South Africa (Pretoria), Suriname,  Trinidad, U.K., Zimbabwe39
1615 KIP6 September to 26th September 2010Assam, MeghalayaAustralia (Canberra), Canada (Toronto), Fiji, Israel, Iran, Malaysia, South Africa (Durban), Trinidad, UK28
1716 KIP6 January to 26th January 2011BiharAustralia  (Melbourne), Canada (Vancouver), Chile, Fiji, Israel, New Zealand, Peru,  Suriname, South Africa (Durban), Trinidad, UK (London), Zimbabwe35
1817 KIP28 April to 18th May 2011PunjabFiji, France, Peru, South Africa (Durban), Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, USA, USA (San Francisco)24
1918th KIP21st September to 11th October, 2011RajasthanAustralia, Fiji, Malaysia, South Africa (Johannesburg), Suriname, , Trinidad & Tobago28
2019 KIP21 December 2011 to 10th January 2012RajasthanMauritius, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, USA, Kenya, Israel, Australia37
2120 KIP25 April to 15th May, 2012GoaAustralia, Peru, Fiji, Myanmar, Malaysia, Israel, Suriname, South Africa, Canada, Sri Lanka, Portugal, Zimbabwe32
2221 KIP29 August to 18th September, 2012Tamil NaduFiji, Malaysia,  Mauritius, New Zealand, Slovak Republic, South Africa (JNB), Suriname,  Sri lanka (Kandy), T & T, Israel, Iran,36
2322 KIP16 November to 6th December, 2012UttarakhandFiji , Zimbabwe, Australia, Israel, Trinidad & Tobago7
2423 KIP21 December, 2012 to 10th January, 2013KeralaFiji, Israel, Mauritius, Myanmar, Malaysia, New Zealand South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, USA (New York)34
2524 KIP25 April, 2013 to 15th May 2013UPTrinidad & Tobago, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mauritius, Canada, South Africa29
2625 KIP29 August, 2013 to 18th September, 2013PunjabTrinidad & Tobago, Israel, Surinam, Mauritius, Fiji, South Africa, Malaysia, France, Canada32
2726 KIP23 December, 2013 to 12th January, 2014OdishaUK, Fiji,  Botswana, Trinidad & Tobago, China, Australia, Sri Lanka South  Africa, New Zealand, Malaysia, USA, Canada, Mauritius37
2827 KIP03 January, 2014 to 23rd January, 2014RajasthanFiji , Mauritius, South Africa, Myanmar, Reunion Island34
2928th KIP9th June, 2014 to 30th June, 2014Jammu & KashmirFiji, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Netherlands, South Africa, Sri Lanka Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago39
3029 KIP29 August, 2014 to 18th September, 2014Himachal PradeshArgentina ,  France, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Zealand , South  Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago , Yemen, Zimbabwe37
3130 KIP23 December, 2014 to 12th January, 2015GujaratCanada , FIJI, Israel, Mauritius, Paramaribo, Suriname, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tabago(Spain)32
3231 KIP2nd January, 2015 to 22nd January, 2015GujaratIsrael , Mauritius, Myanmar , South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago36
3332 KIPFrancophone Know India Programme (KIP) in 06/01/2015 to 26/01/2015GujaratFrance, Reunion Island7
3433 KIP29 June, 2015 to 19th July, 2015GoaFIJI, France , Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago38
3534 KIP17 August, 2015 to 06th September, 2015PunjabFiji, France, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tobago, Canada32
3635 KIP5 May to 29 May, 2016MaharashtraFIJI, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Netherlands, South Africa, Sri Lanka(Kandy) Trinidad &Tobago40
3736 KIP01 October 2016 to 25 October 2016PunjabCanada , FIJI,  Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Portugal, South Africa,  Sri Lanka, Toronto, Ontario, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, Zimbabwe40
3837KIP17 December 2016 to 10 January 201Uttar PradeshFiji, Georgetown (Guyana), Mauritius, Myanmar, Suriname, South Africa, Sri40
3938KIP17 December 2016 to 10 January 2017KeralaCanada, Fiji, France, Iran, Israel, Malaysia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Myanmar40
4039KIP27 December 2016 to 20 January 2017GujaratAustralia, Fiji, France, Guyana, Indonesia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, South Africa, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Myanmar40
4140KIP27 December 2016 to 20 January 2017West BengalMauritius, Fiji, France, Guyana, Israel, Malawi, Mauritius, Netherlands, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, USA40
4241KIP3rd September to 27th September, 2017Punjab & HaryanaCanada,Fiji,Grenada,Guyana,Indonesia,Israel,Malaysia,Mauritius,Myanmar,Netherlands,  Portugal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago,  United States of America40
4342KIP1st October to 25th October, 2017Jharkhand & ChhattisgarhCanada, Fiji, Guyana, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago40
4443KIP1st November to 25th November, 2017Meghalaya & AssamFiji, Guyana, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia ,Mauritius, Myanmar ,South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago40
4544KIP29th November to 23rd December, 2017Andhra Pradesh &TelanganaFiji, Guyana, Israel, Malaysia ,Mauritius, Myanmar ,South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago40
4645KIP29th January to 22nd February, 2018RajasthanFiji, Guyana, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Netherlands, Reunion Island, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago40
4746KIP12th February to 8th March, 2018Madhya PradeshFiji, Grenada, Guyana ,Israel, Mauritius, South Africa , Sri Lanka , Suriname Trinidad and Tobago40
4847KIP25th September to 19th October, 2018Tamil NaduFiji, France, Guyana , Mauritius, Malaysia, Myanmar, South Africa , Sri Lanka , Suriname ,Trinidad and Tobago40
4948KIP25th October to 18thNovember, 2018Manipur and MizoramFiji, Guyana , Israel , Mauritius, Myanmar, South Africa , Sri Lanka , Suriname ,Trinidad and Tobago39
5049KIP20th November to 14th December, 2018Andhra PradeshFiji, Guyana, Myanmar, Netherlands , Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago , South Africa, Sri Lanka40
5150KIP20th January to 26thJanuary, 2019Golden Jubilee Celebrations – Varanasi & AllahabadZambia ,Norway,  Thailand, Australia ,Argentina , Yemen, France, UK, USA, Canada  ,Malaysia, Singapore, Netherlands , Trinidad & Tobago , South Africa  Suriname, Slovak Republic, Fiji ,Mauritius, Guyana, New Zealand,  Afghanistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Israel , Yerevan, Iran, Malawi,  Portugal, Indonesia , Reunion Island49
5251KIP5-29 January, 2019GujaratFiji, Guyana, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Myanmar, “Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, USA40
5352KIP16th January to 9thFebruary, 2019TripuraFiji, Guyana, South Africa, Mauritius, Myanmar, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago40
5453KIP23rd January to 16th February, 2019Maharashtra and Daman & DiuFiji, Guyana, South Africa, Mauritius, Lisbon Sri Lanka , Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago40
55 54th KIP 1st August to 25th August,2019Punjab and HaryanaFIJI, Guyana, Israel ,Mauritius, Myanmar ,Reunion Island,  South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago40
5655th KIP3rd September to 27th September, 2019GoaFIJI, Guyana, Mauritius, Myanmar , Netherlands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago40
 57 56th KIP 1st October   to 25th October, 2019 KeralaFIJI, Guyana, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago40
5857th KIP05th  November to – 29th  November 2019Himachal PradeshFIJI, Guyana, Israel, Mauritius , Myanmar, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
5958th KIP1st December to 25th December, 2019Odisha   FIJI, Guyana, Mauritius, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
6059th KIP01st  January  to 25 January 2020Andhra Pradesh                                  FIJI, Guyana, Mauritius ,Myanmar, South Africa, Sri Lanka,
Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
 Total    2061


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