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The Know India Programme (KIP) was earlier known as the Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (IPDY). The KIP is organized in order to associate the younger generation of the widely spread out Indian Diaspora closely with India, and 36 such KIPs have been organised till now by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA), Government of India (GOI), with a view to promote awareness on India, its socio-cultural diversity, its all round development, its emergence as an economic powerhouse, India being a centre of higher education and the ongoing developments in various fields including infrastructure, Information technology etc. The participants from countries having larger population of People of Indian Origin (PIO) are selected based on recommendations made by Indian Missions / Posts abroad. The Malaysian Indians selected under the KIP are provided with full hospitality while in India, and the High Commission issues them Gratis Visa and also 'return air-ticket' to India (Terms and Conditions apply)
Each KIP is organized in partnership with the State Governments, and each KIP is of 25 days duration and has 20 to 40 participants. The KIP provides a unique forum for students and young professionals of Indian origin to share their views, expectations and experience to bond closely with contemporary India. The programmes have been greatly appreciated by the previous KIP participants.