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54th to 56th Know India Programme


Consulate General of India




54th to 56th Know India Programme (KIP)

The Consulate General of India, Perth is pleased to inform that Government of India, continuing its flagship initiatives for engagement with young overseas Indians, has announced 54th to 56nd Know India Programme on the KIP Portal (https://www.kip.gov.in).  The registration is open for Indian Origin Youths between the age group of 18 to 30 years.  Those who have already availed this facility are not eligible. The details are given below:



Duration of the whole KIP in India

Partner Indian States

Schedule for visiting Partner States

Last date of online submission of applications on KIP Portal


54th KIP

01 August 2019 to 25 August 2019

Punjab and Haryana


6 -10 August 2019


10-15 August 2019

30 June 2019


55th KIP

3 September 2019 to 27 September 2019


7-16 September 2019

30 July 2019


56th KIP

1 October 2019 to 25 October 2019


5-14 October 2019

30 August 2019

The content of the programme broadly includes the following:

  • Presentations on the country, political process, developments in various sectors.
  • Visit to places of historical, cultural, religious importance.
  • Visit to a village to better understand the typical village life.
  • Familiarisation with art, music and culture of India.
  • Visit to places of historical importance/Monuments.
  • Visit to a select state in India for 10 days.
  • Call on high dignitaries such as Union Ministers, Governor and Chief Ministers of partner states and visit of prominent buildings etc.

The facilities provided to the participants, under KIP include local hospitality e.g. boarding/lodging in State guest houses or three-star hotels, internal travel and local transport, per diem allowance of Rs. 100/- for out-of-pocket expenses, gratis visa by Indian Missions/Posts abroad. 90% of the total cost of air ticket for the cheapest economy class fare to India is reimbursable to the participants by the Embassy on successful completion of the Programme by them.

Kindly participate in large numbers. Instructions/eligibility criteria/other information for applicants is available on website of KIP - https://www.kip.gov.in

Perth (Australia)

17 June 2019