The Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (IPDY) popularly known as KIP is an on-going programme of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, which aims at associating closely the younger generation of the Indian Diaspora with India. This is a 3/4-week comprehensive orientation programme organized by the Ministry, 2-3 times a year including one with Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh have been partner States in the past editions of KIP. The 6th Know India Programme being organized from 19 December 2006 to 9 January 2007 is being organized in partnership with the Government of Kerala and with Non-resident Keralites Association
(NORKA) as the nodal agency in the State. 30 participants from nine countries are participating in the
The Ministry is also organizing the visit of another group of 30 Diaspora youth. The second KIP Group will join the first group from 3 January, 2007. Both the groups will be participating in the Youth Session in the forthcoming Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, is being held from 7th to 9th December 2007. Thereafter the 2nd group will undertake a week-long visit to the State of
Rajasthan. That part has been organized by the Ministry in participating with the Govt. of